Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure where excess fat and saggy skin is removed from the middle and bottom areas of the stomach and the muscles are tightened. Overweight patients have to lose an amount of weight to be determined by their doctor before they can have this procedure. A fat stomach and appearance can be solved with this operation.

Reasons to Have a Tummy Tuck

A flat stomach is the sign of having a beautiful physique. A tummy tuck is a procedure where excess fat, loose muscles and saggy skin caused by age, successive births and yo-yo weight gain and loss are corrected.

Surgical Methods

Shaping the stomach wall is achieved by removing fat (liposuction or laser lipolysis) or with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) depending on the amount of fat, sagging and skin elasticity. Abdominoplasties can be carried out simultaneously with other body shaping procedures (breast surgery, liposuction etc.) and some others (uterus, ovary operations etc.)

Tummy tuck operations are divided into two; full (full abdominoplasty) and mini (mini abdominoplasty).

Mini Tummy Tuck: Is the removal of excess skin and fat from only the lower stomach. The effects of the operation are especially apparent on those who are not medically obese, and is why it is their preferred option.

Full Tummy Tuck: Excess fat is removed from the entire stomach and hips; excess skin is removed from the bottom of the stomach and the stomach muscles beneath the tightened skin are repaired. This is a solution for stubborn areas of fat.

Type of Anaesthesia and Length of Procedure

Tummy tucks are performed in an operating theatre under general anaesthetic. Aspirin and cigarette use must be ended 2-3 weeks before the operation. The length of the operation depends on the procedures involved. A full tummy tuck lasts 2-3 hours if liposuction is not used on a large area.

Recovery Period

There may be swelling and pain that can be controlled with painkillers for a few days after the tummy tuck. Drains are removed 1-3 days and stiches are removed 1-3 weeks after the operation. You will have to stay in hospital for 1-3 days. It may take some months for you to feel like your old self. You can return to work 2-4 weeks after the operation. The incision made might look to be getting works for the first 3-6 months, but this is normal, as it takes 9 months to 1 year to heal and fade. Even though it won’t disappear, the scar can easily be hidden, even when wearing a bikini. Mini and full abdominoplasties create perfect results for patients with weak abdominal muscles or excessive sagging. Most patients can maintain the result with regular exercise and a healthy diet.

Treatment Summary

  • Session
    1
  • Operation length
    3-4 hours
  • Anestesia
    General
  • Discomfort Period
    1 week
  • Return to work
    1 week
  • Full Recovery
    -
  • Results
    Permanent
  • Hospital Stay
    1-2 nights

WARNING: Everyone is unique.That means that the treatment length, planning and results may be differ The information you see here are the resulting average from a large range of samples..

F.A.Q

Patients with loose skin in the lower abdomen are those receiving abdominoplasty. If the patient has accumulation of unwanted adipose tissue in this area and significantly preserved skin elasticity, the liposuction may be sufficient.
Abdominoplasty can be combined with other procedures such as breast augmentation, breast augmentation, or liposuction of another part of the body. This combined surgical intervention creates a complete change of the patient we call - Complete Change of Mother
Unfortunately, scars are an inevitable result of any invasive procedure. The scars are carefully masked under the underwear for the greatest comfort of the patients. For ladies with caesarean section the scar will remain the same size. Most patients feel the physical and emotional change after surgery as a major benefit and the scars as a secondary effect. Surgeons are trying to minimize post-operative scars.
For optimal results, it is advisable for ladies not to plan a subsequent pregnancy. This step is the key to preserving post-operative results. For further information about whether pregnancy would be a problem in your case, we recommend that you consult with our plastic surgeons.

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