From our doctor:
"The reduction in abdominal skin elasticity leads to sagging and cracking; and weight gain leads to swelling and adiposity. Regular exercise, diet and lifestyle changes that require patience and willpower can help reduce the problems in the long-term. Because of its speed and efficiency, today's full tummy tuck procedure is a method that is often applied to those who want to get rid of this problem."
People with problems such as adiposity in the abdomen and waist area because of various reasons, accompanying cracks, excess skin and sags are suitable candidates for this surgery. This surgery is not appropriate for persons under the age of 18.
After analysis of medical history and physical examination, the technical operation criteria are evaluated to determine the operation method. The anesthesiologist checks any obstacles before the operation and necessary blood tests are done before the surgery. In case of chronic diseases that may affect the operation, other additional tests or consultations may be necessary. If you use any blood-thinning medication it should be discontinued at least 1 week in advance the operation. Smoking can impair wound healing in some patients. There is no need to stop using drugs necessary for other chronic diseases. It is adviced that patients’ diet to contain soft and fiber-rich food before the surgery.
Full tummy tuck surgery is done under general anesthesia in the hospital environment. The average duration of operation is about 2-2.5 hours. The process is performed by your plastic surgeon according to the method decided before the operation. Tummy tuck surgery is often combined with liposuction. A horizontal incision is made so that it remains under the underwear. All abdominal tissue is removed, the abdominal muscles are tightened, the belly button is brought into the proper position, excess abdominal skin and fat are discarded. Temporary drains are placed under the breasts to relieve excess blood.
In the 4th post-operative hour, food intake starts and the patient gets off bed to start walking. Because of tension in the abdominal region, patients walk in the inclined potion for a period of time. Patients are discharged 1 - 2 days after the operation. The pain is most usually less then what is expected and pain relievers can be used to provide adequate assistance. Patients can take a shower after 1 or 2 days. Some level of edema and swelling can occur in the abdomen and it passes completely in about 2-3 weeks. Patients can return to daily life in about 1 week. Post-operation abdominal corset should be used for the first 2-3 weeks. Mild exercise can easily be done in time.
Temporary problems: tenderness, pain, tightness.
Short-term problems: bleeding, infection, wound healing problems.
Long-term problems: bad scarring, asymmetry, skin-pot and aesthetic problems.
Full Tummy Tuck and Permanency
The results of the full tummy tuck surgery are generally permanent. Pregnancy process, poor nutrition and irregular lifestyle may cause sagging in the abdominal tissue.
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