To make the postoperative scar least noticeable, we place it in the bikini line. The scar is, therefore, covered with underwear after the recovery period. We sew the scar with precision and with the finest threads, following the aesthetic surgery principles.
Six months to one year after the surgery, in the majority of cases, the scar almost completely fades away.
If the patient’s abdominal wall is weak, we can additionally tighten and straighten the wall by special stitches.
In the hands of an experienced and skilled surgeon, from the technical point of view, this procedure is not too demanding, and it can be performed relatively quickly and very successfully.
Tummy tuck can be considered somewhat more demanding from the patient’s point of view, especially regarding the postoperative recovery, during which, the patient should be disciplined and strictly follow the surgeon’s instructions. Because of the incision position, it is essential for the patient to rest as much as possible in the first 7 to 10 days following the surgery, with special emphasis on the first three days.
We insist our patients are well examined, evaluated and prepared, in order to make the risk of the surgery and postoperative recovery minimal and to enable maximal safety and security for our patient.
With these conditions fulfilled, abdominoplasty is a very efficient procedure, resulting in high degree of patient’s satisfaction.
Abdominoplaty also comprises removal of a certain amount of abdominal fatty tissue, together with the excess skin removal. However, it is important to highlight that suitable patients for tummy tuck should be normal weigh persons. It is irrelevant whether the excess skin in the stomach area is due to physical constitution or massive weight loss.
We don’t recommend abdominoplasty to female patients who plan on having babies in the future, so the problem of excess, sagging stomach skin doesn’t repeat.
Several months after the surgery, when the most demanding phase of the recovery has passed, we can make certain additional procedures to improve details in order to achieve maximum effect. Such procedure is liposuction of stomach, waist or groin area, which can significantly improve the appearance.
It is imperative for the lab and medical preoperative tests to be in order. Such tests comprise internist examination with ECG, blood pressure, blood test and coagulation results.