Tummy Tuck, or referred to as Abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to flatten the belly area by removing excess skin and fat besides tightening the abdominal muscles.
It is a common process among both women and men who aspire to get a flat belly appearance and contour their body shape.
This procedure is different than Liposuction. However, the surgeon may perform both methods at the same time to get more dramatic results.
It is a big decision to undergo Abdominoplasty surgery, which will noticeably change your look. So, take your time to choose an experienced surgeon to get the best results and avoid medical mistakes.
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How are the right candidates for the Tummy Tuck procedure?
In general, this procedure is appropriate for people that have excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, which don’t respond to diet and exercise.
Furthermore, to be the right candidate for abdominoplasty, you should have good health and a stable weight.
Keep in mind that the surgeon may advise you to postpone the surgery in some cases.
Such as women who think in pregnancy or people who plan to lose weight.
Tummy Tuck Risks
Before undergoing any surgery, you must understand all the risks associated with it.
Some of the abdominoplasty risks:
- Fluid accumulation under the skin.
- Swelling of the treated area.
- Numbness in the treated area.
- Permanent scars.
- Bad results.
Besides the ordinary risks of most surgeries,
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia.
Be sure to follow all the surgeon’s instructions to exceed the risks safely. In case you feel any unfamiliar complications, call your surgeon immediately.
At HayatMed, we provide you aftercare services. The medical crew will continue following up with you after the surgery to ensure that you skip all the risks and achieve the desired result.
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Preparation before the Procedure
You will meet your surgeon to discuss important points related to the procedure.
During the consultation, the surgeon will:
- Check your medical history by asking many questions like your medical problems, previous surgeries, and used medication.
- May ask you to stop using some medicines like aspirin, or take certain ones to avoid blood clots.
- Make a physical examination to determine the targeted areas and the appropriate procedure for you.
- Explain the expected results, side effects, and risks associated with the abdominoplasty process.
- Explain all instructions to follow them before and after the process.
On the other hand, you should tell the surgeon all your expectations and what the result you aspire.
Furthermore, be sure that you get all the answers to your questions before leaving the surgeon’s clinic.
At the end of the consultation, your specialist to tell you whether tummy tuck surgery works well for you.
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This procedure varies from person to another. Your surgeon will choose for you the best type of the abdominoplasty procedure, depending on the treated area and the results you desire.
1.Full Tummy Tuck Procedure
Full Tummy Tuck, or known as Standard Tummy Tuck, is a procedure for those people who want to tighten both the upper and lower abdomen at the same time.
It is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes from one to three hours depending on the complexity of the surgery.
During the full abdominoplasty procedure, the surgeon will make a horizontal incision extending from hip bone to hip bone, or as U shaped above the pubic mound. Then he/she will remove the excess skin, tissue and tighten the abdominal muscles.
Sometimes, the surgeon may make a second incision to get rid of excess skin from the area above the belly button and reach the best results.
To complete the process, the surgeon will reposition the umbilicus (belly button) and stitch the incision with sutures.
This procedure is ideal for people who have overmuch excess skin folds, above and below the belly button.
2.Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure
Mini Tummy Tuck is a procedure that aims to tighten the lower part of the abdomen beneath the navel.
The scar caused by this method is thin and shorter than the incision of the standard type.
This method is less invading compared with the standard procedure.
It is ideal for people who have loose skin in the area between the navel and pubic mound.
During the mini-abdominoplasty procedure, the surgeon will make a small horizontal incision under the navel to eliminate extra skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. Then he/she will close the incision.
In this type, the surgeon will not need to reposition the belly button.
A mini procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia and takes between one to two hours.
3.Extended Tummy Tuck Procedure:
This procedure is more invading than the standard process. It treats the upper and lower abdomen, lower back, and hips.
The surgeon makes two incisions, a horizontal incision across the lower abdomen along with a vertical incision through the navel.
Through these incisions, the surgeon will remove excess skin and fat and tighten more belly muscles. Then he/she will reposition the navel(belly button) and close the incisions.
Although this type causes longer incisions, It helps to remove more loose skin, excess fat, and tighten more muscles.
This method is appropriate for people who desire to contour the circumferential shape of the body.
An extended abdominoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes between two to four hours.
After finishing the abdominoplasty procedure, the surgeon will cover the incisions by gauze.
After the operation, you will remain in the recovery room for a couple of hours under observation by the medical crew.
You can go home back on the same day if you undergo this procedure under local anesthesia, and you do not experience any unfamiliar complications.
While if the used anesthesia was general, the surgeon will ask you to stay for one night at the hospital.
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You will have thin tubes to discharge the excess fluids and blood for a few days after the abdominoplasty procedure.
The medical crew will explain how to empty it at home.
It is normal to experience swelling in the treated area, which will fade during the first month after the procedure.
You will feel pain, especially in the two days following this surgery. No worries; the doctor will prescribe a painkiller in addition to antibiotics.
The surgeon to give you some instructions to ensure a quick heal period and avoid unfamiliar complications.
Some of these tips:
- Wear an abdominal compression corset for about a month to support the belly area.
- Avoid lifting heavy things.
- Avoid strenuous physical activities.
- Reduce smoking as possible.
- Sleep on your back to avoid any pressure on your belly area.
You may go back to work after one or two weeks. However, you must ask your surgeon when you can return to your daily routine.
After the process, you need about six weeks for the swelling and the other complications to fade. Then you can enjoy your flat belly appearance.
In general, the result of an abdominoplasty procedure is permanent in case you maintain a stable weight.
Tummy Tuck Cost
This procedure is quite expensive compared with some other plastic surgeries.
Like any other cosmetic procedure, abdominoplasty cost varies from one place to another and from case to case
- The individual needs and the used method.
- The geographic hospital location.
- The surgeon’s experience.
Keep in mind that an abdominoplasty is not an easy procedure. It needs a trustworthy surgeon who has previous successful results to ensure avoiding the risk of surgery failure.
Turkey is the right choice when you intend to perform any cosmetic procedure because of the high quality of the provided medical services and competitive prices compared with other countries. For instance, there, tummy tuck price ranges between $2,500 to $3,500.
While it costs $4,000 to $18,000 in the USA ,and £4,500 to £6,000 in the UK.
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