What is Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?
Abdominoplasty, also known as Tummy Tuck, is a surgical process by which the extra skin around the area of the tummy or abdomen is removed and the wall muscles are also tightened. Many people suffer from the excess skin in their abdomen area which cannot be reduced by following any diet or physical exercises. This procedure is the last option available for those who have tried all their means in order to get a perfectly shape tummy. Abdominoplasty is a solution to the problem for those women who have developed loose skin due to pregnancy. There are mainly two types of abdominoplasties, one is partial which only focuses on the region below the navel, while complete abdominoplasties are regarded as wide and more extensive.
Who should consider a Tummy Tuck ?
- Women candidates having excess skin due to several pregnancies
- Candidates with excess abdominal skin
- Candidates having weak abdominal muscles
- Candidates having immense fatty tissue around the abdomen area
- Non-smoker candidates
- Candidates of stable health and body
- Loose skin due to ageing
- Candidates having sagging skin of hereditary issues
Procedure for Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
The different types of abdominoplasties are-
1) Complete Abdominoplasties
The surgical procedure involves making incisions making two incisions. First incision is starting from hip to hip and over the pubic area. The other incision surrounds the skin in order to make the navel free. The surgeon then separates the skin from the walls of the abdomen so as to tighten the fascia and the muscles. Further, the sutures tighten the fascia wall. Liposuction technique can also be used to redefine the abdominal figure.
2) Partial Abdominoplasty
The surgical procedure involves making a little incision and the lower abdomen fat and skin are separated from the fascia muscle. The surgeon then stretches down the skin in order to remove the extra skin. Many times a section of the muscle fascia is also tightened. Liposuction technique is also used to outline the transition zone. In the end, the flap is stitched up in its place.
3) Circumferential Abdominoplasty
This abdominoplasty comprises of both extended abdominoplasty along with buttock lift. Belt Lipectomy is a surgical operation where the scar is done around the whole body. This procedure is apt for those patients who have lost excessive weight.
Abdominoplasty is often performed with other surgeries like breast reduction, liposuction, breast lift and sometimes also with hysterectomy. ‘Mommy makeover’ is the name used for performing different breast procedures along with abdomoniplasty.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
The results after the surgery are very satisfying. The healing process can take several months and the patient has to follow a strict diet exercise and diet regime. After a year’s time, the scars will be less visible and smoother. The patient is advised to quit smoking as it can delay the healing process.
Laser surgery for Tummy Tuck
Laser Abdominoplasty Surgery ( non-surgical method) is the procedure in which lasers are used to melt the extra sagging skin of the abdomen area. The non-surgical (non-invasive) method has many advantages over the surgical tummy tuck procedure. The advantages include no or maybe small scarring, less recovery time, less pain and affordable as compared to the surgical process of tummy tuck. Another benefit is that the non-invasive method uses small lasers which can reach to every abdomen area while the large instruments in the tummy tuck (traditional process) cannot.
Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery
This surgery is performed to enhance the overall appearance of the loose sagging skin and also the stretched skin of the abdomen. This procedure is opt for those men and women who are not suitable enough for going through full abdominoplasty surgery. This involves very less recovery time and hard exercises should be avoided.
Cost of Tummy Tuck
The cost of Abdominoplasty is very affordable in India as compared to any other country in the world. The medical facilities in India are known all over the world for their medical services and the latest technologies used.
FAQs FOR ABDOMINOPLASTY / TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE
Ques: What is Abdominoplasty surgery?
Ans: Abdominoplasty is also known as Tummy Tuck. This procedure removes extra skin and fat from abdomen. It is a surgical procedure which is performed under general anesthesia. This procedure contours your body to get an attractive belly. While doing this procedure doctor use stitches to repair weak and separated muscles of your stomach. In results it gives a flat abdomen and for few patients can see six pack abs as well.
Ques: Which area of the body is contoured in Tummy Tuck surgery?
Ans: At the time of Tummy tuck, the lower and middle abdomen area is reshaped.
Ques: What is the right time to undergo Tummy Tuck?
Ans: If you feel extra fat in your abdomen area which is genuinely unaffected by exercise or diet, or you are not happy with the shape of your stomach, sagging skin on abdomen due to pregnancy etc. These are factors are some of the reasons to undergo Tummy Tuck procedure.
Ques: Will this procedure help me to lose weight?
Ans: No, the tummy tuck is not the way to lose weight. It is totally aimed at removing the patient’s extra skin and fat and accordingly, he/she will lose weight.
Ques: Does this procedure removes stretch marks?
Ans: Abdominoplasty procedure concentrates on removing fat from lower abdomen. By this way stretch marks will be removed automatically. But fat from upper thighs and upper abdomen will not be removed. So, patients can find stretch marks in these areas.
Ques: Will I be having scars after tummy tuck?
Ans: Scars are totally depends on amount of skin removal and fat removal. Sometimes after Mini tummy tucks you can find some scars. Generally, proper tummy tucks and muscle repair have no scars.
Ques: Will my tummy tuck last for long time?
Ans: Tummy tucks is a permanent procedure, but patient needs to maintain their healthy lifestyle, should not gain weight as well as not to get pregnant.
Ques: Will I feel pain after tummy tuck?
Ans: Pain is totally depending on muscle tissues repair at the time of procedure. You are going to feel more pain if more muscle tissues will be repaired. But now a day’s pain medication solve this problem. This will be discussed with you at the time of procedure.
Ques: When should I start my normal activities?
Ans: It is totally depends on each patient case. Few patients come back to their normal activities within one month time. Patient should be very careful in the first 2 weeks after procedure because abdomen area will be sensitive in starting weeks. Patient should start with light and then they slowly come to normal activities. Please discuss the same with your doctor as well.
Ques: Is there any problem if I get pregnant after tummy tuck?
Ans: Yes you can get pregnant, because it doesn’t affect ability to conceive. If you want to conceive, it is better you should undergo procedure after your pregnancy.
Ques: Can I perform other plastic surgery with tummy tuck?
Ans: Yes, you can undergo other cosmetic procedures like mommy makeovers, breast lifts, breast augmentation or liposuction etc. Ask your doctor about the same, your doctor can only decide the treatment accordingly.
Ques: Will I have drains after tummy tuck?
Ans: Yes, you will have drains for 10 days after tummy tuck.
Ques: How liposuction and Tummy Tuck are differ from each other?
Ans: Liposuction can be done as an outpatient through non- invasive technique which reduces fat from particular part of your body, this also gives fast recovery as well as less in cost.
Whereas, Tummy Tuck can be done as an inpatient through invasive technique which reshape skin and fat from abdomen area, recovery is lengthy for this procedure and cost is high.
Ques: Which anesthesia is used during this procedure?
Ans: General anesthesia is used during procedure.
Ques: Do I need to do exercise daily to keep my stomach tight?
Ans: Exercise is always benefitted for our health. Exercise can easily improve and spread the results of tummy tuck.
Ques: Should I stop smoking before my tummy tuck surgery?
Ans: Yes, smoking can create problems in wound healing. It also can create problems with anesthesia. You should stop this at least 8 weeks before surgery.
Ques: Will there be any risks of tummy tuck?
Ans: There are so many people who undergo tummy tuck surgery, the risk is same as other surgical procedures like infection, skin loss or bleeding. Most patients who do not smoke or having good health, they minimize the risk factors. You should always consult with doctor for the risks of this surgery.
Ques: What the approximate cost for treatment and how I can get an appointment?
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