Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck
Abdominal region is the center of our bodies. It hides our internal organs with a barrier just beneath it. It has many neighbors: breasts, hips, genital area, back. Not just its problems but also neighbors’ possible problems determine the good or the bad. One of the most ideal place for the excess and persistent fat tissue to accumulate. Loosening and sagging of the skin after weight loss are other problems. On top of all these, fat tissue of this region is the most resistant tissue to the diet and sport. This applies for both, women and men but especially for the women because they are naturally procreative. This is a sacred structure.
However, any woman that gave birth is also open to numerous adverse developments: women experience significant changes in their breasts, abdomen, and genital organs. Weight gain and loss create problems. Cracks that are called stria in the abdomen skin, softening and sagging of skin are the nightmares of the women who had a few births. In addition, there are disintegration and weakening in the muscles of abdominal walls. This means bumpiness, softening and sagging. Gravity also increases the severity of these problems. Those are what people who need abdominoplasty surgery target. Loosed walls of abdomen will be supported, sagging/loosening in the skin will be extracted and excess fat deposits will be removed. That’s the goal. In this process cracks will be either substantially removed or visibility of them will disappear in a firm abdomen.
The surgery will be performed in a clinic environment under general anesthesia. Patients will stay 1 or 2 days at the hospital following a surgery of 2-4 hours. Your drainages will be taken out when you were discharged, however, the sutures will be removed after 8-10 days unless they are soluble type. Pain and swelling will be decreased to the minimal level after the surgery. Bruises and numbness of your skin will gradually disappear. You will able to stand up and walk at the very next day. You may want to keep fetus/confined positions for 7 to 10 days in order to protect the fitness of your abdomen walls. You can get back to your job after 10 days, though you have to take it easy. Still, a complete recovery takes 2 to 4 weeks. You will have to wear the corset that conceals your medical dressing for three weeks. You can start to exercise after 4 weeks, for heavy work outs you have to wait about 3 or 4 months. You need to avoid external trauma, fatigue, etc.