Do the After-Effects of a Tummy Tuck Look Natural?

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Do the After-Effects of a Tummy Tuck Look Natural?

Tummy tucks or abdominoplasties are exceedingly popular today for a good reason. They combine liposuction and excess skin excision for enhanced, contoured results. Therefore, it is only natural that many patients inquire about the after-effects of a tummy tuck.

It is important to remember that this question has two sides. One is the title of this article – do the results look natural – while the other refers explicitly to recovery and associated risks. Therefore, we will answer both aspects here.

What do the after-effects of a tummy tuck look like?

Your results after undergoing abdominoplasty depend entirely on your surgeon and centre. If you choose an expert surgeon with board certification and a reputation for excellence, you are sure to get superlative results. The chances of such a specialist operating out of a less-than-stellar centre are also minimal. Therefore, alongside reliable expertise, you also get high-quality infrastructure and equipment.

Today, such equipment refers to the state-of-the-art power-assisted and ultrasound-assisted liposuction devices, MicroAire and VASER, respectively. Together, these devices ensure minimal trauma and target the fat without hurting nearby tissue and blood vessels. Such precision speeds up recovery time while ensuring you see your results faster and they look more natural.

The results from your tummy tuck surgery also heavily depend on the technique employed by your surgeon. Remember, an abdominoplasty involves skin excision. In the past, the incision was used to divide the abdomen into upper and lower flaps.

After removing any excess, the upper flap would be brought down and sutured to the lower flap. This could create a muffin-top appearance while putting weight on your lower abdomen.

Hi-lateral and progressive tension suture plication avoid this. This technique involves bringing in lateral flaps from either side of your abdomen and using progressive sutures to close the incision. Your surgeon makes the sutures vertically and laterally across the abdomen, distributing the tension effectively.

This avoids any possibility of the muffin-top while simultaneously narrowing the waist and promoting a more comfortable recovery.

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    The After-Effects of a Tummy Tuck – The Recovery

    As mentioned earlier, the advanced technology and techniques enabling better results also contribute to a faster recovery. While you experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort for the first 48 hours, this dies down considerably with the help of the compression garment. Similar to a corset, this garment is customised for your new body. You need to wear it for at least a month.

    However, you can resume your daily routine the day after surgery and return to your desk job within three days. You can also resume workouts and exercise after six to eight weeks based on your surgeon’s recommendation. Over this period, your swelling and bruising continue abating as your results continue looking more natural and gorgeous every day.

    However, it is essential to remember that such results are only possible at the hand of a board-certified plastic surgeon in Delhi like Dr Rajat Gupta. Using the latest MicroAire and VASER devices at RG Aesthetics, Dr Gupta ensures a safe tummy tuck with natural-looking results for every patient!

    Dr. Rajat Gupta

    MBBS, MS, DNB(Gen. Surg.),
    DNB (Plastic Surgery)

    Dr. Rajat Gupta is a board certified plastic surgeon in India with 12 years of experience to back his expertise in the domain of aesthetic surgeries.

    Having completed his training from Maulana Azad Medical College and equipped with a thorough understanding of aesthetic needs of people, Dr. Gupta strives to offer the best remedies and cosmetic procedures outfitted with the latest technology to the aspirants in India and across the globe. To book an appointment, call: +91-9251711711 or email:

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