Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects excess skin and fat in the abdomen.
Abdominoplasty can be performed under general or epidural anesthesia. The patient must remain at the hospital for 1-2 days.
With a low incision in the belly (as long as it is hidden in the swimsuit area) we detach fat from the skin and belly over the muscles of the abdominal wall. In order to move down the abdominal skin, we make a cut around the umbilicus and release it from the abdominal skin. The skin of the abdomen moves down and only the umbilicus remains in place. In a total abdominoplasty, the abdominal skin and fat are moved down and placed in the area where the initial incision took place. In other words, the skin under the umbilicus is completely removed during abdominoplasty and the skin above the umbilicus is placed in the slip area.
The duration of the operation is about 2-3 hours, depending on the case.
Heavy Smoking is always a possible negative factor.
To sum up, it should be understood that you should never underestimate the risks of this operation. It may be a simple surgery but complications are possible.
Complications in plastic surgery operations are not common but it is necessary to be aware of them at the first appointment.
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