Tummy Tuck surgery involves removal of excess fat and skin from the abdominal area as well as tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. It’s a popular procedure among patients who want to improve the appearance of their abdomen after extreme weight loss and pregnancy. As a result of weight loss and giving birth the skin loses its elasticity and this can be irreversible where the surgery can be the only option.
How is Tummy Tuck Performed?
In full tummy tuck surgery, two incisions are made to remove the excess fat and skin and to create a new belly button. The first incision is made across the lower abdomen and a second incision is made around the navel. During full tummy tuck surgery, the abdominal wall is tightened with sutures and once the weakened muscles are repaired the excess skin is removed. The remaining skin is then pulled down and reattached together with a new opening for the belly button, which is pulled through the hole and sutured in place.
A mini tummy tuck >on the other hand is used to remove the excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen when muscle repair is not necessary. Compared with a full tummy tuck, a smaller incision is made across the lower abdomen and the navel does not need to be repositioned. Once the incision is made, the excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is stitched together for a flatter and firmer stomach.
Tummy Tuck surgery lasts around 2-3 hours.
Tummy Tuck surgery is performed under general anaesthesia.
You can return to your daily activities in 7-14 days. Your mobility will be restricted therefore we advise that you have a friend to accompany you during your recovery period in Istanbul. You will be required to wear a compression garment for 6 weeks.