A pregnancy or significant weight loss are able to cause the abdominal wall to become an unaesthetical contour. Skin elasticity is often diminished in most cases so badly that liposuction can’t offer a solution. Very often ugly stretch marks will become visible caused by tearing of your skin. It’s not suprising that the abdominal muscles weakened and diastasis occurs between them. this causes body muscles to loose their elasticity and their pull strength. Where liposculpture is unable to help, tummy tuck can help!
In most cases tummy tuck surgery is performed by the plastic surgeon under general anaesthetic and hospitalisation of two to three days is required. If only a small amount of excessive skin needs to be taken away (mini- tummy tuck), the surgery can be performed under sedation. This requires a hospitalisation of two hours. With abdominoplasty, excessive skin and fat tissue are removed and the muscles around the middle waist are tightened. together. In the end the navel will be put into place. At the end of the tummy tuck surgery, we insert a blood cleansing drain and the wounds are carefully closed using tissue glue for best results. This glue automatically disappears after ten days. Immediately after the treatment, we give our patiënts a special compressive garment.
The patient has to maintain an upright position for twenty four hours. After this, drains IV drip and urinary catheter are removed and the patient can start to walk around. Taking a shower is absolutely permitted. It’s really important that you stick to wearing the body day and night for a period of six weeks and the body may only be taken off to launder it or to wash yourself. The tissue glue will disappear automatically after ten days. When the tissue glue has disappeared, it’s allowed to take a bath. During the first month after tummy tuck doing sports is forbidden. Weights up to ten kilograms may be lifted. After this period, patient may engage in abdominal muscle training.
With tummy tuck surgery a scar remains visible right above the pubic area. It’s important to keep it hydrated for the first month after this kind of cosmetic surgery. As long as the scar keeps its reddish colour, exposure to sunlight must be avoided.