Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery is a surgical operation which is applied to people whose have sagging skin around the abdomen and can not fix it with sport and diet programs. Lose over-weight or lose over-weight after obesity surgery and sagging after pregnancy are some situations that abdominoplasty is applied.
What are the types of abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) surgery?
Abdominoplasty is performed in 4 different types: all-around body, extended , full and mini abdominoplasty. Full-abdominoplasty is applied patients whose have sagging and softening skin around the lower abdomen. Deformed area is taken and recreated belly button during the surgery. Upper abdomen and lumber region are usually made of liposuction. You can go back to social life in 7-10 days after surgery. Mini abdominoplasty is applied to patients with less sagging skin around the abdomen. The operation is performed with a smaller incision than the full-abdominoplasty. If the skin cracks is placed under the abdominal area and sagging around the lower area is fewer, a mini abdominoplasty is performed. The difference between full and mini abdominoplasty is smaller incision and not to create belly button. In this operation, abdominal muscles are repaired and liposuction can be done. After operation, recovery time is the same as classical abdominoplasty.
Things to take into consideration before the surgery
Smoking should be stopped at least 2 weeks before the surgery. Taking blood thining drugs and vitamin E should be paused. Heavy diets should be certainly avoided.
How long does abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Surgery take?
It takes between 1,5 and 4 hours.
How is the recovery process after the (Tummy Tuck) Surgery?
After staying in hospital for 2 nights, patient may continued the recovery process at home. After 2 weeks, patient can easily return to work. In order to get productive results, corset must be worn at least 4 weeks. Patients should not smoke between 4 and 6 weeks after the surgery. Swelling and pain may be felt, but the situation is controlled with the painkillers.
Pregnancy after abdominoplasty
If pregnancy is thought shortly after surgery, it is more appropriate to perform abdominoplasty after the birth. In this way, extra sagging after pregnancy can be prevented. Nevertheless, it will not be a problem to get pregnant after 1 year of abdominoplasty.
Nutrition suggestion after abdominoplasty
• Avoid extreme food consumption
• Eat often and less
• Pay attention to the quantity and quality of oil
• Fletcherize while eating
• Drink 2-2.5 lt of water during the day
• Avoid flatogenic foods