Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty
Tummy Tuck, also called Abdominoplasty, is the procedure of removing excessive fat and skin tissues to tighten the abdominal area. Tummy Tuck is ideal for patients with loose skin tissue that doesn’t tighten with diet and exercise. Most common cases treated with Tummy Tuck are serious weight losses and women who had many pregnancies. Tummy Tuck can also be combined with other procedures such as liposuction to achieve greater results.
Before Tummy Tuck in Turkey
The surgeon will evaluate the overall health and medical history of the patient. Certain medications the patient is using might be changed with other alternatives prior to surgery. The surgeon and the patient will discuss about the desired outcome in order to achieve a satisfying result. The procedure, possible outcomes and options will be explained to the patient.
During Tummy Tuck in Turkey
A horizontal incision above the pubic hairline is required for a full tummy tuck. The shape and length of the incision depends on the patients physical features and the amount of skin to be removed. In some cases another an incision around the navel area might be needed to remove the extra skin in the upper abdomen. The surgeon lifts the skin and repairs the abdominal muscles. Once the muscles are tightened, excess skin is removed and the remaining tissues get attached to each other. The surgeon carefully places the incisions so when they heal the scars can’t be seen easily.
After Tummy Tuck in Turkey
The surgeon will use stitches and bandages to protect the area. It may be advised to use elastic bandages or compression garments to support the abdomen and control the swelling. Small tubes may be placed under the skin to remove any excessive body fluids.
Swelling and pain are likely to occur, and can be treated with medication if needed. The surgeon might prescribe blood thinning medications or antibiotics to prevent possible complications. The patient needs to move carefully and avoid certain positions that put stress on the area for the first 6 weeks. Most patients can return to work in 1 week if their jobs are not physically demanding.
Who are good candidates for Tummy Tuck in Turkey?
- Women with excess fat and skin tissues in the lower abdomen due to weight loss or pregnancy
- Healthy patients with stable body weight