Abdominoplasty: From the choice of clothing to the way of walking, many factors affect the shape of the abdomen. Many factors play a major rule of causing deformities in the abdomen such as pregnancy, the risk of the damage in the abdomen is high that neither sport nor diet can eliminate it.
After a physical examination, the doctor would determine the type of deformity and the appropriate operation to eliminate it. The external layer of the abdomen forms the skin-fat tissue-muscle membrane and muscles inwards from the outside.
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.
only for patients with excess skin and subcutaneous fat. Patients with excessive sagging after extreme weight loss will need to undergo circumferential (environmental) abdominoplasty.
Abdominoplasty takes place under the general anaesthesia for approximate time of 2-2.5 hours .The incision would be in the lower part of the abdomen,by raising the skin and subcutaneous tissue of the abdomen under the ribs
so that the belly button remains in place.
The stitches would in place tightens the rectus muscles and the membrane to support the internal organs of the abdomen. after returning the umbilical cord ,the doctor will remove
the Excessive skin and subcutaneous tissue.
In order to prevent the accumulation of blood and fluid in the operation area after the abdominoplasty operation, placing silicone pipes (drains) is necessary.
We usually advise our patients 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,we give recommendations of using a corset for shaping the abdomen,as well as to avoid movements that require heavy abdominal muscle during the first 2 months.
SOME PRECAUTIONS BEFORE A TUMMY TUCK
That the woman has no intention of becoming pregnant for at least one year after the operation.
Conducting comprehensive analyzes, a picture of the blood, an analysis of sugar and liver enzymes, and giving the doctor an overview of the person’s medical and medical history,
and then the doctor performs a comprehensive medical examination of the patient.
You should discuss with the doctor his expectations and the success of the operation.and then defining the areas of flabby skin that have never responded to the diet and exercise regime
The operation is not suitable for those who suffer from obesity until they lose weight through sports and diet, or through liposuction surgeries,
until a small amount of fat and flabby skin remains, then abdominoplasty operations are suitable for them.
The patient must be in good health and psychological condition.
those who are under the age of eighteen years cannot undergo the operation.
You must stop smoking for two weeks before the operation, as well as medicines that contain aspirin.
After conducting analyzes and examinations, and the doctor discusses the expectations of the operation and its success for the patient,
the patient shall applies written agreement to conduct the operation.
You should abstain from food 12 hours or at least 6 hours before the operation.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SURGERY?
After you wake up after the surgery, you must not forget that there is a compression wrap around your abdomen. This wrap is to reduce swelling and bleeding that may occur after surgery. With all of these things, there will be two drainage tubes [drain] placed below the skin. After a period of 24-48 hours,the doctor will apply the removal of those tubes. After the surgery, one or two more pillows will be behind your knee.
These pillows will provide for the legs to remain in a crooked state, thus reducing the tension in the stomach area. During the first few days, you will walk in a bent position due to the tension in the abdominal area,
and then in the following days, you will gradually become able to walk in an upright position gradually.
There will be a long trace inside the the bikini line during the complete abdominoplasty process. The reshaping of the muscles forming the abdominal wall which may have reduced their elasticity, and removing the extra skin are critical parts in this procedure.
For this reason, drains are placed [the depletion machine] that remain for a period of 24-48 hours, in order not to be exposed to any negatives. These drains will prevent the fluids that may form inside from accumulating under the skin by draining them out.
As for the small abdominoplasty, there was only a short trace left in the midline. And there is no trace left in the area around the navel because the tightening process is limited.
Liposuction is also used with this method to thin the waist area, making it in a more gentle condition, in some cases.
HOW LONG CAN WE RETURN TO NORMAL?
The surgical tummy tuck is a dangerous and important surgery. For this reason, it may take several weeks for a full feeling of breath to take place. The period of recovery and improvement varies from person to person, some people start working in light work within a week or two, while others may need to rest for a week or two as well. Walking will be very helpful for your recovery for the first 3-4 weeks. This increases existing blood circulation, provides faster recovery and healing, and reduces swelling and swelling quickly. You should avoid lifting weights and strenuous work until the sixth week after the surgery.