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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)



OVERVIEW

• Tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to get rid of surplus skin and fat deposits.
• Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself.
• Tummy tucks are not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program.
• A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control.

What is abdominoplasty ?
It is surgery to remove extra skin & fat on abdominal wall as result of obesity, pregnancy or age. In full abdominoplasty, muscles that may have become stretched out or lax over time are tightened.

How abdominoplasty does differ from liposuction?
Liposuction removes most of fat under skin & above abdominal muscle.
When patient have good abdominal muscle tone liposuction can give good result with minimal or no scar. In vast majority of liposuction patient ,the natural elasticity of abdominal skin contracts smoothly & there is no need to remove skin. Pregnancy , weight gain & weight loss have a devastating impact on women’s abdomen. Only rarely exercise & dieting can fully restore the abdominal wall to its flat desirable shape. After losing weight or with ageing men can also have difficulties regaining their youthful flat abdomen.

What are advantages of abdominoplasty?
It also get rid of loose/ wrinkled skin or stretch marks. Both male & female can undergo this procedure.

Am I candidate for tummy tuck?
Every person who have loose bulky abdominal wall & is medically fit can undergo this procedure.

How is surgery performed?
Surgery is done under General Anaesthesia which usually takes 4-5 hrs.

Is there any scar after surgery?
Incision is usually taken low just above your pubic bone & pubic hair so that it will be hidden by bikini bottom.

How long will have to be admitted?
Usually 3-5 days.

When can I return to work?
It usually takes 10 days to 2 weeks.

From when I can start exercises ?
After 1 month.

How long the result lasts?
Can lasts for many many years .If you have no large weight gain or pregnancyafter tummy tuck, then the changes will be relatively permanent. There will be some relaxation of the tissue with age but not to the extent prior to surgery.