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Tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the Turkey, second only to liposuction, which removes excess skin from the abdomen to create a flatter and tighter-looking abdomen. It is often used to treat saggy skin that results from pregnancy or drastic weight loss.
What is Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)?
When someone loses a large amount of weight, their skin cannot return to its original state due to a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin, leading to sagging and wrinkle formation. This is also true for older patients and those who have been pregnant, where tummy tuck surgery is a highly effective procedure to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy state.
Abdominoplasty is often combined with other body contouring procedures like liposuction, as well as a breast augmentation or lift, collectively known as a “mummy makeover,” and is becoming increasingly popular among women who are unsatisfied with their post-childbirth body shape.
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Before and After Tummy Tuck
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Why have a tummy tuck?
Abdominoplasty is a successful procedure when done by a professional surgeon at Esteport clinic. It can provide lasting results as long as patients keep a consistent weight and avoid any sudden changes. Women who plan to have further children should wait until they have completed their family to avoid the risk of recurrent skin laxity. Esteport clinic is a leading provider of tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, a commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure. The procedure can produce impressive results in both women and men, and their experienced surgeons are able to provide comprehensive rejuvenation of the abdomen.
Tummy Tuck Expected Results
- Discusses how to strengthen the abdominal muscles after pregnancy to reduce looseness.
- Liposuction is a procedure used to contour the abdomen and flanks by removing excess fat.
- Discusses a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat that cannot be reduced through diet and exercise.
- Discusses the possibility of revising unsightly c-section scars from previous pregnancies.
- Stretch marks can be removed through various methods such as laser treatments, topical creams, and microne
- Abdominal hernia repair is a medical procedure to fix
- Discusses how improving one’s confidence can lead to better life outcomes.
- Discusses the importance of finding clothing that fits well and
Things to consider before a tummy tuck
- Esteport Clinic is a well-established and reputable cosmetic surgery clinic that has been in operation for many years. It provides patient coordinators and surgeons to answer any questions, enabling people to make an informed decision when selecting their clinic.
- At Esteport klinik, potential surgeons are carefully chosen based on qualifications, experience and patient feedback. The patient will know who their surgeon is before their consultation.
- When considering cosmetic surgery, it is important to make sure you receive treatment in a safe and regulated environment from trained and caring staff, rather than just basing your decision on price.
- Esteport Clinic offers ethical cosmetic surgery services with honest advice from experienced doctors to ensure a positive experience for their patients. It is important to avoid clinics that use a hard-sell, and remember that if something sounds too good to be true, it likely is.
What is a mummy makeover?
A mummy makeover is a cosmetic surgery that can help women who have experienced physical changes from having children, such as loose skin, droopy breasts, stretch marks, or weight gain. It is usually a combination of abdominoplasty and breast lift. Esteport clinic offers the mummy makeover procedure to help restore breast volume, shape, and waistline that can be affected by pregnancy or childbirth. The procedure involves a breast lift, breast implants or fat grafting, liposuction of the abdomen and flanks, and abdominoplasty. Their surgeons are renowned experts in this procedure.
What is the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction?
Abdominoplasty and liposuction are different procedures that achieve different results, so it is important to discuss your desired outcome with your surgeon so they can recommend the best procedure for you. A tummy tuck is recommended for people who have excess skin or stretch marks, and can be combined with liposuction to help those who have both excess skin from significant weight loss and excess weight.
Liposuction is effective for removing excess fat, but not for treating stretch marks. For treating stretch marks, is offered at Esteport clinic in Istanbul. It is best suited for patients with excess fat but still firm abdominal skin, as the skin may shrink after liposuction. Esteport clinic offers a ‘scarless tummy tuck’ using a minimally invasive procedure. The procedure can be performed with local anaesthetic and without the downtime of a traditional abdominoplasty.
Ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery
The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck with or without liposuction is a woman who is not planning to have more children, has a normal BMI of below 30 and has loose abdominal muscles or skin laxity due to pregnancy. With the increasing global obesity epidemic, more patients present with fat deposits in the abdomen and flanks. Some patients also present after major weight loss, which requires special considerations for surgery planning and management.
Ideal candidates for tummy include:
- Emphasizes the importance of being both physically and mentally healthy.
- Discusses people who are close to their desired body weight.
- Having good skin elasticity is important for maintaining healthy, youthful skin.
- About having large fat deposits.
- Have excess skin
- Elasticity in the muscles and skin can be lost due to pregnancy or ageing.
- Are a non-smoker
- Are at a stable weight
It is recommended to postpone weight loss surgery if you are looking to lose a significant amount of weight. Women who are planning to become pregnant in the future should also avoid the procedure, as the tightened muscles can separate during pregnancy. Surgeons may advise against an abdominoplasty if the patient has abdominal scarring, as it may make the scars more visible.
Will a tummy tuck get rid of my stretch marks?
