Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery also referred to as abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to removes excess fat and skin from the abdominal area to restore firmness of muscles and tissues in the abdomen. Abdominal exercise may not produce expected results if the tissues and muscles are too weary and loose. The abdominoplasty helps restore the strength and flexibility of abdominal muscles and to attain a flat and toned abdomen.

Abdominal sagging can be caused by various reasons or causes including:

  • Aging
  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Previous abdominal surgery
  • Rapid weight gain

Who are eligible for tummy tuck procedure?

Tummy tuck is helpful for those who experience following conditions:

  • Sagging of abdominal skin and tissues after pregnancy and child birth
  • Rapid weight loss or weight gain
  • Deposits of fatty tissues around the abdominal area
  • A protruding abdomen
  • Weakened abdominal muscles

Tummy tuck procedure

The aesthetic surgeon initiates the procedure by administering a dose of anesthesia. This helps to reduce the discomfort and pain during the procedure. An incision is made in the abdominal area horizontally along the skin crease. The length of the incision depends on the amount of excess skin present in the location. The abdominal skin is lifted and the underlying muscles are repaired and tightened in the area. Is necessary, a second incision may be made to remove the excess skin from the abdomen. After the repairing process, the upper layer of abdominal skin is pulled down like a shutter and the excess skin is trimmed and both the ends are stitched together closing the incision. A new belly button is popped through the surface of the skin and sutured to the position.

The tummy tuck surgery may take one to three hours to complete depending on the volume of abdominal tissues and muscles. After the surgery, medication and instructions are advised to the patient to follow during the healing and recovering phase. Aesthetic surgeon instructs on limiting the activities for next few weeks and to curtail pressure in the abdominal area. It’s advised not to lift weights and bend over. Drains are placed in the abdominal area to drain out excess fluids from the incisions.
The recovery period varies for each individual and may take up to 3 weeks after the surgery. Wearing compression garment helps minimize swelling and provide support to the abdominal muscles. The incision scars will be hidden under the bikini and fade out in the long run.

At Anew advanced aesthetic day care centre, best Tummy Tuck Clinic we perform tummy tuck surgery to tone the abdominal muscles and tissues and to create a flat and well-toned abdominal muscle. The procedure can be performed alone or in combination with mummy makeover procedures to improve the aesthetic appearance. We offer the best and latest treatment techniques for tummy tuck procedure from well qualified and experienced specialists and aesthetic surgeons. To know more about tummy tuck clinic procedure and treatment cost book an appointment now..

Authored By Dr. K Prem Anand - Facio Maxillary & Aesthetic Surgeon, Bangalore