Tummy Tuck Surgery in Hyderabad
What’s behind the belly fat?
With age, pregnancy in the case of women, work stress and lack of active lifestyles, the abdomen is universally the first body area to go out of shape. This usually happens due to the accumulation of fat under the skin, excess loose skin and/ or loss of abdominal muscle tone.
Abdominoplasty surgery (or a tummy tuck surgery) involves removal of excess fat and hanging skin as well as the tightening of loose muscles to result in a flat abdomen. Tummy Tuck treatment in Hyderabad is best advised at Ambrosia, where over two decades of expertise in the field is on your side.
Abdominoplasty is definitely a major surgery and you need to make informed decisions about undergoing the procedure.
You are easily an ideal candidate for tummy tuck surgery if you:
- Are in good health
- Are a woman who’s had multiple pregnancies are considering this procedure to help tighten the abdominal muscles and reducing the loose skin in the area
- Have lost enormous amounts of excess fat and have large patches of loose skin or remnant fat deposits that need to be dealt with
You cannot be considered for abdominoplasty surgery if you:
- Are a woman considering pregnancy in the near or foreseeable future
- Are planning to lose weight, since this is not a substitute for weight loss
- Are extremely conscious of the scars that will remain post procedure
How is Abdominoplasty Surgery done at Ambrosia in Hyderabad
To help arrive at realistic expectations, you can see the typical clinical pictures of patients to satisfy yourself about the procedure and ask any questions regarding the results, and possible risks of the surgery.
The bandage needs to be worn for ten days, and the binder for six weeks. You will need some assistance initially. Many women and men start light work within 2 weeks. Usually, by the end of one and a half months, you will be feeling quite normal and ready to resume all normal activities. As the surgical swelling goes down, results are visible in a month’s time.
Anaesthesia: General Duration of Surgery: 3-4 hour
Stitches: Self-absorbable/ Staples – removable in 1 week
Hospital Stay: 1-2 days
Recovery: Walking and light meal same day
About the Abdominoplasty or Tummy tuck surgery at Ambrosia Clinic at Hyderabad
Full Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck Surgery
The surgical area is dressed in bandages and an elastic bandage or compression garment is wrapped around the treated area to minimize swelling and support the abdomen during its healing process.
Mini abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery
Less invasive than a full abdominoplasty, during this procedure the muscles in the lower abdomen are sutured together and the excess skin is trimmed and set out flat. These stitches are internal and not visible to the outside. This procedure at times may get rid of certain stretch marks too depending on their placement and how much excess skin you may have.
Self Care: Getting dressed, combing hair, eating
Work: Cooking, dusting, light household work
Work: Driving and desk job
Activities: Treadmill, Yoga, Swimming
Activities: Weight lifting or other heavy activities
What are the risks involved in abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery?
Fortunately, significant complications from a tummy tuck surgery are infrequent. Some of the potential complications include:
- Bleeding and collection of a blood clot- which may require another surgery to remove the clot.
- Infection and reactions to anaesthesia can occur.
- At times there is a collection of watery (serous) fluid called seroma, and the drain may need to be kept for a week or longer for that.
- Rarely, a patient may require a blood transfusion during or after the operation especially in obese people who are also having liposuction of thighs, etc.
Depending on the individual’s healing capacity, the incision may take longer than the usual one week to heal.
- Rarely, loss of part of the skin may occur which may take 2 to 3 months to heal.
- The scar can be prominent at times, or there can be bulges at the corners of the scar (dog ears) that may require a minor surgery for correction.
- Umbilicus or the navel may also have a healing problem. In a case of an umbilical hernia, umbilicus may need to be removed, and new umbilicus can be made.
Apart from these, the problem common to all the surgeries are:
- mild or severe reaction to anaesthesia
- clotting of blood in leg veins leading to potential life-threatening pulmonary thromboembolism can occur.
Like in any surgical procedure, risks depend on your general health. If you are healthy and nearly average in weight, the risks are minimal. On the other hand, risks are higher in the case of patients who have diabetes, hypertension and obesity. You can help to lessen certain risks by following the advice and instructions of your plastic surgeon, both before and after a tummy tuck surgery.
How will I look and feel after my abdominoplasty procedure?
Any surgical drains will be removed a day or two after the tummy tuck surgery, at which time your dressings may also be changed or removed. You will be instructed to wear a support abdominal binder for a few weeks. Stitches are self-absorbable. If staples are used, they are taken out in a week.
You may notice that you feel less sensation all over the abdomen. This usually is temporary. It may, however, be months or even more than a year before sensation returns to normal. Incisions will initially be red or pink in colour. They will remain this way for many months following surgery. The abdomen will not look very flat initially because of the swelling, but in 6 to 8 weeks the results will appear.
Recovery time is shorter if muscle tightening is not done and it is often possible to return to light work after a week or two, depending on your job. In many instances, you can resume most of your normal activities, including some form of mild exercise, after several weeks. You may continue to experience some mild, periodic discomfort during this time, but such feelings are normal. Severe pain should be reported to your doctor.
When muscle tightening is done, the pain and stiffness may be there for two weeks which will need pain killer tablets. You will be able to join light work in 2 weeks.
Any sexual activity should be avoided for a minimum of one week, and your plastic surgeon may advise you to wait longer. After that, care must be taken to be extremely gentle with your tummy for at least the next six weeks.
What is a drain and why is it used during an abdominoplasty surgery?
Why is the compression garment a necessity after this procedure?
Is abdominoplasty surgery permanent?
How long do I need to continue my doctor visits post the procedure?
Can I have a normal pregnancy after a tummy tuck surgery?
What can be done to reduce the scarring?
What are the possibilities to reduce abdominal fat without scarring?
Is tummy tuck an option in case of massive weight loss with bariatric surgery that has left large folds of excess skin and infections in the folds?
I had lovely laugh lines that made me look attractive when I smiled, or so my friends said. But it worried me that my skin was getting less supple as I grew older. Having read and heard so much about skin tightening treatments, I decided to give it a shot. My first consultation at Ambrosia helped me understand what to expect and how to care for my skin post procedure. Dr. Priti’s thoroughness during the examination was very reassuring too. I thoroughly recommend everyone who is concerned about their skin looking uncared for as they age. Ambrosia totally helped me remind myself that age is only a number. Thank you Dr. Priti for your magic.
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My teenage acne had left a lot of scars on my face. That was all I saw when I looked in the mirror. While searching for treatment, I came across Ambrosia and decided to check out what could be done about it. My first impression when I walked in was one of complete ease with the warmth of the staff and the calm atmosphere. The initial consultation helped me understand what can be done to gradually remove the scars on my face as well as what I needed to do post-procedure. I am so happy with the results and go out of my way to mention Ambrosia whenever someone points out how smooth and beautiful my skin looks now. Thank you Ambrosia!
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I had broken my nose as a child after a fall. It was misshapen because of that. The twisted nose also led to breathing problems. Searching for solutions, I came across Ambrosia Clinic and the procedures they offer to correct that. I was suggested surgery. I am thankful to the team of plastic surgeons who helped correct my nose as well as the breathing problems. My recovery time was minimal and I am able to lead a normal life since then. A big thank you to the great team at Ambrosia.
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I had skin pigmentation on my face. It always made me conscious and I would hide it with layers of makeup. My friend suggested I meet Dr. Priti and do something about it instead of hiding behind makeup. I did not know what to expect, but was totally blown away by her warmth and the modern set up at Ambrosia. She not only explained the procedures I could get done but also what to expect at each stage during recovery. I thoroughly recommend Ambrosia and especially Dr. Priti to everyone.
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