Each pregnancy deforms the abdominal region. The belly aesthetics is also ruined. The abdominal skin becomes loosen and cracks. The connective tissue that forms the abdominal wall also loosens and the abdomen wall protrudes forward and bloats.
ABDOMEN AESTHETICS AND TUMMY TUCK OPERATION
Tummy tuck surgery is the only practice when it is almost impossible to fix on your own after the pregnancy and all these problems can be resolved at once. This surgery can destroy the cracked skin in your abdomen, it will also remove excess fat and restore your abdominal wall back to its old tension. Most of the cracks on your umbilicus can not be removed with this operation. However, these cracks become less obvious by tensing. Although this operation will remain within your bikini, it leaves a trace twice of the length of the cesarean section.
In this operation, the skin which is cracked and sagging in an area from the level of the caesarean section to the side of the belly button through a line is taken away. The skin above the belly button is stretched and pulled downward. The belly button is also rebuilt. If necessary, excess fat around the abdomen can also be taken with liposuction.
The loose abdominal muscles are tightened and gets back to their old stiffness. A suture technique similar to hernia surgery is used and the muscles of the loose abdominal wall are folded on itself and they are both narrowd and strenghtened.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SURGERY:
The ideal time for the mothers is the end of the first year. This surgery is not a problem for later pregnancies. However, it is bettter to leave the treatment after the second pregnancy considering new deformations in a new pregnancy will occur. If the cause of the cracks is not pregnancy but weight gain, it is beneficial to do the treatment at the end of the weight loss period.
There is a risk of bleeding and infection, as with every surgery. There is almost no possibility of serious bleeding in such operations. Bleeding may be in the form of blood accumulation (hematoma) under the sutures. A unilateral swelling around the fifth post-operative day may be a signal of an infection. The likelihood of such complications is very low.
Although rare, skin loss is among the possible complications. Because this is a stretching operation, the pressure occurs on the skin layers and the circulation of skin may be damaged. It usually appears in smokers after surgery. The skin takes a harsh black color and may need to be medical dressed for a long time. The same skin problem can also be seen in the belly button.
Remember that the first two weeks after surgery are critical.
Asymmetry is one of the problem that can be encountered after the operation. Serious asymmetries may require retouching.
What is mini abdominoplasty?
It is only the stretching the region under the belly button. It does not affect the waist and groin, it does not fix the belly button. But the incision is smaller, so the healing will be faster.
Better to say it is a painful operation. The first 3-4 days are painful and there is a sense of tension in the abdominal area.
Bed rest for 4 days after the surgery is a must. Especially in the first days of fetal position, you have to be inclined forward. So the tension is reduced and you can feel more relaxed. Generally, you can stay flat and sleep after the 7th day.
You need to be hospitalized one day after the surgery. You can return to your normal life in 7 days. A simple painkiller taken orally for your pain will suffice.
SUMMARY OF THE SURGERY:
Type of the anesthesia: General.
Preoperative preparation: Two days watery diet for intestinal cleansing sometimes purgative. And after the surgery, a few days watery diet.
Where the surgery should be performed: In a hospital operating room.
Duration of the surgery: 3 hours.
Duration of stay in the hospital: 1 night.
Post-surgical pain and bother: First 4 days can only be raised for the toilet. A few days dull ache. Oral simple painkillers are usually sufficient.
Swelling, bruising: Between 3–6 days, moderate.
Medical dressing: In 5 days is removed completely.
Corset: For 3 weeks
Stitches: No stitches.
When you can start to work: The earliest 7th day.
Sport: Hike after 2 weeks, after 4 weeks, running and other lightweight sport can be done. It is imperative to wait 5-6 weeks to lift weight.
Final form: 4-6 months.