ABDOMINOPLASTY-TUMMY TUCK


Overview

 

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to have abdomen look better.

Sequential weight gain and loss and genetic features lead to various deformities in the abdominal region. Apart from these, especially pregnancy can also cause a deformity due to relaxation of abdominal muscles and loss of skin tone.

If your abdominal skin has lost its flexibility and sags, abdominoplasty is performed to remove excess skin and fats.

Abdominoplasty is the most popular surgical procedure in body shaping and it is performed to correct and eliminate sagging abdominal skin, stretch marks and deformities. With this surgery, the loose and sagging skin of the lower abdomen is removed and the abdominal muscles are concomitantly stretched.

Why is this procedure done?

The abdominal region is the pioneering body part, where excess fat is stored. Excess fat collection in this area over time causes loss of elasticity in the skin and therefore leads to excess skin formation. The muscles and connective tissue that support the abdominal region weakens and lengthen due to this abnormal load.

In addition to the negative influences of weight gain and loss cycles, pregnancy also has adverse effects on the skin, muscles and supportive tissues of the abdominal area.

As a result of all these processes, abdominal skin sags under influence of the gravity force.

Abdominoplasty is done to remove excess belly skin and accumulated fat. Thus, appearance is improved and your belly looks smooth and firm.

At the same time, the stretch marks, which result from pregnancy and weight loss and gain, are removed.

Although incisions made for the cesarean sections are hidden in the bikini area, incision scars can also be removed during abdominoplasty.

Abdominoplasty can be combined with other cosmetic procedures that target another body part, such as breast augmentation, breast lift (mastopexy),or liposuction. The procedure is called "Mommy Makeover" and performed to restore and improve appearance of a mother after child birth, weight gain and breastfeeding.

You should discuss aim of abdominoplasty with our plastic surgeon in order to get most realistic and satisfactory outcomes.

 

Risks

As the case for all surgeries, there are some risks involved in abdominoplasty.

Although all possible measures that modern medicine allows are taken to prevent occurrence of risks, it is no means possible to warrant that the risks will be completely eliminated.

Patient selection is also important in tummy tuck.