Mini Tummy Tuck

Mini Tummy tuck surgery is applied to people who have excess fat above and below the abdomen and belly button, who need a serious stretch and the navel needs to be replaced. All the textures below the navel will be taken away by an incision below the navel. In addition to plication, whereby the curvature is created and tummy is flattered, liposuction will be applied to waist and back. This creates a flat stomach and curved waist. A new navel is created and the scar is made from the C-section. A long scar is formed.

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The mini tummy tuck surgery is applied to people excess skin below the navel, whereby the navel doed not need to be relocated, who have no or little cracked skin and have a shallow large abdominal structure. With this surgery liposuction is applied to upper and lower abdomen, the waist and back. A small incision in the form of a C-incision is made and plication is applied: peritoneum planting, flattening the abdomen and create curves to the waist. Bellybutton is not changed and the scar stays withtin the bikini and lingerie lines.

In particular, after pregnancy the abdominal skin sags and cracks, muscle relaxation occurs in the abdominal wall surrounding the abdominal organs. If the patients have no excess skin, liposuction is sufficient, if they have tummy tuck will be applied.

At tummy tuck surgery a drain is inserted under the skin to get the liquid out, this drainage is usually taken out after 1 day. Stitches do not need to be removed because they are melting stitches. The patient walks leaning slightly forward for 10 days after surgery. In this process, the patient can return to daily activities. A corset must be used for 3 weeks. Swelling and bruises seen in the first few weeks are normal and starts to decrease over time. But to pass all of the swelling and before seeing the final results the patient must wait one month after surgery.

At mini tummy tuck drains are not needed. The stitches are melting and hidden. They do not need to be removed. The patient needs a resting time of 2 days after surgery. A corset must be used for 3 weeks.

Whether mini or full tummy tuck, tummy tuck surgery gives excellent results for people who have sagging and loose skin, weak abdominal muscles. In many cases, if applied if a balanced diet and a regular exercise program, the results are permanent.

Who are appropriate for the tummy tuck surgery?

Both men and women are suitable for this surgery; if they have sagging abdominal skin and excess fat and the body does not respond to diet and exercise. This surgery is extremely helpful especially for women who gave birth several times, who have cracks in the abdominal region, sagging skin and loose muscles. People with the intention of giving birth is beneficial to postpone the surgery until after the birth.

What are the preparations for the surgery?

If you smoke, it is recommended to quit smoking 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the surgery. You should avoid the sun and atop the use of Aspirin and Vitamine E. Preoperative should be avoided heavy diet regimen, colds or other infections which can cause postponement of the operation.

What type of anesthesia will be used?

General anesthesia is prefered most of the times, with a mini abdominoplasty this can be done under local anesthesia and sedation.

What happens after surgery?

There can be swelling and pain in the abdominal area, but this can be controlled with painkillers. Dreains are not placed, the sutures do not need to be removed, they are melting and hidden. You must stay in the hospital for 1 night. It can takes a few months to feel like before the operation. You can return to work 2 days after surgery. Scars may appear to get worse in the first 3-6 months but this is normal, flattening and fading of scars may take 9 months to 1 year. Partial or full abdominoplasty procedure creates excellent results for patients with weakness or sagging skin in the abdominal muscles. In many cases, if applied if a balanced diet and a regular exercise program, the results are permanent.

What are the risks of tummy tuck surgery?

Hundreds of abdominoplasty surgery are performed every year. If this surgery is performed by a plastic surgeon specializing in body contour correction the result is generally satisfactory. Every surgical procedure has a certain amount of risk and the related important thing is to understand abdominoplasty. A comparison of the risks and benefits of surgery to accept the surgical procedure is essential. Good preoperative examination and evaluation is important to avoid infection and complications such as bleeding. Delays or poor wound healing may result in visible scars. These conditions may require a second surgery. Smokers can encounter more common complications in wound healing and skin loss.

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