Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure aims to remove excess fat from abdomen and helps to tighten abdominal muscles and takes away excess loose skin from abdominal area, to achieve slimmer and firmer tummy. Most Tummy tuck procedures are performed as an aesthetic enhancement but this procedureeven serves as a reconstructive procedure that helps to fix weakened abdominal muscles that cause medical issues. A Tummy Tuck is not a substitute for weight loss and is not recommended for those severally overweight. Tummy Tuck is also not best for a woman still planning to get pregnant. Tummy Tuck Procedure Tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia. During this procedure incision are made across the lower abdomen and around umbilicus (tummy button). Excess skin and fat may be removed and stretched or helps with tightening essential stomach muscles which loosen over and stitched in place.
Complete Abdominoplasty / Full Tummy Tuck:
Complete Abdominoplasty is a complex procedure which removes excess skin and tightens underlying muscles across the whole abdominal area, including area around the navel.Procedure starts with an incision that goes from one hip bone to the other hip bone and the second incision cuts the naval loose from the surrounding area. The vertical muscles in this area are tightened by sewing them together. Removes excess skin, and positions the remaining skin to its new location and creates a new location for navel.
- Women who had significant changes to the abdominal muscle due to pregnancy because it tightens the fascia and muscle of the abdomen and reduces excess skin.
- Candidates who have excess loose skin and fat that hangs over their waist after a lot of weight changes.
- Candidates who like to flatten and reshape the abdomen, and correct a protruding abdomen that’s disproportionate with the rest of the body.
- Ideal for candidates whose weight has stabilized and who are at or near their ideal body weight.
- Candidate who is in good health, and has deposits of fat that have not responded to diet or exercise.
- Individuals do not have medical illness / life-threatening illness that can impair healing.
- Non – Smokers and Non alcoholics
- Best suited for patients who have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure
Tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia. During this procedure incision are made across the lower abdomen and around umbilicus (tummy button). Excess skin and fat may be removed and stretched or helps with tightening essential stomach muscles which loosen over and stitched in place.
- After the surgery a drainage tube is inserted under your skin for a few days to drain any fluid build-up. A dressing or a compression garment must be placed over the operated area to make the abdominal wall firmer.
- Redness and bruising are the common side effects experienced after abdominoplasty. This usually subside within three to four days of time.
- After the surgery patient can resume routine work in 2 to 4 weeks.
- Advised to avoid Strenuous sports activity for few weeks after the surgery.
- If you maintain a healthy weight, your skin shouldn’t stretch again and your new shape will last. A tummy tuck procedure will be left with a scar around your tummy button and along the top of your bikini line. The scars fade and flatten by 3 months to 2 years depending upon individual’s tendency.