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Abdominoplasty ( Tummy Tuck ) in Yerevan, Armenia

An abdominoplasty is a surgical manipulation directed to extract surplus of fat and skin from the abdomen, and tighten the abdominal muscles as well. A tummy tuck is considered one of the classical surgical operations, with a great enhancement for the patient, and is one of the more spread plastic surgical procedures in Armenia.

Women are especially affected in this sensitive area after weight loss and pregnancies. This procedure makes it feasible to fix this deformation of the abdominal wall. In some cases, liposuction may turn out enough but in most cases after multiple pregnancies or adiposity, a tummy tuck is necessary.

Within performing abdominoplasty, the surgeon removes the surplus of fat and skin between the upper pubic zone and the navel. As a rule, this are jointed with a liposuction of the areas above the navel. The abdominal wall is repaired by tightening the muscles. The healthy skin is then stretched down and closed. Liposuction is used as the beginning of defatting the abdomen and improve the aesthetic last result of a tummy tuck.

THE TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE: Warning

Before accomplish an abdominoplasty patients must refuse all medications not authorized by your surgeon, primarily drugs which contains aspirin, for 15 days previous to the operation. Smoking is forbidden during a month before surgery and a month after.

The abdominoplasty operation

The procedure is usually fulfill under general anesthesia. Hospitalization vary from 1 to 2 days.

The manipulation ordinarily takes about 2 hours. The surgical intervention involve:

• Liposuction of surplus fat

• Treatment of and lifting of the abdominal muscles that have separated and stretched out.

• Removal of surplus skin.

Additional procedures that may increase the result are breast procedures, liposuction or thigh lift.

Postoperative care after a Tummy Tuck

In addition to the bandage, you will need to wear a support garment for 24 hours, for at least 3 weeks. The recovery after a tummy tuck takes between 2 to 4 weeks. The tripe of the abdominoplasty can change in length and will be more or less hidden. Generally, it is situated at the higher edge of the pubic hairs and goes on in the crease of the groin. Frequently red at the beginning, it will subside gradually and noticeably after six month, but will not disappear entirely. Exposure to sunlight and UV light should be limited to 3 months after tummy tuck. After a month and a half, the patient can renew sports.

The Complications of a Tummy Tuck

All surgical operations have some risks. Slight complications that do not affect the results happen at times (anesthesia problems, infection). Major complications are unusual.

Specific complications:

• Loss of sensitivity on the skin of the abdomen

• Hematoma

• Skin necrosis and loss of skin

• Trombosis, pulmonary emboli

• Bad scarring (can be improved and corrected)

• Asymmetry

• Seroma

The particular risks and the availability of the tummy tuck manipulation for a given individual can be defined only during consultation.

THE RESULT OF THE TUMMY TUCK

The betterment after an abdominoplasty is instantly visible and is not short lived: the belly becomes flat; you will be slimmer for a few sizes, which is very pleasant. Systematic exercise and a right diet are the best ways to provide the durability of the result. The final result can be properly evaluated in a year after the procedure. Shortcomings in the result are feasible and commonly concern to tripe and the umbilical point. They can be fixed later on, but not earlier the third month after the abdominoplasty .It is the most delighted manipulations for women after childbirth, with its help women get back a lifted shape of the body and faith in themselves, and it makes feasible to dress a bikini. As an amusing side effect, many of patients have told after their procedure, that persistent bowel problems disappear, as well as backpain that has been improved. This is conditioned by the strengthening of the abdominal wall.