Tummy tuck’ – Abdominoplasty
A tummy tuck makes sense in the event of heavy weight loss or following a pregnancy that has left behind weakness in the abdominal wall and an enlarged dermal coat that cannot easily be corrected by liposuction. Depending on its individual character, the tummy tuck can be carried out as a mini-abdominoplasty, endoscopic abdominoplasty, classic abdominoplasty on its own, or in combination with liposuction or a breast uplift.
In order for the tummy tuck scars to be almost invisible, the incision is made at the border with the pubic hair and runs in a bowed shape to the pelvic bones. Before the abdominal wall can be pulled down and excess skin, fatty tissue and stretch marks removed, the navel often has to be separated and repositioned. This affords the possibility of a navel correction at the same time. Afterwards, the tightened skin is carefully stitched to leave the cleanest, smoothest possible scar which, following its full healing, should be almost unnoticeable
Treatment and operation preparation: Obtain timely, comprehensive medical advice and risk awareness, including a full medical check-up with ECG. These checks can all be performed here, in-house.
Duration of operation: 2-4 hours
Staying at the clinic: 2-5 days
Work incapacity: 1-2 weeks; hard labour after 3 months
Social capacity: After 3 days
Sport: After 2 weeks careful cycling and swimming, jogging after 4 weeks, power training after 2-3 months
Sun-bathing and solarium: After 4 weeks, cover scars for 6 months
Sauna: After 4 weeks
After care: Compression corsage for 4-6 weeks, lymph drainage, scar care, antibiotics
Special risks: Secondary bleeding, seroma, healing difficulties, tissue numbness, navel deformity, unattractive scarring
Cost absorption: Occasionally covered by health insurance in cases of abdominal wall weakness, after massive weight loss or inflammation of the skin folds.