How Tummy Tuck is done step by step?
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure in which the weak abdominal muscles are stretched and strengthened, in which excess fat and saggy skin are removed from the front of the abdomen. It is not a weight loss or debilitating surgery. Overweight patients are advised to do weight loss diet and exercise before surgery.
This surgery, which satisfactorily corrects the appearance of the belly and abdomen, leaves a permanent scar, but the place to allow is adjusted so that it remains in the underwear. Tummy Tuck surgery can also be performed in conjunction with other operations, such as plastic surgery, uterine and ovarian surgery. Plastic surgeons perform an examination after talking about your complaints and expectations. Then, the amount and placement of fat in the abdominal area, sagging skin, excess and quality are evaluated.
The duration of the operation determines the procedures to be performed. If liposuction is not applied to a very large area, a full tummy tuck operation takes between two and three hours, and a mini tummy tuck and endoscopic tummy tuck takes between one and two hours. Tummy tuck operations are not very painful procedures, as is often said. During the operation, we perform local anesthetics that affect all cuts and also the abdominal wall for about 10 hours. Thus, patients do not feel pain early after surgery. Although some pain occurs the next day, the main complaint of patients is due to the tension caused by stretching the abdomen and the inability to stand upright, rather than pain. Mini tummy tuck and endoscopic tummy tuck operations are much less painful.