Our celebrated Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Istanbul cosmetic surgeons first make an incision across the abdomen, just below the navel. The length of the incision is based on the amount of skin to be removed.
After separating the abdominal skin and cutting it away from the navel, your CPS Istanbul surgeon repositions and tightens the stomach muscles — stretches the skin down, trims away the excess — creating a new hole for the navel, and reattaching the skin to complete the tummy tuck.
Tummy tuck is a major procedure, and the patients should be prepared for a significant recovery period after surgery.
Certain patients may need to stay overnight in the hospital after surgery. Swelling and pain are to be expected, but they can be controlled with compression bandages and medication. Patients should spend the first few days after surgery resting and recovering.
Our plastic surgery team typically removes stitches about a week after surgery. At this point, most tummy tuck patients are ready to begin a light exercise regimen that will speed the healing process and help prevent blood clots.
Patients need to continue wearing their compression bandages and exercising gently for several weeks, but should avoid strenuous activity for up to six weeks as they heal.