The abdomen is universally the most common part to go out of shape with weight gain in men or pregnancy in women . This happens due to the accumulation of fat under the skin, excess loose skin and or loss of tone of the abdominal muscles. Abdominoplasty surgery (or tummy tuck surgery) involves removal of excess fat and hanging skin as well as the tightening of loose muscles in a single surgery to result in a flat abdomen.
Is abdominoplasty the right surgery for me ?
You may be a good candidate for Abdominoplasty surgery if you have one or more of the following problems:
- If you are a male or a female with a bulging abdomen and hanging fold of skin:
- Post-pregnancy abdomen with stretch marks and hanging skin fold.
- Post-cesarean section bulging abdomen with or without a hernia or a vertical scar on the lower abdomen.
- If you have lost a lot of weight after Bariatric surgery.
- If you have low back ache after pregnancies due to weak abdominal muscles
- If you are overweight and have a flap of skin on the lower abdomen causing difficulty with hygiene and movements
- Loose skin on abdomen after liposuction that will not go by more liposuction surgery
- You are of normal weight and figure but want to wear bikini after pregnancies and abdomen is not in perfect shape for it.
- When after maximum exercise and being normal weight too , you are disappointed with shape of your abdomen and it does not look well toned.
- If you have abdominal o ventral hernia and you want to not o treat hernias but also get your abdomen in shape
- If you have old surgical scars on your lower abdomen and you want to remove them.
Dr Priti Shukla at Ambrosia clinic provides the best Tummy tuck surgery in Hyderabad. Ambrosia Clinic is one of the best plastic surgery clinics in India and Hyderabad for all types of cosmetic plastic surgery treatments, which include Breast surgery, Body contouring, Face Surgery, Liposuction, Haircare, Skin peels, Lasers and Fillers.
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What is Abdominoplasty?
The tummy tuck treatment, also known as abdominoplasty surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure to extract the unnecessary fat, sagging skin, and also to tighten the abdominal muscles. This treatment is also used to treat stretch marks of post-delivery and contouring the waistline. The main aim of the Tummy tuck treatment is to provide a good looking physical appearance of abdomen along with back support.
Advantages with Tummy Tuck Surgery in Hyderabad:
Tummy tuck surgery has a wide range of benefits. They include
- Flatter and taut stomach
- Less strain on the back and spine
- Better health due to weight loss
- Better mobility
- Better self-confidence
- Ability to wear fashionable clothes and bikini
- Contoured waistline
- Less visible stretch marks
- Less jiggly abdomen
- No bulging muffin top look over jeans
- Lift of pubic area
Step by Step Process of Tummy Tuck Surgery in Hyderabad:
Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck surgery) has 5 steps:
- Anaesthesia /spinal/Epidural
- Fat removal from front and sides of the abdomen by liposuction is the first step
- Removal of excess skin is the next step . Incision is horizontal below bikini line from hip bone on rt side to the left side . Skin flap is lifted from muscle and pulled down to estimate the excess skin that is to be removed . Belly mutton is left attached to muscle layer when skin is lifted
- Muscle layer , any hernia or problems like divarication of muscles is visible now and it is repaired using strong absorbable stitches
- New belly button is created ,excess skin is removed and the incision is closed with sutures or staples.
|Duration of Surgery:||3-4 hour|
|Stitches:||Self-absorbable/ Staples – removable in 1 week|
|Hospital Stay:||1-2 days|
|Recovery:||Walking and light meal the same day|
|Self Care:||Getting dressed, combing hair, eating: Next day Preparing tea, heating food: after 2-3 days|
|Work:||Cooking, dusting, light household work: 1-2 weeks Driving, desk job: after 2 weeks|
|Activities:||Morning walk: 3 weeks|
Treadmill/Yoga/Swimming: 1 month
Weight lifting: 3 months
5 Steps to Flat Tummy:
Step One: Consultation
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.
You should come to the consultation prepared. You might have to discuss your medical history. This will include information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries and medications you are taking. It is important for you to provide complete and accurate information.
