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Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a very common body contouring surgery performed on both men & women who develop sagging abdominal skin & flab around the stomach area. This may even be due to sudden weight reduction or after giving birth to a child which leads to weakening of abdominal muscles.
Tummy tuck removes the fat and loose-over-stretched skin that has lost its elasticity and which will not tighten up even after regular exercising. At times after removing excess skin and fat - weakened or separated abdominal muscles are also tightened, creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. Mini tummy tuck is carried out on patients who have somewhat lesser sagging skin and the tone of their abdominal muscles is relatively good.
After carefully discussing with a patient, areas of excess skin and fat deposits are marked pre-operatively and surgery is carried out under general anesthesia. Liposuction is done in areas of excess fat in flanks and upper abdomen. Loose, flabby skin of lower abdomen is resected and muscle tightening is done. Cellulite reduction is also done at the time of tummy tuck. This is a very safe plastic surgery procedure and takes about 2 to 4 hours to complete. After the tummy tuck procedure, patient remains in the hospital for 2-3 days and sutures are removed after about a week. The scar remains well below the panty line and is therefore hardly noticeable.
After tummy tuck surgery patient is able to stand and walk the very next day, and the recovery normally takes a week - after which routine activities can be resumed. Full strenuous activities can be undertaken only after 6 weeks of the procedure. Compression garments are advised to be worn for about 6 weeks post surgery, as these help in reduction of swelling and provide necessary support to the abdomen. These garments as such are not noticeable and can be worn under any normal dress.
For men & women planning to get a tummy tuck, the best way to go about is to contact a reputed cosmetic surgery expert who can carefully assess what is best for you. In some cases even a mini tummy tuck can get you the desired body contouring. Anyways at TIPS you can get the expert advice & guidance which will get you the best results. Feel free to contact us & you can be rest assured of the best treatment for you. And remember all communication with you will be kept highly confidential.