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Tummy Tuck

The sagging in the abdomen, which occurs after giving birth or due to excessive weight gain, is corrected with abdominal aesthetics. Abdominal aesthetics is performed both by removing the excess skin of the abdomen and stretching it, and by removing the excess fat by liposuction. The middle and lower abdominal skin of the abdomen, along with the adipose tissue, is excessive or sagging. Generally, the skin below the navel level is completely removed, while the remaining skin area falls below the navel level. Thus, the skin of the abdomen is stretched and flattened.

If there is an opening in the midline (diastasis) between the abdominal muscles during the Aesthetic Abdominoplasty, this opening is closed and the muscles are brought closer to each other in the midline. Thus, the anterior camber in the abdomen is also corrected. However, as a result of this surgery, a long horizontal scar (trace) will form in the bikini. The reason for this scar is the result of suturing the lower edge of the abdominal lesson, which is stretched from top to bottom and the excess part is removed. With this surgery, the stretch marks that occur during pregnancy can be completely removed below the navel line.

Tummy tuck surgery improves your physical appearance and increases your self-confidence. However, a perfect image should not be expected. Also, you should not expect a change in the behavior of people around you. Complications that can occur in any surgical intervention may also occur in this intervention. Although rare, infection and bleeding can be seen among the complications after plastic surgery. In case of infection, drainage and antibiotics are used. In case of delayed wound healing, more scars may remain. A second attempt may be required for extremely prominent scars. Smoking is one of the factors that impair wound healing. Therefore, it is necessary to stop smoking before the operation. Smoking should be stopped 10 days before the operation. Before the operation, especially the trunk area should not be exposed to the sun, if a diet is applied, this should be interrupted as it may impair wound healing.

Abdominal Aesthetic Surgery usually takes an average of 3 hours depending on the difficulty level of the surgery to be performed. Patients are given sedation (sedating drugs) before surgery. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The skin incision is made horizontally so that the surgical scar remains in the bikini. The skin of the abdomen from below the navel to the lower edge of the ribs is separated from the underlying muscle layer. The navel is cut in the form of an ellipse just from its edge and left on the abdominal wall. Then, if there is relaxation in the abdominal muscles, it is tightened with appropriate stitches. The amount of excess is determined by gently pulling the skin downwards. After a temporary fixation suture is placed in the middle, the new location of the navel is determined and a small incision is made. The navel in the abdominal wall is removed from here and sewn to its new place. The navel is cut by marking its new place and sewn to its new place with fine stitches. The slightly stretched skin is brought over the previously made incision below and the excess is cut off. Then the leather edges are stitched with fine stitches. At the end of the surgery, the patient is laid down with the knees pulled to the abdomen so that the abdominal sutures are not stretched. After the patient is hospitalized for one night, he is discharged with recommendations and called for controls.

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