What is tummy tuck?
It is a surgical operation performed for abdominal aesthetics, which is scientifically called abdominoplasty and known as tummy tuck. Tummy tuck means tight stomach. It is the whole of the interventions made especially for the recovery of the belly and the surrounding area for various reasons, especially for those who gain and lose weight frequently, and whose abdominal skin has become saggy in the post-pregnancy period. In the Tummy Tuck technique, unlike the classical tummy tuck surgery, not only the lower abdomen but also the abdomen, waist, and groin areas are shaped as a whole.
operation, which is performed with liposuction
, laser liposuction, and new generation liposuction methods that can remove the fat in these areas, can offer the patient the look that the patient dreams of with a holistic surgical approach. In addition to the tummy tuck for body contour and posture, the imagined appearance is achieved with the help of multiple operations and interventions in combination with individually planned treatment approaches. The purpose of tummy tuck and combined operations for body shaping is body shaping.
Abdominoplasty operation is often performed on people who have given birth more than once, lost more than 20 kilograms, and experienced excessive loss. Tummy Tuck operation is one of the best solutions for solving problems such as sagging, loosening, cracks, and stubborn adipose tissue that occur in the abdominal muscles, as well as the weight gained during pregnancy, ever-expanding abdominal area cannot be restored after birth. Surgical intervention is the only treatment for saggy vision in the abdominal skin, especially after excessive weight loss supported by sports. Various combinations of liposuction will work well with abdominoplasty to give the dreamed fit and firmer look. Tummy tuck operation is not a weight-loss method, it is only done for body shaping. Tummy Tuck operation gives the patient a younger and more natural appearance by providing tighter areas such as the abdomen, groin, and waist, reducing deformations and shaping the body posture.
How is tummy tuck surgery performed?
Although the tummy tuck operation is the same as the procedure, the operation process varies from person to person. Depending on the patient's needs, the operation time may take between 1 and 5 hours. Other body shaping operations that need to be combined, if necessary, can be added to this operation period. Patients who are found suitable for the operation are given general anesthesia and Tummy tuck surgery begins. Although the abdominoplasty operation is the same as the procedure, the operation process varies from person to person. Depending on the patient's needs, the operation time may take between 1 and 5 hours. Other body shaping operations that need to be combined, if necessary, can be added to this operation period. Patients who are found suitable for the operation are given general anesthesia and abdominoplasty surgery begins.
There are different types of abdominoplasty for example, for full abdominoplasty, the first incision to be made is opened on both sides to the place that looks like a cesarean scar between the abdominal fold area and the groin. Because of this incision, the scar will remain under the panties and will give a hidden belly. The shape, length, and cut point of the incision vary from person to person. With this full abdominoplasty, the abdominal skin is stretched, weakened abdominal muscle is repaired and a full tummy tuck is achieved. If the unwanted excess skin is on the upper part of the abdomen, the first incision made extends to the upper border of the abdomen, so only the upper part of the abdomen is stretched. The mini tummy tuck, on the other hand, is a mini simple operation that is mostly performed on people who have less unwanted adipose tissue, but who have excess skin and deformity in the lower part of the navel. The reversive tummy tuck, on the other hand, is done when the entire abdomen, even the skin of the chest, is saggy, especially after losing a lot of weight. The first incision is made under the breast, so breast lift
and breast enlargement
operations can be performed at the same time as the abdominoplasty.
After the tummy tuck operation, which is suitable for the person's needs, the incision is closed where the excess skin is removed and the abdominoplasty is completed, and the patient is taken to the recovery room. Here, the effect of anesthesia is expected to wear off. The patient's condition is stabilized and a doctor's examination is performed after the operation.
Can a tummy tuck be done without surgery?
Yes, there are non-surgical tummy tuck methods. The first of these is liposuction. Although liposuction, which is one of the most frequently performed operations today, does not provide to get rid of excess skin, it provides getting rid of unwanted fat that may cause a saggy appearance. In addition, it is only suitable for people whose skin is elastic and whose abdominal muscles are not weakened.
The second method, called ThermiTight, provides a tense appearance in the abdomen by applying heat energy. In simple terms, it provides the possibility of abdominoplasty by giving heat to the tissues. It can be preferred especially by people with saggy-looking abdominal skin that has little but not excessive fat tissue.
The third method is CoolSculpting, with this method, the fat cells are frozen and eliminated from the body. It is seen that approximately 20% of unwanted adipose tissue is reduced with a single session of treatment. It is a good alternative method to replace Tummy Tuck.
The fourth method is EmSculpt, thanks to this device, the abdominal muscles are strengthened by stimulating natural muscle contraction, and an abdominal tight appearance can be obtained by strengthening the abdominal muscles. This procedure is ideal for people who do not have excess fat and have a saggy stomach appearance as their abdominal wall muscles weaken.
The last method is Renuvion. In this treatment method, the skin is tightened and rejuvenated by giving heat with radiofrequency using plasma energy. It is a treatment that can be applied not only in the abdomen but also in most desired areas.
All these mentioned methods work for people who have a minimal saggy tummy appearance and a small amount of unwanted fat. These methods may not work for everyone. The result obtained after the treatment may not be as much as desired.
What to do before tummy tuck surgery?
First of all, if you have decided to have an abdominoplasty, you should find out whether you are suitable for the operation after having the necessary medical tests. You should create a treatment plan with your doctor. You should tell about your dream and learn what needs to be done to get realistic results.
You will be very tired after the operation and you will need to rest. For this reason, you should make all your plans before the operation. Since it is a surgical operation and you have to rest for a while, you may need a helper who will accompany you while you are resting and fulfill your daily responsibilities.
Before the operation, you must first stop smoking. Nicotine will negatively affect your healing process as it reduces blood flow to the skin. You should not smoke before the operation and during the recovery period. As long as you smoke, tissue damage and risk factors will increase.
In consultation with your doctor, you should stay away from products such as blood thinners, nutritional supplements, and herbal supplements, because they increase bleeding.
For tummy tuck operation, you must be at a constant weight for at least 12 months. Weight gain and loss after the operation will adversely affect the results of the abdominoplasty.
The recovery process after tummy tuck surgery
After the operation, the abdominal area will be completely covered with bandages. You will not feel any pain due to anesthesia during Tummy Tuck, and you can minimize the pain by taking painkillers after the operation. You should not neglect to take painkillers and antibiotics prescribed by your doctor.
You should act immediately after the abdominoplasty operation, so you can reduce the risk of edema and clots. After the operation, swelling and edema accumulation in the surgical area is normal.
It is recommended to stay in the hospital for 7 days after the operation. You should wear a supportive garment and corset for about 6 weeks after an abdominoplasty. This will allow you to heal faster and keep the fluid flowing.
The stitches are removed within 2 weeks and you can take a shower. You should not enter the sauna and solarium for about 6 months.
When are results seen after tummy tuck surgery?
Although tummy tuck surgery procedures are made by the needs of the patients, the final result settles in about 6 months.
How much is tummy tuck?
Tummy tuck, abdominoplasty operation, which is one of the most frequently performed operations all over the world, varies between $3,000 and $15,000 globally.
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