Tummy tuck surgery is a procedure performed as a result of sagging abdominal skin. It is widely used for weight in men and post-pregnancy deformations in women. In tummy tuck procedures, also called abdominoplasty, the expanding areas of the abdomen are narrowed and the sagging excess is eliminated.

What causes fat in the abdominal area?

Due to reasons such as weight gain and loss, births, genetic structure, excess and sagging of the abdominal skin, adipose tissue, cracks in the abdominal skin and looseness in the anterior abdominal wall muscle and muscle membrane may occur. These complaints make it difficult for patients to wear trousers, skirts, swimsuits and bikinis, and sometimes excessive sagging can cause complaints such as skin wounds and fungal infections as a result of excessive sweating.

Is surgery necessary?

Although simple deformities can be removed with liposuction, abdominal aesthetics are generally required. Depending on the shape of the deformity, abdominoplasty surgery can be performed in different techniques. Sometimes better results are observed when combined with liposuction. In those with excessive tissue and sagging, the navel may need to be rearranged and created.

How is Abdominal Stretching Surgery Applied?

Although it varies according to the sagging condition of the person, there are operations that continue for up to 3-4 hours. Before the procedures, general anesthesia is applied and a 10 cm incision is made under the navel. The excess skin is removed and a flatter abdomen is achieved. At the same time, a new belly button is opened and the location of the belly button is changed. After the operation, the incision line is closed with stitches and covered with dressings. Tubes are placed to expel the collected liquid in the processes. After the surgery, the person is dressed in a suitable corset.

Preoperative Process

Your surgeon will remind you of important points before the surgery. Accordingly, the following details are important:

  1. Those who use aspirin and vitamin E should take a break for a period of 2 weeks.
  2. It should be avoided in heavy diets.
  3. If there is an infection, it is expected to recover.
  4. The patient is informed in all details by the specialist before and after the operation.

Is the scar permanent?

The wound is almost always planned to be where the cesarean scar is, and the leave is kept in underwear or swimwear. It takes between 6 months and 1 year for the scar, which is the longer form of the cesarean scar, to take its final form.