What is Abdominoplasty and Tummy Tuck Surgery? and How long does it take to be performed?
Abdominoplasty takes approximately 2-2.5 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. The incision in the lower part of the abdomen. The skin and subcutaneous tissue of the abdomen are raised under the ribs so that the belly button remains in place. Using the stitches, the rectus muscles and the membrane are tightened to support the internal organs of the abdomen. Excessive skin and subcutaneous tissue are removed after the umbilical cord is returned.
In order to prevent the accumulation of blood and fluid in the operation area after the abdominoplasty operation, silicone pipes called drains are placed. It is advised to stay in the hospital for at least one day. The patient may stand up after about 6-8 hours after the effect of anesthetic drugs.
After the operation, the use of a corset is recommended for shaping the abdomen. It is recommended to avoid movements requiring heavy abdominal muscle during the first 2 months.
Mini Abdominoplasty is performed only on patients with excess skin and subcutaneous fat. Patients with excessive sagging after extreme weight loss will need to undergo circumferential (environmental) abdominoplasty.
Liposuction/Laser Liposuction/VASER is sufficient to remove the fat and create a tightening effect on the skin. However, if there is also deformation in the muscular structure, abdominal stretching operation (Abdominoplasty) is unavoidable. In order to shape the abdomen during abdominal surgery, it is necessary to combine it with liposuction.