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What is Abdominoplasty?


August 26, 2022

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck helps remove excess fat and loose skin. It also helps tighten muscles in the abdominal wall. This cosmetic procedure is a popular choice following pregnancy or massive weight loss. Most patients who undergo Abdominoplasty say that this procedure helped improve their self esteem.

Should I Consider a Tummy Tuck?

Well, you can think about getting this procedure done if you have got excessive flab or skin in your abdomen. It is also a good choice if you cannot get rid of tummy flab with strict diet and exercise.

Pregnancy and massive weight loss can significantly change the way your abdominal muscles look and perform. If you feel that your protruding belly is unflattering or self confidence is being affected, you can consider getting a tummy tuck done.

What Results can I Expect?

Abdominoplasty can restore a flat tummy and you will look better in clothes. You can also enjoy a youthful contour and youthful looking body after the procedure.

How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

This surgical procedure can help you lose excess fat and tighten your abdominal muscles. You can discuss any concerns you have regarding the procedure during the initial consultation with Dr. Turker Ozyigit.

Dr. Turker will mark your abdomen to indicate the exact location of the incisions. The shape and length of the incisions required during the procedure will depend on the amount of excess skin and fat that has to be removed.

A general anesthetic will be injected before an incision is made. If you require a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Turker will use a smaller incision. Remember that medications will be administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. Dr. Turker will make the choice between general anesthesia; IV sedation, depending on your medical condition.

The skin from your abdominal wall will be lifted to remove excess fat and the underlying abdominal muscles are repaired. Sometimes supporting incisions are necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.

Once the desired amount of excess skin and fat is removed, skin adhesives and sutures will be used to close skin incisions. A successful tummy tuck procedure will result in a flatter abdomen that is more proportionate with your body type and weight.

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