Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty

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Abdominoplasty or ‘tummy tuck’ is a cosmetic procedure that helps to tone and firm up the abdomen.

TummyTuck or Abdominoplasty

The procedure involves removing excess fat and skin from the middle and lower part of the abdomen. In most cases, the weakened or separated muscles are restored creating a smoother and firmer abdomen.

A ‘tummy tuck’ is usually desired by patients with loose tissues or sagging skin, which may be the result of a pregnancy or a major weight loss. Babies born with ‘Triad Syndrome’ are also subjected to this procedure.

Abdominoplasty can be categorized as complete or partial. A complete abdominoplasty may last for 1 - 5 hours while a partial abdominoplasty, also termed the ‘Mini-Tuck abdominoplasty, may take 1 - 2 hours to complete.

A tummy tuck can take 1-4 weeks to heal and it is important for the patient to stay away from strenuous activity during the recovery period. Complete recovery may take a bit longer, perhaps up to 6 months.

This surgery too is not without risks. The most prominent among them are unfavorable scarring, infection and delayed healing.

Despite the initial discomfort after the surgery, the final result of an abdominoplasty may be highly rewarding. However, it must be noted that abdominoplasty is not a substitute for weight loss nor can it correct stretch marks. However, the stretch marks can be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of skin that will be excised.

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