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BODY SHAPING

Tummy tuck

This is the procedure which is prescribed to the women who has sagging abdomen tissue especially post-delivery. It is composed of 2 main components

  • Removal of the excess skin on abdomen
  • Tightening of the muscle and fascia above it for a nice shape.

Do you need an a tummy tuck ?

The answer is yes if you have the following symptoms

  • Sagging or loose skin in lower abdomen below umbilicus
  • Excess stretch marks with the loose skin
  • If you are unable to come in nice shape despite excessive exercises and diet schedules
  • Your family is complete

There are several types of abdominoplasty, also known as a "tummy tuck", ranging from a minor removal of hanging skin (a mini-tuck) to a major abdominoplasty where a new umbilicus is made and the entire abdomen is tightened

Abdominoplasty procedure is always combined with liposuction of adjacent areas which include suction of fat from back, side rolls, love handles, sides of the bust, and upper abdomen. This combined technique of tummy tuck and liposuction give the best and most satisfactory result.

Abdominoplasty procedure is always combined with liposuction of adjacent areas which include suction of fat from back, side rolls, love handles, sides of the bust, and upper abdomen. This combined technique of tummy tuck and liposuction give the best and most satisfactory result. When women have had children, the lining of the abdominal muscles, the so-called fascia, can rip and the abdomen can develop a bulge. This is a type of hernia, and other types of hernia may develop as well. The patient can often feel a layer of fat on the lower abdomen. The layer below that is called the fascia. Liposuction alone removes excess fat, but cannot tighten the fascia or remove hanging skin; for that, you need an abdominoplasty.

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty is an operation performed to remove excess fatty tissue and skin folds in the mid and lower abdominal region and to tighten up the abdominal wall. Diet and exercise alone cannot provide correction, since this condition is often accompanied by separation and stretching of the abdominal muscles and weakening of the abdominal wall. Abdominoplasty is not directed toward weight reduction. It is designed to remove only as much excess skin and fatty tissue as is practical and safe. Stretch marks, where possible, will be removed along with the excess skin. However, stretch marks on the remaining abdominal skin cannot be removed. Photographs are as important to the plastic surgeon in the proper care of his patients as X-rays are to the physicians in other medical specialties. Therefore, photographs are taken before and after the surgery and become a permanent part of the patient's confidential medical record. Abdominoplasty is considered major surgery and is usually performed in our inpatient surgical facility.

Pre-operative preparations for abdominoplasty surgery

Health and medication

You must be in good health to undergo any elective cosmetic surgery. It is very important that Doctor is aware of any medical conditions and all medication you are taking. Do not take aspirin or aspirin-containing products for 2 weeks before and after surgery. You may be advised breathing exercises before surgery to help you have a smooth post op recovery.

Smoking

It is imperative that you do not smoke 3 weeks before and after surgery. This would impede your healing greatly. Talk to us about options.

Diet

An adequate diet with vitamin supplements, especially Vitamin C, is recommended. You should be in the best nutritional state possible prior to surgery. If you will be preparing your own meals at home after surgery, have on hand easy to prepare foods.

The abdominoplasty surgical procedure

The tummy tuck procedure takes approximately 3 hours to complete. Abdominoplasty surgery usually involves two incisions. One incision extends along the lower abdomen just above the pubic hairline. The other is a circular incision around the navel, as the operation frequently requires repositioning the navel to a higher, more natural level. The abdominal skin and fatty tissue are raised away from the underlying abdominal structures. When necessary, repair of the abdominal wall and muscles is done at this time. The tissue is then stretched in a downward direction and the excess tissue is removed. Small rubber drains may be inserted in the wound to remove blood and serum that may accumulate. The incision is closed either with suture material, special tapes or metal clips. A large pressure dressing is applied followed by a supportive abdominal binder. An I.V. is routinely placed in the hand or arm prior to surgery for fluid maintenance and remains in place usually until the next morning. A urinary catheter may be inserted at the time of surgery and will be removed usually straight after surgery, sometimes in 24 hours if staying in aftercare.

POSTOP CARE

You normally have to wear a pressure garment for around 4 to 6 weeks post-surgery for best results to help skin in re draping. Normally you are kept under our care for 2 days and then discharged. You may feel tightness in the body for next few days but body acclimatize according to it gradually.

  • Wise Pattern: Operation in the shape of an anchor, around the areola, down and across the chest below the breast.
  • LeJeour:Operation around the areola and down.
  • Peri-Areolar: Operation only around the areola..