It is quite common to exprience sagging at abdominal skin at people who gain or lose significant amount of weight and at women who give birth. As the elasticity of abdominal skin is damaged, Tummy Tuck operation will improve the appearance and the abdominal wall structure will be repaired. In order to avoid leaving a visible scar, the operation only results the incision scar to be below the underwear line. The excessive skin both on top and under are removed while the abdominal structure will be strengthened. The operation approximately lasts for 2 hours.
After the operation, it is required to wear corset for 20 days. It is expected to return to more tiring activities in 4 to 6 weeks.For a permanent and improved result, a diet and frequent exercise is recommended.
Tummy Tuck is recommended for woman who;
- has sagging abdominal skin despite of diet and exercise
- has abdominal cracks, sagging skin and weak abdominal muscles after giving birth
Every operation comes with a risk. Eventhough unavoidable complications may occur, serious complications are quite rare with this operation. This article aims to give you general information about the operation in question. In order to make the correct decision, we highly recommend you to make a detailed research about possible risks and complication of the procedure. Please note that complications occur more frequently with patients who are obese, smoke, and have a history of lung or other chronic underlying medical conditions.
Smokers have a higher risk of post operative healing problems and expected to be less immune to infection. Smokers also are more likely to suffer operative and post operative bleeding. It is strongly advised for patients to stop smoking for two weeks before and after surgery. Eventhough this may help, please note that, stopping to smoke for short period of time will not be enough to eliminate risks of long term smoking. Smoking also has a contrary effect on the skin.