It is the right of every woman to have a more beautiful one. For this reason, aesthetic surgery tries to produce a solution specific to every problem. Especially in young and middle-aged women after pregnancy, significant changes in abdominal tissue come to the fore regardless of weight. Relaxation in the abdominal muscles, slight lubrication in the lower abdomen, cracks and sagging in the skin are the obvious elements of this change. Although there is no excess weight, these deteriorations in the abdominal tissue can disturb the person. Mini tummy tuck surgery is one of the solutions developed for the rapid and effective elimination of these problems, especially in the lower abdomen.
Appropriate Patient Profile
For any reason, people with fat in the lower abdomen (under the belly button), relaxation in the abdominal muscles, excess skin and cracks are suitable for surgery. It is not suitable for people 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.
Mini tummy tuck surgery is performed in a hospital environment and under general anesthesia. The average duration of the operation is 1-1.5 hours. The procedure is performed in accordance with the technique determined by your aesthetic surgeon. In mini tummy tuck surgery, it is often performed in liposuction. A horizontal incision is made under the underwear. The lower abdomen tissue is lifted, the abdominal muscles are tightened. Excess abdominal skin and adipose tissue under the belly button are cut and discarded. 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 abdominal region, the patient has to walk obliquely for a short time. The patient is discharged on the same day. The pain is not much and the painkillers to be used will provide sufficient help. The patient can be washed after 1-2 days. Some edema and swelling that may occur in the abdomen will go away in about 1-2 weeks. The patient can return to his daily life in about the same week. Abdominal corset should be used for the first 2-3 weeks after the surgery. Light exercises can be easily done 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.
Mini Tummy Tuck and Pregnancy
Mini 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.
Mini Abdominoplasty and Permanence
The results of mini tummy tuck surgeries are generally permanent. It is natural that the pregnancy process, malnutrition and irregular lifestyle cause some relaxation in the abdominal tissue.
Differences Between Mini Abdominoplasty and Full Abdominoplasty
Mini tummy tuck surgeries are performed on patients who are less overweight and have problems especially in the lower abdomen. For this reason, it is a relatively faster and more comfortable operation compared to full abdominoplasty. The operation time is shorter. The incision area and the scar that will remain are less. Post-operative pain and length of stay are less. The time to return to daily life is shorter.