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Mini Abdominoplasty ; The problem of sagging skin is only suitable for individuals in the lower abdomen, and it is generally applied together with the liposuction technique.

When this operation, which is performed under operating room conditions, is performed together with liposuction, 3-4 hours; When done alone, it takes 1-2 hours.

In general, although individuals want to use this technique due to the smaller operation area, if there is a severe sagging complaint, excess skin in the upper part of the abdomen and sagging complaints, this procedure will not be sufficient. In such cases, full tummy tuck surgery is recommended.

What is Mini Abdominoplasty?

What is a mini tummy tuck; The abdomen is a region where fat is often stored in the human body. Excess adipose tissue in this area can compress the internal organs, preventing them from working comfortably and preparing the ground for various metabolism problems and systemic diseases. The adipose tissue collected in this area can lead to stretching of the skin and the formation of cracks in the skin.

Women who store fat in the abdomen may encounter many problems such as some hormonal problems, disruptions in the menstrual cycle, and fatty liver. Likewise, diabetes, etc. risk factors make it dangerous for men to store fat in this region.

In the face of such situations, individuals should definitely lose weight in the presence of an internist and nutritionist. After weight loss, people experience deterioration in aesthetic appearance due to reasons such as excess skin remaining in the area, sagging complaint, and deformation of the shape of the navel. Unfortunately, it is not possible to completely eliminate this complaint with sports or diet. The treatment of this condition is only possible with aesthetic surgery techniques.

There are 2 different techniques that can be done for this. These;

    • Full tummy tuck

It is called

  • Mini tummy tuck.

The plastic surgeon decides which of these techniques will be applied according to the regional location of the problem experienced by the person and the severity of the problem.

Similars and Differences Between Mini Abdominoplasty and Full Abdominoplasty

  • Mini tummy tuck is an operation that is applied only to the part below the navel, while in the full tummy tuck operation, the area above the navel is also operated.
  • In both operations, liposuction can be applied to the individual and some abdominal fat can be removed from the body.
  • In both operations, the excess skin is removed and the abdomen is sutured in a more taut way.
  • The deformed belly button is reconstructed in a full tummy tuck operation. However, there is no such need in the mini tummy tuck operation, since the navel of the individual is not damaged yet.
  • In both operations, the operation incision is started and ended from the place that will be under the underwear of the individual. In this way, the surgical incision of the individual is not seen by other individuals after the procedure, and it is not understood that the individual has undergone such an operation at the end of the recovery period. However, the size of the operation incision is slightly longer in full tummy tuck surgery.
  • In full abdominoplasty, the abdominal muscles are repaired and sutured again. However, in the mini tummy tuck operation, no operation is performed on the abdominal muscles; only the skin is processed.
  • While the recovery period after the operation is 3 – 4 days in the mini tummy tuck operation; It is a 7 – 8 day process in a full tummy tuck operation.

How is Mini Abdominoplasty Performed?

Before Mini tummy tuck, liposuction is usually applied to the navel and waist region of the individual. In this way, it is possible to obtain a more fit and more emphasized appearance.

Then, the procedure is started with a short incision of a few centimeters, which will remain in the underwear of the individual.

The skin is lifted up by stretching it up to the belly button. If there are loose muscles, they are joined together to make them tighter.

The part where the belly button is located is moved down 1 – 2 cm and attached to the abdominal wall with stitches. In this way, the upper part of the navel is also slightly stretched. Muscle fusion and changing the position of the belly button are only performed by evaluating the patient’s condition according to the surgeon’s decision. These procedures are not required in all patients.

Then, the excess skin is removed and the incision area is sutured, giving a taut look. Since threads with self-melting properties are used in all sewing processes, including the last stitch, they will be fused with the body later on. For this reason, there will be no such thing as suture removal after the operation.

Preparation Process Before Mini Abdominoplasty

Before mini tummy tuck, some conditions that may affect the operation process should be considered. You will be informed about these issues by your doctor in the session where the operation is planned, with all the necessary information about what you should pay attention to.

