Endoscopic Tummy Tuck
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Endoscopic Tummy Tuck
An endoscopic tummy tuck is generally performed on younger patients who have been through a single pregnancy, have good skin elasticity, but suffer from loose abdominal muscles.
It is a procedure that is conducted under general anaesthesia and usually takes around 90 minutes to perform. Patients are expected to stay in hospital overnight for observation and initial recovery takes 3-4 days, after which a compression garment will be worn for 3 further weeks.
Any post-operative scarring is hidden within the area covered by underwear and further pregnancies can be planned after 1 year.
How is the surgery performed?
The Endoscopic Tummy Tuck is performed through a small incision that stretches the abdominal muscles from the inside restoring the original shape and form of the abdomen without removing any skin.
This “inner corset” draws the abdominal muscles towards the centre line, collecting them together and narrowing the belly.
As the procedure does not involve cutting the abdomen open, any bleeding, bruising and swelling is limited.
Guidelines for surgery
The following guidelines apply for all types of surgery
- Use of all blood thinners should be stopped (under guidance from Dr Tiryaki)
- Smoking should stop from the date of the operation until 10-14 days after the treatment. Any activities that will increase blood pressure should also be halted.
- In most cases you will be able to return home after an overnight stay in hospital for observation
- This surgery is performed under general anaesthetic
- It is possible to return to most day to day activities after 5 days of rest
- Upon completion of the surgery the patient will be fitted with a compression garment that they are expected to wear for the three weeks following the surgery.
- Light exercise (walking etc) is permitted shortly after surgery, but it is advised that the patient wait at least 6 weeks before undertaking any heavy or strenuous exercise
- Results are considered to be permanent, however, further pregnancies or excessive weight change will affect the permanent nature of the procedure
- It is possible to combine this surgery with liposuction under the guidance of Dr Tiryaki
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the main factors to be considered before endoscopic tummy tuck surgery?
As with all surgical procedures generally, it is necessary to abstain from taking blood thinners, limit drinking alcohol and smoking as much as possible and ideally, stop altogether in the last couple of days before the surgery.
What should be considered after endoscopic tummy tuck surgery?
After the endoscopic tummy tuck surgery, the patient comes to the hospital room dressed in a compression garment. They will need to wear this compression garment for three weeks. Light walks can start immediately after the surgery but it is advised to wait one and a half months before undertaking any heavy exercise. In the post-surgical period abstaining from smoking will positively affect the healing of the wounds.
Are there any problems with getting pregnant after endoscopic tummy tuck surgery?
Endoscopic tummy tuck surgery will solve most of the problems in the abdomen area. But if the patient gains or loses weight after the surgery (or gets pregnant), a certain amount of the end results can be lost.
Are the results of endoscopic tummy tuck surgery permanent?
If the person has a balanced diet, does not gain and lose weight and does not increase levels of fat on the abdomen, the results of the surgery will be permanent. Exercising will help to strengthen the stretched muscles help the surgery results remain permanent.
Does the shape of the belly-button distort in an endoscopic tummy tuck surgery?
Since the surgery performed by entering from a small incision, neither the shape nor the place of the belly button will change.
What is the minimum age for an endoscopic tummy tuck surgery?
Endoscopic tummy tuck is for patients who have good skin elasticity but loosened abdominal muscles. For this operation, the level of elasticity of the skin in the abdominal area is important rather than the upper age limit. If there is loosening and sagging in the abdomen, this deformation can only be restored by removing the loose and problematic skin. In this case, an abdominoplasty surgery is preferred.
Can an endoscopic tummy tuck and liposuction be performed simultaneously?
For the right patient and with the correct planning, an endoscopic tummy tuck and liposuction can be done simultaneously.