Who Will Benefit From Abdominoplasty Surgery?

Men and women have not respond to diet and exercise and have sagging skin of the abdomen but they have good body contours which are properly candidate for this surgery. This surgery is useful for women who birth several times, the skin of the abdomen has cracks and the abdominal muscles weakened and sagging occurred in their abdomen. If patients intentions to lose weight they should postpone the surgery. Also ladies who intend to give birth which is a good idea to postpone the surgery after the birth. An abdominoplasty surgery will improve your appearance and your self-confidence, however, do not provide completely ideal look or provide necessary treatment for other problems. Before deciding to operation, you must discuss with your surgeon about your expectations and you better believe it.

How Is Preparing For Surgery?

During this period, your surgeon will be some demands. Especially if you smoke you must give it before four weeks and until two weeks after surgery. In this period you should not wait under the sun. If you use vitamin E and aspirin you should pause this medicines and avoid heavy diet. The common cold or other infection can lead to postponement of the operation.

What Is Abdominoplasty Surgery?


Middle and lower abdominal fat and flaccid skin tissue can be taken with abdominoplasty and stretched abdominal muscles can be reinforced with this surgical intervention. It is not an obesity treatment. Fat people should lose weight before surgery. There are many techniques used by plastic surgeons for abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty can also be done together with body contour correction (aesthetic breast surgery, liposuction, etc.) or some other surgeries (uterine, ovarian surgery, etc.).

Where Is Surgery Done?

Full or partial abdominoplasty surgery is done in the hospital.

Planning Of Surgery

In first examination, surgeon learn general health status, amount and distribution of fat in the abdomen, the abdominal skin and excess sagging skin and learn to quality. During this examination, you should give detailed information about spent diseases, still existing health problems (diabetes, etc.), habits (smoking, alcohol, etc.) and using drugs (aspirin, sedatives, etc.). During this examination you also tell your doctor, why you want to lead this operation and what you expect from this surgery. Do not hesitate to discuss this topic openly. After your expectations as a result of inspection findings, you may be eligible for full or partial abdominoplasty or just liposuction enough for you. During this examination, you can discuss type of anesthesia and how long stay in hospital and postoperative possible problems.

What Type Of Anesthesia?

Most surgeons prefer general anesthesia for this operation in our country. Some surgeons uses local anesthesia with drugs and some pain killers and sedatives.

The Surgery Procedure

Full abdominoplasty takes 2-3 hours depending on operation, partial abdominoplasty may take 1-2 hours. Incision line is shorter and location of navel may not be changed in abdominoplasty partial. During surgery the skin of the abdomen is freed from groin to ribs level. If you have a weakness or hernia of the abdominal muscles, this will be supplemented, excess skin is removed from the body. These actions will be more limited in mini-abdominoplasty. After the operation, wound is closed with metal clamps or single or hidden (intradermic) stitches and covered with dressings. To absorb excess liquid collected in the region, one or two tubes which are called drains can be placed under the skin.

What Is Done After The Surgery?

The first few days you can feel swelling and pain in the abdominal area and it can be controlled with painkillers. Drains are taken in 1-3 days and stitches are taken in 1-3 weeks. Patient should stay 1-3 days in the hospital. You need to several months to feel fine yourself. You can return to work after 2-4 weeks. You can feel your visible scar is not recovery for the first 3-6 months but this is normal, flattening and fading of scars may take 9 months to 1 year. Although it is not disappeared completely, trace can be easily stored under the bikini. Full or partial abdominoplasty procedures create excellent results in the abdominal muscles for patients with weakness or sagging series. In most patients, regular exercise and diet have result in excellent results for many years.

What Are The Alternative Treatments?

If you have good quality, tight skin and abdominal wall is secure, limited fat removal can be done with vacuum and it can be considered as an alternative to normal-weight people. Total diet and exercise programs can be effective in reducing body fat, but the skin will not be tight. In alternative treatments, surgery carries risks after surgery in unexpected but possible events which are called risks and possible complications.

What Are The Risks Of Abdominoplasty?

Every year, hundreds abdominoplasty surgery have been achieved. If correction of body contours surgery done by a specialized plastic surgeon, you can obtain satisfactory results. Every surgical procedure carries the risk of a certain amount, and the important to understand about your abdominoplasty. Comparison of risks and benefits of surgery is essential for patients to accept surgical operation. Many women or men’s have not faced with these complications, discuss until you are sure and you understand about possible complications and consequences. Good pre-operative examination and evaluation, this surgery performed by plastic surgeons in appropriate hospital, such as infection and bleeding complications are rare.

What Are Long-Term Effects?

Aging, pregnancy, and weight to give away to other areas of surgery, depending on changes in body contour may occur.