Overview- Women and men are keen to get into a toned and flat physique. They look out for effective ways to achieve it, one of which is tummy tuck surgery. It is also known as abdominoplasty surgery.
Pregnancy or significant weight loss following diet or a bariatric surgery results in abdominal muscles protruding and stretching with internal split and damage to muscles. Along with this, there is also loose skin with stretch marks and with accumulation of fat in the subcutaneous layer which drapes the abdomen like an apron. Diet and exercise can reduce the fat collections to some extent, but the loose skin and stretched muscles need surgical correction. Abdominoplasty in Bangalore, performed by the renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Sandhya Balasubramanyan is the only effective procedure which can address all these three issues. A youthful umbilicus or belly button can also be created. Abdominoplasty or Tummy tuck is a common procedure men and women opt for to improve the shape of your abdominal area by removing excess fat, and loose skin along with surgical tightening of your abdominal musculature. This yields a youthful contour to the abdomen.
Abdominoplasty in Hyderabad performed by the expert doctor is of different types and incision varies with individual body types.
1) A Mini Abdominoplasty is suited for patients with lower abdominal muscle laxity alone with little loose skin and a navel which doesn’t need a repositioning. A small incision is placed along the bikini line like a cesarean section and loose skin is removed and muscles are tightened.
2) A full Abdominoplasty is done for individuals with muscle stretch of upper and lower abdomen, Diastasis recti, excessive laxity of skin and fat and an umbilicus which has descended down. It removes all the stretch marks in lower abdomen, pulling the normal skin from above downwards.
3) Lipoabdominoplasty is a 3D liposuction combined with a mini or full abdominoplasty for better definition of waist line and to get rid of the love handles.
4) Circumferential abdominoplasty- This is opted in individuals with significant weight loss or body changes with sagging skin along the stomach, sides, buttocks and back . A long incision like a belt is placed along the lower abdomen and skin with fat is removed all along . The buttocks are lifted up and abdomen is made taut.
Once you have decided on being a right candidate for tummy tuck surgery, visit a well qualified Plastic surgeon with adequate experience.
During your consultation with Dr. Sandhya Balasubramanyan, for tummy tuck surgery in Bangalore, you could expect the following to be discussed:
Feeling apprehensive before the surgery is completely normal. Feel free to discuss with Dr Sandhya about any concerns and fears you have and don't hesitate to ask the questions related to results of the surgery you hope to achieve.
Self evaluation is the best way to understand if you are ready for the procedure physically and mentally. Ask yourself the following questions:
Tummy tuck surgery in Hyderabad / Abdominoplasty is done under general anesthesia in the operating room Your Plastic surgeon would mark preoperatively all the areas of liposuction and skin removal based on the clinical assessment. An incision is placed along the pantyline crease extending to the hips on either side based on extent of skin excess. The rectus muscle diastasis or divarication is repaired with sutures.The excess lower abdominal skin and fat is excised. This removes the stretch marks in the lower tummy to a huge extent. The abdominal skin is then pulled down snugly to the lower abdomen with the umbilicus being positioned through a tiny incision in its new location. The final scar is hidden along the pantyline crease.
You may need to be admitted for a day or two in the hospital. Dressings are placed at the incision sites which can be changed every 2-3 days. All the sutures placed are dissolvable. The drain placed in the abdomen will be removed the next day. Medications for pain and faster wound healing will be prescribed . Generally, wounds take 7-10 days for healing.Though gentle movements are advised as early as the next day after surgery, your routine activities can be started in 10-14 days' time. You will be able to return to your moderate/ vigorous exercises after 4-6 weeks. A compression garment or a corset is advised for 6 weeks.
The results of an abdominoplasty surgery are permanent as long as excess weight gain and pregnancy is avoided. In case you get pregnant or gain large amount of weight , then the muscles can get stretched and skin become lax, undoing the goal of the procedure.
Bruising , swelling and hardness along your stomach is common after the tummy tuck surgery. This resolves in few weeks time.
Scars along the panty line fade over time with scar cream massages .
Delayed wound healing, wound dehiscence, umbilical necrosis, seroma , hematoma formation are rare complications of tummy tuck surgery.
If you’re considering getting a tummy tuck surgery in Hyderabad, then Dr. Sandhya Balasubramanyan is one of the best choices you have. She is not only a renowned Abdominoplasty/Tummy tuck surgeon, but also one of the most promising professionals all over India.
Before giving a solution, Dr.Sandhya Balasubramanyan heeds and comprehends every concern of the patients, answers the queries and with an algorithmic approach. She provides them with the best solution to achieve the best results for abdominoplasty in Hyderabad.
No , Liposuction is an option for individuals with relatively good skin elasticity . It is done when there are stubborn fat deposits not responding to exercises and diet . Tummy tuck is an open surgical procedure to address excess fat, skin and weak muscles . While the recovery of liposuction is faster in 1-2 weeks, tummy tuck takes 2-4 weeks for recovery .
You will be prescribed few blood tests and advised a ultrasound scan of abdomen. Quit smoking 2 weeks before surgery. Drink plenty of water- hydration is important in recovery from anesthesia. If you are on any medications , inform your physician about the surgery and if any dose adjustment is needed.
Following surgery - Wear compressioin corset for 6 weeks. Avoid strain on the abdomen muscles like lifting weight, climbing stairs very fast, vigorous exercises, swimming, badminton for 6 weeks.
Walk with a slight stoop immediately after surgery for 10 days . Sleep in a comfortable position with pillow support .
Results of tummy tuck surgery will remain as long your weight is stable and has no major fluctuations. Pregnancy after tummy tuck can change the shape of abdomen to some extent as it stretches the muscle.
Though tummytuck suture lines are long, only dissolvable sutures are placed under the skin( subcuticular) , hence change of dressings is a simple one which can be done by oneself at home,.. We provide waterproof bandages with antiseptic cream.You can start your shower as early as 4th day.
Wounds heal in 10-14 days time to leave a slightly pink suture line. Scar cream massages and silicone sheets are advised after surgery which helps in remodelling of scar in the next few months . It fades almost 80 % by 3- 6 months and completely by 1 year
It can vary from patient to patient since each body behaves differently while healing . Generally speaking 2 weeks is the time for immediate recovery after surgery , wound healing, getting back to work , and doing your routine chores .
But it takes 6 weeks to do all the pre- surgery activities like vigourous exercises, lifting weights and carrying babies, sports activities like swimming and court games .
The cost of any cosmetic surgery procedure can be broken down to multiple components.
The rough cost of tummy tuck would be 1.5- 2 lakhs in Bangalore . You would get a accurate cost by meeting with the surgeon after consultation .
Recovery after Tummy Tuck or fat reduction surgery Abdomen
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