Guide to Tummy Tuck Surgery
Abdominoplasty Surgery (Tummy Tuck):
Tummy Tuck surgery is commonly used to tighten the skin muscles caused by excess weight loss or gain. It smoothes the skin around, some may lose weight during the process, while others may not. So it should not be confused as a weight loss method. It removes the excess abdominal skin and tightens the muscle in order to generate a great body contour. There is a higher chance of scars, which also varies on the type of tummy tuck someone has getting. The scars depends on the size of surgery someone is getting, it tends to leave scars around hips and the belly button, as that is actually re-created/relocated. Usually the scars stay hidden under the bikini line, however if the amount of skin that is being tighten is a lot, the scars might be deep and may stay longer as well. It is the best solution for someone with the problem of loose skin muscles and tissues, the recovery period also varies from person to person, mostly it takes about 2 to 3 weeks to fully recover after the surgery. The cost might vary from Rs. 84,000 to Rs. 1,40,000.
Who can get a Tummy Tuck Surgery:
If you find yourself in any of these categories, you can get a tummy tuck surgery:
- You have been dieting and losing a lot of weight, yet your skin is not toned and tight enough
- Post pregnancy, your abdominal muscles got saggy
- After a sudden weight loss, a lot of skin is hanging around your belly
- You have excess of loosen skin around your tummy
Types of Tummy Tuck Surgeries:
- Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery
Mini Tummy Tuck surgery is less invasive compared to the other ones. It is done when a small amount of skin is loose, and thus one single incision is enough to tighten the muscles around the area. The scar is usually a thin horizontal line that goes after within a short amount of time. The recovery time for a mini tummy tuck is comparatively shorter, and faster.
- Classic Tummy Tuck Surgery
Classic Tummy Tuck surgery or popularly known as full tummy tuck surgery is usually done when the skin folds above your belly button and a huge amount of fat is accumulated around that area. It has the highest positive results, leaving either a horizontal or a U-shaped scar. Usually it is done within one or two incisions and results in much flatter and removal of more fat than from the mini tummy tuck surgery.
- Extended Tummy Tuck Surgery
Extended Tummy Tuck surgery is performed on someone who completely has lost elasticity from their skin, and the skin from upper as well as lower abdomen loosens. It involves a longer incision, but it results in removing the most fat and tightens most muscles leading in contouring and reshaping the area. The scars may be deeper and may stay for a while longer than the ones from the other two.
What should you do before and after getting a tummy tuck surgery:
- Plan well for your surgery
Make sure you have done enough research and been to counseling with your surgeon before getting a surgery. Make sure you ask your surgeon of any doubts or pre-surgery guidelines and instruction. Check on your surgeon, make sure your surgeon is qualified and holds the equivalent degree and certificate to perform the surgery.
- Focus on yourself
Make sure you follow a planned diet two weeks prior your surgery and follow a balanced diet and drink a lot of fluid after your surgery. Always stay connected with your surgeon, make sure to ask questions and instruction for both pre- and post-surgery.
- Get Rest
Get enough rest after your surgery has been performed. Take your time to recover.
- Go Back To Work
Consult your surgeon for how much time do you need to spend on resting and how should you divide your time doing other physical activities. When is it the right time to go back to your work and carry out on your daily life. If anything at all needs to be changed from your daily schedule or not.