Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplastry Surgery in India

Abdomen is universally the most common part to go out of shape with weight gain or pregnancy. This happens due to the accumulation of fat under the skin, excess loose skin and or loss of tone of the abdominal muscles. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) involves removal of excess fat and hanging skin as well as the tightening of loose muscles in a single Tummy Tuck Surgery india to result in a flat tummy. You may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty if you have one or more of the following conditions

  • If you are a male or female with bulging abdomen and hanging fold of skin.
  • Post pregnancy tummy with stretch marks and hanging skin fold.
  • Post caesarean section bulging abdomen with or without hernia or a vertical scar on lower abdomen.
  • If you are an older man or woman who has a lot of fat in tummy area and stretch marks.

Anaesthesia : General

Duration of Surgery : 2-4 hour

Stitches : Self absorbable/ Staples - removable in 1 week

Hospital Stay : 1-2 days

Recovery : Walking and light meal same day

Self Care :

Day of Surgery – Getting dressed, combing hair, eating

Next Day – Preparing tea, heating food

Work :

1-2 Weeks – Cooking, dusting, light household work

2 Weeks – Driving, deskjob

Activities :

1-2 Weeks – Morning walk

1 month – Treadmill/Yoga/Swimming

3 Months – Weight lifting

How is it Tummy Tuck ( Abdominoplasty Surgery ) Done?

A long cut is made very low horizontally on abdomen, within the panty line, in the same place where caesarean section scar is. The skin is lifted up from abdomen, pulled down and excess skin and fat is cut away. Belly button is not detached from muscles. Scar is within the panty line and also around the belly button. Liposuction of abdomen is usually done along with abdominoplasty. 

Step One: Consultation

You can see the representative clinical pictures of patients to satisfy yourself about the procedure and ask any questions regarding the results, and possible risks of the surgery.

You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. This will include information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries and medications you are taking. It is important for you to provide complete and accurate information. You should tell the doctor if you plan to lose a significant amount of weight or planning future pregnancies. It is recommended that you stabilize your weight before having Tummy Tuck Surgery. You may consider combining a Tummy Tuck Surgery with liposuction of the thighs for a very favorable result.

Routine diagnostic tests will be ordered.

Step Two: Preoperative Evaluation

Once you have decided to undergo surgery, you will be evaluated for your fitness for anaesthesia and surgery. Your diagnostic test reports will be studied. The doctor will examine your abdomen, taking measurements and clinical photographs for your medical record. The quality of your skin, amount of fat, tone of muscles and presence of any hernia or scar will be noted. If hernia is suspected a US scan or CT scan may be ordered.

You will be given consent forms to sign and detailed preoperative instructions in writing.

Step Three: Surgery

Report to the hospital on the morning of surgery. Before being taken into the operating theater your abdomen will be marked with a marking pen while you are in a standing position to shape it to desired size. The location of the scar will be marked. The operation is under general anaesthesia and is pain free.

Step Four: After Surgery

You will wake up soon after surgery with a bandage and binder on your abdomen. You can drink water after 5 hours and have some snacks afterwards. You can walk and have dinner on the same evening. Drains (tubes) are usually removed the next morning and you will be ready to go home with the bandages. If the drainage from the tube is excessive, you can be sent home with the drains and can come back in 2-3 days for drain removal when drainage has lessened or stopped completely.

Step Five: Recovery

The bandage will be worn for 10 days, and the binder for 6 weeks. You will need some assistance initially. Many women and men start light work within 1-2weeks. Usually by the end of one and a half months you will be feeling quite normal and ready to resume all normal activities. As the surgical swelling goes down results are visible in a month’s time.

 
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