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Tummy Tuck ( Abdominoplasty) in India

What is a tummy-tuck (abdominoplasty)?
A tummy tuck aims to flatten your stomach by tightening your abdominal muscles.
You may have been left with folds of skin after losing weight or following pregnancy. Your saggy tummy may simply be a result of the ageing process or it could be a stubborn area that you have been unable to shift with diet or exercise. Whatever the reason, an abdominoplasty could give you a slimmer, more shapely figure. It is popular following pregnancy, massive weight loss or whenever a flabby abdomen with weak muscles impairs body contour. Most patients report improved self-esteem as a result of this procedure.

When to Consider a Tummy Tuck

  • If you’ve got flab, stretch marks or excess skin in your abdomen that does not improve with diet or exercise.
  • If the shape of your abdomen has been affected by pregnancy or massive weight loss.
  • If you feel that your protruding abdomen is unattractive.
  • If your self-confidence is marred by your stomach contour.

Types of abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

A personal consultation with your board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon will determine the best option for you. Here are some different approaches:

Full Abdominoplasty

In addition to the incision across the lower abdomen, a traditional tummy tuck involves an incision around the navel. Excess skin is removed, muscles are tightened and liposuction may be used to contour the abdomen. This surgery removes skin from above the navel down to the pubic area that has been compromised by pregnancies, genetic laxity or obesity.

Mini Abdominoplasty

A single incision is made in the pubic area, which will be placed as low as possible and can range from a few inches to the entire span of your abdomen. Through this incision, your surgeon will remove excess skin, tighten slack muscles and possibly use liposuction to further refine the area. The ideal candidate for a mini-tummy tuck has laxity and protrusion below the navel. A mini-tummy tuck is usually recommended for those who have always been in fairly good shape but cannot achieve their aesthetic goals with diet and exercise.

Extended or High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty

If you have excess skin in the love handles or hips, your incision can be made longer to address this problem. The high lateral tension tummy tuck was one of the first procedures developed to address skin excess after significant weight loss or pregnancy. The technique uses a layer in the deeper tissue to support and maintain the repair. This procedure includes a tummy tuck in the front of the abdomen and transfers the lift over the hip to the side of the thigh to improve contour in this area, suspending and improving the hip and thigh. You can simulate the effect by grabbing the skin on the sides of your waist and pulling up as if you’re putting on a pair of pants.

Endoscopic tummy tuck

surgery is performed on patients with weakened abdominal muscles, little abdominal fat, and no noticeable loose skin around the stomach area. Endoscopic tummy tucks involve the use of a tiny camera attached to a slender tube, called an endoscope, which is inserted into the site of incision. An endoscopic abdominoplasty results in the least noticeable scarring because the incisions only have to be large enough to allow for the insertion of the endoscope and the surgeon’s tools. This tummy tuck technique is employed in tummy tucks for men and women who suffer from rectus diastasis, a disorder that involves the separation of the abdominal muscles at the midline of the belly.

Circumferential tummy tucks

It is a type of body lift. Circumferential tummy tuck surgeries are often sought by patients who have undergo gastric bypass surgery. Massive weight loss is often accompanied by a significant loss in skin elasticity. Some insurance companies will cover part of the cost of a circumferential tummy tuck surgery. The presence of sagging skin may be a health issue as well as an aesthetic one, as fungus can form between the folds of the skin. Circumferential abdominoplasty can involve the removal of excess skin from the thigh, buttocks, and hips, as well as the central abdominal area. The scars for this type of procedure extend to the back.

Procedure for tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) surgery

During a tummy tuck, incisions are made across the lower abdomen and around the tummy button. Excess skin and fat may be removed and stretched or torn muscles are pulled together and stitched in place. The remaining skin is then pulled down and a new hole is made for your tummy button.

You will be left with a scar around your tummy button and along the top of your bikini line, though this can usually be hidden by your underwear. If you maintain a healthy weight, your skin shouldn’t stretch again and your new shape will last. .

The operation is performed under general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep during the procedure. You will usually stay in hospital for one or two nights after your operation and will need to plan time off work so that you can recover at home.

As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations thoroughly before you decide to proceed. Having the procedure at Spire means you will be seen by an experienced cosmetic surgeon who will discuss your options and the best course of treatment for you. , and be safe in the knowledge that Spire is committed to your safety with exceptional healthcare standards.

The procedure should not be considered as a way to lose weight. It is better to have a tummy tuck after you have achieved your target weight.

Mommy Makeovers

Abdominoplasty is often performed with other surgeries like breast reduction, liposuction, breast lift and sometimes also with hysterectomy. ‘Mommy makeover’ is the name used for performing different breast procedures along with abdomoniplasty.
Recovery time frame after a tummy tuck
Recovery from a tummy tuck procedure occurs over a period of six months or more. In the first couple of days, managing pain and avoiding complications is your top priority. The first week will be the worst, and you will still feel like you are recovering for about two to three weeks. After a few weeks, regaining mobility and fitness becomes important. After several months, you can start evaluating the aesthetic outcome of your surgery. It is important to remember that the time it takes to recover varies greatly among individuals.

Benefits of Tummy Tuck procedures

  • Easier to Maintain Weight Loss
  • Improved Posture
  • No More Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Relief from Hernias
  • Increased Exercise Tolerance
  • Control on Blood pressure,diabeties,hypertension

Laser surgery for Tummy Tuck

Laser tummy tuck is a non-invasive method of elimination of defects, updates epidermis and lifting the skin of the abdomen using a pulsed laser light. The laser procedure eliminates stretch marks, flabbiness and sagging of abdominal skin, evens postoperative scars, improves texture and elasticity of tissues. Effect of laser rejuvenation is achieved by controlled heating of the dermis, which leads to compaction of the existing collagen fibers and synthesis of young collagen-elastin structures. Laser rejuvenation of the abdomen can be combined with myostimulation, lipolytic mesotherapy, liposuction and abdominoplasty

The advantages of laser tummy tuck are:

  • No large surgical scars
  • Skin tightening as well as fat removal
  • Smoother skin
  • Less traumatic
  • Quicker recovery
  • Better Results

Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery

This surgery is performed to enhance the overall appearance of the loose sagging skin and  also the stretched skin of the abdomen. This procedure is opt for those men and women who are not suitable enough for going through full abdominoplasty surgery. This involves very less recovery time and hard exercises should be avoided

Cost of Tummy Tuck Procedure (Abdominoplasty)

The cost of abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) procedure is very affordable. Indian Hospitals have latest technology and surgeons who are well experienced. Many foreign patients come to India for the procedure as cost is almost 1/10th the price of other countries in the world.

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