Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck - Abdomen Lifting)
Abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. This surgery also tightens the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall, if necessary. Generally, this surgery is used when the abdominal region does not respond to exercise or diet. This surgery is highly advantageous for women who gave birth a couple of times, have cracked skin around abdominal region and whose abdominal muscles are weakened.
Who is appropriate for this surgery?
This surgery is performed on patients who has loosening and sagging or cracked skin around abdominal region.
How is the surgery performed?
Abdominal skin is lifted from abdominal muscles beginning from the lower abdominal region. The skin is lifted by stretching down and excess skin is removed.
How many hours does the surgery takes?
Abdominal surgery takes approximately 1,5-2 hours.
Does the surgery leaves scar?
Abdominal surgery leaves scar on the panty line of front wall of the abdominal region. This scar would be horizontal and not disturbingly apparent.
How many days should I stay at the hospital after the surgery?
Generally, abdominoplasty requires 1 day of hospitalization.