The Different Types Of Tummy Tuck Procedures
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Apr 15 2024

The Different Types Of Tummy Tuck Procedures

Everybody is different, and everybody’s goals are different. That's why we offer a variety of tummy tuck procedures that are tailored to your specific needs and goals. Here are a few treatments for tummy tuck surgery in Hyderabad that we specialise in.

Types of Tummy Tuck Surgery by Dr. Sandhya Balasubramanyan

Our expert surgeon provides customized tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery in Bangalore. It includes the following:

  • Traditional Tummy Tuck (Full Abdominoplasty)

It is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens weak or separated abdominal muscles. To remove excess skin and tissue, an incision is made horizontally between the hip bones, running from hip to hip. Furthermore, weakened or separated abdominal muscles can be tightened and sutured together to form a firmer, more defined midsection. This step not only improves the appearance of the abdomen but also increases core strength and stability. The belly button can also be repositioned to give a more natural appearance.

The reverse tummy tuck targets the upper abdomen, while traditional tummy tucks focus on excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen. This procedure is ideal for people who have little excess skin below the navel but a lot of looseness in the upper abdomen. The incision is usually made along the lower border of the breast tissue to remove excess skin and tighten the upper abdominal muscles.

  • Mini Tummy Tuck (Partial Abdominoplasty) 

The surgeon recommends this effective tummy tuck surgery in Bangalore for individuals with minimal excess skin and fat below the navel. It targets the lower abdomen. The incision is typically shorter than that of a traditional tummy tuck, and it is usually limited to the area beneath the belly button. This procedure is less invasive and requires a shorter recovery time than a full abdominoplasty.

  • Extended Tummy Tuck 

This procedure is recommended for patients who have significant excess skin and fat in the abdomen, around the hips, and lower back due to massive weight loss of 15-20 kg. This abdominoplasty surgery uses an incision that extends beyond the hips to remove excess tissue and tighten the skin. This comprehensive approach allows for more extensive removal of excess tissue and skin tightening, resulting in a smoother, firmer, and more contoured body silhouette.

  • Endoscopic Tummy Tuck

This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses an endoscope (a thin tube with a camera attached) to tighten muscles and remove excess fat through small incisions. These methods of tummy tucks are best suited for patients with mild to moderate abdominal loose skin and require less recovery time than traditional tummy tuck techniques.

Tummy tuck procedures are usually combined with liposuction to contour the waist and fat deposits in the abdomen and sides. This is a 360-degree high-definition liposuction.

During your consultation, to provide the best tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery in Hyderabad, Dr. Sandhya Balasubramanyan will understand your concerns, discuss your physical activity levels, review all previous medical records, examine you and assess the muscle, diastasis, and lax skin in the lower or upper abdomen, suggest some scans of the abdomen to look for a hernia and finally discuss the plan of surgery and the type of tummy Tuck.

Our skilled plastic surgeon have extensive experience performing tummy tucks, ensuring safe and effective results. We understand that each patient is unique, so we customize our tummy tuck procedures to address your specific goals and concerns. From the initial consultation to the post-operative follow-up, we provide comprehensive care and support throughout the process. Our surgeon is well-known for its tummy tuck surgery in Bangalore and utilizes cutting-edge technology and modern amenities to ensure your comfort and safety throughout your tummy-tuck procedure. To avail of the benefits, consult Dr. Sandhya Balasubramanyan now!

Frequently asked questions - 

What Is Tummy Tuck Surgery?

A tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at improving the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles. This procedure is commonly sought by individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight, women who have gone through multiple pregnancies, or individuals who have excess skin and fat in the abdominal area due to aging or genetics.

Are There Different Types Of Tummy Tucks?

Yes, there are different types of tummy tuck procedures, each tailored to address specific concerns and goals of the individual patient. The main types of tummy tuck surgeries include:

  • Traditional or Full Tummy Tuck
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Extended Tummy Tuck
  • Circumferential or Body Lift Tummy Tuck
  • Fleur-de-Lis Tummy Tuck

What Is The Recovery Process Like?

The recovery process for tummy tuck surgery can vary depending on the type of procedure performed and individual factors such as overall health and adherence to post-operative instructions. However, there are some general guidelines that patients can expect during the recovery period:

Initial Recovery Period (First Few Days to Week):

  • Patients will typically spend the first 1-2 days after surgery in the hospital or surgical facility for monitoring.
  • Pain, swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the abdominal area are common during this time. Pain medication prescribed by the surgeon can help manage discomfort.
  • It's essential to follow the surgeon's instructions regarding wound care and medication.
  • Patients are advised to rest and avoid strenuous activities during this initial phase.

First Few Weeks:

  • Most patients will need to take at least one to two weeks off from work and other regular activities to focus on recovery.
  • It's important to avoid heavy lifting, bending, and strenuous exercise during this time to prevent complications and promote proper healing.
  • Patients may need assistance with daily tasks, especially in the first few days following surgery.
  • Swelling and bruising will gradually decrease over the first few weeks, but it may take several months for the final results to become apparent.

Long-Term Recovery (Several Weeks to Months):

  • As healing progresses, patients can gradually increase their activity level and resume light exercise under the guidance of their surgeon.
  • It's important to attend all follow-up appointments with the surgeon to monitor progress and address any concerns.
  • Patients should continue to wear compression garments as recommended by the surgeon to support the healing process and minimize swelling.
  • Scars will initially appear red and raised but will gradually fade and flatten over time. It may take up to a year or more for scars to mature fully.
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, can help optimize and maintain the results of tummy tuck surgery.

What Are The Potential Risks And Complications?

Like any surgical procedure, tummy tuck surgery carries certain risks and potential complications. It's important for individuals considering this procedure to be aware of these risks and discuss them with their surgeon. Some potential risks and complications of tummy tuck surgery include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Poor Wound Healing
  • Seroma
  • Numbness or Altered Sensation
  • Skin Irregularities
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  • Anesthesia Risks
  • Unsatisfactory Results
  • Complications Related to Pre-existing Health Conditions

Am I A Good Candidate For Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Determining whether you are a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery requires a thorough evaluation by a qualified plastic surgeon. However, here are some general factors that may indicate you are a suitable candidate for the procedure:

  • Excess Skin and Fat
  • Healthy Weight
  • Good Overall Health
  • Realistic Expectations
  • Non-Smoker
  • Stable Lifestyle
  • No Plans for Future Pregnancy
  • Good Mental Health

It's important to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your candidacy for tummy tuck surgery in detail. During the consultation, the surgeon will evaluate your medical history, assess your aesthetic goals, and discuss the most appropriate treatment plan for your individual needs.

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