Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) surgery
Tummy Tuck surgery (Abdominoplasty) is a popular plastic surgery which gives flat, taut abdomen. It is done by women who have lose abdominal muscles and overhang of the abdomen following pregnancy or men and women who have had significant weight loss and are unhappy with the saggy tummy. Men are also not far behind in getting tummy tuck, if they have loose abdominal muscles and lax skin. Tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, tightens the abdominal muscles giving a flat and tight abdomen.
It is advantageous for you to get the tummy tuck surgery abroad in India as the cost of tummy tuck in India is much less as compared to the cost of tummy tucks in UK, US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or any other western country- for the same quality of services and with equally skilled surgeons. You would thus get cheap tummy tuck plastic surgery abroad>.
You would stay at the hospital/ clinic for 3 nights for tummy tuck cosmetic surgery which is part of the surgical cost. Another week in India is required before you can fly back to your country. Thus, a total of ten days are required for tummy tuck overseas in India.
If you are a man or woman with lose abdominal skin and muscles/ protruding abdomen disproportionate to the rest of your body/excess fat beneath the abdominal muscles, you can undergo tummy tuck surgery.
The ideal candidates for tummy tuck are physically healthy, emotionally stable, not quite overweight, understand the procedure and have realistic expectations from the surgery.
Tummy tuck is done under general anaesthesia in a hospital setting and takes about 3-4 hours.
The surgeon makes a horizontal incision within or just above the pubic area. The length of the incision mainly depends on the amount of skin to be removed from the area. The surgeon then removes the excess skin and tightens the abdominal muscles. Skin that contains stretch marks may be removed as well; it may or may not be possible to remove them all.
The stitches are then closed and the surgeon shall give you a dressing over the abdomen with a support garment. Small drain tubes may be inserted to avoid any fluid collection.
Traditional Abdominoplasty may not be the best choice for everyone. You will be advised if other options will work better to meet your goals. The other options can be:
Mini Tummy Tuck (Mini-Abdominoplasty): It is a mini version of tummy tuck and is good for those who have skin lose muscles and skin only below the navel region. The surgery involves smaller scar and the belly button during tummy tuck is not moved or released.
Extended Tummy Tuck (Extended Abdominoplasty): It is an extended version of tummy tuck or abdominoplasty and is good for people who have lose skin and muscles at the back also in the hips/ buttocks and lower back. Also known as belt lipectomy, usually done on people after massive weight loss to remove extra skin and lose muscles.
Recovery & Results
The recovery after tummy tuck varies from person to person. While some feel mild discomfort, others may feel severe pain in the abdomen which can be controlled with medications.
When the surgery is complete, you will be given a dressing over your abdomen along with an abdominal compression garment. Small drain tubes may be inserted under your skin to prevent fluid accumulation. You would be advised to walk around from the next day itself to promote blood circulation. The dressing shall be removed after 3-4 days and the stitches are generally removed on the 7th or 8th day of the procedure. Normal activities can be resumed after a week while the heavy work and exercises should wait for 6-8 weeks.
The results of tummy tuck are quite appreciable. You will appreciate noticeable difference in the shape of your body immediately after the tummy tuck plastic surgery. The results are permanent unless you gain or lose excessive weight. Although the scars fade with time, they are permanent, but are well hidden in the undergarment.
The new shape and the firm and flat abdomen shall help you boost your confidence and would make you feel more comfortable in trendier clothing.
Cost Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
The cost of tummy tuck in India varies between 1400 pounds to 2450 pounds depending upon the extent of tummy tuck done (whether a mini tuck or an extended tummy tuck with or without liposuction). The cost of tummy tuck in India also depends upon the skill and experience of the surgeon, facility and city where you are undergoing the procedure.
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