Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy Tuck operations called “Tummy Tuck” or “Abdominoplasty”; It is among the most frequently preferred body aesthetic surgeries, especially by women.

Abdominal fat is a surgery performed due to excessive sagging of the skin. It is a preferred operation in patients who cannot lose weight despite sports and diet and whose skin does not recover. In tummy tuck surgery; Abdominal muscles that have been relaxed due to birth and aging are recovered. The belly button is corrected.

Excess fat tissue is removed and the sagging skin tissue is removed to make the abdomen flat and taut. If the problem in the abdomen is above and below the navel, the procedure is called “full tummy tuck”, if the problem is only in the area below the navel, the procedure is called “mini-tummy tuck”. If there is fat in the waist and stomach area, liposuction can be applied to these areas.


Am I suitable for tummy tuck surgery?

If you have sagging skin due to postpartum or weight loss, you may be considered suitable for this procedure. Depending on the condition of the abdominal deformity and fat distribution, it can be performed with liposuction or directly as a tummy tuck. In some cases, a mini tummy tuck can also be performed, such as stretching only the underbelly with a short scar.


Will it be very painful and how long will it last?

Painkiller injections are made during the operation, and strong painkillers are used intravenously in the ward. Although it varies according to the person, there is no unbearable pain. It decreases rapidly with each passing day and passes after a few days.

A few hours after the operation, you will be able to walk while leaning.


Will I wear a corset?

  •  You will need to use a corset for 6-8 weeks.
  •  In combined cases where liposuction is also performed, it may be necessary to use a size smaller corset after about 3 weeks.


What should be done before the operation and what should be considered?

  • Discontinuation of blood thinners under the control of a doctor 1 week in advance
  • no smoking
  • Not drinking alcohol
  • Not consuming excessive herbal tea (more than 10 cups / 5 cups a day)
  • Avoiding the use of high doses of vitamin E
  • Taking a whole body bath on the morning of the operation

What should be done and what should be considered after the operation?

  • no smoking
  • Lying in a sunbed position (2-3 weeks)
  • Leaning on walking (1-3 weeks)
  • 2 weeks rest
  • Light exercises after 2 months