Abdominal muscles suffer from weakness and abdominal skin experiences sagginess, loss of elasticity and stretch marks due to giving birth or rapid weight gain or loss. The result is a non-aesthetic deformity of the abdominal region.
Abdominoplasty operations correct these deformities and provide an aesthetic appearance.
There are two different kinds of abdominoplasty operations: full abdominoplasty and mini-abdominoplasty. Mini-abdominoplasty operations are performed in cases with low levels of deformity in the abdominal region limited with the region between the navel and genital area. If the deformity is spread to the region above the navel and the sagginess is too much, full abdominoplasty operation is performed.
Abdominal, back, and waist region should be considered as a whole; a more aesthetic result could be obtained by adding liposuction for these areas along with abdominoplasty if needed.
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General rules apply for abdominoplasty are; stop taking or regulating Aspirin and other blood-diluting drugs least 1 week before the surgery, not consuming vitamins (such as vitamin E) herbal products (tomato seeds, cherry stalk etc) herbal teas, not taking any alcohol within 24-48 hours before the surgery, quitting smoke 3 weeks before the surgery and not smoking in the recovery period after the surgery.
- Stay in Turkey : 4 – 6 Days
- Stay in Hospital : 1 -2 Days
- Operation Type : General anesthesia
- Companion : Not needed. Patient can take care of himself.
- Surgery Time : 2 – 3 Hours
Abdominoplasty operation is performed under general anesthesia and takes about two – three hours. The patient stays in the hospital for one or two nights. The drain is placed during the operation. A corset is worn after the surgery. The patient is made to stand up in three – four hours after the operation. A corset to be worn continuously for 3 weeks after the operation, and later worn only during the day for a total of 6 weeks. Daily works could be handled within one week. After four weeks, the patient can engage in sports activities except exercises requiring heavy abdominal movements. All sports activities are allowed after six weeks.
The most discomforting factor after the abdominoplasty operations for the patients are stitches and scars. There is no need for removal of the stitches since soluble stitches are used. The operation is planned to keep the scars under bikini and underwear and the scars become almost indistinct in a few years. The scars are shorter in mini-abdominoplasty operations. The scars usually take an indistinctive form in time and they are hidden scars. Still, the healing of the scars specific to the person in question. Very rarely, some patients may experience excessive scar healing (cheloid, hypertrophic scar).
Not gaining weight after the operation and regular sports activities are very important to obtain a permanent aesthetic result.