You should tell the doctor if you plan to lose a significant amount of weight or planning future pregnancies. It is recommended that you stabilize your weight before having Tummy Tuck Surgery. You may consider combining a Tummy Tuck Surgery with liposuction of the thighs for a very favourable result. Routine diagnostic tests will be ordered.
Step Two: Pre-Operative Evaluation
Once you have decided to undergo surgery, you will be evaluated for your fitness for anaesthesia and Abdominoplasty surgery. Your diagnostic test reports will be studied. Dr Priti will examine your abdomen, taking measurements and clinical photographs for your medical record.
The quality of your skin, amount of fat, the tone of the muscles and presence of any a hernia or scar will be noted. If a hernia is suspected a US scan or CT scan may be ordered. You will be given consent forms to sign and detailed preoperative instructions in writing.
Step Three: Surgery
Report to the hospital on the morning of surgery. Before being taken into the operating theatre, your abdomen will be marked with a marking pen while you are in a standing position to shape it to the desired size. The location of the scar will be marked. The operation is under general anaesthesia and is pain-free.
Step Four: After Surgery
You will wake up soon after surgery with a compression garment on your abdomen. You can drink water after 5 hours and have some snacks afterwards. You can walk and have dinner on the same evening.
Drains (tubes) are usually removed the next morning, and you will be ready to go home with the bandages in a day or two. If the drainage from the tube is excessive, you can be sent home with the drains and can come back in 2-3 days for drain removal when drainage has lessened or stopped completely.
Step Five: Recovery
Incision line is covered with waterproof lightweight sticking bandages for 10 days. And you will need to wear compression garments for 1 month. 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.
Why Choose Ambrosia Clinic For Tummy Tuck Treatment?
- 1000+ happy patients. Two decades of expertise in cosmetic field
- Dr Priti Shukla is a board-certified plastic surgeon with 20 years of experience in Abdominoplasty surgery
- She has performed a large number of abdominoplasties in India and overseas patients with success in the last 20 years
- Cost of tummy tuck surgery in Hyderabad is affordable compared to western countries.
- We listen to the patients and give priority to their needs.
- Safe surgery – Tummy tuck surgery is performed in a fully equipped hospital with ICU back up, with one of the best anaesthetic teams in India. This ensures maximum safety for young and old.
- We do drainless abdominoplasty and Suturing with absorbable sutures when possible
- Comprehensive scar management after surgery
- Elegant atmosphere and hospitality in a central location in Hyderabad city
- We offer complete body assessment and advice on what will be best for an ideal figure.
- We specialize in combined surgery of abdomen and breasts for maximum beautification.
- We show you pictures of noses similar to yours who were operated on, we can give you an idea of how your abdomen will look like after tummy tuck surgery
- Surgery for umbilical hernia or abdominal hernia is best combined with abdominoplasty at Ambrosia clinic giving 2 benefits in one surgery
- We are with you every step from consultation till complete healing
- We provide EMI and finance options
Before & After Gallery
Tummy Tuck Treatment In Hyderabad FAQs:
What is the recovery time after the surgery?
Generally, It takes 2-4 weeks to recover completely from the tummy tuck surgery.
Are the results permanent with the tummy tuck surgery?
The results are permanent with this treatment unless you put on excessive weight or become pregnant again. You can also improve your results by shaping your muscles with abdominal exercises.
Is the result permanent after abdominoplasty surgery?
Unless you increase or lose weight significantly or become pregnant, results stay. You can even improve upon the results by toning the muscles with abdominal exercises.
Is the tummy tuck treatment a fat burning procedure?
No, Tummy tuck is not a fat burning procedure. It is the best plastic surgery for shaping up your waistline in perfect shape.
What is the cost of the tummy tuck treatment?
Tummy Tuck cost depends on the amount of fat removed. Ambrosia clinic offers the best tummy tuck treatment in Hyderabad at affordable prices. To know more details contact Ambrosia clinic now +91 90149 01020.
