What is Tummy Tuck ?
Tummy Tuck Surgery, clinically referred as abdominoplasty is a procedure to remove loose skin, tighten the abdominal muscles, and eliminate stubborn deposits of fat. This helps a person to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing, slimmer overall appearance.
Why Tummy Tuck ?
You need tummy tuck if the your answer is YES to the following question.
- Have you gone through several pregnancies and want to tighten your abdominal muscles and reduce skin?
- Were you once obese and you still have those excess fat deposits or loose skin around the belly ?
- Is your self-confidence is lowered by your stomach contour ?
- Aging, heredity, pregnancy, prior surgery or weight fluctuations have left you with extra skin on your abdomen, abdominal muscle weakness ?
Are you fit for Tummy Tuck Surgery ?
Now that we have figured out if you want to go for a surgery or not and if your answer is yes, lets find out whether you are fit for the surgery or not. You must fit to the following criteria if you want to go for a surgery.
- If you are a smoker, you must quit at least six weeks before the surgery because smoking slows down the healing process and even cause complication.
- Your weight is stable. If you are generally obese, then this procedure is not appropriate for you right now.
- For momen if you want to have more children then you don’t want to go for this surgery.
- You should not have internal or external scars from any previous abdominal surgery.
What are the Types of Tummy Tuck?
Mini Tummy Tuck- Surgeons make an incision in the lower abdominal wall that reaches to the navel. Because this surgery is on a smaller scale than traditional tummy tucks, the navel itself usually doesn’t have to be repositioned during the procedure.
Standard Tummy Tuck- For the traditional tummy tuck, the surgical incision is slightly larger, usually running in a straight line between the hip bones. Again, minor liposuction may be used to assist with any fat removal before the surgeon tightens the abdominal muscles and closes the incision.
Extended Tummy Tuck- For extended tummy tuck surgery, a long incision is made is made in the abdominal area that reaches around the hips to the lower back. Extended tummy tucks almost always require liposuction to remove excess fat cells and drain extra fluids.
What is the Extent of Recovery Post-Surgery?
With the Mini Tummy Tuck, you usually require about a week of minimized physical activity before patients can result more rigorous activity. Other Tummy Tucks procedures can require weeks of minimized activity following surgery.
Both major tummy tucks require placing a drainage tubes that help prevent the buildup of blood and fluid at the incision site. Remove the first of these tubes after about 3 days, and the remainder are removed a few days later.
It is expected that the patient should not be expected to be immobilized during recovery. By getting up and walking around the house to carry out simple day to day task, patients can reduce chances of a blood clot. Lifting heavy bags or doing heavy work is strictly forbidden as for recovery from any abdominoplasty, it is important for patients not to do anything that could place strain on their incisions. And incisions are generally healed within two weeks,
FAQs related to Tummy Tuck Surgery ?
Question: Does swelling occur after a tummy tuck procedure?
Ans: It is very common to get swollen belly in the lower abdomen after the surgery but, this will generally resolve itself within a few weeks.
Question: How long the recovery process take?
Ans: A full tummy tuck takes around seven weeks to heal completely . In the first week you might feel uncomfortable because of tugs, pulling and tightness in the belly region.
Question: Does the operation leaves a scar?
Ans: Yes, the operation will leave a scar but you can decide the position of the scar so that it can be hidden in the underpant or bikini region.
Dr. Ashok Pandey from Bombay Cosmetic Clinic is a celebrated and revered personality in the field of cosmetic surgery. Currently conducting his cosmetic and aesthetic surgery practice in Navi Mumbai, he is associated with number of leading hospitals across the city where he regularly imparts his services to the needy.
Such is his expertise in his field of knowledge that he has successfully conducted more than thousand cosmetic practicing in South Mumbai and Navi Mumbai and plastic surgeries in his career so far.
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