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Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Surgery

What is abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty is the surgery performed to remove the sagging excess skin and fat tissue under and immediately over the umbilical region and to repair the loosening in anterior abdominal wall.

What causes the fat accumulation in abdominal region?

Striae on skin of tummy, excess and loose skin and fat tissue of abdomen, loosening of muscle and muscle membrane in anterior abdominal wall are caused by weight loss and weight gain, childbirth and genetic structure. These complaints cause difficulty in wearing pants, skirts, swimsuits and bikini; and sometimes, severe sagging/loosening may lead to sores and fungal infections secondary to excessive sweating.

Is surgery necessary?

Simple deformities can be eliminated with liposuction while abdominoplasty is generally required. Abdominoplasty can be performed with different techniques depending on the type of deformity. Sometimes, when the surgery is combined with liposuction, better results can be obtained. Reconstruction and reformation of the belly button may be necessary for patients with excess tissue and sagging.

Is the scar permanent?

Wound site is almost always planned to be at the exact site of the Caesarean section scar and it is ensured that the scar is hidden by underwear or swimsuit. The scar which is longer than Caesarean section scar takes its final form in 6 months to 1 year.

Who are good candidates of this surgery?

  • Individuals who do not have systemic diseases,
  • Patients who are not overweight,
  • Patients with loose abdominal tissue and poor subcutaneous fat tissue,
  • Individuals who complain of the sagging skin,
  • Patients who complain of skin cracks/striae.

How long does the surgery last and how long does it take for me to return to daily life?

This surgery is performed under general anesthesia and it lasts for 1.5 to 3 hours. It requires hospitalization and walking in a slightly humpy posture for a certain period of time. Patients should wear corset for 4 weeks after the surgery. Considering the patient satisfaction, these are successful aesthetic surgery procedures that boost the patient’s happiness and comfort.