Tummy tuck surgery which is also known as abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin and in most cases it restores weakened or seperated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.
Many women around the world try to deal with excess or left skin, fat deposits or stretch marks after pregnancy or weight loss. Nowadays, most common way to remove those fat deposits, reshape the area and create slimmer, smoother and tighter abdominal area is tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty. Tummy tuck procedures are often performed with liposuction to improve body contours and of course may be performed alone according to your request.
Tummy tuck procedure is generally performed under general anesthesia. Horizontal incision is made just above the pubic hairline. The length of this lower abdominal incision is determined by the amount of excess skin.
The skin is then dissected up toward the rib cage, the muscle is tightened, the belly button is repositioned and excess skin is removed. Our plastic surgeon may also recommend combining liposuction with your tummy tuck procedure for the best results.
It’s important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.
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Your tummy tuck will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight. Within a week or two, you should be standing tall and confident in your new slimmer profile. Sometimes it takes several weeks of couple of months to see final result.
Please acknowledge that results of tummy tuck are technically permanent but any significant change in your weight such as dramatic weight loss or any future pregnancy will have a negative effect to results of your surgery and its results. Also please note that tummy tuck is not an alternative for weight loss or exercise.
Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. If you are physically healthy and at a stable weight, if you have realistic expectations and if you are bothered by apperance of your stomach, tummy tuck surgery may be right for you.
If you have one or more feelings or conditions, you are a good candidate for tummy tuck:
*You had one or more pregnancies and you don’t feel good about your skin’s saggy look
*You have lost significant weight but there are still areas of excess fat
*You want to firm your abdomen which has weakened and seperated muscles.
You and your doctor will discuss all details of your surgery and decide together. You can directly share your complaints and concerns about your stomach’s look with your doctor and also your doctor will share his objective ideas about your tummy tuck surgery. Maybe your doctor will offer you liposuction together with tummy tuck. So this is an interactive process that your happiness and healthiness is a priority.
During your tummy tuck recovery, dressings or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and support your abdomen as it heals following surgery.
You may leave hospital after couple of hours but generally we suggest you to stay 1 night. Our doctor will give you all instructions to follow after your discharge. During follow-up process doctor will make at least two consultations before you return back to your country.
Please note that there may be scars left after your tummy tuck surgery. Our plastic surgeons will take care to ensure that the scars will be hidden by swimsuits and clothes. Scars will fade over in a year.