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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2023

Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck

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Dr. Anubhav GuptaCosmetic/Plastic Surgeon • 24 Years Exp.DNB, MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - Plastic Surgery, MBBS

Hello friends, I am Dr. Anubhav Gupta. I am a consultant plastic and cosmetic surgeon and today I am going to you about abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a procedure, wherein we remove the excess skin from the part of the abdomen which is bulging, to create an aesthetic or flat looking tummy. We usually encounter 3 types of patients which come to us in our practice for this kind of surgery:

  •  One of them is the one who has had a massive weight loss, they have lost a lot of weight and their skin starts sagging.
  • The other group is, usually females, with some sort of hernias, with lax abdominal walls.
  • And the third one are hugely obese patients with large and bulky abdominal wall.

Now these patients, when they are associated with hernia, we involve a minimal access or a general surgeon to help us deal with the hernia. And we do it, the two surgeons, they combine and do the surgery. Otherwise, in most of the cases, we, do a, basically, we do a liposuction, followed by, removing the excess skin, from the lower part of the abdominal wall. Now when we do that, we take care to keep our incisions, or the stitches in the bikini line, so that they are not visible when we see the person from front, even if he is not wearing the clothes in the lower abdomen. Usually it is done as an in patient surgery, and the patient is discharged after one day. And the patient is usually, walking around in one or two days, normally. Now this is the usual thing. He can resume his normal life in one week.

To know more about abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, you can get in touch with me on Lybrate. Thank you.


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