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Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is also known as abdominoplasty, or lipoadominoplasty, a cosmetic surgery procedure that restores smoother, thinner, and firmer abdomen. It aims to remove excess sagging skin, fat, and skin around the abdomen. Overall, tummy tuck tightens weakened or separated muscles with the use of advanced surgical techniques to flatten the abdomen.

Generally, patients with weight gain or obesity undergo tummy tuck surgery procedure. Women who have gained weight after pregnancy or significant weight loss can also opt for this tummy tuck surgery to enhance toned and balanced appearance.

Tummy Tuck
Tummy Tuck (Lipoabdominoplasty)
Tummy Tuck Surgery Procedure

Abdominoplasty surgery usually takes around 1 to 5 hours, depending upon the type of procedure you are looking to undergo. A mini-abdominoplasty can take 1-2 hours.

Abdominoplasty is usually performed using general anesthesia.

Complete Abdominoplasty: In this type of surgery, an incision is made from hipbone to hipbone, just above the pubic area. A second incision is made to free the navel from the surrounding skin areas. Followed by removal of skin from the abdominal wall to reveal the vertical muscles and fascia. Then, the muscle fascia wall is tightened with sutures. The main goal of the complete tummy tuck is to provide a firmer abdomen and narrow waistline.

After the surgery, a dressing and sometimes a compression garment is applied to remove the excess of fluid from the area and drained out.

 

Mini Abdominoplasty: Mini tummy tuck is generally performed to remove fat deposits below the navel using a single and a small incision. The surplus skin is detached, tighten slack muscles, and liposuction may often perform to contour and tune the area.

Extended Abdominoplasty: It is a type of standard procedure of abdominoplasty in addition with recontouring of the hips, flanks, and upper lateral thigh lift. The excess of skin in these regions is rectified and reshaped. Further, allows improvement of the flank as well as smoothing the contour of the upper lateral thigh lift.

Best Candidates for Tummy Tuck Surgery Procedure

Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck include:

  • Suitable for both men and women who are in good health.

  • Ideally suited for those individuals with laxity and protrusion.

  • Women have stretched their muscles due to multiple pregnancies.

  • Individuals who likely to enhance the overall appearance, stay healthy, and physically fit.

  • Suitable for those individuals who have significantly lost substantial weight, resulting in loose flab skin and elasticity.

  • The tummy tuck is also a part of options in the Mummy Makeover.

Preparing for Tummy Tuck Surgery

Before initiating the tummy tuck surgery, the surgeon will advise you to quit smoking and all forms of the nicotine/tobacco products, at least two weeks prior to the surgery and after the surgery. All your symptoms are checked before undergoing the surgery.

Certain tests prescribed by your surgeon are required, which are needed to be followed. A completed medical evaluation is conducted prior to surgery. Your surgeon provides certain medications, however, avoid taking aspirins, or any inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements.

It is not advisable to drastically control the diet. A well-balanced food is recommended.

You can discuss your requirements with your surgeon to avail of the right procedure and to prepare for the realistic outcome.

 

The abdominoplasty is a less complex procedure, it can be often performed in conjunction with liposuction surgery, which performs body contouring around the hips area, thighs, and buttocks. It can also be performed with other surgical procedures such as breast reduction, breast lift, or rarely hysterectomy.

Hymenoplasty Surgical Process

Hymenoplasty can be usually performed on the basis of the simple out-patient procedure. It is done under the guidance of licensed and expert plastic surgeons. Hymenoplasty is often performed under local anesthesia with sedation, or sometimes general anesthesia is administered to prevent pain or discomfort during the surgery. The remnants of the hymen are carefully and neatly dissected out. The edges are then stitched together with fine dissolvable stitches except for a small opening. This rebuilds with a newly reconstructed hymen ring to normal size, and shape.

 

Hymen reconstruction is performed to create new hymen using tissues from the body’s own thin vaginal skin (vaginal mucosa) or synthetic tissue. A small amount of blood is required, by artificial or the patient’s own blood is taken from a piece of a vaginal flap, thus simulating the normal bleeding.

The entire procedure of the hymenoplasty takes about one to two hours, discharged on the same day and get back to work next. However, there are certain after surgery care, which is needed to be followed carefully to gain desirable results.

Tummy Tuck Recovery

Tummy tuck results can be immediately visible.

The recovery time depends on the surgical technique(s) performed by the surgeon. It can take at least one to four weeks of time to recover, however, patients are advised to take precautions during this period of time. Post-surgery, patients are required to take off from work during recovery time. It is highly advisable to avoid heavy lifting until fully recover, or upon doctor’s advice.

Patients are requested to refrain from all forms of nicotine and tobacco products even after surgery for a longer period.

Scars may be red and prominent during the initial weeks but can appear to be fading during 3-6 months. It will be expected to take 9 months for the scars to completely heal, flatten into a thin line.

Patients are advised to strictly follow both pre- and post-surgery care.

Your scars may actually appear to worsen during the first three to six months as they heal, but this is normal. Expect it to take nine months to a year before your scars flatten out and lighten in colour. While they’ll never disappear completely, abdominal scars will not show under most clothing, even under bathing suits.

Full recovery time takes at least 3–6 months, with further fading of scars thereafter. Scars may appear red and prominent at first, but with proper care, they heal into a thin, silvery line.

Tummy Tuck Side Effects

Abdominoplasty procedure carries certain potential risks and complications while performed by qualified and board-certified tummy tuck surgeon, the end-results are positive, and the overall success rate is impressive.

However, every surgery has its complications, and even tummy tuck has notable side-effects, which include infections and blood clots, but are rare. Infection can be usually treated with antibiotics and drainage. Patients are recommended to move around soon after the surgery to minimize blood clots.

Bleeding, Pain, Swelling, Visible Scars, Anesthesia complications, and Numbness are some of the post-surgery potential complications.

 

Strictly following surgeon instructions are essential for successful surgery and achieve better results.

Video Consultation

At SurgiDerma, you will find experienced surgeons to prepare you for the surgery, explain the pros and cons, instructions are given to you to achieve successful results. Proper and suitable techniques are carried out for the procedure to be safe, minimize risks/complications, and result-oriented approach.

Most of the patients who have undergone tummy tuck surgical procedure have been very progressive, impressed with the appearance, and gain self-confidence.

Cost of the Hymenoplasty

The total cost of the surgery will around  Rs. 30,000 at SurgiDerma Skin and Plastic Surgery Center

Planning For Video Consultation for Hymenoplasty

SurgiDerma is a leading center for performing successfully Hymenoplasty surgeries. By understanding the nature of the hymenoplasty in a woman’s life, we strictly maintain confidentiality and privacy for any female genital surgery we perform. Our clinical staff is well capable of providing assistance at every step that can make the patient feel comfortable.

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