ABDOMINOPLASTY (TUMMY TUCK)

As our bodies go through normal physiological changes, such as childbirth, weight gain, obesity and the ageing process, excesive fat and sagging starts happening around middle portion of tummy and also love handles areas. Gym, exercise and diet restrictions also many times fail to restore the body contours. The skin sags permanently post repeated pregnancies and does not appeal. The abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is very successful cosmetic procedure, designed to sculpt the waistline and give perfect contours to the body. The surgical technique repairs damaged and weakened rectus muscles (abdominal muscles), further tightening the skin and ensuring permanent results.

The procedure is done under either topical or local anaesthesia so as to make it painless. With the advent of newer gadgets, these procedures can be done in a short time with minimal downtime and good cosmetic outcome.

TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE : DETAILS

DOWN TIME

Tummy tuck is a surgical procedure done under local anesthesia,that will require 4-6 weeks for proper healing. This procedure involves incisions throughout the midline extending to flanks. Moderate pain during these first several days, which will gradually settle down. Strenuous physical activities will also need to be postponed for at least four to six weeks. In ward admission for couple of days and needs to be operated under proper hospital well equipped with ICU set up. Surgical drainages are placed from 1-3 weeks to drain any collections inside the skin surface and prevent infections.

WEIGHT STABILITY

Abdominoplasty ensures body sculpting and contouring and is not a treatment for weight loss. Fluctuations in weight should not be there and patients should undergo stable weight before undergoing the procedure. Weight should be managed by proper diet and abdominal exercises 6-12 months before planning for the procedure.

SCAR

Although the tummy tuck is one of the commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure,the incision will leave a thin scar along the abdomen. This will run along the horizontal incision line, stretching from hip to hip. At DERMASOLUTIONS CLINIC, Dr THYAGRAJ (MS, MCh) who is well known and experienced plastic surgeon places subcuticular stiches meticulously closing the dead spaces without the tension underneath skin and running below bikini line so that scars are not visible.

RESULTS

Results from your tummy tuck will not be immediately noticeable. In fact, over the first several weeks, redness, bruising, stiffness and swelling are common. This will slowly resolve over the next four to six weeks and the results will start to show. Best results will take almost 1 year but in 2-3 months perceptible difference is noticeable. Even mini TUMMY TUCK procedures are good to give best aesthetic results.

AT DERMASOLUTIONS CLINIC, we ensure optimum results and complete safety as its performed by well experienced Plastic Surgeons under utmost care.