Abdominoplasty is also known as “tummy tuck” is a cosmetic surgical procedure which helps in making abdomen skin firm and smoother. It is opted mainly by patients having loose and saggy skin after major weight loss or pregnancy. We do a lot to control our weight and try to get a flattened tummy with the help of exercise but Sometimes exercise cannot help so abdominoplasty is the best way to make your abdomen flat and smoother in a simple way.
General or intravenous anesthesia is given to the patient to makes them comfortable and the patient will not feel any pain during the surgery. Abdominoplasty is a simple surgical procedure that takes 3 to 5 hours to complete. It is performed in the entire abdominal area. Incisions are made from hipbone to hipbone across the abdomen above the pubic area. The amount of excess fat and skin decides the length of incisions. By removing excess fat, the skin is lifted and weakened muscles are repaired. Then the incisions are closed with the help of stitches and provided extra support with skin adhesives and surgical bandages.
PREPARATIONS BEFORE TREATMENT
Choose a reputed clinic and a board-certified and experienced surgeon. Talk about the procedure and your expectations.
Your plastic surgeon will-
- Examine your medical history. Talk about your earlier or recent medications or surgeries.
- You go under a physical exam. The surgeon examines your abdomen. For the medical record, he takes your abdomen pictures.
- Make you sure about the benefits and risks including scarring
Stop smoking at least a week before the surgery. Smoking slows down the healing and also damages tissues.
Avoid certain medicines like aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs or herbal supplements which can enhance bleeding.
You will have bruising and swelling for a few days. There may be some uneasiness and discomfort for some days after the surgery. You can feel little pain which is very normal after any kind of surgery. A supportive binder to the abdomen will help in minimizing swelling and helps in supporting repaired tissues
Avoid smoking and drinking for a week after the surgery. It helps in faster healing
Scars will be prominent at first but by the time they heal and changes into thin silver line.
Avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks and use a good sunscreen with high SPF.
As a result, you find your tummy smoother and tightened. Your clothes fitting will be better. You feel youthful and more confident. Results are long-lasting as long as your weight is not disturbed.
It is important to choose a clinic that is board-certified and who have qualified experienced doctors. We have an expert team of surgeons who are highly experienced in this field. Contourshyd.com has the latest technology and advanced types of equipment. We have a very supportive and caring staff. The patient is assured of outstanding care throughout the treatment. There is a relationship of trust and transparency between our surgeons and patients. Meeting their expectations and giving satisfying results to them is our top priority.
The cost of abdominoplasty in India ranges from Rs 100000 to Rs.100000. It depends on the surgeon you choose, the extent and scope of treatment, location of practice of surgeon and many other factors.
Yes, tummy tucks are safe. In this procedure, only excess fat and skin are removed to give the tummy a proper shape. There can be a little discomfort for some time but with time, you feel normal and confident about your appearance.
It is very normal to have pain after any surgical procedure. The same is the case with abdominoplasty. During surgery, you have given anesthesia which makes it painless but in recovery time you can have mild pain for a few days.
Recovery time varies from patient to patient but most of the patients are back to their work in one to two weeks. Normal activities would take 5 to 6 days. Avoid smoking and strenuous physical activities during the recovery period and follow the instructions of your surgeon.
The results are permanent but if there are fluctuations in your weight then it can possibly alter the results.
It is recommended to have a tummy tuck after you have children because pregnancy after a tummy tuck can separate the tightened muscles.
Well, it is a safe procedure but there can be the risk of bleeding, infection, scarring, and numbness. Some patient feels persistent pain which varies from patient to patient. There will be swelling in the area for a few days.
In abdominoplasty incisions are made near the pubic area in the lower abdomen which is often hidden with clothing. These scars will remain prominent from one to two years then later they start fading.
Give your body time to heal. For at least 4 to 6 weeks avoid sexual intercourse. Any strenuous activity can increase your heart rate and blood pressure which will hinder your healing process.
People who have a major weight loss and women after pregnancy are good candidates for abdominoplasty. Due to the weakening of tissues, their skin becomes loose and saggy so abdominoplasty helps to make it firm and smoother.
Complete abdominoplasty is performed in the entire abdomen in which excess fat is removed from the area and muscles are tightened but in case of mini-abdominoplasty only limited incisions are made in the lower abdomen area. In this loose skin and fat is confined only in the lower abdomen.