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Tummy Tuck – FAQs about Abdominoplasty

Tummy Tuck - FAQs about Abdominoplasty

Who can have tummy tuck surgery?

Tummy tuck is a great solution for those who have problems with postpartum sagging. In addition to those who experience sagging skin as a result of excessive weight loss,

Abdominoplasty is not a method of losing weight. Also, this operation is to get rid of stubborn fats and sagging skin. Which do not go away despite sports and diet.

How long after the end of breastfeeding I can have abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty is possible six months after the end of lactation. However, patient should consider that the full recovery of the anterior abdominal wall after childbirth occurs in a year. So, surgeons do not recommended to perform surgery earlier than this period. Even if breastfeeding has already been stopped.

Who should not have abdominoplasty?

Abdominal plastic surgery is a full-fledged surgical intervention. However, tummy tuck is not applicable for pregnant women and patients under 18 years of age. Also, if diagnosed with blood diseases, chronic somatic diseases in the complication stage, infectious, venereal, oncological diseases, obesity.

How long does the tummy tuck surgery last?

Mini and endoscopic abdominoplasty lasts about 30-40 minutes, extensive abdominoplasty with navel transfer, herniotomy can last up to 2.5-3 hours.

What underwear should I wear after abdominoplasty?

You will choose the compression underwear after the abdominoplasty operation. Your healthcare professionals should huide you regarding your specific case. This is necessary in order to reduce swelling, prevent divergence of stitches. This will help to relieve the load from the abdominal wall and prevent complications. The negative consequences of this intervention are rare. They exist due to improper and irregular wearing of medical knitwear and neglect of hygiene procedures.

Compression underwear suitable for abdominoplasty includes compression high-rise tights and bodysuits. This underwear exists in both women’s and men’s versions. They can be found in specialized stores, sometimes in orthopedic shops and pharmacies. It is not recommended to buy them on the Internet without fitting: too intense tightening can be dangerous.

Postoperative underwear is selected exactly in size immediately after abdominoplasty. It is very important that it is made of cotton with the addition of hypoallergenic synthetic fabrics, such as nylon. Compression underwear after abdominoplasty should not have fasteners in contact with the incisions. The compression force of the correct underwear after abdominoplasty is not less than 17-21 mmHg.

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