What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure to improve the shape and appearance of the abdomen. In a tummy tuck procedure, fat and the excess skin are removed from the abdomen while the remaining skin is then repositioned to create a more smoother look.
In general, you may be a good tummy tuck candidate if you are:
1- Physically healthy and at a stable weight
2- You are not happy with the appearance of your abdomen
You might choose to have a tummy tuck if you have excess fat or skin around the area of your belly button or a weak lower abdominal wall. A tummy tuck can also boost your body image.
You will be covered with a surgical dressing and provided with a drain that will help you to dispose of any excess blood or fluid. Drain should stay in place for a few days, our after care team will help you take care of your drain.
We will help you walk as early as the first day after the operation to help prevent the formation of blood clots. You will have pain medication after the surgery, antibiotics and blood-thinning medication might be advised by your surgeon as well. Also, swelling in the surgical area is normal.
We will provide you with a supportive abdominal garment that you will need to use for 6 weeks after your surgery. Supportive abdominal garment will help to prevent fluid buildup and provide abdominal support during your recovery. We suggest you to be careful when moving around for the first six weeks after your tummy tuck surgery.
Tummy tuck is a complicated procedure that requires special training and experience and a highly developed eye for aesthetic detail. It is important to know that Tummy tuck is not one of the surgeries covered in a plastic surgeon’s residency training, so skills and experience play a significant role for a plastic surgeon’s success in Tummy tuck.
If you are considering getting a tummy tuck and looking to consult with a plastic surgeon, try to receive information on the number of tummy tuck procedures your surgeon has performed. Also, before & after photos will help you understand a plastic surgeon’s performance on this specific operation.
As Voila, we have highly experienced surgeons who have the eye for the aesthetic detail. Dr. Furkan and Dr. Malik have been successfully conducting Tummy Tuck surgeries at A+ hospitals in Istanbul, Turkey.