Everything About Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure designed to reshape and tighten the abdomen. Having tummy tuck surgery provides a more contoured abdominal profile and improves the silhouette.ONLINE CONSULTATION
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What is Tummy Tuck?
The tummy tuck also as know as abdominoplasty, tightens and reshapes the abdominal area by removing extra fat and skin. This procedure can also repair damaged and weakened abdominal muscles and provide long-term results. Tummy tuck is a common procedure for men and women, particularly those whose bodies have experienced dramatic changes like weight loss or pregnancy.
Who Should Get Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck and is a procedure that rejuvenates the abdominal area and
removes excess fat and skin. Pregnancy or significant weight loss can cause a loss of shape
and a saggy abdomen. Therefore the tummy tuck is often performed after pregnancy or
significant weight loss.
Any individual who experiences loose or hanging skin in the abdominal area can be a candidate for tummy tuck surgery. The tummy tuck is not a method of weight loss. Therefore if you consider the procedure, you should be at your ideal weight.
If your abdominal muscles and skin are stretched and sagging following pregnancy, you could be a good candidate for tummy tuck.Get an Appointment
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After losing significant amounts of weight, you now have loose, excess skin hanging around your belly or even though you are in very good shape you have always had a belly you could be a good candidate for tummy tuck.Get an Appointment
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How Tummy Tuck is done?
There are two types of abdominoplasty like mini abdominoplasty and full abdominoplasty. And, both techniques are usually done under a general anaesthetic. Tummy tucks are also technically out-patient procedures. Your cosmetic surgeon will recommend the type of tummy tuck that suitable for your personal needing and create natural-looking. There can be a confusing discrepancy between a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck.
What is Mini Tummy Tuck?
Mini tummy tuck refers to removing some skin in the lower abdomen without incising around the belly button or tightening the muscles above the belly button. A Mini Tummy Tuck, or partial abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that is less extensive than a full tummy tuck. The procedure tightens the area and removes the lower pooch resistant to diet and exercise.
What is Full Tummy Tuck?
The surgeon will cut your abdomen from hipbone to hipbone and then contour
the skin, tissue, and muscle as needed. The surgery will involve moving your
belly button, and you may need drainage tubes under your skin for a few
It is important to differentiate a candidate for a mini-tummy tuck from a full tummy tuck because it is difficult to convert a mini-tummy tuck patient to a full tummy tuck after the mini procedure is performed.
Tummy Tuck Vs Liposuction
Tummy Tuck and lipsuction is different surgical procedure which are both
performed by plastic surgeons.
Liposuction removes small fat deposits in the body found on the hips, thighs, bottom, or stomach. As a result, liposuction limits possible improvement if loose skin is present. the best candidates for liposuction are individuals with little to no skin laxity.
But, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, which cannot be fixed with diet and exercise. Therefore, patients who experience a loss of shape and contour in the abdomen due to redundant skin or stretched muscles may be the best candidate for tummy tuck surgery.
Which tummy tuck method is suitable for you?
How Long Tummy Tuck Recovery?
The tummy tuck is one of the top cosmetic procedures performed for men and women for years. The timeline for tummy tuck recovery varies, depending on the individual factors such as age, general health, type of tummy tuck (extended or mini), and level of post-surgery treatment.
Discomfort is also to be expected, which can be managed with medications. It may take several hours for the anesthesia medication to wear off, so expect to be groggy for a while.
Feeling discomfort, bruising, and swelling is not unusual, but if you begin to experience fever, unusual pain, or redness around the incision site, please contact your surgeon.
As you approach 1 week, you may be able to manage the pain with over-the-counter pain medications.The pain should be minimal after the first week.With your surgeon’s approval, you can gradually return to light daily activities.
You are ready to return to most aspects of normal daily activities after one week. But, including difficult exercise, smoking, and drinking alcohol still remain off limits.
If your surgeon approves you can resume exercise during week 3 or 4 after a tummy tuck. If you don't feel well, it is important to rest.
You can resume strenuous exercise, with approval from your surgeon. You should apply scar treatments to your incision to support healing. The compression garments should continue to be worn.
The recovery period can vary between patients but most patients are ready to return to normal activities 3-6 months after the tummy tuck. Continue a healthy diet and exercise routine is important to stay fit and well.
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