The incision is made in the abdominal fold, low enough so that the patient can hide the scar under the clothing. The cut moves horizontally upwards in a gentle curve. Skin and tissue are removed around the belly button and the navel is relocated or rewoven ("neo-umbilicoplasty") and the incision is closed with sutures.
After a tummy tuck, the abdomen will be swollen for a few days and some pain is likely. Dr. med. univ. Akhundov will prescribe you a pain reliever that reduces pain or discomfort. As with any liposuction procedure, compression clothing is worn for at least 6 weeks. This reduces the swelling of the tissue and helps the skin to contract. In addition, you have two drains or drains that come out of the abdomen. In this way, the normal fluids that your body tissue produces can be dissipated. The drain electrodes are usually removed after 7-10 days. The surface meshes and deeper stitches usually dissolve by themselves and do not need to be removed.
The complete recovery time can vary between weeks and months, depending on the individual condition of the patient and the extent of the procedure. Patients with stronger abdominal muscles will need a relatively short recovery time as their body adapts more easily. Regardless of your physical condition, developing a training program is crucial as it reduces swelling, reduces the chance of blood clots, and makes work successful for your new body shape. After you have fully recovered, lipoabdominoplasty can show excellent results, usually as long as a well-balanced diet and regular exercise are sustainably maintained.