Medical Advice on Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

An abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that help to flatten your abdomen by removing extra fat and removing excess loose skin and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall.

It is a major surgery, so it is important to educate yourself, thoroughly analyze your own situation, and take your time arriving at a final decision.

This surgery is suitable for people who have big tummy in despite of healthy diet and maintaining a regular exercise routine or people who have loose skin around abdomen or those who are looking for losing weight.

Partial or mini-abdominoplasty: Mini-abdominoplasties are done with shorter incisions and are often performed on patients whose fat deposits are located below the navel.

During this procedure your skin will be separated between the line of incision and your belly button. This type of surgery is less invasive with a shorter incision.

Complete abdominoplasty:

This option is for patients who need the most correction. The incision (cut) is made low on the abdomen. You will also have an incision around your navel (belly button) with this procedure, because it’s necessary to free your navel from surrounding tissue. Your surgeon will then manipulate and shape the skin and muscle as needed.  The new belly button is popped through to the surface and sutured into position.

The procedure may only take up to 2 to 3 hours, depending on your case. You can expect to spend 1 day in the hospital after surgery. Final result will appear after 6 weeks.

Post-Operative Care:

Avoid strenuous exercises for 1 month

Do not return to work in 2 weeks

Medication which are given or prescribed after surgery

Manage your first return post-op visit in 2 weeks

Stop smoking or drinking alcohol at least 1 week