As a result of an excessive weight gain & loss or pregnancy and labor, abdominal skin laxity may develop. Also with advanced age, fat accumulation can be observed in the abdominal region. With the Tummy Tuck Surgery, skin that has become loose and sagged would be stretched, the cracks under the pot can be removed and muscles of the abdominal wall can be tightened and the deformed belly look can be corrected.
Abdominoplasty is carried out under general anesthesia. The patient stays at the hospital for two nights after the operation. The patient is recommended to wear a corset after the operation. The patient can get back to work 2 weeks after the surgery but strenuous exercise and sports are not allowed for 3 months.
During this operation, the excess skin and fat tissue is removed from the abdominal region and underlying abdominal wall muscles should be tightened. A horizontal incision to overlap the cesarean section scar would be made during the operation. This incision would be extended towards the pelvis on both sides depending on the excess skin to be removed. The incision scar remains under patient’s undergarment and would be red and apparent at the beginning. However in about one year, the scars fade away and take on a color that is close to natural skin color.
Patient must quit smoking one month before the operation. Anticoagulant drugs, herbal teas and vitamin E should not be used before the operation.