Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is the surgical procedure to reduce the skin and excess fat from the lower part and tightening of the muscles so as to improve the contour of the tummy.
- Which patients can benefit from tummy tuck?
Women who have excess loose skin as a result of pregnancy, or any person having increase fat and skin in the lower part of the tummy can get good results from this procedure. It produces a significant change in the waist line and reduces the waist by several inches. Patients with poor genital hygiene due to overhanging apron of skin also get good benefit from this procedure.
- How is Tummy tuck done?
Usually it is done under General anesthesia. It takes around 3 to 4 hours as sometimes, it has to be combined with liposuction to reduce fat in other parts of the tummy and around the waist. After the surgery the patient has to stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 days.
- What are the side effects of Abdominoplasty?
Pain, bleeding, infection, swelling and sometimes wound formation can occur.
- What is the downtime of Abdominoplasty?
It takes about 2 to 3 weeks for the patients to return to work after this surgery.
- What is the cost of Abdominoplasty/tummy tuck?
Cost varies from patient to patient. Exact cost can be determined after assessment.