Abdominoplasty

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Saggy skin and deformities appear in the abdomen due to alternating weight gains and losses, aging, and after pregnancy. Therefore, many women need abdominal aesthetics by abdominoplasty operations.

Excess skin is formed around the abdominal region in all women after pregnancy. Abdominoplasty is an effective method to eliminate such excess skin.

What is Abdominoplasty Operation?

The objective of abdominoplasty operations is to achieve firmer appearance of the abdomen. Abdominoplasty operations are categorized under two types as mini abdominoplasty and full abdominoplasty. Tummy tuck operations called abdominoplasty are performed to remove excess fat and skin around the abdomen and belly.

Abdominoplasty operation is performed by incision from the C-section laterally to both sides, and then saggy and cracked skin located up to the level of the navel is stretched over the navel.

Why is Abdominoplasty Operation Performed?

Abdominoplasty operations are performed to remove excess skin around the abdomen after pregnancy and for the correction of the abdominal region with deformities due to alternating weight gains and losses.

How long does Abdominoplasty Operation take?

Abdominoplasty operation can take from 3 to 4 hours. The post-op patient is hospitalized from 1 to 2 days.

The patient may experience some sensitivity from 7 to 10 days. Complete recovery may take up to 5 to 6 months. The person can get back to work within 14 to 20 days.

Is Abdominoplasty Risky?

Yes, it is. As in all operations, abdominoplasty involves some risks. Whereas such risks are rarely the case, any infection that may develop during surgery is prevented by various antibiotics.

Intervention of drainage tubes prevents building up serous fluid (containing blood plasma) and inflammatory fluid or collection of such fluids inside the abdomen following surgery.

What is Mini Abdominoplasty?

Mini abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck is performed on individuals who have a loose skin but not eligible for full tummy tuck operation. On the other hand, those who do not have serious weight problems may also undergo mini abdominoplasty surgery.

Mini abdominoplasty is suitable in case of deformities under the navel and slight lipidosis and excess skin in this region. Excess fats around the abdomen and the lumbar region are removed. The excess tissue under the navel is removed and tummy tuck operation is performed. Mini tummy tuck operation is not performed above the navel.

Who can undergo Abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty is not performed on those who have such problems at a young age. The weight of the person must be suitable for abdominoplasty. Those with a weight that is not suitable for abdominoplasty may not undergo such abdominoplasty operations.

What is Mini Abdominoplasty Operation?

Mini abdominoplasty is an operation for the removal of excess fats around the abdomen and the lumbar region as well as removal of excess tissue under the navel. Mini tummy tuck operation, also called mini abdominoplasty, must never be performed in the region above the navel.

Mini abdominoplasty is suitable for those whose umbilicus is higher, or those with slight lipidosis and saggy skin under the navel, or those with loose and separated abdominal muscles.

Is Mini Abdominoplasty More Advantageous?

Yes. Compared to full abdominoplasty, mini abdominoplasty operation is much simpler and takes less time. In addition, it is more advantageous since it leaves minimal scar compared to full abdominoplasty.

Are Cracks Eliminated by Abdominoplasty?

Yes. Cracks and saggy skin are formed under the navel after pregnancy. These cracks and saggy skin are eliminated thanks to abdominoplasty surgery.

What is Full Abdominoplasty?

Full abdominoplasty, contrary to mini abdominoplasty, is also performed in the region above the navel. Full abdominoplasty operation is performed above the navel, inguinal region as well as abdominal region.

Cracks and excess fat tissue formed around the region above the navel as well as abdominal and inguinal regions are removed. Loose abdominal muscles are made firmer and tighten by full abdominoplasty.

Is There any Scar Left After Abdominoplasty?

Yes. Scars may be observed after abdominoplasty. In full abdominoplasty, the surgical scar is planned to be located below the underwear. The comments of the people having undergone abdominoplasty surgery include having a scar after abdominoplasty.

Many patients do not see such thing as a problem. After a period of 1 year from surgery, scar minimization treatments may eliminate such problems.

What should be done after Abdominoplasty Surgery?

1 to 2 hours following abdominoplasty surgery, the patient wakes up. The patient stays at the hospital on the same day and discharged from the hospital after removal of drainage tubes on the next day. After surgery, the patient must avoid lifting weights and any movement to strain the abdomen.

After surgery, surgical wounds must be covered by bandages. These bandages must be removed after the required period, and after removal of bandages, the patient is required to wear abdominal corset for a period of 6 weeks.

The patient is instructed to stay in an upright position for a period of 1 week after surgery. The patient may take a bath 4 days after surgery. The sutures are removed 10 days after surgery.

Patients may get back to work within 2 weeks on average and the results of the surgery began to be observed after 6 months.

Can Anyone Get Pregnant After Abdominoplasty Surgery?

Yes. One can get pregnant after abdominoplasty operation. However, it is not advised to get pregnant after a recent and revised abdominoplasty operation. Doctors recommend that patients should refrain from getting pregnant at least 3 to 4 years after surgery.

What is Abdominal Muscle Aesthetics?

Operations performed to reveal the muscles called “six packs” over the abdominal muscles by surgical interventions instead of undergoing intensive workout and diet plans are called abdominal muscle aesthetics.

People who could not achieve the desired abdominal muscles as a result of exercise and diet plans can achieve this objective by abdominal aesthetics. In the operation performed under general or local anesthesia, the locations of the muscles are identified and targeted by surgical intervention to achieve abdominal muscle aesthetics.

How long do Abdominal Aesthetic Operations take?

Abdominal aesthetic operations are performed within 1 to 2 hours. In multiple combination cases, such operations may take up to 3 hours or even more.

How much does Abdominoplasty Cost?

Abdominoplasty operation prices in 2020 as in previous years, depend on the surgeon to perform the operation, the place of operation, equipment used, and the type of aesthetic operation.

Can Umbilical Hernia be Fixed by Abdominoplasty?

Yes. Hernia around the abdomen can be corrected as part of the abdominoplasty operation. Therefore, the patient restores his or her health by undergoing both hernia and abdominoplasty operation at the same time.

How is Abdominal Muscle Aesthetic Operation Performed?

Abdominal muscle aesthetic operation is performed under local or general anesthesia by removal of excess fats around the abdomen through cannulas and by reshaping the abdominal muscles. The cannulas used are different from liposuction as they are more flexible.

  • Abdominal muscle aesthetics are quite practical.
  • No incision, and therefore, no pain.
  • Performed under local or general anesthesia.
  • Recovery period is short.
  • The person can return to his or her everyday life within a short period of time.

Following abdominal muscle aesthetic operation, it is recommended for the patient to wear a corset.

Can Saggy Skin Due To Extreme Weight Loss be Eliminated by Abdominoplasty Operation?

Yes. Some saggy skin is formed as a result of extreme weight loss. The saggy excess tissues formed around the anterior abdominal wall are removed by abdominoplasty operation to ensure that the abdominal region returns to its original form.

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