Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a process that flattens the abdominal area by removing extra fat and tightening the skin around the belly. If you aren’t getting results from sit-ups and abdomen exercises, you can surely go for abdominoplasty. In this process, tightening of skin and removal of extra fat will be done to shrink your belly and abdomen area. Before this surgery, you should consult the best plastic surgeon in Mumbai. This surgery can be moderate to severe depending on your abdomen size and your desired shape. Remember this isn’t an alternative to weight loss.
The best candidate for Tummy tuck
Just like any other surgery, a tummy tuck is suitable for all those men and women who are physically fit. Especially, women experience loss of skin around the abdominal area after multiple pregnancies. It's the best surgery for those men and women, who were obese and still have excess weight. They can use both liposuction and tummy tuck at the same time for better results.
Differences between Tummy tuck and Liposuction
Liposuction is best if you are looking to remove a small amount of fat from your hip, arms or tummy area. This might lead to saggy skin around the affected area if too much fat is removed. If your goal is to reduce your weight, then you shouldn't consider liposuction or tummy tuck surgery. But if you have lost a lot of weight and have left over loose skin, then a tummy tuck can be used to remove excess fat and tissues. It is equally helpful to tighten the skin around the abdomen. You can go for a tummy tuck if you have a body mass index (BMI) of more than 30 or you are looking for getting pregnant in the future. It is useful if you have heart-related diseases
Preparation for Abdominoplasty
For Tummy tuck surgery in Mumbai, you should make an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon. In this meeting, you will tell them about your desired goal. The Surgeon might give you different options for abdominoplasty from which you have to choose.
Complete Abdominoplasty – As shown by name, in this the surgeon will cut down your abdomen from hip to hip, and will reshape the abdomen by removing extra fat and tightening the skin. In this surgery, the doctor will use drainage tubes under your skin for few days.
Partial Abdominoplasty – Depending on your case, the doctor will not move the belly button and will cut your abdomen below the belly button. This procedure might take 2- 3 hours.
After getting conscious, you will notice an incision covered with a surgical dressing around your belly. You need to change this surgical dressing several times in the recovery period to avoid bacterial infection. In a day or two, you will be able to walk with the help of assistance. This will also help you heal faster. The doctor will also prescribe you pain relief medication and antibiotics to manage pain and prevent infection. The recovery is expected to be complete in 2-4 weeks.
Published by Dr Niketa Sonavane