What is Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)?
Abdominoplasty is the process of removing excess fat and excess skin along the abdominal wall. After removing the skin and fat, the appearance of the loose abdomen is reduced and a smoother and thinner appearance is obtained.
Abdominal stretching operations are divided into two. These; full abdominoplasty and mini abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty operations are performed under general anesthesia. The duration of surgery varies according to the procedures to be performed. If no extra procedure is to be performed, mini abdominoplasty takes approximately 1-2 hours. Full abdominoplasty surgery takes about 2-3 hours.
Causes of Abdominal Fat
Increased adipose tissue and skin sagging may occur due to weight gain, pregnancy or genetic structure. Cracks in the abdomen and loosening of the muscle membrane in the abdominal wall may occur. This drooping and disproportionate image disturbs people quite a bit.
Who Can Perform Abdominoplasty?
Abdominal wall tissue and fat in sports or diet is not reduced to people with abdominoplasty can be done. In addition, this process can be applied to those who have drooping abdominal tissue and those who are uncomfortable with stretch marks. This operation is generally preferred by women. However, abdomioplasty can be performed successfully in men. One of the reasons women prefer this operation is the loss of elasticity of the abdominal muscles and skin during pregnancy.
Things To Do Before Abdominoplasty
The use of blood thinners should be discontinued before surgery. Smoking and alcohol should be suspended. If there are regular medications used before the surgery, they should tell the doctor. The person should tell the doctor in full of his / her health history. Multivitamin pills and slimming products should not be used before surgery.
Short-term pain may occur after abdominal surgery. However, the main complaints of the patients after surgery are the tension caused by abdominal stretching and not being able to stand upright. Mini abdominoplasty operations are less painful. After the surgery, corset is used for about 1 month. In the first days after surgery, it is recommended to walk forward to avoid overloading the sutures. It can be erected up to 4-5 days after the operation. This period is much shorter for patients who have undergone mini abdominoplasty. The patient may begin to walk one day after abdominal surgery. After 3-4 days, he can leave the house. Return to work can take place in about 2 weeks. The appearance of the scar remaining from the surgery decreases within 1 month. Abdominoplasty wound becomes very little visible after 6-9 months.
Differences Between Abdominoplasty and Liposuction
Like abdominoplasty, liposuction is one of the methods used for shaping the abdominal wall. Liposuction oil in the region where the excess oil is absorbed by aspiration. However, skin is not taken in liposuction. The muscles in the abdominal wall are not compressed. Therefore, it is applied to people who have liposuction fat excess but do not have sagging problem and do not lose their tummy appearance. Abdominoplasty is used when the skin of the abdomen hangs and the abdomen looks swollen.
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