Many people who are uncomfortable in the abdominal area due to aesthetic concerns may prefer an aesthetic operation called “Abdominoplasty” to improve their physical appearance. While this operation, popularly known as “tummy tuck”, significantly corrects the shape of the body, it also brings some risks, just like other surgical interventions. It is very important to be aware of these risks and to get detailed information from your surgeon. In particular, lifestyle habits such as smoking, alcohol use or lack of regular exercise can directly affect the success of the surgery.
Who is Abdominoplasty Suitable for?
Many people who want to get rid of stubborn fat and sagging in the abdominal area resort to plastic surgery for this problem that even diet and sports cannot solve. Especially women who have given birth by caesarean section or who have experienced multiple pregnancies may find it difficult to regain such deformations naturally. Tummy tuck, medically known as abdominoplasty, is an ideal solution for such cases.
Of course, abdominoplasty is not suitable for everyone. Especially for individuals with chronic conditions that may affect blood clotting, such as diabetes, this surgery may bring some risks. Many factors, from postoperative wound healing to possible complications, can be more complicated for people with such conditions. Therefore, it is essential for those considering abdominoplasty surgery to thoroughly assess their health status and consult with a specialized doctor.
What are Abdominoplasty Techniques?
Abdominoplasty surgeries are surgical procedures performed to correct and shape the abdominal area in the field of aesthetic surgery. While these surgeries are usually completed between 2-4 hours, smaller interventions, which we call mini abdominoplasty, can take 1-2 hours.
In general tummy tuck surgery, an incision is made on the pubic area between the hip bones. In addition, another incision is made to separate the tissues around the navel. In mini abdominoplasty, the position of the navel is not changed. However, in extensive interventions, the belly button can be moved to a new position.
The skin is pulled taut towards the ribs. In the lower muscle layer, the abdominal muscles are brought together in the middle and sutured to emphasize them. The excess skin is then stretched downwards and cut away. The belly button, if it has been moved, is placed in its new position.
During the operation, special drains are placed to prevent blood and edema from accumulating inside. These drains help to drain out the fluid after surgery.
This type of surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. However, local anesthesia may sometimes be preferred in the mini abdominoplasty procedure. However, under local anesthesia, the patient can feel the stretching and pulling movements. This can sometimes be uncomfortable for patients.
Tummy tuck surgeries are important not only for aesthetics but also for health and comfort. With the right information and a specialized surgeon, these surgeries can lead to successful results.
New Look After Tummy Tuck Surgery
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery as it is popularly known, is preferred to give the body an aesthetic line. The perfect silhouette obtained as a result of the surgery increases the self-confidence of the individual, allowing them to lead a more positive and energetic life. However, it should not be forgotten that maintaining these impressive results in the long term depends on the individual’s lifestyle choices. A balanced and healthy diet is the key to maintaining this wonderful appearance for a long time.