Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
What is Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and restores weakened muscles to create a smoother, more tight abdominal profile. Abdominoplasty is inevitable in cases where sagging in the shade of the abdomen cannot be resolved by sports or diet.
A tummy tuck is suitable for both men and women who are in good general health overall and are at a stable weight.
A tummy tuck operation provides solutions to many problems in the abdominal area. The results of the operation can be permanent unless there is a dramatic weight loss after the surgery. To get detailed information about Tummy Tuck prices and your questions, you can fill in the contact form here, or contact us via phone or whatsapp.
Operation Duration: 2-5 Hours
Length of Hospital Stay: 1-2 Days
Recovery time: 2 weeks
How Is A Tummy Tuck Performed?
A tummy tuck is an operation performed with general anesthesia.
Full tummy tuck: the rate of fat and sagging in the abdominal area is higher in patients who apply this technique. During the operation, which lasts between 2-5 hours, an incision line extending from the hip to the other hip will be removed. A circular incision line is also thrown around the navel. The skin of the abdomen between the groin and ribs is liberated. If there is any damage to the muscles in this area, it will be repaired. Excess skin is cut and removed from the body. After the operation, the incisions are closed by the Welles Clinic special sewing method.
Mini tummy tuck: This is an operation where incisions are less than a full abdominal stretching. The operation takes 1-2 hours. The procedures are quite similar to a full tummy tuck. At the end of the operation, incisions are closed by the Welles Clinic special suture method, as in full abdominal stretching.
After a tummy tuck operation, a post-suture dressing is performed in both techniques. To absorb the fluid that will form in the area, tubes called drains are placed in the abdominal area.
What To Consider Before A Tummy Tuck Operation
Before tummy tuck surgery, it is necessary to decamp to habits such as smoking and alcohol. You should stop using drugs that dilute the blood. Before the operation, the abdominal area should not be exposed to the sun directly. If you have a cold or infectious disease on your way to the operation, you should be aware that the operation will be delayed.
Tummy Tuck Operation Healing Process
Depending on the technique used in the tummy tuck operation, the healing process changes. Bruising and swelling may occur in the abdomen for the first 3 days following the operation. You will need to wait 1 Week for a return to social life. After the operation, thanks to the Welles Clinic special stitching, there is no need for such a process as sewing. Drains placed in the abdominal area are removed within the first 2-3 days. Although suture marks appear in the abdomen for up to 6 months, over time the scars get skin color.
What To Consider After A Tummy Tuck Operation
In general, what should be considered after a tummy tuck operation is as follows.
- You should use corsets and medications recommended to you by Welles Clinic doctors.
- After the tummy tuck operation, you should be fed with fluid for the first 24 hours.
- Do not shower until drains are removed.
- You should get up as early as possible, provided that you do not damage the abdominal area.
- For the first 3 weeks, sports exercises that will not damage the abdomen can be performed. At the end of the 6th week, you can exercise normally.
- You can take a shower after removing drains. This means 3 days after the operation.
- Very small traces remain after the operation. But the scars that take on the skin color and come under the bikini do not reveal any bad images.
- You can start sports except for abdominal exercise within 3 weeks after the operation.