What is Abdominoplasty?

 Abdominoplasty can be defined as the treatment method applied to remove sagging that occurs around the abdomen and hurts the appearance of people in terms of aesthetics. The name of tummy tuck surgery in the medical literature is known as “Abdominoplasty”. The application of this operation is as follows; An incision is made under the belly button and the sagging skin is collected. If the upper abdominal skin needs rejuvenation, the location of the belly button can be changed.

Abdominoplasty changes the physical appearance of a person. Also, since this operation is a surgical procedure, this operation may carry some risks. If there is smoking and alcohol use, if daily exercise programs do not destroy this saggy skin, abdominoplasty can be performed. With this surgery, the waistline becomes clear.

How is Preparation for Surgery Before Surgery?

There are some points to be considered before tummy tuck surgery. These points are as follows;

If there is smoking and alcohol consumption, it is recommended to quit 4 weeks before the surgery.

· Smoking and alcohol use should not be consumed for up to 2 weeks after surgery.

· The person who will have the surgery should not be exposed to the sun before the surgery.

· Heavy diet programs should not be applied before the operation.

· If the patient is using blood thinners, they should be discontinued before the operation.

· Since diseases such as colds and infections may delay this operation, such cases should be considered before the operation.

What are the Types of Abdominoplasty Surgery?

With tummy tuck surgery, the saggy skin that occurs as a result of weight loss is recovered. There are two types of tummy tuck surgery. These species are;

· Full Abdominoplasty (ABDOMINOPLASTY)

Partial Abdominoplasty (MINI-ABDOMINOPLASTY)

Abdominoplasty is performed by removing excess skin in the middle or lower abdomen. With this application, the abdominal muscles are stretched and made stronger. It should not be forgotten that this operation is not a weight-loss operation. For the surgery to take place, the patients are expected to lose a certain weight before the surgery. Saggy skin or belly problems are treated. However, after this operation, a scar remains in the abdomen.

There are many methods for performing a tummy tuck operation. tummy tuck surgery with body correction surgeries, that is, aesthetic breast surgeries, liposuction, etc. with surgeries or some other surgeries, uterus, ovary surgeries, etc. can be applied together. 

How is Abdominoplasty Performed?

Abdominoplasty is performed as follows;

· The duration of full tummy tuck surgery varies between 2 hours and 5 hours.

The duration of partial tummy tuck surgery varies between 1 hour and 2 hours.

· In full tummy tuck surgery, an incision is made extending from the right hip bone to the left hip bone.

· A second round incision is made around the navel.

In partial tummy tuck surgery, the incision line is shorter and the belly button is not changed.

During the operation, the skin of the abdomen is taken from the groin to the level of the ribs.

After the operation, the wound is closed with either metal clamps or a single or hidden (intradermic) suture, depending on preference.

The wound is covered with dressings.

· One or two tubes called drains can be placed under the skin to expel the excess fluid that will collect in the area.


What Happens After Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Things to Consider After Tummy Tuck Surgery are as follows;

In the first few days after the operation, there may be swelling and pain in the abdomen, and it is possible to control the nose with painkillers.

The drains are removed on average 1-3 days after the operation, and the stitches are removed 1-3 weeks after the operation.

It is necessary to stay in the hospital for 1-3 days on average. It may take several months for the patient to regain their former energy and health.

· It is possible to return 2 weeks to 4 weeks after the operation.

· The scar may appear to worsen in the first 3-6 months. However, this is normal, it may take 9 months to 1 year for the scars to heal.

· Scars do not disappear completely, but these scars can be easily hidden even under a bikini.

 Can You Get Pregnant After Tummy Tuck Surgery?

It is possible to get pregnant after tummy tuck surgery. Abdominoplasty does not affect the delivery process. However, for women who want to have a child in a short time after tummy tuck surgery, it is considered more appropriate by physicians to postpone this surgery. Although this surgery does not affect the process of getting pregnant, being pregnant may impair the effects of the surgery or cause sagging of the abdominal skin again.

What is the Price of Abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty surgery prices vary according to the types of mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck surgery. Other factors that determine the cost of tummy tuck surgery are the experience of the doctor and the equipment of the hospital to be performed. To get information about the prices of tummy tuck surgery performed in Turkey, you can visit our website and contact our contracted doctors and clinics.

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