What is Abdominoplasty?

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Today, sagging skin in the abdominal area is no longer a problem that cannot be solved, as with the technological development in the field of cosmetic medicine, everyone who suffers from sagging skin can easily perform a tummy tuck operation.


What is Abdominoplasty?

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that aims to flatten the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the abdominal muscles.

Abdominoplasty differs from liposuction, but in some cases, liposuction is performed with a tummy tuck; This is because liposuction removes tissues just under the skin and fat, but does not remove excess skin.

Who are the candidates?

There are several types of candidates for a tummy tuck procedure, the most important of which are:

  • Men and women who have not been able to achieve significant results through exercise and diet.
  • Women who show sagging in the abdomen, especially after childbirth
  • This process is also necessary for those who have significantly and quickly lost weight, which leads to sagging skin.
  • It should be noted that tummy tuck surgery is not performed on those under the age of eighteen.

How is an abdominoplasty done?

Tummy tuck surgery takes one to two hours, and is performed as follows:

  • Completely sterilising the abdominal area, then making a horizontal incision in the lower abdomen that passes through the skin to the abdominal muscles.
  • Use some stitches to strengthen the abdominal muscles, then remove the excess skin.
  • Suture a layer under the skin in a way that ensures a homogeneous tightening of the skin along the abdominal area.
  • Suture the surgical incision using special sutures, and put dressings.

What are the complications and side effects of an Abdominoplasty?

Although it is an easy operation and is performed successfully, it can have serious complications like any other surgery:

  • Complications resulting from general anaesthesia, which are very many and may lead to death, so the anaesthetist must be present throughout the operation.
  • Complications resulting from infection of the wound, and the failure to empty the secretions properly.
  • In some rare cases, the operation may fail, and the skin sagging even more than the previous ones.
  • The operation may lead to a hernia and prolapse of the intestine after the operation.
  • Bleeding and loss of sensation in the wound area may occur.
  • Fatty embolism is a rather rare problem.

How much weight can you lose with abdominoplasty?

Some factors that affect how much weight you can expect to lose include how much excess skin you have, how much abdominal fat you have and the type of abdominoplasty you opt for. Typically, you can expect to lose anywhere from 4  to 15 pounds following this procedure. This procedure is appropriate for individuals who want to strengthen their abdominal muscles and improve the contours of their abdomen.

What is the difference between Abdominoplasty and TUMMY TUCK?

An abdominoplasty is a procedure that flattens your abdomen by removing extra fat and skin and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall. This surgical procedure is also known as a tummy tuck.

Tummy tucks can be thought of as “mini” or more involved procedures depending on the amount of skin and fat.

How much does Abdominoplasty cost?

The price of a tummy tuck in Turkey is considerably low compared to many other Arab and European countries.

The cost of a full abdominoplasty in Turkey ranges from 3000 to 5000 dollars.And the cost of a mini abdominoplasty ranges from $2000 to $3,000.

Is Abdominoplasty a major surgery?

Yes we can say that Abdominoplasty is major surgery, it involves general anaesthetic and then a procedure which typically takes several hours.

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