Tummy tuck procedure is performed for those who have increased fat secretion in the middle and lower abdomen. The specialist physician diagnoses the patient condition, and then the patient will has to lose a certain amount of weight and then the surgery is performed in order to lift the abdomen skin and correct the tissues and muscles.
If you complain that you have a sag in your abdomen after your pregnancy or weight loss, you are not overweight when doing sports, you are an overweight and you are a candidate for abdominoplasty if you want to live with a particularly flat abdomen.
If you smoke, you should stop until 2 weeks after surgery 2 weeks before. If you use blood thinners like aspirin, you need to cut it before surgery. A drawing will be made in order to plan the details of the preoperative operation, and the pre-operation process will be completed with the photo shoots necessary for comparison before and after the operation.
On the so-called bikini area, which can be hidden under the underwear operation is started. Depending on the preference of the surgeon around the umbilicus a second incision is made. Abdominal more skin and fat is removed. The operation is completed after the sutures that collect the abdomens are placed. Traces remain entirely in the bikini area. Over time, the scars will fade and the skin will turn red. Cracks that occur during pregnancy are removed when the dorsal skin is removed.
In order to reduce the tension in your post- operative period, you will be placed in a position where the lower part is 45 degrees above the ground. The corset applied to the abdominal region will also help reduce tension. You can move in the bed. The bearing position will be gradually leveled and the abdominal region will be ready for tension. The average hospital stay is 2-3 days.
The first week is the rest period at home. In the first few days, the incision area can be showered without getting wet. Within 2 weeks you can return to your social life and work. You should avoid heavy sports in the first 2 months. Sunbathing activities like sauna solarium should leave after 2 months. If you have vacation plans, it will be useful to move accordingly.
In cases where there is no problem in the upper abdomen, the condition of the abdominal muscles is good, the degree of sagging is low, minimal abdominal stretching surgery is preferred, in which no attempt is made to replace the umbilicus and therefore the position has not been changed. In this operation method, the patient recovered more quickly, becomes a tablet in a shorter time, and returns to work and social life in a shorter time.
It is often done with liposuction. It can be combined with other surgeries provided it is not too severe, but it should not be forgotten that it will extend the operation time.