Also more commonly known as a ‘tummy tuck’, abdominoplasty relates to cosmetic surgery procedures performed on and around the abdomen, often after several pregnancies or dramatic weight loss, to remove excessive skin and to provide a flatter stomach.
Is abdominoplasty the right stomach surgery for you?
So much about the way we look has an influence on our levels of self-confidence and self-esteem. This is constantly being challenged every time we take off our clothes, whether we are then seen by our partner or are just looking at ourselves in the mirror.
Mother nature can be unduly unfair on many women after childbirth, and especially if you have given birth to three or four children. She can also be very unfair when you have worked hard to lose a substantial amount of weight. In both instances, the stomach area is left with unwanted folds of skin and tissue that make us feel uncomfortable, whether it is going to the beach, or in more intimate circumstances.
Abdominoplasty is an excellent solution to the physical problems left behind after childbirth or dramatic weight loss, and of course it is a cosmetic procedure that has been beneficial to many men who have also undergone weight loss.
Abdominoplasty is not to be confused with liposuction, a procedure we also carry out here at Maccenta Istanbul, which involves only the removal of excess fat from the stomach and thigh regions.
What Is involved in a ‘tummy tuck’ or abdominoplasty?
You have the choice of a full abdominoplasty or a mini-abdominoplasty, the latter performed only on the area of the stomach below the belly button. In a full abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, excess fat and skin from abdomen is surgically removed. In addition, the procedure tightens weakened or separated muscles above and below the belly button, providing you with a firmer and smoother abdominal area.
If you have travelled from afar and have opted an all-inclusive package, you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the hospital for your procedure and, once discharged, you will be driven back to your hotel as part of our all-inclusive service.
Abdominopplasty as part of a multiple cosmetic procedure
More and more often we perform abdominoplasty surgery as part of a multiple cosmetic procedure. This type of surgery can be performed alongside liposuction which would remove fat that is not normally removed during an abdominoplasty procedure and can be combined with a Brazilian butt lift procedure.
If you have any questions you would like to ask before booking your abdominoplasty procedure with us, please get in contact and we will be happy to provide you with all the answers you need.
Post-operative care after abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck
You will have a consultation with your surgeon the day after your abdominal surgery, then regular checkups prior to leaving Istanbul. It is usual to wear a protective support for three to four weeks full-time after the procedure, then at night-time for a further two to three weeks. One week after the procedure you should be well enough to return to work, but light duties only. Physical exertion, such as lifting anything heavy, should be avoided for at least 2 weeks after the operation.