Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Abdominoplasty a cosmetic surgery procedure also known as tummy tuck this term is used for this procedure because the middle and lower abdomen is treated in this procedure for the firmness of abdomen abdominoplasty is performed. In abdominoplasty procedure the excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen is removed. The patient undergoes for abdominoplasty are mainly those patient which loose muscle or tissues in abdominal area due to weight loss or females after pregnancy. To obtain a flat abdomen and tighten abdominal muscles abdominoplasty is a best procedure as female feels themselves uncomfortable because of loose tissues of their abdomen. And it stops them from performing many favorable task like outfits which are a bit glamorous or to wear swim suit in pool overall their confidence is affected that they are not comfortable in performing task openly which ones they used to perform.

Who are the best candidate for tummy tuck procedure ?

Both men and women are treated under this procedure but they should be generally in good health state. Those women’s whose muscles and skin of abdomen is stretched because of multiple pregnancies may find the procedure useful to tighten those muscles and reduce that skin. Those men or women who were obese previously in their lives and still have excessive fat deposits or loose skin in the abdominal area are good candidates for abdominoplasty or tummy tuck.

Who Should not consider tummy tuck ?

Those woman who are still have plan’s about to have children in future, then she must not go for abdominoplasty until her next children. In the tummy tuck procedure vertical muscles of abdomen are tightened and if women get pregnant after abdominoplasty that can separate these muscles. Doctor will discuss all these options with you when you go for the consultation.

Procedure :- Abdominoplasty procedures are differentiated according to the extent of the surgery and time taken in the completion of surgery procedures also different from others.

Types of Abdominoplasty are:-

  • Complete Abdominoplasty
  • Partial Abdominoplasty
  • Extended Abdominoplasty
  • High lateral tension tummy tuck
  • Circumferential Abdominoplasty

Recovery :- Recovery after the procedure is depends on the problem to be treated, surgical technique(s), and other factors. Patients are advised off from work as heavy activities are avoided during this time. Initially there may be little bruising and discomfort. Patients are advised to avoid all forms of nicotine for a month or longer prior to surgery and also during the recovery period. Full recovery takes time of 3 to 6 months, fading of scars take a little more time.

Initially there may be bruising and discomfort.

A supportive abdominal binder or compression garment can minimize swelling / bruising, and support the repaired tissues.

Patients are advised to avoid all forms of nicotine for a month or longer prior to surgery and also during the recovery period.

Full recovery takes 3 – 6 months, with further fading of scars thereafter.

Dr. P. K. TALWAR
Dr. P. K. TALWAR

Cosmetic And Plastic Surgeon In India
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