Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Op. Dr. Serif Yavuz 

Thanks to the development of technology, we can say that the opportunities in the field of health are increasing day after day. Although not only nose and ear aesthetic operations, aesthetic operations are performed for almost every part of the body. Tummy tuck surgery is one of the most popular aesthetic operations in recent days.

First of all, the problem of sagging can end thanks to the tummy tuck surgery. In order to solve the problem of sagging after birth or due to weight gain and loss, it is necessary to benefit from tummy tuck operation.

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“Tummy tuck surgery works for people who want to have the body they dream of. ”

Op. Dr. Serif Yavuz 

What is tummy tuck operation?

Tummy tuck surgery is known as abdominoplasty in medicine field. It is an operation that involves removing the fat tissue and excess skin in the middle and lower abdomen area. During this surgery, the frequency and tension of the abdominal wall muscles are provided. By this way, a flat stomach appearance which is the dream of many people can be created. Although many people apply for tummy tuck surgery nowadays, however we must be clear that this operation is not suitable for everyone. The deformation in the abdominal skin and muscles which occurs as a result especially because of pregnancy and frequent weight gain and loss makes this surgery necessary for them. In other words, it is a very suitable surgery for those who are suffering from this problem.

People can gain and lose weight quickly for both physical and psychological reasons. However, problems that occurs in metabolism are reflected differently. The skin in the abdominal area may become loose. The loose skin will sag after a while. We should clarify that this situation does not create a physically pleasant appearance. Especially for mothers who recently gave birth, the problem of sagging creates a serious effect. It is possible for mothers who are already nervous after pregnancy to become depressed due to their physical problems. At this point, we should mention that tummy tuck surgery is a solution for expectant mothers who have this problem. It is an operation that emerges as a savior for mothers who want to have a more fit and tight abdominal appearance.

Tummy tuck surgery works for people who want to have the body they dream of. You can apply for tummy tuck surgery in order to tighten the abdominal skin and repair deformed muscles. There is no need to be afraid of the side effects of this surgery. Because it attracts attention as an operation performed under extremely normal conditions and without any negative effects.

Who is the suitable candidate for Tummy Tuck operation ?

Although tummy tuck surgery is seen as a savior for many people, as we mentioned above, we should also be clear that not everyone is suitable for this operation. First of all, this surgery is aiming to loosen skin appearance. We must say that it is the most suitable option for split and torn muscles in the abdominal area. Finally, it is also useful for restoring sagging skin.

Tummy tuck surgery usually gives one hundred percent positive results. After the operation, the sagging abdominal skin is corrected and removed from the body. In addition, by stretching the abdominal skin a flatter stomach is achieved as many people dream of. Also, the belly button is positioned better in this process, and the separated rectus abdominis muscles are tightened.

Tummy tuck surgery is suitable especially for people who lose a lot of weight within a short time. If sagging and loosening has occurred in the abdominal skin, a solution should be found in a short time. Today, even people with normal weight due to poor and unhealthy living conditions some excess in the abdomen is encountered. In addition, sagging and looseness may occur. These problems in the abdominal area are closely related to genetic factors, multiple pregnancies, weight changes and surgical operations throughout life. Tightening of the muscles and the removal of skin and subcutaneous fat tissue, is among the content of abdominoplasty surgery. As a result, the sagging condition of the abdominal area is corrected aesthetically.

We should clarify that tummy tuck surgery will be the most suitable option for those who want to have a tight and flat abdomen look. During this operation, which involves the removal of excess fat and excess skin, it also may be necessary to repair the loosened and separated muscles. This process will also work in obtaining a flatter and more stretched abdomen appearance.

Are there any risks for performing tummy tuck operation?

Since tummy tuck surgery is preferred especially by women, question marks arise from time to time about the risks of the operation. In particular, it is wondered whether it will be possible to get pregnant again after abdominoplasty! There is no relationship between this surgery and getting pregnant. However, those who want to have a child in a short time should postpone this surgery. In addition, smoking cessation for women will be a positive development for the operation. It is known that smoking affects negatively the healing process after the operation, as it constricts the vessels in the body and reduces blood flow.

As in other aesthetic operations, painkillers such as aspirin should be discontinued before the operation because it increases bleeding in tummy tuck surgery. As additional, those who will undergo any operation must have a physical examination at first. Another issue that is curious about tummy tuck surgery is whether it is for losing weight! There is no such thing for this operation. We should emphasize that it is an operation performed only to correct the body contours.

How is tummy tuck surgery performed?

If the patient is willing to have a tummy tuck surgery, it will be appropriate to be done in a good hospital with a good surgeon. General anesthesia is preferred during the operation. In addition, sedation is provided for mini tummy tuck surgery. At this point, which operation and technique will be suitable for the patient will be determined after the surgeon’s examination. The duration of the tummy tuck surgery varies depending on the size of the sagging area. Therefore, we must clarify that the duration of the operation will vary between four to six hours.

During abdominoplasty operation, an incision line is made from the part of the belly that can be hidden under the underwear and is generally under 8-10 cm. At this point, the belly button is reshaped according to the severity of the operation. During the operation the sagging skin is cut and removed from the body. Also, excess regional fat is drawn out. Also, a second incision is made in order to make a belly button transfer around the navel. As a result of the procedure, the abdominal skin is stretched from top to bottom. Finally, the operation is completed by suturing the area. After the surgery, the patient will be wearing on a corset in order to minimize the effects of the surgery and to protect the patient.

How long the recovery period after tummy tuck operation?

After the tummy tuck surgery, the patient’s life will change a little. It will be a challenge to have a printed wrap around the abdomen area. However, it is aimed to reduce and prevent edema, swelling and bleeding that may occur after surgery. Also, drain tubes placed under the skin will also be a challenge. These tubes will be taken within 24-48 hours.

Patients who have undergone tummy tuck are recommended to lie down with 1-2 pillows behind their knees after the operation.

As a conclusion, tummy tuck surgery is an operation that goes smoothly and gives great efficiency for those who want to have it.

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Questions and Answers

A one-night stay is sufficient for most patients, in some rare cases a stay of two nights is allowed

Patients who wish to undergo a stomach lift operation must stay for a period of 5-6 days after the operation, and after this period, they can return to normal life.

The period ranges between 1-2.5, depending on the amount of skin to be removed during the operation

Any surgery, no matter how small or large, is not devoid of risk, but a Tummy Tuck  surgery is generally considered safe if an experienced surgeon is performıng the surgery.

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