Abdominoplasty surgeries are among the most preferred aesthetic surgeries. Abdomnoplasty is an aesthetic surgery to end the sagging skin and excess fat in the abdomen. With abdominoplasty, the patient has a flatter and tense stomach.
Abdominoplasty is not a weight loss method. Overweight patients may need to lose weight before surgery. With tummy tuck, the patient’s regional excess fat and wrapped skin are removed. Therefore, the patient is not completely weakened.
Who are the Ideal Candidates for Abdominoplasty ?
- People who do not have excess weight but cannot get rid of fat and sagging in certain parts of their body despite diet and sports.
- People with regional sagging and fat on the abdomen as a result of weight loss,
- People who have skin sagging in the abdomen after birth are the ideal candidates for tummy tuck.
Stages of Abdominoplasty Surgery
Preoperative is also very important for the successful operation. There are a number of rules that patients considering surgery should follow before tummy tuck. The use of blood thinners should be stopped before the operation. Smoking increases the risk of complications during the procedure. Therefore, smoking should be interrupted. The patient should tell the doctor about his health history completely, and if there are any medications he uses regularly, he should inform the doctor.
The operation time is on average 1 – 4 hours. The operation is performed under anesthesia. In full abdominoplasty operations, a horizontal incision is made between the navel hole and the groin. Excess skin and oil are removed. Repair of weak muscles is carried out. Finally, the places where the incision is made are closed. After the operation, a flatter and taut abdomen is obtained. After the operation, the incision scar remains. This cut is adjusted so that the scar remains inside the underwear. In this way, the trail is not visible when clothing that is exposed to the abdomen or bikini is worn.
After the operation, patients are given a corset. The patient should wear this corset until the doctor’s date. It is normal to feel tension and slight discomfort in the abdomen in the first days after the procedure. After the operation, the seams should be bent forward in order to avoid suturing. Following the tummy tuck, the doctor’s words must be strictly followed. Recovery time varies from person to person. In some people, the recovery rate is high, while in others, recovery may be slower. Heavy exercises should be avoided for the first 3 weeks after the operation. For about 6 weeks, abdominal exercises should not be performed.
What is Mini Abdominoplasty ?
Some people’s abdomen may be sagging beyond the liposuction. However, this sagging skin may not be necessary to perform tummy tuck. Mini abdominoplasty is preferred in these patients. Mini abdominoplasty is applied to people who are not overweight and not overweight. Excess skin and fat in the abdominal area are taken, as in the full abdominal stretch in the mini abdominal stretching. However, no stretching is applied to the area on the navel. The postoperative recovery time and the duration of the operation in the mini abdomen are shorter than the full abdomen stretching.
What is Full Abdominoplasty ?
In complete abdominoplasty surgeries, excess fat and excess skin is removed above and below the navel. Abdominal muscles are tightened. The belly button is separated from the skin and a new incision is created for the belly button after the skin is stretched. This gives an opportunity to create a more proportional and smaller belly button.
What is Modified Abdominoplasty ?
Modified abdominoplasty is preferred only for patients suffering from abdominal muscle weakness and skin laxity. It helps the body lines to improve slightly. Modified abdominoplasty results are not as pronounced as full tummy tuck results.
What is Endoscopic Abdominoplasty ?
Endoscopic abdominoplasty is done to people who have no sagging skin, but because of the birth, the abdominal wall is bombed and the abdominal muscles are relaxed. liposuction is done first and then the skin is thinned. If the patient has a cesarean scar, the incision is made from there. If there is no cesarean scar, a short cut of about 2 centimeters is made. It is entered with an endoscope and the camera is inserted. The abdominal wall muscles are repaired by watching from the screen. In this tummy tuck technique, the skin is not removed.
What Are the Risks of Abdominoplasty Surgery ?
There are risks and side effects in all surgical procedures. Abdominoplasty surgery gives very good results in the hands of an expert and experienced surgeon. However, as with all other surgical procedures, this surgery also has risks associated with anesthesia.
Some of the risks that can be seen after abdominoplasty surgery;
- Blood accumulation at the operation site;
- Wound infection;
- Blood clot beating,
- Bad wound healing,
- Blood clot and
Body fluid accumulation at the operating site.
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