Full abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Abdominoplasty involves removing excess skin and fat on the abdomen and smoothing the surface of the abdomen. Abdominal muscles tightened if they are loose. In this procedure, only the extra skin or skin and excess fat may be removed.
The best candidates for a complete abdominoplasty are people who have extra skin in the abdomen or have loosened abdominal muscles for any reason. Women who have had multiple pregnancies or who have lost a lot of weight are also good candidates for this surgery.
The small size of the abdomen should not be treated with abdominoplasty. In such cases, it is recommended to use a regular diet and exercise. And if you do not succeed in removing excess fat, it is recommended to use advanced VASER Lipo and liposuction technology.
The incision made in this surgery is in the lower abdomen on the cesarean section and will expand based on the extra skin in this area. In this surgery, the muscles of the abdominal wall are repaired, the extra fat on the sides is removed, and the extra skin of the abdomen is removed. In this method, the patient’s umbilical cord is reconstructed and finds a new and more beautiful shape.
To prevent the accumulation of lymph and seroma in the surgical area, it is recommended to use a closed drain in the first few days to drain the secreted fluid.
This will dramatically improve the appearance of the abdomen, but the effect of the incision will remain throughout the lower abdomen.
Duration of surgery
Full abdominoplasty requires about 2 to 3 hours. In cases where due to the large volume of fat on the upper abdomen and sides, it is necessary to remove these fats, we use advanced technologies of VASER Lipo and Lipomatic (PAL) to empty these fats, the duration of the operation may take up to 6 hours.
Full abdominoplasty surgery can be performed under epidural anesthesia, or general anesthesia.
Inpatient / outpatient status
To control your pain and general condition, it is recommended that you stay in a clinic or hospital overnight.
Possible side effects
Slight swelling and bruising of the skin in the area, pain in the surgical site, and temporary numbness of the skin of the abdomen and around the navel are all Possible side effects of full abdominoplasty.
Infection, bleeding under the skin at the site of surgery, pulmonary embolism, excessive scarring at the site of surgical incision and umbilical cord circumference, and the formation of seroma at the site of surgery are possible complications of complete abdominoplasty surgery.
Two days after surgery, bathing with a doctor’s permission is allowed. You will return to work within 1 to 2 weeks. You should avoid strenuous exercise and activity for 6 to 8 weeks. Wear a special garment for at least 3 weeks. Your stitches are absorbable and do not need to be pulled.
The results of complete abdominoplasty surgery will last for many years unless you gain a lot of weight or get pregnant again.