What is Tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty also is known as a tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen more firm. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen so that the muscles around abdominal wall tighten and look firm.
Who requires Tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty?
This is a procedure that both Men & women can opt for. Usually, people with loose or sagging tissues (who were obese and lost weight) or women after pregnancy may go through this procedure for tightening their abdominal muscles and reducing skin.
How Is a Tummy Tuck Done?
Abdominoplasty operations vary but this surgery can take anywhere from one to five hours in the hands of a good cosmetic surgeon. You may require staying overnight in the hospital, depending on your case. During operation, you will be given general anaesthesia, which will put you to sleep during the operation so that you don’t fill any pain or stress.
What precautions should be taken After Surgery?
It depends on the type of Tummy Tuck. So strictly follow your surgeon instructions on how to care for the bandage in the days following surgery. Your surgeon will also instruct you on how to best position yourself while sitting or lying down.
For few weeks all severe/strenuous activity should be restricted. Take proper rest, medications and follow the instruction of your doctor to ensure proper recovery.