Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Surgery The anterior expanding wall of the abdomen is narrowed.

What is Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck is preferred because of the weight loss of the abdomen caused by weight loss. Even though it is mostly seen in women, males also have sagging due to deformation of the abdomen and belly skin and muscles.
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Why Tummy Tuck?

Pregnancy is the most important cause of abdominal sagging in women. The effect of genetic factors can also be observed. By keeping the anterior abdominal wall taut, the muscles are separated from each other by tearing the tissues between the muscles in order to make the abdomen look flat and the abdomen hangs out with the push of the organs. Continuous and excessive weight gain is also an important factor in this sagging. The abdomen is lubricated, the muscles open, and the abdomenoplasty is preferred for the abdomen. Tummy tuck narrowing the anterior wall of the abdomen is tightened, tightened abdominal muscles tightened, the excess of hanging abdominal skin is taken with the fat.

How to do is Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck may vary from 2 to 5 hours depending on the patient's condition. It starts with a caesarean section incision below 8 sez10 cm. A second incision is made to transfer the belly button around the umbilicus. After the surgery, the incision is closed with the suture hidden under the skin and covered with dressing. A drain is placed in the patient so that the fluid to be collected in the region does not flow under the skin. During the tummy tuck, urinary catheters are usually used for the first day. With the patient standing up, the urinary catheter is removed. Immediately after the Tummy tuck operation, the patient will wear a suitable bodice. The corset is important for the recovery of the patient.

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What should you be considered before Tummy Tuck?

You will have a detailed examination of your doctor before your tummy tuck surgery. If you smoke, you should stop smoking at least 2 weeks prior to tummy tuck surgery. You should not drink until 2 weeks after surgery. If you use blood thinners such as vitamin E and aspirin, you should take a break. Do not diet before tummy tuck surgery. Be careful not to fall into immunity and also to avoid coldness, because in such cases, surgery may be postponed. A drawing is made in terms of planning for the operations to be performed in the abdomen before the tummy tuck surgery. In order to see the difference before and after the surgery, photographic shots are performed.

When to return to normal life after Tummy Tuck?

In the first few days following tummy tuck, the abdominal region is swollen. It will be. Oral or by intravenous pain relievers. Operation during drains placed after surgery 3.-5. days.

The patient has difficulty standing upright after the operation when the patient first gets up. Ancka her The patient is carried out immediately. Patient with stitches and dressings relaxation Starts. Bathing and corset use are planned with the doctor's opinions.

It may take several weeks to return to normal life after abdominal surgery. patients physical condition, good and strong abdominal muscles with this process can be shortened. Light exercise, short walks to reduce the edema, positively affecting the healing process, blood clot will help reduce the risk of throwing and gain abdominal muscle tone. However, especially Tight exercise programs that will force the abdominal muscles It should be postponed.

What is the Tummy Tuck risks?

As with all surgeries, there are some risks in tummy tuck operation. This surgery should be performed by a well-known plastic surgeon who has sufficient experience in shaping the body correctly. The minimum risk is achieved in this way. In this surgery performed with general anesthesia, anesthesia is important.

The risks that may occur after tummy tuck include infection of the wound site, accumulation of blood or body fluid under the skin at the operation site, and a clot discard. Infections occurring at the wound site are improved by drainage and antibiotic drug use. Blood or body fluid accumulation in the surgical field is rarely seen with drains placed in the operation.

Clotting is a complication that can be seen after surgery, especially in patients with advanced age. In order to eliminate these risks, the patient should be up and running early after the operation and removed by using varicose veins.

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Can it be done for slimming?

Tummy tuck should definitely not be seen as a weight loss, weight loss method and should not be performed. First of all, the patient should be able to lose weight in a healthy way with a proper nutrition plan and to reach the final weight he can give. If the patient is not able to lose more weight, the sagging area in the abdomen cannot be recovered. The weight of the operated person is an important issue before surgery. Having healthy weight means that it can recover faster after surgery. Tummy tuck should be performed when the weight loss is completed and the weight is fixed. Post-operative weight loss may cause loosening of the abdominal skin and muscles.

Who can do?

This operation may be people with no general health problems, body mass index in normal or overweight class, non-obese, sagging in the anterior abdominal wall and loosening of the abdominal muscles. The general health status of the patient should be evaluated in detail before the operation.

For Tummy Tuck Is there an age limit?

This surgery is performed after 18 years of age. If the patient has a very special condition, his condition is evaluated. One of the important cases of surgery is age. However, many factors such as general health status, body structure and chronic diseases are evaluated together and surgery decision is made.

Is Tummy Tuck and Liposuction an Alternative?

The purpose of performing tummy tuck is different. The liposuction candidate is a loosening and sagging skin that appears visibly on the skin and muscles of the abdomen, but patients with localized fat accumulation beneath the skin. However, in patients with significant skin sagging in the abdomen, abdominal stretching is performed to remove excess skin and tighten abdominal muscles.

There is only one condition in which both methods are used: there is no skin sagging in the area on the belly, but if there is fat accumulation, if there is some skin sagging under the belly and relaxation in the abdominal muscles, Mini Abdominal Tension and liposuction are also performed together. Both processes are different and cannot replace each other

Is it possible to perform tummy tuck for the second time?

Those who have previously had a tummy tuck surgery may be reintroduced if necessary. If, for any reason, the abdominal muscles are loosened again and there are sags in the abdomen, they can be applied to the patients with tummy tuck surgery again, without the need for new traces. However, it should be remembered that the general health status of the patient in the period when he wants to be operated again is appropriate for surgery.

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