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Tummy Tuck

(Abdominoplasty)

 

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure which treats skin sagginess, cracks and deformities arising after pregnancy or weight loss.

 

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Types of abdominoplasty

The tummy tuck consists of the following:

  • Removal of skin excess
  • Fixing of loose abdominal muscles
  • Extraction of fat excess for a slimmer waistline

Dr. Beyhan practices all three types of abdominoplasty; mini abdominoplasty, full abdominoplasty and lipo-abdominoplasty.

A mini abdominoplasty is suitable for patients with skin sagginess limited to the area under the belly button; excess skin is removed and the belly button is not altered.

In most cases, patients have skin excess both under and over the belly button. For these patients, a full abdominoplasty is the best solution. The intervention may be assisted with a fixing of abdominal muscles for a flat abdomen.

For patients with excess fat, the tummy tuck is assisted with a liposuction. This procedure is commonly known as lipo-abdominoplasty.

Does it leave a visible scar?

Incisions in abdominoplasty are made below the bikini line, leaving the scar hidden when wearing underwear. Dr. Beyhan uses three layers of stitches to decrease the tension and create a finer scar line.

Post-operative care

An average recovery time of one week must be observed after tummy tuck. Drainage tubes are generally removed two days after surgery but may be kept for 5-6 days if blood and body fluids keep leaking, if leakage persists. Compression garments must be used for 3 to 5 weeks.

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