What Does the Circumferential Tummy Tuck Recovery Timeline Look Like?
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, several techniques and technologies have emerged to improve the procedure. Circumferential abdominoplasty is one such technique, targeting the abdomen and associated areas. Being a relatively recent development, it is only natural for patients to wonder about the circumferential tummy tuck recovery.
But first, we need to understand the surgery itself. Circumferential, as the name suggests, goes around the abdomen. Rather than only removing excess fat and skin from your stomach, it focuses on the lower back and hips. The procedure aims to create a holistic contouring experience that emphasises bodily symmetry, promoting greater aesthetic appeal.
What is the circumferential tummy tuck recovery like?
Recovering from a circumferential abdominoplasty entirely depends on the surgeon and centre you visit. When you undergo the procedure under an expert with access to state-of-the-art facilities, the recovery is equally faster and more comfortable. Alternatively, if you opt for a low-quality procedure, you get a more extended recovery with a higher chance of complications and worse results.
Ensuring your surgeon uses the latest techniques and technologies assures you of a precise procedure meant to meet your aesthetic goals. Such results should be non-negotiable, so you understand this procedure as an investment and not something you need to undergo multiple times.
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Latest Tummy Tuck Surgery Techniques and Technology
Before we discuss the actual recovery timeline, maybe it would serve us better to understand what exactly makes abdominoplasty the refined procedure it is today.
Beginning with the technology, we need to understand the devices used that enhance the outcome of the circumferential tummy tuck. Experts perform two main types of liposuction today – ultrasound-assisted and power-assisted liposuction (UAL and PAL, respectively).
PAL devices like MicroAire and UAL devices like VASER ensure minimally invasive procedures, promoting a faster, more comfortable recovery. They effectively remove fat from the abdomen, hips, waist and lower back area. This precision ensures a far better contour than that offered by traditional liposuction.
Meanwhile, techniques like hi-lateral tension tummy tuck involve further narrowing the waist by bringing in the lateral halves of skin. Your surgeon then uses progressive tension suturing to close the incision, leaving you with a natural-looking silhouette.
The Circumferential Tummy Tuck Recovery
The advanced methods discussed above contribute to a safe procedure with an expedited recovery. When patients undergo surgery in these conditions, they can be back on their feet in two to three weeks. Some phenomena they experience during their recovery include:
- 48 hours of post-surgery swelling, bruising and discomfort
- Resuming normal activities the day after surgery
- Returning to a desk job within three days
- Avoiding any heavy lifting or sudden movements for six weeks
- Wearing a customised compression garment for six weeks
- One month of swelling and bruising
Such an easy recovery is only possible at the hand of a board-certified plastic surgeon in Delhi like Dr Rajat Gupta. Using the latest developments in cosmetic surgery at RG Aesthetics, Dr Gupta promises attractive contours with state-of-the-art devices that safely deliver the promised results!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org