Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

Tummy tuck surgery; Excessive weight gain and weight loss, pregnancy, hereditary features, aging or loosening of the abdominal wall and skin caused by previous surgeries is a treatment of abdominal deformity. Izmir tummy tuck surgery is not a supplement to slimming or exercise programs and is a completely separate entity. The purpose is to bring the contour of the abdominal cavity in the most appropriate form and to tighten the abdominal wall. Because of this, for those who are taking part in the weight-loss program or plan to become pregnant, it is appropriate to postpone the tummy tuck surgery. On a frequently asked question is the answer; The abdominoplasty does not treat any stretch marks in the abdominal area. However, in the trimmed, discarded abdominal skin also disappears the majority of this skin, the remaining stretch marks remain visible under the navel but can be hidden under clothing.

 Price of tummy tuck surgery

Surgical costs include: anesthesia fee, hospitalization and services, medication and treatment in hospital, medical examinations (film, tomography, MRI, hemogram, ECG, etc.), special clothing for use after surgery (corset, bra, elastic bandage) and the doctor's fee. As a result of a tummy tuck surgery; The total amount to be paid depends heavily on the quality of the material used, the quality of the services provided by the hospital, the surgical technique to be used and the fee approved by the doctor. To obtain an average price (depending on the size of the surgical technique used), the tummy tuck can be performed at prices between 10,000 and 25,000 TL. Note: Changes in exchange rates and inflation rates in our country can often affect these costs.

Operations preparation

Smoking should be stopped prior to the operation and the use of blood thinners such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and some herbal medicines that may increase bleeding should be discontinued. After general check-ups and blood tests, you are ready for use after consultation with the anesthetist. If you suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney failure and heart failure, you can perform the operation after consultation with the treatment and obtaining the anesthetic approval. The monthly bleeding of women, menstruation, carries the risk of increased bleeding, which is why many doctors postpone the operation. Therefore, it is better to postpone the surgery date to an appointment after the end of menstruation.

Healing phase after surgery

Depending on the type of surgery, you spend the next 1-2 days in the hospital and then be discharged. During the operation to drain the blood two drains are placed, which are removed after 1 or 2 days. At the end of the operation, a special pressure corset will be put on in the operating room or in your bed. The corset, which you will need to wear for a month, will relieve the swelling and pain caused by the surgery and the movements. During wound healing, an antibiotic treatment for infection is performed for one week. You may walk with a slight forward curvature the day after surgery. Your movements should be extremely limited for 7 to 10 days. After 15 days you can start with light sports such as walks. At the end of the first month, you can start off corset-free and do light exercises. Heavy sports and exercises can be started in the second or third month. The most frequently asked question is "When can I return to work?". It depends on the type of operation and the difficulty of your job. If you do a light desk job, you can go back to work on a mini tummy tuck after 5 to 7 days, after a full tummy tuck after 7 to 10 days. However, your personal pain resistance and the quality of your wound healing play an important role.

Risks of tummy tuck surgery

As with all surgeries, tummy tucking carries risks and complications. This includes:

Tummy tuck surgery; Anesthetics, bleeding, infections, bursting of the sutures, accumulation of blood (hematoma), fluid retention, discolouration or numbness of the skin, fatty necrosis, undesired bad scarring, permanent pain, asymmetry, need for revision surgery due to poor esthetic results, deep vein thrombosis (coagulation and closure of the veins), heart and lung problems.

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