A tummy tuck is a surgery applied in cases such as excess fat accumulation in the abdomen, excess skin, sagging. It is an aesthetic surgery application, which is often applied in women to remove sagging in the abdominal area after pregnancy. After this process, excess fat and skin tissues are removed to flatten the abdomen. As with any surgical operation, the technique that will be used is determined by a surgeon.
In this process, the sagging and cracked skin in the part up to the belly button area is taken by making a line cut from the area called the Cesarean area. The area above the belly button is stretched down and the belly button is reconstructed to come to the appropriate area. If there is excessive fat tissue in the abdomen other than sagging, it is extracted with liposuction. The cuts are sewn by applying aesthetic stitches. In this way, the appearance of excess weight loss or sagging caused by pregnancy, crack appearance is cured.
Mini tummy tuck (mini-abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty, known as a tummy tuck, is a surgery to get rid of the excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and stretch the abdominal wall muscles. The mini tummy tuck, called mini-abdominoplasty, is a modified state of the traditional tummy tuck. The mini tummy tuck is operated under the belly button area.
Full tummy tuck (Full tummy tuck)
The application of the surgery is the same as the mini tummy tuck. The full tummy tuck is prescribed to patients with more excess fat and skin tissue around the abdomen area. The incision will be made under the belly button area and will cover the area between two sides of the waist.
How long does a tummy tuck surgery take?
The duration of tummy tuck surgery varies from patient to patient. In full tummy tuck surgery, the surgery period varies within 3-4 hours. In mini tummy tuck surgeries where looseness, sagging and cracks are less, the operation time varies between 1-1.5 hours. The surgery will be operated under general anesthesia
Can only fat removal be a solution for me?
If there is no crack in the skin and the sagging is small, the only liposuction can be enough. Generally, women after their first pregnancy do not need tummy tuck surgery since the sagging is minimal. On the other hand, after the second or third pregnancies and after giving birth to multiple children at once generally requires tummy tuck.
When can I return to my daily habits after a tummy tuck surgery?
In the first few days after tummy tuck surgery, swelling and bruising are expected around the surgical area. It is also normal to have pain and discomfort that can be relieved by taking prescribed medication. Drains placed during surgery are usually removed in 2-4 days. After tummy tuck surgery, patients are usually discharged after being hospitalized for 1-2 days. It is important for patients after surgery to wear corsets regularly for a month to maximize the effects of tummy tuck surgery. Since the stitches do not fully heal for 1 week after surgery, it will be necessary to limit physical activity as much as possible. Patients can go back to work approximately 2 weeks after the surgery. In mini tummy tuck surgeries, these processes can be shortened, and patients can go back to their daily routine within an average of 3-4 days.