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Dr. Branislav Matejic / Tummy tuck

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

It is not uncommon for the abdominal wall to start sagging (hanging belly) as a result of a congenital tissue weakness or after pregnancies, weight losses, or weight gains – an everyday nuisance for those affected.

If the abdominal skin additionally shows weals or cracks, a spontaneous regression of the sagging abdominal skin is not to be expected even after sports activities or diets. Reducing the size of the abdominal wall through a liposuction can remedy the situation and lead to a tighter skin, provided that the connective tissue has good elasticity. In case of a relevant connective tissue weakness, only surgical intervention can provide remedy.

We distinguish between a small abdominoplasty and a full abdominoplasty. A small abdominoplasty only involves a lifting of the lower abdomen, that means the skin below the navel, and is carried out by making an arcuate incision, similar to the incision of the full abdominoplasty. Dr. Matejic is able to place your scar so that it can easily be covered by your underwear. The seam can extend as far as to the osseous edge of the pelvis.

A full abdominoplasty also includes a lifting of the upper abdomen and a repositioning of the navel, as well as a lifting of the abdominal wall skin up to the costal arch. In this procedure, Dr. Matejic can, if requested or medically indicated, tighten the abdominal muscles and accentuate the waistline through a relatively complex surgical technique.

In both procedures, wound drainages are laid and removed the next day. You will have to wear a corsage adjusted to your body for a period of 6 weeks and spend one night at the clinic (two in rare cases). A certificate of incapacity will be issued for the duration of just over one week (two weeks in rare cases and depending on the type of work). The operation is performed under general anesthesia.

Prior to the operation, you will be informed in detail about each step in the procedure during the consultation sessions with Dr. Matejic. Personal support is a sine qua non for Dr. Matejic. The operation can be combined with other lift operations. The most common combination is with a breast augmentation, which results in very becoming body shape. You will experience hardly any pain after the surgery. All sports activities should rest for a period of 4-6 weeks.

Summary

Duration of treatment: 1.5-2 hours
Anaesthesia: General anaesthetic
Pain: hardly to very little
Work incapacity: 7 days
Effect: Immediately
Stitches: after 12 days
Shelf life: 5 – 10 years
Scars: hardly visible later on
Stay: 1-2 days in hospital
Compression clothing: 6 weeks, day and night
Sportcare leave: 4-6 weeks

The procedure can be combined with breast treatments

Eyelid correction

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