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Dieting or Plastic Surgery?

Most office workers gain weight from working for long hours and not having time to rest properly. Dieting can work for these two categories of people, and even more. But there is a limit to which dieting can help achieve weight loss. As a person grows older, it becomes hard to lose weight as metabolism is slower in older people. But even if dieting works, fats in some parts of the body never go away by dieting. Exercising may not help, too, so liposuction becomes necessary. After the liposuction, you also may need to your tummy tuck in Turkey.

Dieting is the habit of eating food in a measured fashion in order to increase or decrease body weight. It is used to treat diseases. Although people diet to increase weight, most people do it because they want to cut down on excess body fat. They also do it to trim their bodies to their desired shape. The desire for weight loss is common among women who have given birth and office workers. Women who have given birth find it difficult to lose weight even after breastfeeding. This could be because having a baby is stressful, and stress hormones encourage weight gain. 

What Is a Tummy Tuck? 

There is a tissue in the muscles that form the anterior abdominal wall. Its function is to keep the organs inside the body and in one piece. Over time, due to ageing and several other factors, this tissue begins to tear. This tear makes the muscles to be detached from each other. It makes the organs to thrust out towards the tummy, making the tummy look flabby and slack. 

Tummy Tuck is also known as abdominoplasty. It is a compression surgery that is performed to repair and tighten the muscles that may have been loosened. It is also carried out to remove the fat tissues that may have accumulated in the belly due to the detachment of the muscles. 

The detachment of the muscles does not happen in all cases, though, sagging can sometimes happen below the belly button. When this happens, a different surgery called mini tummy tuck is performed. This is different from the usual tummy tuck because it does not touch the belly button. This surgery also allows for a shorter recuperation period than a regular tummy tuck surgery. 

How to Know When You Need a Tummy Tuck

  • If you have excess fat in your abdomen that would not just go away. This is despite how much you diet and how much exercise you do. 
  • If the shape of your tummy looks altered after childbirth or weight loss. 

How to Know If You Are a Good Fit for a Tummy Tuck

Before considering having a tummy tuck, there are several factors you need to consider. Firstly, ensure that your weight does not fluctuate. If you are a slim person with excess fat in your abdomen, this surgery is for you. But if you are overweight or obese, this surgery is dangerous for you, and you are advised not to undergo it. 

Secondly, you must decide if you are done with having children. A tummy tuck and continuous childbirth do not exactly work together. This is because childbirth detaches the muscles that are tightened during a tummy tuck. So, for you to have an effective tummy tuck, you should only do it when you have decided to stop having children. Thirdly, you must be in good health, and not have any other health issues. Your only health condition should be your need to remove excess fat. This is to avoid complications during the surgery. 

Furthermore, if you are a nursing mother, you can only have a tummy tuck six months after you end breastfeeding. It is dangerous to have a tummy tuck while pregnant because it may affect the ability of the mother to breastfeed. It may also be dangerous for the unborn baby and can even lead to complications during childbirth.

How a Tummy Tuck is Performed?

  • Your flabby abdominal skin would be removed, and your abdominal muscles would be made tighter. 
  • Your abdomen would be marked to signpost the location of the cuts.
  • An anaesthetic would be injected into your body, alongside epinephrine which controls bleeding by contracting the blood vessels. 
  • The surgeon would cut just above the pubic region. The incision will be shorter if it is a mini tuck surgery.  
  • The surgeon would suture your abdominal muscles and make them tighter. This is the most important part of the surgery because it is where muscles are tightened. The organs are pushed back inside so that the tummy can keep a flat shape.
  • The surgeon would then extract excess fat from your body by any method, but the most popular is liposuction. He would also remove excess skin. 
  • The surgeon would then close the incisions using sutures.   

What Your Incisions and Scars Would Look Like

If it is a full tummy tuck you are undergoing, then your incision would run from one hipbone to the other. The cuts are mostly determined by what you want and how much fat has accumulated in your abdomen. 

If it is a mini tummy tuck, the incisions would be below the navel, just above the pubic region. The size of this incision would depend on how much excess fat and skin your surgeon must remove. 

What Your Consultation Would Look Like

Consultation is very important to the process of a tummy tuck. This is where the surgeon examines your physical condition and determines if you are ready for the surgery. And if you are, what method would be best for you. It is in your own interest to be completely honest with your surgeon about your medical records. 

The surgeon would ask you if you have previously undergone any other surgery to enable him/her to determine which surgery method would be best for you. The surgeon might also want to know about your allergies and what triggers them. Also, he/she might be interested in the level of your alcohol consumption, to mention but a few possible enquiries. But whatever the surgeon wants to know concerning your health, it is best not to hold anything back to avoid complications during surgery. Even when you have been booked for surgery, it is important to report any changes in your body to your surgeon, as it can be the difference between having complications during surgery and not having any. 

After the Tummy Tuck in Turkey

After you have successfully undergone your surgery, your surgeon tells you how long you must rest and allow your incisions to heal. Then you can get back to work. You would be told the reactions to expect from your body. You would also be told how to know when you may begin to experience post-surgery complications. 

Immediately after your surgery, you may feel faint or a strong urge to vomit. When this happens, you should not be alarmed as it is a sign that the anaesthesia is wearing off. After a few hours or days, these symptoms would disappear. Also, it is normal for your abdomen to hurt after the surgery. A few days of bed rest would heal that pain. 

Your surgery might require you to insert tubes in your incision to remove fluid from your body. The surgeon may ask you to keep a record of how much fluid comes out of your body every day. The amount of fluid you extract would depend on the nature of the surgery. 

You should take short walks after surgery to prevent blood from clotting in your legs. Rest as much as you can and try to avoid any activity that could lead to exhaustion. 

If you smoke, you should desist from smoking at least seven weeks before your surgery and for the duration of your recovery period. 

Smoking slows down the rate at which you recuperate and can cause severe complications. 

When you have fully recovered, do not go back to your daily activity with full force. Try to ease yourself back by working according to your current energy level. 

Why Tummy Tuck in Turkey?

Turkey is one of the leading destinations for medical tourism in the world. The country is well known for her proficiency in plastic surgery. So, you are sure of getting a world-class tummy tuck. Also, if you want to get your tummy tuck done in the shortest time possible, Turkey would be perfect for you. Turkey is also an excellent choice because plastic surgery is cheaper than in the UK by ~£4,000. So, having your tummy tuck in Turkey would help you save money. 

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