A tummy tuck which is also referred to as an abdominoplasty is a procedure to enhance the appearance of the abdomen. It consists of 3 basic steps:
- Skin removal and tightening
- Subcuataneous fat removal
- Muscle tightening
Tummy Tuck Procedure
- The first step, the design of which will be removed or aspirated.
- The second step, anesthesia using general anesthesia.
- The third step, incision. At full tummy tuck incision (pieces) horizontally above
the pubic area and around the navel. The flap of skin was removed from the muscle to the area ioga and
- The fourth step, sagging abdominal muscles visible repaired and sutured back in the middle. Excessive fat and skin on the belly will be discarded.
- The fifth step, created a new center.
- The sixth step, close the incision. The cut will be closed with stitches.
Method of Operation Tummy Tuck
Method of operation is to make an incision in the abdominal folds the bottom line. Once sliced, the fat in that area of the island disposed with excessive skin-usually start from the bottom line of the abdominal crease to slightly above the center, often referred to as the area ‘belt boxer’. After that, the overlying skin will be pulled down (lowered), and placed in the old skin that was removed.
Muscles that has collapsed (away) is not cut, but brought closer again by stitching buffer, or returned to the middle so that it becomes the new holder.
With the return of the muscle to the original place, the stomach will be back as when a teenager or when not pregnant, the curve of the stomach will be nice back. Then made a new navel through an incision in the abdomen at the same location previously. So the navel that had been ‘lost’ back rejuvenated. And because most of the abdominal skin is removed, strial (stretch marks, scratches of the usual white appear on the abdomen of women who have been pregnant) will be lost. Sugar if necessary can be performed liposuction on waist area to get a more beautiful body shape.
Tummy Tuck surgery duration
This surgery takes between 2 to 4 hours. For the full tummy tuck procedure takes 4 hours operation. While the mini tummy tuck procedure takes 2-3 hours.
Complications that may occur are infection, bleeding under the skin flap. Skin flap can
problematic especially in smokers dank lien with vascular disorders. Or it may be difficult to heal wounds, resulting surgery scar is not good or skin loss. If that happens, certainly needed further surgery.
You may notice, for several months, that certain things you do cause twinges, tugs, etc. You may notice new areas becoming tingly, sensitive or sore as nerves heal and recover. Most of this is a minor annoyance and does not stop you from doing simple activities. It all tends to get better over time. Truth be told recovery is rough after Tummy Tuck operation.
Possible Side Effects
Although tummy tuck include major surgery, but almost no special risk if done in accordance with the correct procedure. Side effects that usually appears after undergoing this action is a temporary pain. Or it could also be swelling, abdominal skin feels thick and bluish, and the body feels tired and breath that is not relieved. But, all these complaints will disappear within a few weeks or months.
As with any surgery, sometimes leaving a cheloid scar. So even on the tummy action tuck. cheloid risk remain, especially on clients who have a talent cheloid.
After surgery, for those who have the talent to be monitored until the cheloid scar scarring of mature and free of cheloid. The following risks that may arise is the case of impaired wound healing and infection. Infection can result in healing becomes not good.
To avoid this risk, pre-screening is required for correct operation, so that the risks can be avoided.
During the recovery period, required the use of compression garment (a type of special girdle) for 4-6 weeks to reduce swelling and pain. Clients can return to work after 2 to 3 weeks. Moderately strenuous physical activity can be carried out after 2 to 3 weeks. Moderately strenuous physical activity can be performed after 4 to 6 weeks or more. Scarring will fade and flatten after 3 months to 1 year.