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Tummy Tuck BRIEFLY

Procedure time

2 - 3 hours

Anesthesia

General

hospital stay

1 night

time off work

10 - 14 days

After major changes in body weight (e.g. pregnancy) we usually observe relaxation of the muscles and skin of the abdomen. This aesthetic problem is addressed by abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), in which excessive skin is removed and the abdominal wall is tightened.

Abdominoplasty (or “tummy tuck”)can be combined with minor liposuction but we have to remark that it is not a method of weight loss. It provides impressive results and satisfaction to the patient. The scars from the operation are situated low in the abdomen and are covered by the underwear. They improve significantly with time but never disappear.

How is abdominoplasty done?

Surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes 3-4 hours. Two drains are placed that prevent fluid collection (seroma or hematoma) under the skin and are removed after a few days. Pain is not intense and is treated with common painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs.

What should I be careful of after surgery?

Postoperatively, a special garment is worn for 6 weeks. Patient mobilization begins one day after surgery and is done progressively. Return to work is planned after 2-4 weeks. Vigorous physical activity is allowed after 2 months.

Which are the possible complications of abdominoplasty?

Infection and poor healing are possible complications, especially in smokers. It is important to stop smoking 2 weeks before surgery. Collection of fluids or blood in the operation field may occur, mainly if early or excessive mobilization is done or when the abdomen garment is not properly fit. Skin sensation can be preserved to some extent after the operation, but is gradually reinstated. 

Before & after photos

tummy tuck pictures
Abdominoplasty and liposuction. Before and one month after surgery.
Abdominoplasty before & after
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). 42 year old woman with four children.
Tummy tuck before after
Tummy tuck. Pictures taken before and two months after surgery.

Tummy Tuck BRIEFLY

Duration of surgery

2 - 3 hours

Anesthesia

General

Stay at the clinic

1 night

Return to work

10 - 14 days

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