A slim abdomen and waist structure, free from excess weight, is of course the indispensable desire of every woman. Multiple pregnancies over the years, a sedentary lifestyle or variable weight gains leave hard-to-recover residues in the abdomen and surrounding waist tissue. The decrease in the elasticity of the abdominal skin causes sagging and cracks, and weight gain causes bloating and lubrication. Regular sports, diet and lifestyle changes that require long-term patience and will can help reduce problems. However, it is not possible to get rid of excess skin and cracks with non-surgical techniques. Due to its speed and effectiveness, full tummy tuck is a method frequently used by those who want to get rid of these problems.
Appropriate Patient Profile
People who have problems such as lubrication in the abdomen and waist region for various reasons, along with accompanying cracks, excess skin, sagging are suitable for this surgery. Not suitable for persons under the age of 18.
After an appropriate disease history and physical examination, criteria to determine the technique of the operation are evaluated. Conditions that may pose an obstacle to the operation are inspected by the anesthesiologist, and necessary blood tests are performed. In case of chronic diseases that may affect the surgery, additional examinations or consultations may be requested. If any blood thinners are used, they should be discontinued at least 1 week in advance. Smoking may impair the wound healing process in some patients. There is no need to discontinue drugs used for other chronic diseases. It is recommended that patients be fed with fibrous and soft foods before surgery.
Full tummy tuck surgery is performed in a hospital environment and under general anesthesia. The average duration of the operation is 2-2.5 hours. The procedure is performed in accordance with the technique determined by your aesthetic surgeon. In tummy tuck surgery, liposuction is often performed. A horizontal incision is made under the underwear. All abdominal tissue is removed, the abdominal muscles are tightened, the navel is brought to the appropriate position, excess abdominal skin and fat are cut off. After the operation, thin tubes called drains can be placed under the breast temporarily to evacuate excess blood.
After the operation, food is eaten at the 4th hour and the patient gets up from the bed and starts walking. Due to the tension in the abdomen, the patient has to walk obliquely for a certain period of time. The patient is discharged after 1 – 2 days. The pain is not as much as it is thought and the painkillers to be used provide sufficient help. The patient can be washed after 1-2 days. Some edema and swelling that may occur in the abdomen will pass in approximately 2-3 weeks. The patient can return to his daily life in about 1 week. Abdominal corset should be used for the first 2-3 weeks after the surgery. Light exercises can be done easily over time.
Of course, every surgical procedure has its own complications. Although these are rare, they should be explained to the patient by the physician for the purpose of informing the patient. There are alternative solution options for all of the early and late complications that may develop. temporary problems; tenderness, pain, feeling of tension Early problems; bleeding, infection, wound healing problems Long-term problems; bad scars, asymmetries, tightness in the skin and aesthetic problems.
Full Abdominoplasty and Pregnancy
Full tummy tuck surgeries do not pose an obstacle for pregnancy. However, it should be known that the pregnancy process may cause some loosening and sagging in the abdominal tissue. For this reason, tummy tuck surgeries should be postponed for expectant mothers who are considering early pregnancy.
Full Abdominoplasty and Permanence
The results of full tummy tuck surgeries are generally permanent. It is natural that the pregnancy process, malnutrition and irregular lifestyle cause some relaxation in the abdominal tissue.