10 Things to Know About Tummy Tucks
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen. It can also tighten the abdominal muscles to create a flatter and more contoured appearance.
If you are considering a tummy tuck procedure, you should know a few things to make an informed decision. Let’s explore them.
1- A Tummy Tuck is Not A Weight Loss Procedure.
A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery that can help improve your abdomen’s appearance, but it is not a weight loss surgery. The procedure involves tightening overstretched abdominal muscles using internal sutures, ultimately restoring a flat appearance to the abdomen. The remaining skin is skillfully repositioned, resulting in a smoother, more toned look.
Typically, only a modest amount of fat, roughly three to four pounds, is removed during a standard tummy tuck. Therefore, the ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery should be at or near their ideal weight.
2- Tummy Tucks can be combined with other plastic surgery procedures to achieve a more defined figure.
Combining additional enhancement procedures like breast augmentation or breast lift procedures can complement your tummy tuck, resulting in a significant overall transformation of your appearance. For women seeking a comprehensive approach to address various aesthetic concerns simultaneously, a combination procedure known as a “mommy makeover” is worth considering.
3- You Will Need to Recover for 2-4 Weeks After Surgery.
After a tummy tuck, you will need to recover for several weeks. You will need to wear a compression garment to support your abdomen and reduce swelling. You will also need to avoid strenuous activity and lifting heavy objects. Most patients can return to work within 2-4 weeks, but it may take up to 6 months to fully recover.
4- There Are Different Types of Tummy Tuck
There are different types of tummy tuck procedures, and the specific type you have will depend on your individual needs and goals. The most common type of tummy tuck is the full tummy tuck, which removes excess skin and fat from the entire abdomen. Other tummy tucks include the mini tummy tuck, which is less invasive and focuses on the lower abdomen, and the extended tummy tuck, which removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and flanks.
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5- You Need to Do Research and Choose A Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
When choosing a plastic surgeon for a tummy tuck procedure, it is essential to do research. Select an experienced cosmetic surgeon in Delhi with a track record. Read the online reviews and ask for the pre and post-operative images of the previous patients.
6- A tummy Tuck is a Major Surgery
A tummy tuck may seem simple, but it’s a major surgical procedure with long-term effects. Typically performed under general anesthesia, it involves several key steps. These include a bikini line incision, removal of excess skin, repositioning of the belly button, potential liposuction, and closure of incisions. Post-surgery, you can expect fatigue, swelling, and discomfort that gradually subside over several weeks.
7- You Need to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle After Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck can help improve your abdomen’s appearance, but it is not a permanent solution. If you gain weight or have more children, your abdomen may change shape again. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle that may include exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet and avoiding smoking after a tummy tuck to help preserve your results.
8- Scars Can be Hidden and Well-Managed
The tummy tuck procedure involves a horizontal incision strategically placed below the bikini line, making it easily concealable beneath bathing suit waistbands.
9- You Can Get a Tummy Tuck After Your Pregnancy
The arrival of a new life is an unparalleled joy for any woman. However, the discomfort stemming from post-pregnancy physical changes can dampen the happiness of motherhood. Fortunately, opting for a tummy tuck surgery approximately six months after childbirth allows you to regain a sense of self and confidence without enduring a lengthy waiting period.
10- Tummy Tuck is A Safe Procedure
Although major, a tummy tuck procedure is the safest procedure if performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. During the initial 24-48 hours following the surgery, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. However, these are temporary and will gradually subside as your recovery progresses.
Dr. Rajat Gupta
MBBS, MS, DNB(Gen. Surg.),
DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Dr. Rajat Gupta is a board certified plastic surgeon in India with 13 years of experience to back his expertise in the domain of aesthetic surgeries.
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