Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

The surgical procedure done with intent to remove excess skin, fat and tissues from the middle and lower parts of the abdominal skin, and tighten the muscles in this region is called “abdominoplasty”.

This surgery can be done on people who are unresponsive to diet and exercise, and who have excess fat or sagging abdominal skin. This surgery gives very good results especially in women, whose abdominal muscles have been deformed and slackened to an extent that cannot be corrected, in consequence of pregnancy. Sagging that develops depending on the impairment of the skin elasticity with increasing age can be corrected with abdominoplasty, as well.

Those who are on a diet but have yet to reach their planned weight, and those who plan to have a child, should postpone the surgery.

Abdominoplasty will be useful in terms of both the improvement of your external appearance and self-confidence.

Abdominoplasty surgery is done under general anesthesia, and takes about two to four hours. During surgery, the excess fat and skin are removed, and the muscles are brought to their anatomical position; and as a result, the patient gains a thinner and prominent waist contour.

After surgery, you may need to stay in the hospital depending on the procedure carried out. You need to wear corset-like clothes for a period of about four weeks. It takes about one to two weeks for the patients to return to their routine activities and works. After the surgery, your scars in the places that remain in underwear or bathing suit will be quite unnoticeable within six months to a year.

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