Tummy Tuck Surgery
It’s not hard to guess that having a flat stomach is every woman’s dream. A loose belly formed with increasing age, a drooping belly created after childbirth, excess skin in the abdomen formed due to rapid weight gain and loss play a significant role in a tummy tuck.
About Tummy Tuck Surgery
The goal of abdominal wall surgery is to remove the sagging skin around the navel area and flatten the abdomen. In agreement with the doctor, abdominal wall surgery can be combined with liposuction during surgery.
Tummy tuck surgery takes an average of 3 to 5 hours. Surgery is done under general anesthesia. Before the operation, the surgeon will make the necessary drawings on your body, and you will receive the latest information.
In abdominal wall surgery, the surgical incision is made just above the hairy area of the pubic area. An average distance of 8 to 10 cm remains between the navel. The incision is almost the same as the Caesarean section, sometimes a little longer.
The navel is reshaped during a tummy tuck or Tummy Tuck operation. The scar is within the bikini or panty line. So it cannot be seen from the outside.
During an abdominoplastic procedure, the skin of the muscle is pulled down, and excess skin is removed. The operation is completed by tightening the relaxed abdominal muscles. In the meantime, excess fatty tissue is removed by liposuction, if possible.
The corset is put on immediately after surgery. Two drains are introduced to remove excess old blood and body fluids. These drains are removed on day 3. During abdominal wall surgery, the patient receives a urinary catheter the first night. The urinary catheter can be removed as soon as the patient can stand up on their own.
After a Tummy tuck operation, the patient has to stay in the hospital for two nights. A fully equipped hospital should undoubtedly have a preference.
Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery
In Turkey, the Mini Tummy Tuck removes excess skin between the navel and pubic area.
Nothing is applied to the upper abdomen and navel during this procedure. Unlike all tummy tucks, liposuction can be easily used to the abdominal area and the love handles. It is a shorter procedure, and the recovery time is short.
It is usually done in women who have excess fat and skin that builds up after delivery. Excess skin is removed with a short incision that remains under the underwear. If necessary, excess fat is removed by liposuction. The operation is completed by repairing the relaxed muscle tissue.
The mini-abdominoplasty operation can take 2 to 3 hours and is done under general anesthesia. As with all abdominal surgery, it is appropriate for the patient to lose weight before the mini-abdominoplasty.
After the mini-abdominoplasty, the patient is put on a corset. The drains are introduced. A one night stay in the hospital is sufficient.
In Turkey, the mini tummy tuck is performed in a fully equipped hospital with a specialized surgeon. You stay one week in Turkey for the mini-abdominoplasty.
The price of a mini tummy tuck is lower than the entire tummy tuck.
Experiences After Tummy Tuck Surgery?
You will have your first meal about 6 hours after the tummy tuck. You will take your first walk with the help of the nurse. When walking, you should allow for a slight bend over due to the tension in your abdomen. The position of your bed is adjusted so that your knees are slightly bent. It is normal to be in pain after abdominal surgery. You will spend the night more comfortably on medication provided by your doctor.
Your checkups will be done one day after your operation. You will stay in the hospital for another night. The next day your final checkups will be done, and you will be discharged from the hospital. Regular use of the medications your doctor gives you is crucial. Such as pain killers, antibiotics, and stomach protectors. During this period, the patient should not walk upright and should not lift heavily.
Your drains will be drawn on the second or third day after you leave the hospital. You can return to your daily life about three weeks after the tummy tuck. The light exercises your doctor will recommend will speed recovery.
The surgical scars will remain red until the 6th month. A year later, it starts to get pink and less visible.
Preparation Before Tummy Tuck Surgery
You must stop smoking two weeks before and two weeks after the tummy tuck. If you take medication regularly, you should tell the doctor. Blood thinners, some herbal teas should not be drunk before the tummy tuck.
In abdominal surgery, patients should have their operations performed after they have reached their average weight. For this reason, we want them to gain an average weight as much as possible.
You must monitor your health before surgery. Reasons like a cold or the flu can delay your surgery.
Tummy Tuck Surgery and Liposuction
Tummy tuck and liposuction can be combined. Especially belly fat, love handles, and back fat can be removed with liposuction. However, this decision must be made by the plastic surgeon, as abdominoplasty is a risky operation.
A short operating time is vital for the health of the patient. For this reason, the plastic surgeon will decide to combine tummy tuck and liposuction, taking into account the health of the patient.
Who Is Suitable For Tummy Tuck Surgery?
A tummy tuck can be done in people who have had a stomach reduction, suffer from a sagging stomach after childbirth, a flabby belly due to rapid weight gain and loss, and people with relaxed stomach muscles and sagging belly with age.
A tummy tuck can be performed one year after pregnancy and approximately one and a half years after stomach reduction (if the weight loss has stopped and weight is stable for a more extended period).
Can I Have a Tummy Tuck Surgery for the Second Time?
There is no discomfort for the patient to undergo a tummy tuck for the second time.
Minimum Age for Tummy Tuck Surgery
Abdominoplasty can be done on any man and woman over 18, without any medical impediment.
Tummy Tuck Surgery and Pregnancy
When planning a tummy tuck, we ask our patients a few questions. One of these is the question, do you think about pregnancy? If the patient is recently considering pregnancy, she should postpone surgery.
Because after birth, there is still a chance of a hanging belly. We can ask our patients with suspected pregnancy to have a pregnancy test.
This surgery does not prevent you from getting pregnant. You can undergo abdominal wall surgery one year after giving birth.
Tummy Tuck Surgery Prices in Turkey
We do abdominoplasty operations in Turkey. This is because the highest quality hospitals with the latest technologies and specialized surgeons are in Turkey. In Turkey, a Tummy Tuck operation is cheaper compared to other countries.
You can contact our assistants for the price of a tummy tuck.
You can contact us via the information form or WhatsApp. Our assistants will also help you with the price of a mini tummy tuck.