What is tummy tuck?
Pregnancy and significant weight gain lead to the expansion and separation of the abdominal muscles to make room for the child and the additional size.
Sometimes, although there is no belly fat, the abdomen is still swollen due to the laxity of the abdominal wall, which cannot be fixed through diet or exercise.
Tummy Tuck that Dr. Cengizhan Ekizceli practiced is the surgery performed to strengthen the muscles, remove the excess skin and fat tissue under and immediately over the umbilical region, and repair the loosening in the anterior abdominal wall.
Who is a good candidate for tummy tuck ?
Usually a good candidate is:
- good health
- stable weight
- You don’t like the shape of your stomach
Tummy tuck procedure
“Tummy Tuck” can be performed with different techniques depending on the type of deformity. Sometimes, when the surgery is combined with liposuction, better results can be obtained. Reconstruction and reformation of the belly button may be necessary for patients with excess tissue and sagging.
Tummy Tuck is performed under general anesthesia and lasts about three hours.
At first, a drain will be placed and it will disappear within one to two weeks. In addition to wearing a compression garment for a period ranging between 4-6 weeks after surgery. While standing, bend at the waist for 7-10 days after surgery to protect the wound, after this time the patient will be able to stand straight.
Tips for recovery
Follow these tips to recover faster:
- Take your medicine regularly
- Wear a compression bandage
- Do not make quick and sudden movements
- Try to walk around the house to get the blood circulation moving
- Get enough rest
- Drink water regularly and regularly
What are the risks of tummy tuck surgery?
Like any medical procedure, there are complications after liposuction, which are:
- bruising Anesthesia risks
- change in skin sensation may persist
- fluid buildup
- Weakness in wound healing
- sagging skin
- Cardiovascular and respiratory problems
- asymmetric pigmentation
- Complications in the blood vessels, nerves, lungs and abdominal organs
- blood clots
tummy tuck results
which is better tummy tuck or liposuction?
Depends on the patient’s condition such as
- the age
- the health
how to sleep after tummy tuck?
You can sleep on your back with your upper body slightly raised
will tummy tuck help lower back pain?
Since tummy tuck surgery tightens the abdominal muscles, it will reduce back pain
what is a 360 tummy tuck?
The tummy tuck 360 process means liposuction and sculpting of fat from the front abdomen, sides, upper and lower back
does a tummy tuck remove stretch marks?
It cannot remove most of the stretch marks