Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty

A social event is on your schedule. And you unconfidently try tucking in your stomach by holding your breath in? Or you try wearing a corset to make your abdomen look flat? Release that unconfident breath by shaping up your tummy. Also known as Abdominoplasty, a Tummy Tuck removes excess fat and skin, and restores weakened or separated muscles creating an enhanced abdominal profile. A smooth and fine tummy is definitely something every one of us dreams about through exercise and weight control. Still, many times these methods do not help us in achieving the desired results. Even individuals blessed with a normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include: Pregnancy, Aging, Frequent fluctuations in weight, Heredity, or Prior surgery. A tummy tuck is suitable for men and women who are in good health. Women who have had several pregnancies may find the procedure useful for tightening their abdominal muscles and reducing skin. It is also an option for men or women who were once obese and still have excess fat deposits or loose skin around the belly.

How much time is required for a Tummy Tuck?

The surgery takes approximately 2 to 4 hours. Depending upon the individual’s response to the surgery, a hospital stay of 2 to 5 days is usually required.

Do I require to get admitted or is it an Outpatient Procedure?

This surgery is an inpatient procedure where the individual is admitted.

What are the side effects of a Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Most Tummy Tuck side-effects are temporary and disappear within a few weeks. Infection and blood clot formation can happen. As expected, you will have pain and swelling in the days following surgery. A painkiller might be required to reduce the pain. Soreness may last for some days. One may also experience numbness, bruising, and overall tiredness for that same time period.

How long do the results of a Tummy Tuck surgery last?

Although the results of this procedure are technically permanent, the outcome can be greatly reduced by significant fluctuations in one’s weight.

How much time does it take to recover from Tummy Tuck surgery?

While the recovery time for each patient varies, most individuals are able to return to work after about three weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least three weeks following a tummy tuck.