It is important to enter the hospital 3-4 hours before the operation. In this process, all necessary preparations for the operation and evaluation of your general health will be made.

12-hour fasting condition is required for patients who will undergo general anesthesia before the operation.

Smoking should be avoided for at least 24 hours before surgery.

Food and beverages containing alcohol should not be consumed in the first week before the operation. In individuals who consume alcohol, the risk of developing complications during the surgery increases due to the changes in the body caused by alcohol.

If there is a drug being used or if you have a chronic disease, this should be reported to the doctor at the first examination. In addition, at least 2 weeks before the surgical operation, your doctor, who monitors the medication you are using, should be examined about issues such as whether it is necessary to stop the medication before the surgery, with which doses you can reduce and stop, and with which dose setting you will return to the drug after the operation.

Things to Consider After Mini Abdominoplasty

There are some points to be considered after Mini tummy tuck . These situations are;

Smoking is not recommended for the first 24 hours. Afterwards, care should be taken to consume as little cigarettes as possible, as it may shorten and complicate the wound healing process in the first days.

Alcohol should be avoided during the recovery period after the surgery. Alcohol; It causes many effects that thin the blood, increase edema, cause dehydration (decrease in the amount of water in the body) and delay healing. These effects can lead to problems such as bleeding, infection, and more edema than expected.

In the first days, you should rest a lot, and help the tissues to heal by eating a balanced and regular diet and consuming plenty of water.

It is recommended to use a medical corset for the first 3 weeks. In this way, the tissues will adhere to each other more easily and heal faster.

Facts About Mini Abdominoplasty

First of all, many questions such as what is mini tummy tuck surgery, will there be a permanent scar after this procedure, are wondered by individuals with excess skin and sagging problems in the abdomen. Frequently asked questions will be answered in this section.

What is Mini Abdominoplasty?

Mini tummy tuck surgery is an operation performed by a plastic surgeon to eliminate abdominal problems such as excess skin and sagging, which is applied with the aim of giving an aesthetically tight skin appearance to the waist and abdomen. The operation examination findings are planned by the doctor according to the problem experienced by the individual evaluated.

Is Mini Abdominoplasty Risky?

Mini tummy tuck (mini abdominoplasty) surgery includes the risks that exist in every operation. All necessary examinations of the individual are carried out before the operation. When hospitalization is made a few hours before the operation, the necessary evaluation and follow-up are made by the nurses in the service. In this way, possible risks are minimized.

Apart from this, it is important for the individual to prepare for the surgery process by following the doctor’s recommendations, so that the operation and the recovery period after the operation go smoothly as expected.

Is Mini Abdominoplasty Permanent?

The permanence of the mini tummy tuck is a permanent operation as long as the individual pays attention to the form of his body. Minor weight changes do not lead to sagging of the skin again.

However, the conditions that expand the skin in the abdominal region under normal conditions such as pregnancy, sudden weight changes, gaining and losing too much weight after the operation are still valid. After such situations, the individual can undergo the operation again.

Where is Mini Abdominoplasty Performed?

Mini tummy tuck surgery is professionally organized by Yoo Retouch clinic, step by step, from the accommodation of individuals coming from abroad until they return to their country. The procedures are performed in Istanbul and the surgery of the individual is performed by the most famous plastic surgeons in Turkey.

Applications such as pre-operative, surgical process and post-operative care are carried out in the best hospitals of the country, where the clinic is contracted, such as Class A and fully equipped Acıbadem.

Mini Abdominoplasty Price

First of all, it is not only the treatment process that is related to the mini tummy tuck price; account is drawn up, including every element in the organizational process.

Prices for our guests from abroad; accommodation, flight ticket transactions, food and beverage, VIP vehicle transfer, hospital care process, medicines, medical corset and translator.

Since the treatment process of the individual will be planned specifically for him, the prices vary from person to person. For example, in addition to a mini tummy tuck operation, procedures such as buttock aesthetics can be requested.

For this reason, you can get free consultancy service via the contact information on the website of the clinic in order to get special price information and to get information about the questions you are curious about.

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