The removal of abdominal skin flap will also result in the removal of stretch marks in that region, while stretch marks outside the area of excision will remain. Esteport clinic provides treatments such as micro-needling and fractional laser resurfacing to help reduce the overall presence of stretch marks.
A full abdominoplasty is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat, as well as reconstructs the muscle layer, to create a narrower torso. It is ideal for patients after pregnancy or weight loss and does not involve liposuction. Traditional abdominoplasty is becoming increasingly obsolete.
Esteport clinic specializes in the Brazilian tummy tuck, a variation of the full abdominoplasty. This method includes muscle repair and liposuction to help reduce the risk of postoperative wound complications. It can help to achieve a better healing outcome with fewer appointments with the doctor. The Brazilian tummy tuck is a more effective body contouring procedure than a traditional ‘cut and shut’ abdominoplasty, and takes longer to perform due to the extra liposuction required. While it is a day case procedure, it has a more favorable side risk profile than a full abdominoplasty and the dramatic results make it a worthwhile procedure.
Benefits of Brazilian Abdominoplasty:
- Discusses the benefits of reduced postoperative pain and discomfort.
- Discusses the advantages of having shorter periods of downtime, such as increased productivity, improved customer satisfaction, and cost savings
- Discusses the lower risk of the formation of localized seroma or haematoma.
- Day case procedure allows patients to recover from medical procedures in the comfort of their own home, leading to improved healing.
- Liposuction and a tummy tuck can be combined to create a smaller and more defined waist.
Downsides of a traditional tummy tuck:
- A hospital stay of two to three nights is necessary, with the potential risk of contracting hospital-acquired infections.
- The amount of time it takes to recover from an illness or injury has increased.
- Discusses the increased risk of developing a haematoma (a collection of blood outside of the blood vessels).
- Patients are experiencing more pain and require regular doses of opioid medications administered intravenously after surgery.
A mini-abdominoplasty is a less invasive procedure than a full abdominoplasty. It involves the removal of loose skin from below the umbilicus and the surgical tightening of the lower abdominal muscles. It is best suited for patients with lower BMI (BMI<23) with skin laxity below the umbilicus only. It has a shorter scar and recovery time. For patients with skin laxity above the umbilicus, a full abdominoplasty is recommended. Liposuction is used to contour the waist and is done as a day case without any drains.
A mini tummy tuck is a surgical technique used to tighten and contour the lower abdomen with long-term results. It is beneficial for those with good skin elasticity who only need to address small, localised areas. To maintain the results, it is important to have a healthy diet and maintain a stable weight.
Extended abdominoplasty is a procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and tissue from the abdomen and flanks, which may require liposuction and skin excision. This procedure has a longer incision than a full abdominoplasty, and liposuction is included. It is a suitable option if there is extra muscle looseness in the hips and flank area.
The Fleur-De-Lis technique of abdominoplasty is used to address extra redundant skin in certain patients, with an incision resembling an inverted T shape. It is composed of a standard low horizontal incision, and a small vertical incision extending upwards towards the belly button.
Circumferential abdominoplasty or Body Lift
A circumferential abdominoplasty, or 360 tummy tuck or body lift, is a major procedure compared to a standard full abdominoplasty. It is ideal for massive weight loss patients who have extensive skin hanging around the torso, and the incision encircles the torso in 2 stages. It is often combined with a thigh and buttock lift, called a lower body lift or belt lipectomy. At Esteport clinic, it is always performed in a two-stage procedure.
Caesarean section scar revision
Many women who have had a Caesarean section develop a prominent fold of skin above the C-section scar due to its attachment to deeper structures. This can be corrected with a Caesarean scar revision procedure, which involves surgically removing the extra skin and fat, and can be combined with liposuction if necessary. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and as a day case.
Our surgeons have specialist expertise in abdominal wall reconstruction in the NHS and are seeing an increasing number of patients who are unsatisfied with their tummy tuck surgery done elsewhere, often in places like UK. They have years of experience performing revision surgery for these patients.
Reasons to seek revision tummy tuck:
- A procedure was performed but excess fat was not removed.
- Discusses a umbilicus that is not shaped properly.
- Discusses the issue of inadequate muscle repair due to a
- An unsightly scar
- The placement of a scar can be incorrect, usually placed too high.
What does a Brazilian tummy tuck involve?
TIVA anaesthesia and specialized medications can reduce intraoperative bleeding, resulting in reduced inflammation and a smoother recovery. The introduction of tumescent local anaesthesia (TLA) has transformed the security of abdominoplasty. This process involves injecting a diluted form of local anaesthetic into the abdomen before the operation begins. This brings many advantages, such as decreased discomfort, faster recuperation, less bruising and swelling and better results.
Our surgeons combine liposuction of the flanks with abdominoplasty to contour the waist area and avoid the ‘muffin top’ look that can occur when this step is omitted.
