About Tummy tuck
What is Tummy tuck?
All about Tummy tuck
What is tummy tuck?
Clinically known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck helps remove loose skin, tightens the abdominal muscles, and removes stubborn deposits of fat. It is all effective in removing some if not all of the stretch marks in the lower abdomen. For this reason, tummy tuck is a popular surgery following pregnancy. Abdominoplasty can be categorised into two main types-partial abdominoplasty and complete abdominoplasty.
Mini-abdominoplasties or partical abdominoplasties are often done on people whose fat deposits are located below their navel. During this procedure, the surgeon doesn’t move the patient’s belly button. The procedure is usually completed in two hours. In case of complete abdominoplasty, the surgeon cuts the patient’s abdomen from the hipbone to hipbone and then contours the skin, tissue, and muscle as required. The surgery involves moving the patient’s belly button. Patients may need drainage tubes under their skin for a few days.
Tummy tuck procedure restores a flat tummy. It allows one to get a more youthful and attractive looking body and results in improved self-esteem and confidence.
Who is the best candidate?
Who is an ideal candidate for tummy tuck? Ideal candidates for tummy tuck are men and women who are in good health and have positive and realistic expectations from the surgery. Women who have had several pregnancies and wish to tighten their abdominal muscles and reduce their skin can also go for tummy tuck. People who were obese and still have excess fat or loose skin around their belly are also considered to be ideal candidates for tummy tuck.Women who plan to get pregnant, and those who wish to lose a lot of weight should not consider getting tummy tuck. During surgery, vertical muscles are tightened and future pregnancies can separate those muscles. Tummy tuck should not be used as an alternative to weight loss. It is used as a last resort after one has tried everything to lose weight.
As with any surgery, there are certain risks and side-effects associated with tummy tuck. They are, Infection Bleeding Blood clots Scarring Insufficient healing Pain swelling The above side effects and risks can be reduced by getting the surgery from a qualified and experienced surgeon.
What is the Cost?
The cost of a tummy tuck may depend on several factors, such as the type of tummy tuck procedure that a patient chooses, the particular needs of the patient, advanced technologies or surgical procedures that may be used during tummy tuck, experience of the surgeon, the type of anaesthesia that is being given to the patient and the geographical location of the patient. The cost of tummy tuck procedure can range anywhere between $5000 and $12,000.