ABDOMINOPLASTY (TUMMY TUCK)
Have you been trying to get rid of your excessive kilos from your tummy line but failed to do so?
Have you been on various diets but these diets have not been useful at all? Or maybe you spent a lot of hours in gym center in the hope that you will lose some weight especially from your belly area? Then it is time to start considering a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) operation in Turkey to get a flat, good-looking and well-shaped abdomen.
Who are the Best Candidates for Abdominoplasty?
Tummy tuck or commonly known as abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat around the stomach while tightening the abdominal skin. Although it is possible to undergo abdominoplasty operation for everyone with excessive weight, the surgery is frequently performed after pregnancy or weight loss, when the skin has become stretched or saggy.
Candidates supposed to provide the following conditions:
-People who do not have excess weight but cannot get rid of fat and sagging skin in certain parts of their body despite diet and sports.
-People with regional sagging and fat on the abdomen as a result of weight loss.
-People who have skin sagging in the abdomen after pregnancy are the ideal candidate for abdominoplasty.
-Leading an active lifestyle
-Within their ideal weight
-Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations.
How is an Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Performed?
Abdominoplasty surgeries are among the most preferred aesthetic surgeries. Abdomnoplasty is an aesthetic surgery to get rid of skin sagging and excess fat in the abdomen area. With abdominoplasty, the patient will have a flat and tight abdomen.
Tummy Tuck is not a weight loss method. Overweight patients may need to lose weight before surgery. With abdominoplasty, the patient’s regional excess fat and wrapped skin are going to be removed.
Tummy Tuck Procedure Steps
Before Abdominoplasty Surgery
Preoperative is also very important for the successful operation. There are a number of rules that patients who want to have surgery must follow before abdominoplasty. The use of blood thinners should be stopped before the operation. Smoking increases the risk of complications during the procedure. Therefore, smoking should be stopped. The patient should tell the doctor about his/her health history completely, and if there are any medications he/she are using regularly.
The operation time is approximately 1 to 4 hours. The operation is performed under general anesthesia. In full abdominoplasty operations, a horizontal incision is going to be made between the navel hole and the groin. Excess skin and fat are going to be removed. Repair the weak muscles will be carried out. Finally, the area where the incision had been made are going to be closed. After the operation, a flat and tight abdomen will be obtained. After the operation, the incision scar remains. This scar is adjusted so that the scar remains inside the underwear. In this way, it is definitely will not be visible when clothing that is exposed to the abdomen or bikini is worn.
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
A full tummy tuck requires a horizontally-oriented incision in the area between the pubic line and belly button. The shape and length of the incision will be determined by the amount of excess skin. Once the abdominal skin is lifted, the underlying weakened abdominal muscles are going to be repaired. The upper abdominal skin is pulled down like a window shade. The excess skin will be trimmed and the remaining skin is sutured together. A new opening for the belly button is created. The belly button is popped through to the surface and sutured into position.
Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips close the skin incisions.
The result of your tummy tuck is a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight. The final results of tummy tuck surgery may be initially obscured by swelling and your inability to stand fully upright until internal healing will complete.Within a week or two, you should be standing tall and confident in your new slimmer profile.Your tummy tuck will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight.
After Abdominoplasty Surgery
After surgery, patients are given a corset. The patient should wear this corset until the doctor will inform the patient to not wear it anymore. It is normal to feel tightness and slight discomfort in the abdomen in the first days after the procedure. Following the abdominoplasty, the doctor’s instructions must be strictly followed. Recovery time varies from person to person. While the recovery rate is high in some people, recovery may be slower in others. Heavy exercises should be avoided for the first 3 weeks after the operation. For about 6 weeks, abdominal exercises should not be performed.
What is Mini Abdominoplasty Surgery?
Some people’s abdomen may be sagging beyond the liposuction. However, this sagging skin may not be necessary to perform abdominoplasty. Mini abdominoplasty is preferred in these patients. Mini abdominoplasty is applied to people who are not overweight. Excess skin and fat in the abdominal area are taken as in the full abdominal stretching. However, no stretching is applied to the area on the navel. The postoperative recovery time and the duration of the operation in the mini abdominalplasty are shorter than the full abdominalplasty operation.
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