Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Abdomen (tummy) becomes lax and hanging after childbirth or weight fluctuations. The quality of skin becomes weak especially in the lower abdomen with existing stretch marks and previous adherent scars. The muscles of abdomen become weak and lax giving a typical bulging tummy look. Abdominoplasty is an excellent procedure to restore normalcy of abdomen making it flat.
To achieve flat abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the abdominal muscles.
To get removal of striae/stretch marks
To correct an abdominal hernia if any
A tummy tuck is one of the essential components of Mommy makeover in which overall rejuvenation of a woman is achieved and includes procedures for breasts, tummy and vagina. These procedures lead to tremendous boost up in confidence, which has been lost after pregnancies owing to deranged shape.
Procedure: Liposuction of flanks and upper abdomen is carried out with tumescent technique. Bad skin of the lower abdomen is excised. Abdominal muscles are tightened in their original shape; any associated hernia is also corrected at the same time. The belly button is placed in normal position. The wound is closed in layers in bikini lines in a way to get a good shape in the form of the flat abdomen and reduced waist size. Scar in bikini line is linear and tends to fade with time.
Duration of Procedure: 2 – 4 hrs.
Anesthesia: General / Regional
Recovery Time: Walking encouraged 2nd or 3rd day onwards. Routine activities in 2 – 4 weeks. You have to avoid strenuous activity for 4 – 6 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Que: – I have large tummy especially after pregnancies, I have developed loose skin with stretch marks in the loose abdomen. I am not able to wear saree, Will a tummy tuck help me. Is it Possible to correct it with exercises?
Ans: This goes without saying that tummy after multiple pregnancies and after weight loss, loses its beauty. The skin becomes loose, hanging with stretch marks. In addition to skin, the fat gets deposited, and tummy gets enlarged with an uneven shape. Moreover, muscles become weak like in a hernia. Belly looks too ugly that it makes you shy when it is exposed.
Thanks to tummy tuck – The beauty of the procedure is that it helps to regain younger looking tummy shape. The tummy tuck is the procedure which helps in restoring the confidence, as a part of mummy makeover program. A tummy tuck helps mums after multiple pregnancies to lose excess fat and remove stretch marks.
Unfortunately, exercises do not contribute in reshaping your tummy. Exercise is said to be excellent for the mind and general health. But in tummy exercises yields to loose muscle. The problem is sometimes the muscle keep on losing their strength. An alternative to that is tummy tuck surgery.
Que: – What is a Tummy Tuck?
Ans: A Tummy tuck also known as by its medical term Abdominoplasty or as Lipoabdomenoplasty is the surgical process in which the tummy is given is given its normal shape by removing extra fat and skin especially from the lower abdomen. In this, the fat is removed with liposuction, extra and the lower muscle excess skin with stretch marks is also removed, leading to a flatter tummy.
In other words, a tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure for removal of excess fat in the midsection of the tummy.
Que: – What are the benefits of abdominoplasty?
Ans: Tummy tuck gives benefits in the form of flatter and contained tummy with a slimmer waistline. Actually, this is one of the most popular plastic surgical procedure being done as a part of mummy makeover program. Men, as well as women, are getting benefits from this procedure.
Que: – Who are the best candidates for abdominoplasty?
Ans: The men and women who have a large fat deposition in the abdomen and have lower hanging abdomen are good candidates for tummy tuck surgery. You must be otherwise medically fit. There should be proper examination before undergoing this procedure. The tummy tuck helps the patients for the removal of the large hanging abdomen and women of uneven tummy bulges after pregnancies.
Que: – How should I prepare for abdominoplasty surgery?
Ans: The preparation for getting tummy tuck surgery should start from finding a plastic surgeon who is regularly doing these procedures. At Olmec, this is one of the most common procedures being done as a mummy makeover program.The patients from outside can have an online consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org. During the consultation following parameters are noted and investigated.
• Age, Weight and Height.
• Any Problem like BP, Thyroid, Asthma, HIV etc.
The plastic surgeon will instruct you according to the results of above-mentioned criteria. You will be thoroughly investigated to assure your medical fitness.
Que: – What happens on the day of the procedure?
Ans: Before an operation, we will take you to the preparation room so that the necessary cannula and Iv can be started after that the necessary markings will be done on your tummy. After that we will give you the type of anaesthesia that you will require.
During the procedure you will be in anaesthesia and will not feel any pain.
The excess fat will be removed with liposuction from body and tummy. Then the excess skin is removed from one end to other end in the form of line. The lower abdomen muscles will be strengthen. Any loose skin will be corrected. The remaining skin is sutured to give you a flatter well contained tummy with a slimmer waist line. Two tubes will remain in the skin so that the collection of comes out automatically through the tubes.
You will be staying with us and will be laying in bed (in required postion) till you are fit and ready to be discharged .
Que: – How long the abdominoplasty / Tummy tuck surgery take?
Ans: Usually the tummy tuck surgery takes 2 to 4 hours. However the time depend on the type of procedure you choose.
Que: – Will it hurt me?
Ans: No, it is done under anaesthesia you will not feel any pain during the procedure.
Que: – What should I expect after operation? What is the recovery period?
Ans: After abdominoplasty surgery, you need to stay with us for about 2 – 3 days.You will be resting for about 2 weeks after the surgery, After two weeks you can carry out routine activities. You can resume physical exercises after 6 weeks.
Que: – How long do the results of tummy tuck take?
Ans: The results of abdominoplasty/tummy tuck surgery are natural. with proper dieting and exercises, you may keep tummy tuck results long lasting in your life. Abdominoplasty has one of the satisfying results in cosmetic surgery.
Que: – How long do I have to wait before I can resume routine activities?
Ans: After 2 to 3 weeks you can resume your daily activities.
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