ABDOMINOPLASTY (TUMMY TUCK)
What is Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)?Also known as ‘tummy tuck’, Abdominoplasty is a procedure which tightens the muscles in your abdominal wall by removing excess fat and skin with surgery. It is a bit more complicated than liposuction and most patients prefer to do both simultaneously for best results. Although anyone with excess fat in the tummy region, especially below the waistline can opt for a ‘tummy tuck’, the most preferred candidates are: ● Women who have had one or more pregnancies. They can opt for an Abdominoplasty for the tightening of the abdominal muscles.
● Men and women with obesity problems in the past may be left with loose skin around the belly regions if they manage to get rid of the fat.
Types of Abdominoplasty :Excess sagging abdominal skin is a common problem after pregnancy and excessive weight loss. Thus, Abdominoplasty (tummy tucks) is a surgical option to remove loose sagging skin and excess fat at the lower abdomen, tighten the abdominal wall muscles to give a flatter, firmer and contoured abdomen to return to their pre-pregnancy shape. The stretch marks on the lower abdomen will be removed at the same time.
● Partial or mini Abdominoplasty - This is considered for removal of deposits below the navel region. Although the time may vary, the average duration of the procedure usually takes 2 hours. The position of the belly button isn’t altered and only the excess fat is removed.
● Complete Abdominoplasty - It requires around 4 hours to complete and is much more complicated. After making an incision in your abdomen, the whole inner contour is rearranged. The tissue, skin and even the muscles are rearranged as desired and may involve the relocation of your belly button.
Important Note: -● Feeling some pain, the abdominal region is natural and is nothing to worry about. If the pain prolongs or intensifies, consulting Doctor is recommended immediately.
● This surgery is to be performed under general anesthesia with 2 -4 days in-patient treatment. It is to be performed under local anesthesia with sedation as out-patient or general anesthesia with around 2 days of in-patient care
● The recovery period after the surgery is approximately 6 weeks during which no strenuous activity should be undertaken. The practice of proper rest, diet and posture are necessary during this period for fast and effective healing.