Tummy Tuck or abdominoplasty surgery starts with liposuction since there is extra fat tissue on the upper abdomen and back. Liposuction is also important in terms of the elasticity of the abdominal skin that will be tightened in addition to reduce fat tissue.
After performing liposuction, the abdominal skin is lifted by a surgical incision. The abdominal navel as known as the belly button is removed and the abdominal skin is separated from the muscles of the abdominal wall up to the chest area.
After separating the muscles of the abdominal wall, the week muscles are fixed and tightened by performing a procedure we call Plication. At this stage,
abdominal hernias can be repaired “if found”. Before creating a new belly button that it should be found exactly where it should be after abdominoplasty surgery, the abdominal skin is stretched to the pubic area.
A surgical drain is placed to prevent leakage after surgery. The sutures are dissolvable so the patients do not have to see the doctor over the stitches. To prevent the patient from any kind of risk and complications, the patient should stay at the hospital for 3 nights after the surgery.