What is tummy tuck?
Tummy tuck is a permanent solution for sagging skin in the abdomen and fat that cannot be removed by diet and exercise. Sagging and fat caused by pregnancy and weight loss are easily removed by aesthetic surgery. The protruding belly, which adversely affects the posture of all kinds of clothes such as trousers, skirts and dresses, disappears to a large extent after this surgery. The operation, which clarifies the waistline and promises a flatter abdomen than before the operation, is performed through an incision made just above the pubic region and below the belly. In general, the surgery is performed by removing excess fat, narrowing the loosened muscles and removing the excess skin in the abdomen. It is applied together with liposuction when necessary. After the surgery, a thin line remains along the cesarean section line in the lower abdomen.
Who can have tummy tuck treatment done?
It is applied to people who have excess skin and fat in the abdomen that cannot be removed despite all diet and exercise efforts, people who have had a cesarean section or multiple pregnancies, and people whose body has been deformed due to weight loss. It is also recommended for patients who do not have chronic illness and are suitable for anesthesia for the sake of the surgery and recovery process.
The recovery period after surgery differs according to the person's metabolism and lifestyle. The length of stay in the hospital can vary from a few hours to several days. It is normal to experience pain and tenderness for the first few days. You are expected to overcome this situation with the help of antibiotics and painkillers that your doctor will give you. Acting according to your doctor's advice in matters such as taking a shower and renewing dressings will accelerate the healing process. In the first weeks, heavy activities should be avoided, but at the end of an average of one month, the patient returns to his daily life. The scars gradually get lighter and decrease after about 1 year. However, it is not expected to disappear completely. Nevertheless, in the bikini line, it cannot be noticed at first glance from the outside.