What Is Tummy Tuck?
A Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty, can help improve the look of a bulging or slack belly by removing excess fat and skin. Usually, a Tummy Tuck also restores weakened or separated abdominal muscles to create a firmer and smoother abdominal profile. It is particularly useful where diet and exercise have failed to tone a slack tummy after pregnancy or significant weight loss, or due to genetic factors or aging.
While a Tummy Tuck is an ideal solution, it needs to be performed by an expert to ensure minimal scarring, a natural result and as quick a recovery as possible. We have decades of experience specializing in body contouring procedures, and performs tummy tucks regularly.
Who Needs Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is indicated in women with multiple pregnancies or who have lost weight massively. Multiple pregnancies or caesarean surgery causes excess skin with loss of elasticity. There is tearing of dermis causing excessive stretch marks. There is also separation of rectus muscle and bulging. These leads to a combination of bulging tummy with excess skin flabs.
In patients with massive weight loss of more than 25-30 kg particularly after bariatric surgeries such as sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bands or bypass, there is excess skin flabs and loose skin in the tummy. Tummy tuck is indicated in such patients where excess skin is removed along with any excess or residual fatty tissue.
Men may also need tummy tuck if they have been obese and have lost significant weight.
Other indications of tummy tuck is abdominal hernia in women due to weak or separated abdominal wall muscles.
Types Of Tummy Tuck Treatment
Conventional abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is the commonest procedure where the incision is in the bikini line and a small incision around the umbilicus. This is most common procedure.
Conventional abdominoplasty tightens muscles in a vertical line. In this new method, known as high lateral tension abdominoplasty, in addition to vertical-line tightening, muscles are tightened horizontally. The final result with this technique is a dramatically flat abdomen with significantly better-defined waistline.
Lipoabdominoplasty is a modern innovation where tummy tuck is combined with 3 dimensional liposuction allowing waist sculpting, removal of love handles and flattening of tummy.
Circumferential abdominoplasty is a form of tummy tuck where the incision extends around the waist to the back allowing removal of loose skin from sides of abdomen and buttock lift. This procedure is indicated in patients with massive weight loss or postbariatric weight loss who has excess skin all around the tummy with buttock sagging.
Reverse abdominoplasty is a procedure where the incision is placed under the breasts. This is required in male or female patients with excess skin that is mostly located in the upper abdomen above the naval.
Mini abdominoplasty is a modified procedure performed in patients with limited problems such as isolated loose skin below the belly button and in patients who have lax and bulging muscle with good skin quality. This procedure involves a small bikini line incision and the umbilicus is not incised. The muscle repair if required, is performed with a small incision above the umbilicus.
Fleur De Lis Abdominoplasty
Fleur de Lis abdominoplasty is an extensive procedure where a bikini line incision is combined with a long central abdominal incision. This is required in patient with massive weight loss where they have excess skin in vertical and horizontal direction.
Steps Of A Tummy Tuck Procedure
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
A full tummy tuck requires a horizontally-oriented incision in the area between the pubic hairline and belly button. A second incision around the navel may be necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.
Closing The Incisions
The belly button is popped through to the surface and sutured into position. Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips are used to close the skin incisions.
See The Result
Your tummy tuck will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight.
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The most important innovation in tummy tuck is the “liposculpturing”. Ultrasonic assisted liposuction or Vaser assisted liposuction allows sculpting of the tummy and waist. This also facilitates tummy tuck making it easier to contour the tummy and expediting the procedure. “Lipoabdominoplasty” or “LABP” gives a long term outcome making it easy for patient to maintain their shape.
Endoscopic assisted tummy tuck is yet another innovation that has allowed minimal approach abdominoplasty. Endoscopy uses a small telescope that is introduced through belly button and it allows muscle repair with a small bikini line incision.
Laryngeal mask is a new innovation in anesthesia that has made tummy tuck safer than in the past. The patient after General anesthesia has a mask introduced in the mouth instead of a tube inside the trachea. The anesthetic medication required is less and the patient recovers quickly immediately after the surgery.
Tumescent technique is yet another innovation where the fat is transfused with a cocktail of medication that makes the procedure literally bloodless and also provides significant local anesthesia minimizing the General anesthetic medications.
The cost of tummy tuck varies according to the extent of procedure and anesthesia required. The procedure is performed in a well-equipped and quality hospital to ensure safety and comfortable recovery.
The most important step is to have a detail consultation with the surgeon to get complete information about the procedure. It is important that the patient is in good health with stable weight. Any form of tobacco including smoking Ned’s to be stopped few weeks prior to the surgery. A healthy nutrition and moderate exercise will increase the healing capabilities.
The nurse and surgeon will provide all detail instructions to prepare for surgery, what medications to avoid, type of diet and prescription necessary after the surgery.
A dressing is placed on the tummy free the surgery. Patients are encouraged to walk around in few hours. The pain is controlled by Intraoperative local anesthesia and intravenous pain medications. There is some amount of drainage of fluid inside the dressing. The drains are removed next morning and dressing is replaced with a compressions garment. The patients usually go home in a day or two after the surgery.
There is moderate pain in use of abdominal muscles while sitting up and lying down. Nurse will explain how to avoid excessive use of abdominal muscle while getting up.
The patients are sent home with antibiotics and different kinds of pain medications for a smooth recovery.
Regular follow up with the surgeon allows care of the wound. The patient can shower after 48-72 hours. A complete recovery is expected in 4-8 weeks. Moderate exercise can be resumed after 3-4 weeks.
The potential complications of tummy tuck are hematoma, infection, scarring, deep vein thrombosis, skin loss. These complications are avoided by the expertise of the surgeon and proper pre and postoperative care.