Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is the operation to remove excessive skin on middle and lower belly. Abdominoplasty operation will tighten belly wall muscles and enables more aesthetic belly look.
When do you need Abdominoplasty?
Main reasons are pregnancy, fast weight gaining and losing which causes skin sagging. In addition to these reasons, genetic properties in individuals with normal weight, consecutive births or certain surgical operation may cause sagging and abdominoplasty may be needed.
Details of abdominoplasty
abdominoplasty operation that eliminates muscle laxation in belly and problems around the belly is determined based on individual needs. Individuals who experience fat accumulation problems will need liposuction before abdominoplasty. If abdominoplasty is applied before liposuction to people who experience fat accumulation, thick and non-aesthetic belly look will appear.
After second or third birth of women, there could be sagging in genital area. With abdominoplasty operation, this skin can look tighter. This way both belly and genital area can have aesthetic look. If you want tighter and flat belly, abdominoplasty can help you. Abdominoplasty is applied in sterile hospital environment under general anaesthesia. This operation is conducted with C-section cut to pubis area. During the operation, separate muscles in belly wall are connected to remove excessive skin and position of belly button is changed.
Things to know after the surgery
Patients are discharged after spending one night in the hospital. There can be mild pain during the first week. Patients should avoid heavy activities and wear a special corset for a month. Patients who have abdominoplasty can go back to their active life in 15-18 days and go back to sports in 6-8 weeks.