Healthy and slim with a flat stomach
Whether after pregnancy or weight loss: We often reduce weight faster than is good for our skin. It relaxes and there are unpleasant surpluses. Although many of our patients are happy to be slim again, they also want to optimize their body sensation with a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty.
During consultation, we discuss your personal expectations and realistic possibilities. In general, lean people in good physical condition can expect the best cosmetic result.
Goal of the operation is a permanently flat belly
Before a tummy tuck, the excessive and sagging skin and fat tissue is precisely measured and marked. In the subsequent surgery, the marked areas are removed. Additionally, fat can be sucked off. In the procedure, we cut around the navel and remove excess fat and skin by a so-called mobilization. In addition, the muscles are tightened under the abdominal wall, which permanently maintains the result. After the operation, we put the navel with the pulled down skin back into place. The scar runs along the lower abdomen along the pubic hairline and belly button. In a complete tightening of the abdominal wall, it may be that the belly button must be slightly shifted upwards. We pay special attention to the avoidance of scars.
A tummy tuck requires on the one hand a major intervention with possibly visible scarring. On the other hand, it is the best way to eliminate larger areas of fat and skin folds. After the operation, not only the body proportions are harmoniously restored, also sport activities and the subjective well-being receive new impetus.
In addition, fat remnants of the hip or upper abdomen can be removed. Like that you get a perfect transition and a coherent overall picture of your body. All in all, you should plan for two to three days in our clinic in Berlin. Thereafter you should abstain from sports and strain to the abdominal muscles for at least six weeks.
Tips for quick healing after a tummy tuck
Experience has shown that the mobility of our patients is limited due to pain in the days after surgery. For three to six weeks you should wear compression garments around the clock and assist the healing process with panthenol ointments. The scar must be protected from direct sunlight. Everyday life can be continued without restriction after a few days. However, sport activities should be paused for six to eight weeks. Cold showers stimulate blood circulation, which also promotes healing. We use absorbable sutures that dissolve over time. All other sutures are removed after two weeks.