TUMMY TUCK OR ABDOMINOPLASTY
All of us aspire and dream of a flat and well-toned abdomen through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve expected results.
Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight, shape and BMI (Body Mass Index) can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and ‘hanging’. This is most commonly found on middle age, common reasons include:
- Prior surgery
- Significant fluctuations in weight
What is Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck:
Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, flattens the abdomen by removing extra fat and skin, and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.
In most cases abdominoplasty will restore weakened or separated muscles it will also help alleviate pain, improve bladder function, reduce itching and skin infections caused by excess skin.
Who Are the Best Candidates For a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is suitable for men and women who are in good health and ideally should be non-smokers.
Women who have had several pregnancies may find the procedure useful for tightening their abdominal muscles and reducing skin.
A tummy tuck is also an option for men or women who were once obese and still have excess fat deposits or loose skin around the belly.
The operation is performed under general anaesthetic. The length of the operation will depend on the extent of the surgery,
There are two types of abdominoplasty, including:
- Full Abdominoplasty – which removes excess skin and tightens underlying muscles across the front abdominal area,
- The surgeon makes a horizontal, curved incision (cut) near the pubic hairline, which runs from one hip to the other.
- The skin and fatty tissue are lifted from the underlying tissue.
- The surgeon will stitch and tighten slack or separated abdominal muscles.
- Excess fat is removed.
- Partial Abdominoplasty – are often done on people whose fat deposits are located below the navel. This surgery involves removal excess skin below the navel (umbilicus) and tightens muscles in the lower part of abdomen only.
What Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty can’t do
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program.
Although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be affected by significant fluctuations in your weight.
A tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised.
You will have pain and swelling in the days following surgery. You will be prescribed pain killers and tell you how to best handle the pain. You may be sore for several weeks or months.
You may also experience numbness, bruising, and tiredness after surgery. Rare complications can include infection, bleeding under the skin flap, or blood clots in your legs. You may be more likely to have complications if you have poor circulation, diabetes, or heart, lung, or liver disease.
You may experience insufficient or delayed healing, which can cause more significant scarring or loss of skin. If you do heal poorly, you may require a second surgery.
A tummy tuck leaves scars. Though they may fade slightly, they may never completely disappear. We may recommend certain creams or ointments to use after you’ve completely healed to help with scars.
Cost of Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck Surgery in India:
Various deciding factors could determine the price of Abdominoplasty Tummy Tuck in India.
- Type of the hospital
- Accreditation of the facility Technology / Approach Used
- Type of Abdominoplasty
- General Anesthesia or Sedation
- Extent of the surgery needed
- Patient’s diagnosis
- Patient’s general health associated medical condition
- Duration of stay
- Room Category selected by the patient
- Other treatment required by the patient in conjunction
- However average cost varies between Rs 125000 to Rs 200000