Will there be much pain after surgery?
In the days following tummy tuck treatment, mild to moderate discomfort may be likely, but with treatment, any pain can often be controlled and even alleviated. We use advanced pain management block and patches for pain control .
Will tummy tuck surgery help me lose weight?
Tummy tuck surgery extracts concentrated fat from the abdomen, this ensures better shape. Operation may lead to moderate weight loss.
How is Abdominoplasty performed? Where will the scars be?
A long cut is made very low horizontally on the abdomen, within the panty line, in the same place where caesarian section scar is. The skin is lifted up from the abdomen, pulled down, and excess skin and fat are cut away. The belly button is not detached from muscles.
The scar is within the panty line and also around the belly button. Liposuction of the abdomen is usually done along with abdominoplasty surgery.
What are the risks involved with tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) surgery?
Fortunately, significant complications from a tummy tuck surgery are infrequent. Before considering surgery, one should be aware of the benefits and the risks. 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 the anaesthesia can occur. At times there is a collection of watery (serous) fluid called a 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 longer 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 minor surgery for correction. The umbilicus may also have a healing problem. In the 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 like a mild or severe reaction to anaesthesia and clotting of blood in the leg veins leading to potential life-threatening pulmonary thromboembolism can occur.
Like in any surgical procedure risk depends 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 tummy tuck surgery.
How will I look and feel after a tummy tuck surgery abdominoplasty surgery?
The day after the Abdominoplasty surgery, you will be encouraged to get out of bed for short periods of time. After several days, you will be able to move about more comfortably. Straining, bending and lifting must be avoided since these activities will increase swelling and can even cause bleeding.
Any surgical drains will be removed a day or two after tummy tuck surgery, at which time your dressings may also be changed or removed. You will be instructed to wear a support abdominal garment 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 two 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? Why is its used in an abdominoplasty surgery?
Drains are soft slender plastic tubes one end of which is placed underneath the skin of the abdomen and another end comes out of the skin. Two such tubes are connected to a small plastic container which continuously sucks out any blood or fluid accumulating in the operated part.
Usually, the drainage is bloody on the first day and watery afterwards. Drainage reduces day by day. Most times drain removed after 24 hours. If drainage is more, then it can be kept longer. In that case, the patient is sent home with drains and drainage is measured every day till it comes down. Drains are painless.
Why is the compression garment necessary?
Compression garment gives a firm and elastic support, so the skin sticks to muscle and fluid collection are avoided. Also, most patients feel more comfortable with garment during an early post-surgical period.
What results can I expect after tummy tuck surgery?
You can expect a significantly flatter abdomen, reduced waist size and tighter skin. The scar will be hidden even in a bikini, except the scar around the belly button.
You will return to the clinic for follow-up care at prescribed intervals, usually two days, two weeks, one month and three months later. At these visits, your progress will be evaluated and any minor problems are taken care of.
Please remember that the relationship with your plastic surgeon does not end when you leave the operating room. If you have questions or concerns during your recovery or need additional information at a later time, you should contact Dr Priti Shukla.
Will I be able to have a normal pregnancy after tummy tuck surgery?
If you are planning a pregnancy in future muscle tightening part will be avoided, and only skin and fat removal will be done. Then there will not be any problem.
Are there methods available to reduce the scarring?
Scars can be improved by creams, gels and taping for 3 to 6 months. Excessively prominent scars can be revised surgically after six months.
Is there a way to reduce abdomen without scars?
Liposuction surgery can remove fat but not loose skin. Waist size can be reduced to some by liposuction through small holes, but skin and muscle tightening are not possible by this method.
I have had bariatric surgery done for obesity and have lost 50 Kgs. My Tummy is sagging up to my thighs, and I am having skin infection under the skin fold. Can I have a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck surgery is commonly required after massive weight loss. In your case, the loose skin will be there on the backside also so that circumferential abdominoplasty surgery may be needed.