Esteport clinic is a provider of tummy tuck surgery in the Turkey which offers outpatient procedures done with TIVA general anaesthesia. Patients are admitted and discharged on the same day. Abdominoplasty typically takes 3-4 hours, while combined procedures such as breast augmentation or breast lift can take up to 5-6 hours. An abdominoplasty is an outpatient surgery, meaning the patient can go home the same day. It is recommended to have someone drive you home and have someone stay with you for the first few days after the procedure.
How will my belly button look after tummy tuck surgery?
Abdominoplasty surgery requires the creation of a new belly button after excess skin and fat are removed. Our surgeons specialize in umbilicoplasty, using advanced techniques tailored to each patient to achieve a natural look.
What does tummy tuck recovery involve?
After surgery, waterproof dressings and a compression garment will be applied. Patients should walk with a slight stoop forward for 2 weeks to optimize wound healing, and the garment should be worn for 6 weeks. After a procedure, the first few days will be uncomfortable and may involve pain. Medication can be used to manage the pain and physical activity should be avoided for four to six weeks to allow for recovery.
After an abdominoplasty, bruising and swelling in the abdominal area will take 1-2 weeks to reduce. To help reduce swelling, a garment may be worn. Final results of the procedure may take several months to be seen. After surgery, temporary weight gain due to retained water is normal and will pass quickly. It is important to stay mobile to reduce the risk of venous thromboembolism. Smoking should be avoided during recovery as it reduces oxygen levels which can cause infections and affect wound healing.
How to look after tummy tuck scars
Tummy tuck scars are created by trained surgeons making a low transverse incision above the pubic area. The length of the scar depends on the type of tummy tuck and its appearance can be improved by properly caring for the area and following post-procedure instructions.
Top Tips to Help with Tummy Tuck Scar Healing
- It is essential to follow the advised period of time for wearing postoperative dressings.
- Do not overstretch an area with a scar, as this could cause further damage. An example of this would be bending backwards.
- Sun exposure should be avoided as it can cause excess scarring and interfere with wound healing.
- Recommends using silicone scar gels and medical-grade brown tape for scar treatment.
- Scars can take time to fade, but they can be treated with laser if they remain prominent.
Tummy tuck drains
At the end of an abdominoplasty procedure, the surgeon places surgical drains to help remove any fluids from the abdomen. This reduces the risk of seroma and haematoma development, which can negatively impact wound healing. The patient is sent home with two drains and is given postoperative advice on drain care. The drains are removed between 3-5 days post-procedure by an expert nursing team, which is a quick and simple procedure.
How do I look after my surgical drain?
Patients will be discharged with two drains in place. It is important to keep the drains in a bag and handle them with clean hands. The output of the drains should be a straw-coloured or pink colour. If the output is bright red blood or a thick cloudy fluid, it should be reported to the surgeon immediately. Any unusual drainage should also be reported to the surgeon, who may need to call the patient in for a face-to-face assessment.
Can I get a drain-free tummy tuck?
A “dry” tummy tuck, also known as a drain-free tummy tuck, is a newer surgical technique that does not require the use of drains during the healing process. Benefits of this technique include reduced discomfort, reduced risk of infection, and a quicker recovery time. A tummy tuck involves an incision in the lower abdominal area to remove excess skin and fat, tighten the remaining skin, and repair abdominal muscles, if needed. Drains are placed in the incision area to remove excess fluid and need to be checked and emptied regularly, which can be uncomfortable and impede movement.
Rather than using drains, a drain-free tummy tuck utilizes specific strategies and tools to lessen the amount of liquid that accumulates in the surgical region after the operation. These can include compression garments, particular dressings, and other approaches to assist the body to take up the fluid more rapidly. By minimizing the demand for drains, people can experience less pain, lower danger of infection, and a quicker healing period.
A drain-free tummy tuck may not be possible for all patients due to factors such as the size of the surgical area, overall health, and the surgeon’s experience and expertise. In order to determine if a drain-free tummy tuck is suitable and to discuss benefits and risks, it is important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who has experience with the technique. Post-operative care instructions such as the use of compression garments, special dressings and physical therapy will be provided by the surgeon and are essential for the success of the procedure. A drain-free tummy tuck is a newer technique that can provide less discomfort, lower risk of infection, and quicker recovery time for those who qualify. It is important to speak with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine if this procedure is suitable for the individual. With proper care and follow-up, the benefits of a drain-free tummy tuck can be enjoyed for many years.
Risks and potential complications of tummy tuck surgery
Esteport clinic provides tummy tuck procedures using advanced techniques and many years of experience in abdominoplasty surgery. Patients can expect the highest quality results.
Tummy tuck risks:
- Anaesthetic risks
- Venous thromboembolism
- Hypertrophic scars
- Asymmetric results
- Surgical site infection
- Seroma or haematoma