Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck(Abdominoplasty) benefits a woman who has had multiple pregnancies, or anyone who has undergone extreme weight loss or one who has loose flabby skin.
Patients who have excess fat but do not have sagging or excess skin generally don't require for tummy tuck surgery and benefit tremendously from liposuction.
During tummy tuck surgery, excess fat, tissue, and skin are removed, the muscles are tightened,and the remaining skin is repositioned to give the abdomen a flatter, more attractive contour.
At the end of the surgery, there is a scar in the lower part of the abdomen ( in the panty line). 3 types of tummy tuck procedure are, the mini tummy tuck, the standard tummy tuck, and the extended tummy tuck. During your consultation the doctor will evaluate your case and determine what category you fall under.

Categories of Tummy Tuck

  • Mini:

    Tightens the lower abdominal wall skin only (shortest scar)

  • Standard:

    Tightens all of the abdominal wall skin (standard or moderate scarring)

  • Extended:

    Extreme cases of excess skin and tissue. Tightens the abdomen and the flanks or sides (longest scar extending around the flanks onto lower back)

Frequently Asked Question

How much time is Required for Tummy Tuck?
It can take 2-5 hours to perform the surgery and the time required vary between each situation, depending on the extent of surgery.

Do I require admission or Is it an Outpatient procedure?
Usually a stay for 1-2 days are better. Some patients can be discharged the same day. In extensive cases extra stay is required.

What are the Side Effects of Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck side effects include temporary discomfort, swelling, bruising.

How Long do Tummy Tuck results last?
Tummy tuck results can be permanent, but are subject to change with future weight fluctuation or pregnancy.

What is the recovery time for Tummy Tuck?
Patients are required to rest in bed for up to about 3 days after surgeryMost patients can return to work about 2-4 weeks into the tummy tuck recovery period. Heavy exercise are allowed only after 2 months.

How much discomfort is there after Tummy Tuck?
After a tummy tuck, discomfort is definitely evident. The surgeon will offer instructions for easing any pain, and prescription pain medication can be taken to help control it.

What else can I combine Tummy Tuck with?
If required, a tummy tuck may be combined with:
1. Liposuction
2. Thigh or Buttock Lift
3. Breast Reduction
4. Breast Lift
5. Breast Augmentation