Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty
For skin relaxation or fat deposition in the abdomen, which doesn’t improve with diet and exercise, abdominoplasty is the effective way to gain a youthful tummy!
|1 to 2 nights
|2 to 3 weeks
|3 to 6 months
Abdominoplasty is an operation designed to remove unnecessary skin and fat from the abdomen. It is often combined with tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall, giving the belly a youthful look. Correction of relaxation is evident immediately after surgery.
After a thorough examination, the doctor estimates the amount of fat and skin in your abdomen to decide what type of surgery is necessary. Sometimes abdominoplasty is necessary to be combined with liposuction.
The surgery is done through an incision at the bottom of the abdomen, just above the pubic symphysis area. A second small incision is made around the navel. The doctor usually tightens of the muscles of the abdominal wall by suturing them where necessary in order to improve the final shape of the abdomen. The skin is pulled down and the loose or excessive part is removed.
In mini abdominoplasty the incision is shorter and the skin is separated from the underlying muscles only up to the navel. The relaxed excess skin is removed and the rest falls back into place.
The operation is particularly effective in women who have loose muscles and loose skin after pregnancy, and even at older age, the loss of tissue elasticity can improve after such surgery.
What is the right time for surgery?
Patients planning to lose weight should do so before surgery. Women planning to become pregnant in the near future also have to wait until after completing their family.
What kind of anaesthesia is required?
The operation can be done under general anaesthesia and you will need to stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 nights.
What care will I need after surgery?
Patients usually have a little swelling and abdominal discomfort for a few days after surgery. Drains are usually removed 1-2 days and you start wearing an abdominal corset for 3 months. You will start walking the day after surgery.