A surgical procedure that tightens stomach muscles and helps eliminate excess skin (or belly overhang) and abdominal creases.


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Having a hard time getting rid of a flabby, sagging abdomen? Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that tightens stomach muscles and helps eliminate excess skin (or belly overhang) and abdominal creases. Because the surgery is designed to result in a flatter and more toned stomach, many opt for this procedure after pregnancy or after they’ve lost a significant amount of weight in a short time period.

About the procedure

What is Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)? Tummy Tuck, technically known more as „abdominoplasty“ is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. Tummy tuck surgery can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. But please bear in mind, it does produce a permanent scar, which, depending on the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct it, can extend from hip to hip. Tummy Tuck surgery flattens a protruding tummy caused by weak abdominal muscles, weight gain or pregnancy – areas that do not respond well to diet or exercise because the skin has been stretched. Prior to surgery, a complete medical history is taken in order to evaluate your general health. The plastic surgeon will discuss realistic expectations and will determine the extent of the surgery required. We will ask you to inform us and the plastic surgeon whether you smoke and if you are taking any medicines. Abdominoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgeries for women and is becoming increasingly popular for men as well. If you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck, additional combination surgeries such as liposuction also may be appropriate. Reasons for getting a Tummy Tuck: The best candidates for abdominoplasty are men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise. The tummy tuck surgery is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. Loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with slight obesity, can also be improved. Patients who intend to lose a lot of weight should postpone the surgery. Also, women who plan future pregnancies should wait, as vertical muscles in the abdomen that are tightened during surgery can separate again during pregnancy. If you have scarring from previous abdominal surgery, your doctor may recommend against tummy tuck or may caution you that scars could be unusually prominent. Tummy tuck surgery can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with a plastic surgeon.

Before, during & after

Before surgery: Pharmaceuticals containing acetylsalicylic acid (Acylpirin, Aspirin, and Anopyrin etc.) should not be used for 3 weeks before the Tummy Tuck surgery, as they decrease clotting time of blood. In case you are a smoker you are advised to stop smoking or at least to cut down on cigarettes. Smoking slows down the recovery process and can also increase risk or complications. Patients should relieve themselves thoroughly in the evening and in the morning before the tummy tuck operation.
Operation: A tummy tuck surgery will flatten a protruding tummy by removing excess skin and fat, achieving a firmer and flatter tummy and a slimmer waist. Prior to tummy tuck surgery, the plastic surgeon marks your incisions with a skin-marking pen. Before the tummy tuck surgeon marks you, be sure to tell him about any special clothing goals you have. If you want your scars to be hidden beneath a bikini or a favourite style of panties, then you need to let the plastic surgeon know that. If this is important to you, you can bring the garments with you at marking time. Tummy Tuck Surgery takes 2–3 hours and is performed in an operating theatre under general anaesthesia. The incision is usually made at the bikini line so that any scarring can be hidden beneath the underwear. The skin is then separated from the abdominal wall and lifted up, exposing the loose tissue that covers the abdominal muscles. The excess skin and fat are then removed and the remaining skin pulled down over the tummy. Finally, the tummy tuck surgeon sutures the incision, and drains are usually inserted to eliminate fluid build-up. Bandages are then applied to the area. In some cases it is advised to combine the tummy tuck with liposuction in order to eliminate localized fat accumulation.
Recovery: Tight underwear specially designed for this kind of operation, must be worn for a period of 1–2 months after the operation. Building up one’s muscles and any greater physical strain is not recommended for a period of 2 months if, during the operation, the gap between direct abdominal muscles has been removed. The cicatrices should be covered with a strip of hypoallergenic plaster for a period of 1–3 months after the operation. Bruising and swelling around the treated area will disappear within a few weeks. Scars from the surgery will remain, but fade significantly over time. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): How will I feel after the Tummy Tuck surgery? - You will probably feel tired, sleepy and suffer from pain especially in 1–3 days after the surgery. You will be given some painkillers and tablets for reducing the swelling. Our Prague plastic surgeons will usually also prescribe antibiotics as a prevention of any potential infection. Is the recovery painful after Tummy Tuck surgery? - When you leave your clinic, you will be prescribed painkillers by the surgeon. You will probably feel discomfort, swelling, heaviness, and numbness in the areas where surgery was performed. What are the possible risks and complications after Tummy Tuck surgery? - The specific risks and the suitability of tummy tuck for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.

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