Tummy tuck surgery is a surgical procedure in which the weak abdominal muscles are strengthened by stretching, and the excess fat and sagging skin in the anterior part of the abdomen are removed. It is not a weight loss or slimming surgery. It is recommended that overweight patients should undergo weight loss and exercise before the operation.
Correcting satisfactorily the appearance of the belly and abdomen, this surgery leaves a permanent scar, but this scar is hidden under the underwear. Abdominoplasty surgery can be performed together with other surgeries such as hysterectomy and ovarian surgeries.
Plastic surgeons examine you after discussing your complaints and expectations. Then, the amount and placement of the fat deposition in the abdomen, sagging and excess skin, and its quality are evaluated.
Previous diseases (diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, liver disease, etc.) and surgeries, habits (smoking, alcohol, etc.), medicines used (aspirin, antidepressants, weight loss drugs, etc.) should be explained to your surgeon in detail. While in some cases only liposuction may be sufficient in patients, sometimes the combination of liposuction with tummy tuck operation may be useful. You should discuss with your surgeon your post-examination recommendations and considerations.