Loss of skin elasticity and skin sagging occurs due to the effects of gravity over time. These problems can be seen in any part of the body, but especially in the abdominal area. Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure to make the abdomen thinner and firmer. It consists of removing excess skin and fat tissue and muscle repairing if required. In some patients it can be combined with liposuction. There are several variations of tummy tuck surgery like regular tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, extended tummy tuck each designed to target certain areas of the abdomen. During the procedure the incision will be placed down low, at about the same level as your pubic hair for the scar to be hidden under bikini level. For improved tightening of the upper abdomen a small incision around belly button might be necessary. Placement of the belly button is very important for a beautiful belly. Tummy tuck operation is also a surgical choice for patients who want to get rid of love handles. Doctor B will explain these options and help you find out the best treatment plan to reach satisfactory results.
- Personalized application
- Getting rid of abdominal adiposity problems
- Getting rid of distorted skin full of stretch marks
- Firm internal abdominal
- Correctly positioned belly button and incision scar
What is Tummy Tuck?
Loss of skin elasticity and consequent sagging in the abdominal area of men and especially women occur in time due to gravity. Though sagging abdominal area is sometimes caused by genetic factors, it may occur after pregnancy, operations like C-section and also due to aging and weight changes. Causing problems while choosing clothes and aesthetically disrupting the body proportions, abdominal lipoidosis generally cannot be eliminated with exercise and diet. Those who cannot solve such problems get a Tummy Tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, and get a firmer abdomen and a firmer abdominal profile and a tummy with strengthened connective tissue.
Doctor B points out four important issues for a beautiful and natural tummy;
1. Placement and shape of belly button
The most important, but most ignored issue of the Tummy Tuck surgery is the location of the newly formed belly button. The new belly button should be aligned with the pelvic bone in accordance with the body proportion. If the belly button is not properly placed, this causes an odd look and gives an unaesthetic look to the patients.
2. Correlation between tummy and pubis
Tummy Tuck operation allows you to have an aesthetic abdomen and this puffy area between clitoris and caesarean scar should support this new formation. The lipoidosis problem in this area named the Venus bump, can be resolved within the same surgery. Because mostly, this area has the same lipoidosis problem at the same time with the abdomen area and it is essential to give an aesthetic form in this area.
3. Localization of incision under bikini level
The incision scar should be within the bikini area after the Tummy Tuck to conceal it and provide an aesthetic look. It should be located low inside the caesarean stitches.
4. Formation of a curved waist
The newly formed tummy area will not match the waistline, that’s why it is important to also reshape the waist curve. Lipoidosis on the waist area must be eliminated.
Who can get a Tummy Tuck?
If you have excess skin or sagging in your abdominal area or an excess fat tissue that affects your general appearance, if your abdominal muscles are weak and you have regional lipoidosis there, you can get a Tummy Tuck. Especially women who want to get Tummy Tuck surgery should tell Doctor B about their pregnancy plans before the operation.
Examination of Tummy Tuck
In Tummy Tuck examination, Doctor B answers your questions and examines the deformation in the area. He mentions his methods, determines the location of the newly formed belly button and completes other plannings. Your photographs are taken for medical archive and your abdominal area is measured.
Application of Tummy Tuck
Tummy Tuck operation begins after applying the preferred anesthesia type. It is divided into different types as total tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck, which is a surgical process that removes the excess skin and fat in the abdominal area and tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall. In a mini tummy tuck, abdominal muscles are shaped in a limited area without touching the belly button, but, in total tummy tuck, all excess skin and fat are removed in the area from around the belly button to the subinguinal region and the belly button is placed back. Muscles in the area from which the excess is removed are sewn together. Thus, we get rid of the bulged image in the abdominal area. Waist curve is shaped Finally, the operation is completed by placing the drain on the surgery area.
After Tummy Tuck
When the Tummy Tuck operation is completed, the abdomen area is loosely bandaged to minimize the swelling and bruising. A drain is placed under the bandage in order to stop excess blood or fluid discharge.
The post-surgery scar is going to recover in time and it is going to disappear. Doctor B’s Tummy Tuck application is among the operations from which we receive many positive feedbacks. The recovery time of the first scar is observed within 5 to 10 days. Swelling dissipates two weeks after surgery and incision lines start to fade. After the operation, it may take a couple of weeks for the swellings going down. Your body gets used to its new contour and you regain your form each day. If you watch your weight and live a healthy life, Tummy Tuck will help you to stay fit for the rest of your life. Stabilizing your weight, exercising and changing your lifestyle is the most important thing.