What do you know about tummy tuck in Turkey?!
Have you recently lost a significant amount of weight or given birth, resulting in sagging skin around your abdomen? Or have you had any gastric surgery which leaves behind a large amount of loose skin that cannot go by itself? Are you embarrassed about your sagging skin around your tummy area which stops you from wearing fashionable clothes or makes you lose your self-esteem when you swim?
If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, then you should find a solution to your problem and put an end to your suffering by a common surgery called "Tummy Tuck"!
Abdominoplasty or "Tummy Tuck" is a surgical procedure that is performed to improve your abdomen contour. It targets the belly and waist by removing the sagging skin and tightening the muscle wall of the abdomen. A tummy tuck is typically done after severe weight loss or pregnancy, as loose skin cannot be treated by following a certain diet or exercise.
There are three types of tummy tuck procedures that have to do with the length and shape of the incision. The doctor usually chooses the most appropriate type for you, taking into account the amount of excess skin you have around your abdomen.
A full or extended tummy tuck addresses the upper and lower abdomen through a horizontal or U-shaped incision which is made directly above the pubic mound. Sometimes, it expands to involve the area above the belly button, giving smoother and more natural results. This type often is suitable for patients who have carried out gastric surgery.
Mini-tummy tuck targets only the lower part of the abdomen in which an incision of a few inches is made above the pubic mound. It is considered a less invasive procedure than the full tummy tuck. It is also appropriate for those who suffer from loose skin below the belly button.
Fleur-De-Lis Tummy Tuck effectively improves the abdomen appearance because it treats the abdomen area above the navel better through an additional incision made vertically. This procedure can remove a larger amount of skin than the full tummy tuck.
You are the right candidate for a tummy tuck:
You should be over 21 years old.
You should enjoy good health; you don't have any disease or skin condition which may impede your operation.
You have sagging or loose skin resulting from significant weight loss.
You want to get rid of the redundant skin around your body after pregnancy.
If you've had gastric surgery, such as a gastric bypass or a gastric sleeve, and the procedure left you with loose skin.
You have a stable weight to be completely ready for the surgery.
You would like to get a firmer, tight abdominal contour.
Here you have a set of instructions that you should follow to ensure good surgery:
You should avoid smoking for at least two weeks before the operation. Nicotine products may impact the surgery's result and delay the recovery process.
You should stop taking medicines that contain aspirin, ibuprofen combinations, anti-inflammatory, or Vitamin E that lead to blood thinning. These medical products may increase the risk of bleeding during surgery.
Avoid drinking alcohol or coffee for a week before the operation, because the stimulants may increase the risk of some complications after receiving the anesthesia.
Avoid eating or drinking the day before the surgery to not affect the anesthesia process.
A tummy tuck takes up to 5 hours, the patient may also need to stay a day in the hospital. The procedure goes through the following steps:
General anesthesia is administered by the doctor, making sure that the patient will feel no pain during the operation.
Making an incision: the length and shape of the incision are determined by the doctor concerning the amount of sagging skin.
Then, the skin is separated from the abdominal wall, and the underlying tissues are drawn together with stitches.
In this stage, the excess skin of the abdomen is removed, then the remaining skin is tightened. In some cases, the navel is repositioned
Finally, the incision is closed with dissolvable sutures, and the patient will wear a compression garment.
Here you have a set of recommendations that ensures a quick recovery and the best possible outcome following the operation.
Wear a compression garment for at least 6 weeks to enhance the results and promote proper healing.
Follow the right instructions on how to lay down in the best position.
Avoid strenuous activities for 6 weeks after the operation.
You will be encouraged to take a brief walk around your house, to enhance your healing process.
Take your medicines, such as pain medications and antibiotics prescribed by your doctor.
Avoid smoking for five weeks after the operation.
Avoid direct sunlight to the incision and use sunscreen which helps you reduce the visibility of scars.
It is recommended to follow a healthy and balanced diet to help you maintain the surgery result.
Regular exercise helps you keep your ideal weight after the operation.
Tummy tuck might be associated with some side effects:
Permanent scars, but it can be hidden along the bikini line.
Fluid accumulation under skin
Infection resulted from poor wound healing .
Numbness of weakness in the skin sensation.
Tummy tuck can be done in several ways, with price varying accordingly. Generally, the average cost of tummy tuck in Turkey is around $3500.