Tummy tuck which is also called abdominoplasty represents removing excess fat and skin tissue on the abdominal area.
While tightening abdominal skin it is also possible to reform the belly button which will give better abdominal definition. During the surgery it is also possible to tighten abdominal muscles if there is any weakness. Additional liposuction over the trunk can help to enhance aesthetic outcomes. Although there are varieties of tummy tuck surgery, like fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty and mini-abdominoplasty, treatment approach should be individualised for each patient’s needs and desires.
After pregnancies or loosing weight abdominal soft tissue becomes looser and softer. Unfortunatelly exercises may not help with getting rid of extra skin tissue at some point. Altough it is more often female patients suffer from this excess tissue, some male patients may complain about it especially after losing weight. It is a very common misunderstanding that tummy tuck and/or liposuction those surgeries are the solution to lose weigh. However, those surgeries are kind of treatment that helps to reshape trunk, not to löse weight.
Best results can be achieved with patients who are exercising regularly and relatively fit, non-smoker patients.
With tummy tuck surgery there will be a tension over the stitched area which is at lower abdominal area. In order to reduce tension your bed will be adjusted to flexed position on your waist which means you will be laying down flexed. Our patients are being mobilised with nurse assistance 4 hours after the surgery, after they have their first meal. You will be demonstrated about standing up position by a nurse. With the aim of keeping tension as low as possible on stitched area you will be bending over when you are standing up for 10-14 days after the surgery. Additionally we will provide you with postoperative pressure garments right after the surgery and ask you to use them for 4-6 weeks.
Every surgical intervention end up with variable extent of scar. Tummy tuck scar is located at the lower abdominal-bikini region. We recommend using anti-scar creams 3-4 weeks after the surgery. Scarring is usuallt pinkish or purplish in first few months, however usually gets its final format the end of 6-12 months which is less visible. Final scar color is usually very close to native skin color. In terms of scar location and color usually scar is well hidden 1 year after the surgery.