First marking is done in standing position and the amount of excess skin that can be removed is marked. Depending on the amount of skin that has to be removed, the procedure could be either a limited, modified limited, Full Tummy Tuck surgery (Abdominoplasty) or lipoabdominoplasty of the above types. For more details of what type of procedure is suitable for you, please consult Tummy Tuck Surgeon at Aesthetics Medispa. Liposuction of flanks, upper abdomen, lower back is done if necessary. The excess marked skin is removed, the abdominal muscles tightened, any gap in between midline muscles ( hernia) repaired and skin closed.
Adults with the above abdominal problems, of any age who are in good health, moderately fit and overall have good muscle tone. An ideal person to have it done is one whose body mass index is near normal. They should not have any life threatening illness or medical conditions. Patients who smoke can have an increased risk of complications. Previous abdominal surgery may limit the potential results of Abdominoplasty. If you desire a tighter, flatter abdomen, then a tummy tuck may be an appropriate operation for you.
Possible risks include bleeding and collection of blood under the skin (hematoma), fluid accumulation, infection or poor healing at the incision site. These risks are minor and common to many operations and can be dealt with easily. Blood clot in the deep veins of the leg is a problem associated with lying still for too long. Any surgery carries risks associated with anesthesia. These risks will be fully discussed with you prior to your consent for surgery. The low transverse abdominal scar usually heals very nicely but occasionally may undergo hypertrophy and in a person with keloidal tendency may become a keloid. Your Aesthetic surgeon at Aesthetics Medispa will tell you ways to avoid and treat these if they happen.
This procedure usually is done in a hospital setting, with a few days hospitalization. There might be bruising and swelling after surgery that should subside in three to six weeks. You may have drains that will be removed once the drainage stops. This usually takes approximately one week. Once the drainage stops, you should be able to go home from the hospital. Your abdominal skin will be tight after surgery and you may have to walk stooped for a few days till the existing skin stretches. Wounds normally heal in one to two weeks. Once all swelling and bruising has subsided you should expect a flatter, more shapely abdomen. If liposuction has been done along with tummy tuck, expect improvement in figure in those areas as well. A tummy tuck surgery will improve your figure, posture, size of clothes that you wear and overall confidence. This in turn will lead to improvement in self-esteem.
The surgery is often done under epidural anaesthesia or General anaesthesia, so it is a painless procedure. After the surgery, the tummy area is mostly numb, but you may feel some discomfort from tightening of the muscles. Usually oral painkillers are adequate to get rid of that pain. Most of the discomfort settles in a week or two.
The cost of the procedure will depend on the extent of the surgery, whether liposuction is done of neighbouring regions as well, the type of room and hospital you select to have your surgery in. Please consult or write to email@example.com for more details.
A tummy tuck will tighten the skin of the front of your tummy, enhance your figure and your self-confidence, it's not likely to change your life or the way people treat you. A Abdominoplasty surgery is not a substitute for weight loss or exercise program. Patients who are planning substantial weight loss or women who are considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone a tummy tuck surgery.
Blood test & other investigations for fitness will be conducted along with pre-op anesthetic assessment, after which your surgery date will be fixed.