Tummy Tuck Surgery – Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty solves removal of excessive fat, sagging skin and firmness of abdominal muscles. It is performed under general anesthesia and it takes 2 or even more hours. The abdomen is bandaged after the procedure with abdominal belt, which is worn for about a month. Hospitalization takes 3-4 days, then staying in calm for 5-7 days and total recovery process takes 2-4 weeks.tummy tucks surgery

Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a “tummy tuck” is a major surgical procedure which flattens your abdomen by removing extra fat and skin and tightening abdomen muscles. Abdominoplasty can dramatically reduce the appearance of a dropping or protruding abdomen.tummy tucks surgery


Significant weight reduction
Diastasis of rectus abdominis muscle and weakening of abdominal wall
The reason of a drooping or protruding abdomen is mostly a big change of abdomen’s weight or volume. In women it is mostly after pregnancy or weight reduction, when the skin is often damaged by striae, it does not adjust and remains in excess. It can also be a functional disorder of abdominal wall when the rectus abdominis muscle weakens and the abdominal wall is loose. There creates a gap (diastasis) between this muscle, which causes the already mentioned drooping or protruding abdomen. The plastic surgery reduces the gap between rectus muscles, removes excess skin and moves the navel.tummy tucks surgery

Male Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck is also an alternative for men that were obese at one point in their lives and they still have excess skin in abdominal area after weight reduction. In men the fat is often deposited in the abdominal cavity and not in the dermis. It is important to have in mind that abdominoplasty does not solve this problem.

When is liposuction sufficient and when do I need a tummy tucks surgery?
Liposuction is sufficient when the skin is in good shape with no scars (striae). When there is not much excess skin and muscle diastasis. The procedure is far less invasive compared to abdominoplasty. Today there is a great number of clients that undergo liposuction so we know a lot about the healing process of the dermis after this surgery. Liposuction is more often recommended, mainly to younger people with more elastic and adjustable skin.

What does abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) include?
Skin and fat reduction in the lower part of abdomen
Skin and fat reduction in the entire area of abdomen
Skin and fat reduction including plastic surgery of rectus abdominis muscle
Abdominoplasty is a surgery under general anesthesia with muscle relaxation. It is forbidden to eat at least 12 hours before the surgery. It is an abdominal surgery with higher risk of embolism, that is why an adequate intake of fluids is necessary, together with bandage of legs to prevent thromboembolism. The patients have to stay in hospital at least for two days after the surgery, they have drains inserted for this time. The pain is reduced by opiates and the drains are removed on the second or third day. The client is invited for the first rebind after a week, other visits are planned individually according to the wound healing by a surgeon.tummy tucks surgery

Abdominoplasty operations
Complete abdominoplasty
Modified abdominoplasty
Mini abdominoplasty


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