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Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty / Body Contouring

Tummy-tuck surgery or abdominoplasty can reduce and almost level your belly by removing loose, abundant fat and skin and tightening muscles of the abdominal wall. It can also remove a few if not the majority of the stretch marks in your lower abdomen. It is very common surgery after pregnancy, monstrous weight loss or in bulky abdomen with weak muscles. This surgery helps in enhancing the self-esteem of a patient.

How a Tummy Tuck is done

Contingent upon your desired results, this surgery can take anywhere between 2-6 hours. You will be kept under observation for next 48-72 hours after surgery.

Surgery will be performed under general anesthesia, which will put you to rest during the operation.

There are two choices for a tummy tuck. Your surgeon will examine you, and he or she will decide the suitable procedure during your consultation keeping your desired results in mind. 

Full Tummy Tuck - The abdomen will be cut from hipbone to hipbone in this methodology, it is an alternative for those patients who require maximum correction. The cut will be made low, at about the same level as your pubic hair. Your surgeon will then re-form the skin, tissue and muscles as required. Your abdomen will have a new opening for the navel. Seepage tubes might be set under your skin and these will be removed after a couple of days as your surgeon sees fit.

Mini abdominoplasty- Mini-abdominoplasties are performed on patients whose fat deposits are situated underneath the navel and require shorter incisions.

During this technique, your skin will be isolated between the line of cut and your belly button. The surgery may just take upto two hours, depending upon your very own condition and the requirements.

Extended Tummy Tuck

Have you lost a lot of weight and now have excess, sagging skin hanging around the front half of your body? Or, have you noticed significant laxity in your abdominal muscles following multiple pregnancies? An extended tummy tuck may be the best option to address your concerns. Although it involves a longer incision, an extended tummy tuck removes excess, hanging skin from the front (upper and lower abdomen) and the flanks, as well as tightens the abdominal wall.

Circumferential abdominoplasty

Circumferential abdominoplasty surgery extends the normal abdominoplasty to incorporate buttock lift. Since the subsequent scar runs all the way around the body, it is also called as Belt Lipectomy. Patients who have experienced enormous weight loss are the best candidates for this kind of surgery.

Who Are the Best Candidates For a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is appropriate for men and women who are healthy.

Women who have had several pregnancies can be helped for tightening their abdominal muscles and reducing skin.

A tummy tuck is additionally a possibility for men or women who were once large and lost weight however still have abundant fat deposits or free skin around the abdomen.

Have loose or droopy skin around the abdomen.

Carry excess weight in the midsection.

A protruding belly that lacks a feminine shape?

Post Operation Recovery from Tummy tuck

Post abdominoplasty, dressings will be done over your cuts. You are required to wear an elastic bandage or compression garments to for upto 3 months minimize swelling and give backing to your abdomen as it recovers from surgery.

Expect inclusion of little, thin tubes under the skin  to deplete any extra fluid or blood that may have collected.

Risks

Every surgical procedure has some level of risk. A portion of the potential inconveniences involved which may occur in this procedure are:

Unfriendly response to anesthesia

Hematoma or seroma (an amassing of blood or liquid under the skin that may require expulsion)

Infection and bleeding

Changes in skin sensation

Scarring

Allergic reactions

You can minimize risks by following the post care instructions of your experienced plastic surgeon, after your tummy-tuck surgery.

How long will results last?

The requirement for a repeat abdominoplasty would stay away if you manage to maintain a healthy weight. Should you put on, and after that lose a lot of weight; you may end up with excess abdominal skin, which could require a repeat abdominoplasty.



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