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Tummy Tuck - All you need to know

Nowadays, there are plenty of plastic surgeries available to change your appearance. If you have lost a lot of weight and you cannot get rid of excess skin, tummy tuck surgery is for you! See the article below to learn more about abdominoplasty abroad and contact our patient advisers to get more detailed information.

Tummy tuck definition:

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a plastic surgery, the aim of which is tightening loose skin and muscles on your abdomen. If you feel that your skin in not tight enough or you feel that your muscles are not what they used to be – tummy tuck surgery in Poland is for you.

Benefits of tummy tuck surgery:

As with every plastic surgery, you may expect some changes in your body. After lipotuck surgery, your abdomen will be flat and tight. You will lose excess skin and fat. Another great benefit of abdominoplasty is getting rid of stretch marks!

Tummy tuck candidates

In general, the guidelines for tummy tuck candidates are very similar to the guidelines for other plastic surgeries. Your excess weight cannot be higher that 25 pounds. You should not suffer from chronic, long diseases and your general health must be in a good condition. What is more, your weight needs to be stable for minimum one year prior to your tummy tuck surgery.

Tummy tuck prices

Abdominoplasty price depends on the amount of work that needs to be done. Usually, the price starts at 2000 GBP. It needs to be added that the cost of tummy tuck performed in Poland is amazingly cheaper than in such countries as the UK or Germany. In Poland you will have the surgery performed at the high standard and best possible price.

 

Tummy tuck procedure:

Tummy tuck surgery is always performed using general anesthesia. The surgery makes horizontal incision between bellybutton and pubic hairline. Size of the incision depends on the amount of skin and fat that needs to be removed. After the incision is made the surgeon lifts the skin and takes care of the loosened muscles and undesired fat. After taking care of excess skin, fat, and muscles, the surgeon tightens the remaining skin and pulls it down to close the incision site. New opening is created for the bellybutton. The surgeon uses sutures, tapes or clips to close the incision.

Before the tummy tuck surgery:

Before the tummy tuck surgery you cannot take any aspirin or aspirin-containing medicines or supplements. Regarding alcohol, you should refrain from drinking 72 hours before and after  the surgery. Smoking is forbidden before and after the tummy tuck. The best is quitting smoking at least 2 weeks before and after it.

Required medical tests:

Usually the surgeon requires you to perform all the standard medical tests:

  • blood group
  • SR (sedimentation rate)
  • blood morphology
  • urine analysis
  • coagulogram (APTT, INR)
  • Ekg (only for patients older than 55 y.o.)
  • serum glucose
  • electrolytes levels
  • HIV
  • HCV
  • HBs

All of those tests can be performed in our clinic. However, if you wish to do them in your home country, please keep in mind that the results cannot be older than one month.

Length of tummy tuck procedure:

Abdominoplasty can be a really extensive procedure. Depending on how much work needs to be done, the surgery can last between 2 – 5 hours. In order to achive better results tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction in Poland. You will be sleeping during the whole procedure, so you will not feel a thing.

Type of anesthesia:

Tummy tuck surgery is always performed using general anesthesia. After the surgery you will be transported to a different room in the clinic to rest. You will leave the clinic next day after the check up from the surgeon. You will feel no pain or discomfort during the surgery. However, for a few days after the surgery, you could feel sore, so the doctor will prescribe you some painkillers.

Stay in the clinic:

In case of surgeries performed under general, you will stay in the clinic for one night after the surgery. Next day, you will have a check up from the surgeon. After the check up you can leave the clinic to rest in your hotel. If needed, our surgeon is at your disposal in emergency situations.

Minimal stay for tummy tuck in Poland:

Our surgeons advise that your stay in Poland lasts at least six days. On the first day, you perform all necessary medical tests, and second day is reserved for your personal consultation with your surgeon and surgery. From 3rd until the 6th day you will rest in a hotel to gain strength for fly back home.

Back to work:

Abdominoplasty is an extensive plastic surgery, so it is worth remembering that healing time depends on how much work was done. If your job does not require physical activity (for example desk job) then you can go back to work after at least 10 days of resting.  It is important to talk with your surgeon about this and follow his recommendations. Each case is unique so please consult with the doctor.

Tummy tuck results:

Abdominoplasty results may not be visible right after the surgery due to swelling. After healing time you will notice that your stomach is flatter and muscles feel firmer than before the surgery. Another great result is your new body shape. The contour of your tummy will be more proportional to the rest of your body.

After the tummy tuck surgery:

After abdominoplasty, you will experience swelling of the treated area. Most of the swelling is gone after 6 months, but the best results are visible year after the surgery when your body is all healed. In case of the extensive procedure, the surgeon may install drains in your incision site, then will collect blood and fluids after the surgery. Usually, they can be taken out days after the surgery. Another important factor to consider is your posture. Few weeks after the surgery it is not advised to stand straight due to muscles tightening and incision site. It is important to take good care of your scar. After closing your wound, you should use lotions and ointments two times a day for at least few months.

Tummy tuck risks and complications:

When it comes to surgeries performed using general anesthesia, you always have to be aware of risks and complications that may occur. In case of tummy tuck surgery, ask your surgeon about:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infections
  • Seroma
  • Changes in skin sensation
  • Scarring
  • Cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Persistent pain

During your consultation, your surgeon will refer to all the risks and complications and explain them. However, do not worry too much about it. Our specialists have a lot of experience in their field and always to their job properly.

Tummy tuck abroad

If you are eager to have the surgery performed, you may be interested in doing it abroad. Poland has become one of the most popular destinations for plastic surgery. Our specialists are highly qualified and are working on the best equipment available. Contact our patient advisers to get a quotation for your tummy tuck in Poland.

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