What is Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty or a ‘tummy tuck’ is reconstructive surgery. It is used to tighten muscles that have become loose or to remove fat and extra loose skin from the abdomen after massive weight loss.
In most cases, abdominoplasty will:
- restore weakened or separated muscles
- help alleviate pain
- improve bladder function
- reduce itching and skin infections caused by excess skin
- change the shape and tone of the abdomen to create a firmer and smoother profile.
Schedule a consultation with Dr Jag to understand about the surgery and undergo a thorough check-up
3D ultra-sound diagnosis
A diagnosis will be carried before the surgery to get an accurate analysis of your body condition
Schedule surgery date
Before the surgery, you will need to do a full medical check up and Covid-19 test.
Our nurse will schedule the surgery date for you according to your preferred date. Make sure to follow the guidelines before the surgery day.
Generally speaking, a good candidate is a man or woman in good health, a non-smoker, within 20% of their ideal body weight, and has loose abdominal muscles, loose skin, and excess fat deposits that they want to be removed
Though the procedure will be tailored to address each patient’s unique needs and goals, abdominoplasty generally involves the tightening of abdominal muscles, the excision of excess skin, and the removal of fat via liposuction. During a full tummy tuck, an incision will typically be made low on the abdomen, extending from one hip to the other.
Mild to moderate discomfort may be possible in the days following abdominoplasty, but any pain can often be managed and even alleviated with medication.
Incisions for tummy tuck surgery are made low on the abdomen – often near the pubic region – so any potential scarring can often be concealed by most articles of clothing, including bathing suits and the majority of underwear varieties.
While there are typically no major risks associated with becoming pregnant after tummy tuck surgery, it is typically recommended that patients wait until they are done having children before undergoing the procedure. Doing so can help ensure the results achieved are not compromised by the bodily changes that often occur during pregnancy.
Following tummy tuck surgery, drain tubes will need to be left in place for about one week. Most patients experience some bruising and/or swelling, though these symptoms should subside over the course of a few weeks. The majority of individuals are able to return to non-strenuous jobs or activities after about one to two weeks; however, heavy lifting and/or strenuous physical labor should be avoided for at least six to eight weeks. To help facilitate healing, patients are often encouraged to walk around as soon as they feel comfortable enough to do so.