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Standard Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck also called Abdominoplasty is a procedure considered as cosmetic surgery and it is used to make your belly or let’s say abdomen thinner and tighter. Fat and excess skin is removed from the middle and lower part of abdomen.

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This causes that the abdomen gets more firm and tight. Abdomen muscles and abdominal wall fascia will get tight too. This procedure solves obesity and excessive skin after weight loss, or abdomen modifications after pregnancy.

 

What Are The Different Types of Tummy Tuck?

There are several types of Abdominoplasty:

  • Standard,
  • Extended,
  • Fleur-de-lis,
  • Mini

The type of procedure is always selected after detailed examination and consultation with our surgeon who will recommend the best method in order to achieve the desired results. Overall health condition of the client is also an important factor while choosing the type of Abdominoplasty.

This short information guide briefly describes Standard Abdominoplasty – Standard Tummy Tuck performed by our certified aesthetic surgeon Dr. Turkin.

 

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What is a Standard Abdominoplasty?

This procedure involves two major incisions and is often combined with liposuction so that the best results are achieved. One of the incisions passes from one hip to the other hip slightly above the pubic area, lead carefully under a lower abdominal crease. In case a female client has already a cesarean section done in past, the incision passes through. Secondary incision is needed to free navel from its position in the surrounding skin.

Muscles are revealed by detaching the skin from the abdominal wall and subsequently non-absorbable sutures are used to tighten muscle fascia wall by restoring stretched muscles.

This will make the abdominal wall flat. The navel will be reconstructed as last point of the procedure. It will be fixated to its new position. Once this is done, the wound will be stitched. Special attention must be paid to retain sufficient blood circulation and integrity of the authentic navel. Our skillful surgeons always keep this on their radar.

The scope of the surgery is quite extensive and affects deep levels of tissue. Therefore the recovery period is long and clients feel pain and present limited physical abilities within 2-3 days after the surgery.

On top of that, a drainage tube is usually placed for about 5-7 days so that it prevents from hematoma or congestion of the skin. The total recovery period takes about three months and involves avoiding excessive abdominal work and sport activities.

Dr. Turkin advises clients to wear a compression garment which can shorten the recovery period, tighten abdomen and also secure the best possible results.

The Tummy tuck surgery takes approximately 4 hours and involves one major 25-30 cm incision and a small one around the navel. It is performed under a general anesthesia. Clients stay at the clinic for one day, in case it is necessary two days.

 

 

dr-turkin-small-image.jpgDr Oleg Turkin is a cosmetic surgeon who specialises in all areas of cosmetic surgery, including facial, body and breast surgery. He has very dedicated approach to his work, aiming to give patients a first class service with more than 30 years experience.  
DR. OLEG TURKIN Consultant surgeon in plastic surgery

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