Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
by Dr. Samir Ahire
Tummy Tuck Surgery in Mumbai
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to get rid of the surplus skin and fat deposits, usually seen after pregnancy/ weight loss over the tummy, by making an incision in the lower part of tummy/abdomen and removing extra fat and skin to give you that youthful look which you always dreamt of.
1. People who do not smoke or have stopped smoking for at least 6 weeks prior.
2. Abdominal muscles which are weakened and separated
3. Women or men having sagging or excessive abdominal skin
4. People who have stable weight
5. People having excessive fat deposits and weak stomach muscles
6. A protruding belly that is out of proportion to other body parts
Frequently Asking Questions
With repeated/ prolonged stretching of skin (as in pregnancy/obesity) the elasticity of the skin is lost and there are breaks in dermis (deep) layer of skin. When the stretch factor is gone, the skin cannot contract back to the underlying muscle contour, resulting in lax skin and striae marks. No matter whatever you, its difficult to lose this kind of fat.
Are tummy tucks safe? Like any surgery, a tummy tuck has risks. These include bleeding, infection and complications from anesthesia. In general, this is a very safe procedure if performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with proper care.
Yes, a tummy tuck is usually preceded by liposuction of tummy and flanks to achieve perfect contour.
A tummy tuck does not affect pregnancy in any way. But we advise females to first complete their family because there will be a recurrence of excess skin after pregnancy.
Few blood tests need to be done to ascertain your general fitness for Tummy tuck Surgery. Tummy tuck Surgery is more of a daycare procedure now and you can go home back late in the evening. It is done under Regional or General Anesthesia. The surgery lasts 2-3 hrs on average and patients needs admission for 1-2 days.
The truth is, nothing about the tummy tuck recovery is excruciating. The discomfort after a tummy tuck comes not from the incision, which will actually be numb for some time, but from the muscle tightening. Evolve cosmetic clinic has the best post-surgery care , as we have dedicated round the clock pain management specialist with us.
First follow up on the 3rd day after surgery, and suture removal on the 10th day.
You can join your duties 3 days after surgery, but we advise one-week rest.
You need to wear pressure garments for about 1-2 months.
Yes, there will be scar along bikini line, but it is well hidden in underwear. With time the scar softens down and become unnoticeable.
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