Overview of the surgery:
Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty is a type of plastic surgery
use corrects a protruding abdomen resulting from weak abdominal
muscles, weight gain or pregnancy. Excess skin and stretched abdominal
muscles typically do not respond to exercise. In this procedure, the
abdominal wall muscles are tightened and excess fatty tissue and skin are
removed to improve the body contour. The goal is a narrower, flatter
abdomen. It can be done in combination with liposuction to further define
areas such as the flanks, hips and lower back. Abdominoplasty is not a
substitute for weight loss.
The surgery takes 3-4 hours
Type of Anesthesia use:
Under general anesthesia
Days to stay in Thailand:
Risks and Complications:
Risk and complications include asymmetry of body contours, skin irregularities
(rippling or bagginess), and changes in skin pigment, fluid retention, or infection,
skin burns may occur when the UA method is used.
There is fair amount of discomfort associated with a tummy tuck. This, in
combination with oral pain medications and muscle relaxants, is most
effective for post-operative pain control. Drains are placed and left in for
one week. Recovery time is 1-2 weeks but patients need to refrain from
strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for one month.
Preparation Prior To Surgery:
Medical history assessment (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical
examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation.
Avoid smoking for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes
with circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
Stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your
Taking any medications should be avoided such as hormones, anticoagulants,
anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating
medical factors prior to surgery, and also avoid taking aspirin, anti-
inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.