Tummy tuck surgery is a kind of aesthetic surgery operation performed to remove the fat tissue in the abdominal area and to recover muscle looseness in the abdomen. Although tummy tuck surgery is performed on both women and men, the rate of women choosing this surgery is higher. In women, due to pregnancy, weight gain and aging, the abdominal wall becomes loose, sagging and cracks form.These deformations cause non-aesthetic images in the belly.
Tummy tuck operations are not a weight loss method. Tummy tuck surgery is a surgery that eliminates sagging around the abdomen and tightens the abdominal muscles by stretching the belly circumference.
Patients who have had tummy tuck surgery get rid of the cracks, loose and sagging fat skin and get a tight abdomen. Thanks to constantly improving techniques, the possibility of side effects in tummy tuck surgery has been reduced. This situation also increases the satisfaction of patients who have a flat and beautiful abdomen after the operation.
Before abdominoplasty, a detailed examination is performed and the specialist physician decides on the operation within the framework of the radiological images examined. Although general anesthesia is generally preferred in tummy tuck surgery, local anesthesia can be applied in some cases. During the stretching process, the skin incision is made towards the edges where the cesarean scar is. By removing the fat layer and excess skin in the lower, middle and upper abdomen, the anterior abdominal wall is tightened and the belly button is reconstructed. The procedures to be performed differ in wide tummy tuck surgery and mini tummy tuck surgery. While the location of the belly button is changed in large-scale tummy tuck surgery, the location of the belly button is not changed in mini tummy tuck surgery. There are sagging in the groin and genital area in patients who need this surgery. With tummy tuck surgery, this sags recover.
After the surgery, abdominal sagging, looseness and cracked appearance that patients complain about are eliminated.
Recovery time after tummy tuck surgery varies depending on the operating conditions. After surgery,generally, patients are recommended to wear a special corset. Pain and tension may be experienced due to tissue swelling in the first few days after abdominoplasty. The patient starts his daily life after about 2-3 weeks.
After tummy tuck surgery, you can get pregnant again and give birth. However, it is necessary to be aware of the sagging and deterioration that will occur during and after pregnancy. And while planning the tummy tuck surgery, it would be more correct for patients who are considering becoming a mother again to postpone the surgery for a while.