Sagging in the abdomen after giving birth and sometimes as a result of weight gain and loss can disturb patients. In this case, patients can regain their old appearance with tummy tuck surgery. Although women generally apply for this surgery, from time to time deformities that require this kind of intervention may occur in male patients as well.
How is Tummy Tuck Operation Performed?
Tummy tuck surgery is an operation we perform under general anesthesia. In particular, there is an incision formed from hip to hip. Through this incision, the abdominal skin tissue is removed together with the subcutaneous tissues. After the necessary stretching process is completed, the excess skin and subcutaneous tissues are removed and the surgery is completed with a suture method.
To prevent any bleeding or any fluid accumulation under the skin during the surgery, those fluids are removed with the help of tiny hoses called drains.
Partial Tummy Tuck (Mini Abdominoplasty)
If there is skin sagging or bulging in the part below the belly level, the abdominal skin under the belly is removed with a shorter incision. Abdominal muscles are tightened and excess skin is removed.
Mini Tummy Tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia and operating room conditions. The duration of the operation is 1.5 hours on average. You can return to your work 5 days after the operation.
What should patients who have had Tummy Tuck pay attention to after the surgery?
The early postoperative period is very important in patients who have had tummy tuck. If there is a rapid return to normal physical activity during this period, important problems such as wound separation may occur in patients.
For this reason, it is important for patients not to be too steep, especially when walking, and to walk slightly bending forward. Besides, reducing the tension in the incision line for the abdomen by putting an upholder under their feet will also provide a great convenience for the patient.
Pregnancy after Tummy Tuck
Pregnant women often question whether their pregnancy carries risk and the necessity of abortion by stating that they have had tummy tuck a short while ago before their pregnancy. This situation does not pose a risk for pregnant women.
Tummy Tuck Surgery After Giving Birth
Before the operation, you should wait for the abdominal muscles to return to their original state by losing the weight you gained as a result of pregnancy. This period varies between 1 and 1.5 years.