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Abdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck in body aesthetics (abdominoplasty)

Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is one of the treatment methods which are applied for people who have excess fat or skin sagging in the abdominal area for different reasons. It is one of the most popular methods in recent years.

Abdominal tissue is a body part that loses its flexibility with age in both men and women and deforms downwards with the effect of gravity. Abdominal sagging, which has become an important problem especially for postpartum women, can be treated with various methods. Diet, doing sports and some operations are all methods applied to achieve a healthy-looking and fit body.

Abdominoplasty operation can be applied to both women and men. However, it is more preferred for stretching of the skin and providing a more proper appearance with simple aesthetic operation for the problems of skin sagging and loosening in the abdominal area, very commonly seen after weight changes, hormonal imbalances, or pregnancy in women. In this way, the sagging skin is stretched, excess fats are taken and the abdominal area is tightened.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Surgery

During the planning of abdominoplasty operation, patient should be examined very well; skin structure and test results should be analyzed in detail. Elasticity of the skin in the abdominal area, the degree of sagging in the skin and loosening of the muscles on abdominal wall are very important factors.

Full abdominal stretching operation takes about 2-5 hours, while partial abdominal stretching operation takes about 1-3 hours.An incision line is often made, which can be hidden under underwear and remains 8-10 cm below the navel and above the pubis hairy area.

During the operation, the muscles that have been opened are recovered and the abdominal wall is tightened to create a flat stomach appearance. After this procedure, a temporary feeling of tension and pain may occur in the abdominal area. It is an effective operation in creating waist folds when done with liposuction application as it is a solution to eliminating birth cracks. Return to normal life is 1 week after the operation, and full recovery takes 2 weeks.

If there is not much sagging and cracks in the skin of abdominal area, simpler types of surgeries such as Mini Tummy Tuck surgery or liposuction are considered. Classic Tummy Tuck is usually applied in cases where there is too much fat accumulation in the abdominal wall and the skin elasticity in the abdomen is very low.

For mini tummy tuck surgery, only the area under the belly button is stretched. This operation has no effect on the waist and groin. It is preferred in cases where the fat accumulation in the abdominal wall is moderate and in the lower abdomen.

'You can have a taut, fit stomach with easy and short-term methods. Abdominoplasty is the operation performed to remove excess skin and fat tissue around the navel in the abdomen and to recover muscle laxity in the abdomen. The medical name of the surgery is Abdominoplasty.


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