Abdominoplasty ls known as Tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to remove the excess of skin and fat along with to tighten weaker abdominal muscles to provide firmer and slimmer abdomen. A good tone and slimmer abdomen in proportion to the body is a desire not only in females but also in males today. After the restricted diet and exercise program sometimes you can not achieve desire shape and tone of the abdomen but with abdominoplasty, you can achieve desirable results.
Abdominoplasty is not a weight reduction surgery not a substitute for diet and exercise. Multiple factors lead to sagging and loose abdomen which include weight fluctuation, pregnancy, aging, and gravity beside other factors. if you are planning to future weight change and pregnancy then it better to postponed surgery till completion of your goal. Various types of surgical procedures designed according to patient profile and the amount of sagging. Mini abdominoplasty removes the excess of skin below naval. If there is excessive skin sagging and weaken muscle tone then full abdominoplasty is a choice. Liposuction can also be combined with abdominoplasty to achieve better results. The scar is very well hidden in bath suit and undergarments.
KEY POINT –
Anaesthesia – general
Incision – Half-moon shape bikini line incision
Duration of surgery – 2 to 4 hours
Discharge from the hospital – next day
Stitches – 7th postoperative day
Scar – well hidden in bath suit and undergarment
Return to work – after 10th day
Aftercare – Compression garments for 6 week
Complication – swelling, hematoma, bruising, tenderness, seroma, delayed wound healing, scarring,