No matter how slim a person is, a saggy and loose abdomen ruins the aesthetic appearance of the body. The weight gained compared to other parts of the body causes more lubrication in the abdomen and the skin does not fully recover due to excessive stretching, even if these weights are lost, leading to sagging.
Mini Tummy Tuck
In such cases, tummy tuck surgery eliminates the problems. Abdominoplasty is an operation that involves removing excess skin and fat tissue from the abdomen and stretching the abdominal wall muscles.Mini abdominoplasty, also called mini abdominoplasty, which is less complicated and gives very successful results, is performed in patients who do not have excessive sagging and whose sagging region is only in the lower part of the navel. Mini tummy tuck is a good option for patients who have excess weight in the abdomen, for whom liposuction alone is not sufficient for their skin, but who are too tense to require a full tummy tuck. Mini tummy tuck is a method that is frequently preferred in patients who are not overweight because of its shorter scar and faster post-operative recovery.
What are the reasons of sagging abdomen?
Due to the excessive stretching of the skin birth marks occur during pregnancy, the skin does not fully return to its former tightness, even if the pregnancy is terminated. And also;
- Birth Marks and sagging of the skin due to rapid weight loss after an weightloss operation,
- Rapid weight gain and loss,
- Sedentary lifestyle,
- Frequent births,
Due to the improper use of some drugs, cracks and sagging of the skin occur.
Who is A Good Candidate For Mini Abdominoplasty?
Despite the low weight, patients with sagging abdomen are suitable candidates for mini tummy tuck surgery. In addition, mini abdominoplasty, mini tummy tuck can be performed on patients whose sagging is only below of the navel. Another advantage of the operation is that the navel is not touched and it is not necessary to create a navel again.
Things to consider before surgery
As in all surgeries, a detailed physical examination is a must before the surgery in mini tummy tuck surgeries.In the last week, it is necessary to stay away from drugs and similar substances that can dilute the blood.There are some tests and tests that should be done before surgery. These can be done before the surgery on the day the person comes to the hospital for surgery.Since smoking will negatively affect the quality of recovery after the procedure, it is recommended not to use it.
The aim of abdominoplasty is to obtain a flat stomach. However, if the area we call the inner abdomen is swollen, no fat tissue is left under the skin, and even if the skin is stretched as much as possible, there may be some swelling in the abdomen depending on the size of the inner abdomen. For this reason, the fact that people who decide to have this surgery lose some weight beforehand affects the result of the procedure positively.
How Is Mini Abdominoplasty Performed?
Mini tummy tuck surgery is a simpler operation than full tummy tuck surgery. The location of the navel does not change during the operation and the incision around the navel is shorter than in classical abdominoplasty.
The area to be removed before the operation is determined by the surgeon and drawings are made accordingly.
During the operation, the excess skin remaining in the lower part of the abdomen is surgically removed and this area is closed appropriately.
It is usually combined with liposuction to achieve better results in total tummy tuck. Likewise, in mini tummy tuck surgeries, excess fat tissues in the waist, back and abdomen are removed with liposuction, resulting in better results.
Compared to classical tummy tuck surgery, recovery is faster in mini tummy tuck surgery.
After the surgery, the patient can be discharged on the same day after staying in the hospital for a certain period of time. It may be necessary to stay in the hospital for at least one day in interventions to the muscles.
On the day of the surgery, walking is started. Within 2-3 days, you can be able to walk actively. Return to work is usually within 1 week. In applications where liposuction is added, it is a corset that is required to be worn for 4-6 weeks after the procedure. This corset, which is required to be worn continuously for the first weeks, can then be worn with a break for a few hours during the day.
It is also more advantageous in terms of appearance due to less scarring compared to total tummy tuck surgery.
Since less skin will be removed from the mini tummy tuck surgery compared to the full tummy tuck surgery, the patient can return to his daily life in a shorter time.
The surgical scar disappears within 3-6 weeks and becomes less visible within 6-9 months.