Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty, tummy-tuck surgery);It is an operation in which the excess fat in the middle and lower abdomen is removed, the sagging of the skin and the cracks under the belly button are removed, and the abdominal muscles are strengthened. This operation can take 2, 3 or 4 hours, depending on the nature of the patient and the necessity of liposuction, under general anesthesia.
A scar is generally similar to a cesarean section but a little longer. The scar remains under the bikini area, and visibility decreases over time.
With the operation, the loose fascia of the abdomen can be sutured in the midline, and the camber in the anterior region of the stomach, which we call the false hernia image, can be corrected. However, incisional and umbilical hernias can be repaired with this surgery, accompanied by a General Surgery specialist.
After tummy tuck and liposuction surgeries, we want patients to use tight corsets for 1-2 months, drink plenty of water, and move regularly. Edema and swelling last for 1-2 months and decrease over time. We recommend that patients lie in a V-shape for the first 15 days of the surgery and lean forward slightly while walking.
Abdominoplasty is sufficient for patients who do not have excess weight and only have excess skin. However, liposuction and tummy tuck can give a more aesthetic result in patients with lubrication problems in the side and back of the abdomen.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yahya BALTU Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Clinic