Tummy Tuck Treatment
Open surgery–excess fat is removed by liposuction, loose skin is removed and abdomen is contoured. Scar in bikini line.
The main objective of Tummy tuck surgery is reduction of tummy size, correction of the tummy sag or tummy bulge, tightening of the lax tummy muscles and removal of the loose skin. A successful tummy tuck surgery should rid the protruding and sagging tummy, which refuses to come back to normal with exercise and diet etc. and say welcome to a lot flatter tummy, reduced waist line (inch loss) and an appreciable weight loss. Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty is a FDA approved procedure. It is often called belly reduction surgery. This surgery is considered to be safe with no side effects.
A flat tummy is perhaps the most desirous body contour for both males and females and decidedly a great persona enhancer.
Two main causes for tummy bulge are
Tummy muscles loosing elasticity for many reasons including pregnancy in females and many other reasons in case of both males and females. Also referred as Laxity of tummy muscles or Spreading of tummy muscles.
Excessive loose skin and stretch marks.
A pendulous tummy can often be a hindrance in physical movements and activity, it can cause of back ache, fatigue, bad posture and an irritating restraint in day to day life besides being a personality dampener. One always has to hide her / his tummy in loose clothes.
Types Of Tummy Tuck - (4 Types)
Mini tummy tuck or Partial Tummy Tuck : Recommended for smaller tummy bulges. This procedure is much less invasive and shorter than a regular, complete, tummy tuck. It addresses the lower abdomen specifically. Please see the picture below.
Full Tummy Tuck : Recommended for large tummy bulges. It is also known as standard abdominoplasty or standard tummy tuck and it addresses the full tummy. Please see the picture below.
Extended Tummy Tuck : Recommended for correction of upper tummy bulge and lower tummy bulge. It is beneficial to those patients who have segmented fat deposits and sags distributed between upper abdomen and lower abdomen. Please see the picture below.
Circumferential Tummy Tuck : Recommended for large tummy bulges and also the back region. It is called circumferential since it involves the back also.
The condition of the bulge decides which type of the abovementioned tummy tuck is required. Generally it is a three in one surgery involving taking out excess fat from the tummy area by liposuction, tightening of the muscles and removal of loose skin.
No liposuction is required in cases of only loose skin and lax muscles (no fat). In such cases there is no extra fat deposit in and around the tummy. The tummy sag is due to loose skin and lax muscles only. This is a two in one surgery.
Tummy tuck surgery is performed by making an incision of up to 6 inches along the pubic line. The good news is that the scar caused by the incision begins to flatten and fade in 4 weeks and fades to a great extent by the end of the year. The benefits of tummy tuck far outweigh the scarring and today more and more persona conscious males and females opt for tummy tuck rather than carrying a pot belly. For general details of tummy tuck surgery please find it towards the end.
The Tummy Tuck surgery time varies between 2 to 4 hours and an overnight stay at hospital is recommended. For anesthesia there is a choice among spinal, epidural and general anesthesia.
The patient can go around with his daily routine after a night's rest and back to work in 3 to 5 days without engaging in any strenuous physical activity for the next 4 to 6 weeks.
After the tummy tuck surgery patient would experience temporary pain, swelling, numbness and bruising of the abdominal skin. However, all of these are controlled with medicine and resolve quickly. Patient will find a Drain Device attached immediately after the surgery to drain out secretions. This drain device is normally removed after 2 to 5 days and does not hinder movement. A tight elastic garment has to be worn for a period of 3 to 6 months or as advised by the surgeon after the surgery.
Patients are recommended to stay in town between 10 to 15 days after the tummy tuck so that post operative care can be given. Light travel can be undertaken with the advise of the surgeon.
Results of Tummy Tuck Surgery are permanent provided the muscles and the skin do not loose elasticity for any reason which is beyond control. Results are visible immediately after the surgery and the process goes on till about 12 weeks or more to achieve the final results.
Tummy Tuck Surgeon :
Currently facility for Tummy Tuck is available in India at Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Tummy Tuck surgery is performed by highly qualified and experienced leading super-specialist senior plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons with a very good track record for results and safety. For more information go to Surgeon Profile.
All female team is available for Female patients preferring a reputed senior female super specialist surgeon.
During your personal consultation the doctor will provide with the details of the suitable procedure and more complete information, answer any questions that you may have on tummy tuck / abdominoplasty and address specific goals and expectations.