Aesthetic abdominal surgeries are the most commonly performed surgeries in plastic surgery. Deformity of the abdominal region is corrected by the deformity liposuction method due to fat accumulation in the region and if there is no skin sagging. If there is deformity due to skin sagging and muscle relaxation along with fat accumulation in the abdominal region, the existing deformity is corrected by the abdominal stretching and muscle tightening method called abdominoplasty.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Abdominal stretching is the most commonly used surgical method to eliminate sagging and fat accumulation in the upper, middle and lower areas of the abdomen and to tighten the abdominal muscles. As a result of this method used in sagging in the abdominal region, a striking improvement is generally provided. At the end of this surgery, the scar that will remain longer than the cesarean section and will remain in the bikini line will eventually become scarred. (Depending on the reactions to your wound healing).
Criteria for Tummy Tuck
The best candidates for abdominal stretching are those who complain of sagging abdominal skin or fat accumulation, whether male or female, without exercise and diet. In addition, it is a good method to strengthen the relaxed abdominal muscles and stretch the flabby abdominal skin in women who have a lot of pregnancy. In older people, this method can be applied to correct the sagging abdomen.
What to do with overweight patients
Until those who have a lot of weight and who think of losing those weights lose their excess weight, people who plan to become pregnant get pregnant, postponing this surgery after delivery, the tummy tuck procedure provides more permanent and better results.
Risks of Abdominal Tension Surgery
All surgical interventions are at risk. Hundreds of tummy tuck operations are performed every year. The scar that is located in the bikini line in the lower abdomen usually becomes faded over time. (Depending on the reactions to your wound healing). As a complication, partial skin losses, infection, wound opening and hematoma and scar removal, etc. can.
Classical tummy tuck surgery takes 2-3 hours depending on the size and width of the abdomen. Mini abdominal stretching takes approximately 1-2 hours. Your doctor makes the incision from the place he planned before surgery. In the mini abdomen stretching, the incision is smaller and it does not attract attention after surgery.
In classical abdominal stretching, the skin is separated from the abdominal wall up to the lower part of the ribs. Looseness in the abdominal muscles is restored. This procedure ensures a flat stomach and narrows your waist. The skin is pulled down and excess skin is removed. A new place is made for your navel. At the end of the operation, a corset suitable for the patient is worn.
You will feel a small amount of pain and tension after surgery. However, these complaints can be controlled with the medicines you will use. Depending on the width of the surgery, you can go home on the same day or you can be in the hospital for 2-3 days.
Although you cannot stand upright at the beginning, you should stand up as soon as possible and walk.
Return to Normal
It may take 2-3 weeks for you to feel like before. If you start exercises that will strengthen your abdominal muscles, recovery after abdominal stretching will be very fast. You can go back to work after an average of 1-2 weeks. You should avoid heavy exercise. Your surgery scar may appear prominent during the recovery period of 3-6 months. This is normal. After 9 months or 1 year, your scar will become flat and lighter. This is not a problem as it will be found in your underwear. Low waist trousers can cause problems in hiding existing cut marks.