[bt_section layout=”boxed” top_spaced=”topSemiSpaced” bottom_spaced=”not-spaced” skin=”dark” full_screen=”no” vertical_align=”inherit” divider=”no” back_image=”1025″ back_color=”#87a3bf” back_video=”” video_settings=”” parallax=”” parallax_offset=”” animation=”” animation_back=”” animation_impress=”” el_id=”” el_class=”btAccentColorBackground” el_style=””][bt_row][bt_column width=”1/1″ align=”left” vertical_align=”inherit” border=”no_border” cell_padding=”btDoublePadding” animation=”animate animate-fadein animate-moveleft” text_indent=”no_text_indent” highlight=”no_highlight” background_color=”” transparent=”” inner_background_color=”” background_image=”” el_class=”” el_style=”” opacity=””][bt_hr top_spaced=”topExtraSpaced” bottom_spaced=”bottomSmallSpaced” transparent_border=”noBorder” el_class=”” el_style=””][/bt_hr][bt_header superheadline=”AESTHETIC SURGERY” headline=”Abdominoplasty
” headline_size=”extralarge” dash=”top” subheadline=”Detailed informations about Abdominoplasty. ” el_class=”” el_style=”” dash_style=”btNormalDash”][/bt_header][bt_hr top_spaced=”topExtraSmallSpaced” bottom_spaced=”not-spaced” transparent_border=”noBorder” el_class=”” el_style=””][/bt_hr][bt_hr top_spaced=”topSpaced” bottom_spaced=”not-spaced” transparent_border=”noBorder” el_class=”” el_style=””][/bt_hr][/bt_column][/bt_row][/bt_section][bt_section][bt_row][bt_column width=”1/1″][bt_hr top_spaced=”topSemiSpaced” bottom_spaced=”not-spaced” transparent_border=”noBorder” el_class=”” el_style=””][/bt_hr][/bt_column][/bt_row][/bt_section][bt_section][bt_row][bt_column width=”1/4″][/bt_column][bt_column width=”2/4″][bt_image image=”1155″ caption_text=”” size=”” shape=”square” url=”” target=”_self” hover_type=”” el_class=”” el_style=””][/bt_image][bt_hr top_spaced=”not-spaced” bottom_spaced=”bottomSemiSpaced” transparent_border=”noBorder” el_class=”” el_style=””][/bt_hr][/bt_column][bt_column width=”1/4″][/bt_column][/bt_row][bt_row][bt_column width=”1/1″][bt_text]
- What is Abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty is a surgery to flatten the abdominal skin that sags especially in patients who lose weight. Thus, patients have a flatter abdomen.
- Abdominoplasty is applied to which patients?
Although the lipids are lost in the belly of the patients who lose weight, the skin remains the same and starts to sag. Especially in patients with poor collagen structure, in elderly patients and obese patients, sagging becomes even more visible after weight loss. It can be applied to the patients who were obese and who lose weight with or without surgery and who have sagging abdominal skin as a result and the patients who have sagging abdominal skin due to age.
- Do diseases such as diabetes, asthma, blood pressure prevent Abdominoplasty?
Although these diseases may adversely affect wound healing, they do not interfere with surgery if treatment is appropriately performed.
- How to prepare before Abdominoplasty? Which examinations are done?
First, the following tests and examinations are applied to each patient before surgery
- Blood biochemistry tests
- Hepatitis tests
- Whole abdominal ultrasound
- EKG (Cardiac radiography)
- Chest radiography
After these tests Anesthesia, Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Chest Diseases perform necessary examinations and investigations. Relevant specialists will make recommendations about pre-operative treatments if necessary. Thus, the problems that may arise during and after the surgery are reduced to the minimum.
- How is Abdominoplasty performed?
The entire procedure is performed under general anesthesia. An incision is made from under the abdomen just beneath the underwear line extending to the sides. The skin is separated from the muscle along with the underlying fat tissue to the ribs. The umbilicus is separated from the skin. Thus, the skin in the umbilicus level is pulled down to the inguinal level. Excess skin is cut off. The umbilicus is re-prepared and sutured here. The skin is aesthetically re-sutured by putting drains called hemovac in order to get the fluids that accumulate under the skin. The abdomen is closed with elastic bandage.
- Why is blood thinner used in Abdominoplasty?
During each surgery, there is a possibility of blocking blood vessels with intravascular blood clots. This can lead to serious problems when it is a vessel that feeds vital organs such as the heart, lungs and brain. As the weight of the patients increases, the risk of embolism increases. There is a high possibility of embolism (blood clot), especially in overweight patients. Because of this, blood thinner is given to these patients.
- Will there be pain after Abdominoplasty?
There is very little pain after Abdominoplasty intervention. Still, the phrase “she/he had a surgery, of course there will be pain” is extremely wrong. No patient should feel pain in the 21st century. Pain is completely avoided by administering post-operative analgesic to each patient. The important point here is this: Pain threshold of each person is different. Again, drug tolerance and bioavailability from the drug are different. Therefore, treatment cannot be standard. The pain relief treatment should be regulated separately depending on the needs of each patient.
- Will there be a scar after Abdominoplasty?
Since the incisions are aesthetically sutured, the aesthetic results are also fairly good. A scar of a thin line remains in the underwear line. After a few months, this line will become almost invisible. After the wound heals, you will be recommended a cream for less scar appearance. You will get much better aesthetic results if you use it for three months.
- When does nutrition start after Abdominoplasty?
Nutrition can be started on the evening of the surgery.
- Is it possible to get up and go back to work immediately after the surgery?
It is possible to stand up in the evening of the surgery. In a week, you can go out and do your daily work. It is best to wait for a month to return to work.
- When are the stitches removed after Abdominoplasty?
It is not necessary to take the stitches as dissolvable stitches are frequently used. If a non-dissolvable stitch is used for a different reason, the stitch is checked and removed when you arrive for a follow-up on the tenth day.
- When can you have a shower after Abdominoplasty?
You can take a shower when you’re out of the hospital. There is no problem with the sutures getting open and wet. After showering, dry with a clean towel, apply batticon on the sutures and wait for them to dry. Batticon does not cause permanent stain in your clothes. There is no need to use batticon after the tenth day.