Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Are you bothered by stubborn fat deposits or excess skin in the abdominal area? Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, can improve the appearance of the abdomen and help you achieve the figure you want.
Tummy Tuck IN BANGKOK, THAILAND
Significant weight loss can leave you with loose, baggy skin that hangs off your stomach and waist. The effects of pregnancy can also leave you with excess skin on your abdomen and other parts of your body.
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that aims to flatten your abdomen by getting rid of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. The abdominal muscles are usually tightened as well.
The remaining skin is repositioned for an enhanced contour and a slimmer waistline.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is suited for men and women of all ages in good general health. You may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you have:
Tummy Tuck Surgery
Evaluation Before the Operation
The first step towards a tummy tuck is an initial consultation with a plastic surgeon. The surgeon will evaluate the elasticity of your abdominal skin, the strength of your abdominal muscles and the amount of excess fat in the abdominal cavity. You will have an opportunity to discuss your aesthetic goals and the surgeon will walk you through the different surgical options available to you.
Different Types of Tummy Tuck
Full Tummy Tuck
The traditional tummy tuck involves making a horizontal incision in the area between your bikini line and belly button. The shape and length and the incision can vary depending on the amount of loose skin. Excess fat is removed through this incision, and loose skin is trimmed for an aesthetically pleasing contour. In addition, the belly button (umbilicus) is repositioned so it sits in a more natural position. Surgical drainage tubes may be placed at the incision site to prevent fluid build-up. These will be left in place temporarily and removed before you return home.
Before the Surgery
- Read the pre-surgery instructions They will help prevent complications and improve outcomes for your surgery.
- Plan to take at least 1-2 weeks off work and your normal activities.
- Do not eat or drink anything from midnight on the day of your surgery.
- You may experience some pain and swelling for the first few days. This is normal and can be controlled with pain medication.
- Surgical drains may be left in place for a few days. You will be shown how to clean and take care of the drains.
- You will need to wear a compression garment for 6-8 weeks after surgery.
- Follow all instructions given to you by your doctor on how to take care of your scar.
- You may return to light exercise 4 weeks after the operation.