Loosening and sagging occur in the abdominal region due to weight gain, weight loss or ageing. These loosening and sagging observed in the abdominal region can be reduced by abdominoplasty.
Abdominal loosening and sagging due to weight changes are especially observed in postpartum women.
Duration of abdominoplasy is directly proportional to the abdominal deformations of the patients and it lasts approximately 2 hours on average. Skin and subcutaneous tissues are removed and abdominal wall is strengthened during the surgery.
After abdominoplasty, patients should strengthen their abdominal muscles by using a corset for a certain period of time. Although it varies according to the condition of the patients, the patients can return to their normal life within an average of 4-5 weeks after abdominoplasty.
Abdominoplasty which is performed only to tighten the area under the belly button is called mini-abdominoplasty. Mini-abdominoplasty is a more limited surgery than abdominoplasty and does not have any effect on the waist and inguinal region. Mini-abdominoplasty is applied to patients with loosening and sagging in the lower abdomen.
Abdominoplasty and mini-abdominoplasty should be performed by aesthetic surgery specialists in aesthetic surgery clinics or full-fledged hospitals, and patients should undergo a detailed examination before abdominoplasty surgeries.