Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

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Pregnancy, excessive weight, hormonal imbalance lead to fat accumulation in this area and finally form abdominal deformity caused by sagging of the belly. A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Aging and passive lifestyle are also reasons for loose and sagging abdomen, and psychologically you get under pressure. The best treatment is abdominoplasty surgery. Abdominoplasty, also known as “tummy tuck”, is an surgery that removes excess fat and skin tissue in the abdomen, and in most cases the surgeon restores weakened or separated muscles and creating an abdominal profile hat is smoother and firmer.

It is recommended for patients with overweight to lose weight before this operation because the result will not be optimal and the risks of general anesthesia will increase. This is not a treatment for weight loss. To achieve the best results, I have been doing abdominal surgery combined with liposuction known as the Saldanha technique (Saldanha lipoabdominoplasty).

Surgery procedure

The operation is done under general anesthesia in a sterile environment at the hospital. The patient has to stay 1-2 days after surgery at the hospital. After the surgery, the patient will be placed on the bed with a corset, we put on the operating table, two drains and your back and legs folded. The patient is required to wear anti-embolic socks starting from below the knees for protection until the day you start walking. The drains are removed on the second or third day. You are required to walk leaning forward for one week. The special strips are placed over the stitches and the remaining stitches are removed in the second week.

What you need to know about Abdominoplasty

Smokers are at risk for both general anesthesia and surgical complications. It will affect the results of wound and scars healing. After the surgery hematoma and wound healing problems may occur. One of the feared complications is blood clot (embolism).

Therefore, anti-embolic sock use, preventive drug and early mobilization is recommended. It may be helpful to use a special silicone band or special cream for the healing of the scar.

Abdominoplasty is preferably recommended for patients who have given birth or do not consider giving birth. It has not been reported in the literature that patients who have been operated have encountered any problems regarding pregnancy.

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