Tummy Tuck: The flatness of the abdomen with or without clothing increases the self-confidence of people. Irregularities, cracks, and sagging in the abdomen affect many of the characteristics of people from the choice of clothing to the way they walk. Because of the damages caused by pregnancy and pregnancy, especially in women, the risk of deformations in the abdominal region is high and some of these deformations cannot be removed by sports and diet.
After a physical examination, deformity in the abdominal region and the type of operation to eliminate this disorder can be determined. The anterior wall of the abdomen forms the membrane and muscles of adipose and muscle tissue. Changes in one or more of these structures will occur as abdominal distortion. Liposuction/laser liposuction / Vaser liposuction is sufficient to remove the fats and create a tightening effect on the skin only in cases of excess fat tissue.
However, abdominal deformity (Tummy Tuck) is inevitable if there is deformation in the concomitant structures. It is necessary to combine with liposuction methods to shape the abdomen during abdominal surgery. Mini Tummy Tuck is performed only in patients with excess skin and subcutaneous fat under the navel. Circumferential (circumferential) abdominoplasty will be required in patients with excessive sagging after excessive weight loss.
Tummy Tuck is an operation performed under general anesthesia lasting approximately 2-2.5 hours. The incision is made from the area where the undergarment will cover the cesarean section from the underside of the abdomen such that it extends to both pelvis protrusions. The abdominal skin and subcutaneous tissue are removed below the ribs, leaving the navel in place. Stitches are used to tighten the rectus muscles and membranes that support the midline abdominal organs. After the navel is preserved, the excess skin and subcutaneous tissue are removed.
After abdominal surgery
Silicone tubes called drains are placed in the area of the operation to prevent the accumulation of blood and fluid. It is followed up in the hospital at least 1 day after the operation. Approximately 6-8 hours after the elimination of the effect of anesthetic drugs, the patient can stand up. After the operation, the use of a corset for the shaping of the abdomen is inevitable. In the first 2 weeks, the abdomen can be supported by leaning forward and walking. It is recommended to avoid movements that require heavy use of the abdominal muscles for the first two months.
Stretched arm formation by removing excess skin and adipose tissue that is loosened by age or weight gain in the arm area is known as arm-stretching or Brachioplasty operation. The fat and/or skin is removed by an incision extending from the elbow to the armpit and sometimes to the chest, with the arm on the inside. Liposuction may be added to the operation.
Arm stretching surgery
Arm stretching surgery can be performed on any patient suffering from sagging of the arm, including patients with normal weight. Most of the patients have sagging of the arm skin due to excessive weight loss. Liposuction is also added to patients who are overweight and have sagging skin and excess fat tissue.
VASER can be effective in patients with excess fat in the upper arm if there is no excess skin. Oil from these areas can be obtained by thinning the arm while recovering some amount of skin. However, in patients with skin laxity, it is inevitable to remove it along with fat. The scar may be confined to the arm and armpits but may extend to the anterior chest wall in patients who lose excess weight and increase excess skin to the chest.
Stopping smoking prior to surgery increases the wound healing rate by reducing the risk of complications.
The operation takes about 3 hours under general anesthesia. It is recommended to use a special arm corset especially for the first month after surgery. The patient can return to daily life after 7-10 days on average. It is recommended to stay away from excessive arm movements for the first month.