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Tummy Tuck Surgery - Knowing The Benefits Of It!

Dr. Anjali Saple 86% (26 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, DNB (General Surgery), DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Visakhapatnam
Tummy Tuck Surgery - Knowing The Benefits Of It!

Tummy tuck also known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck surgery is a form of cosmetic surgery, which is used to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen as well as tighten the muscles in your abdominal regions. Similar to 'mommy makeovers' (a procedure applicable after pregnancy, which helps women restore their figure).

Tummy tuck surgery is used to help patients treat that loose and sagging skin who have experienced excessive weight loss within a relatively short period of time. Although, it is usually done for cosmetic reasons, it does provide a large number of medical benefits, such as:

1. Reduction in stress urinary incontinence: Stress Urinary incontinence is a bladder control problem that is characterized by involuntary urination because of exercises or normal bodily functions such as sneezing or coughing which might put pressure on the bladder. In some women, (SUI) can develop after a vaginal birth. The condition does not generally require a surgery. However, research has shown that in severe cases, abdominoplasty is helpful in patients who do not have a caesarean section. A slight bladder obstruction is made during the procedure using soft tissue which reduces the incontinence.

2. Better posture and improved abdominal tone: Strong muscles tend to become weak after multiple pregnancies and extreme weight loss. In these cases, diet and exercise are not enough. Abdominoplasty surgically removes excess fat and skin thereby, tightening weak muscles and flattening the abdomen. It is noticed that after the surgery, the patients develop an improved posture due to the tightened muscles supporting the spine. This helps in relieving a variety of back pains.

3. Correction of ventral hernia: Ventral Hernia is the bulging out of tissues through a defect, opening or past incisions within the wall muscles of the abdomen. In such a case, the surgeon may opt for Abdominoplasty to support the abdominal wall and prevent recurrences.

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Tummy Tucking - How Safe And Effective Is It?

Dr. Nishant Chhajer 92% (631 ratings)
M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Noida
Tummy Tucking - How Safe And Effective Is It?

Losing weight is a challenge for most people but even more so for those suffering from obesity. With rigorous dieting and exercising you may lose fat but in the case of obese patients, this weight loss leaves behind sagging skin. Surgery is the only solution to this problem.

A tummy tuck of abdominoplasty is a procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen to create a firmer, more appealing silhouette. A tummy tuck may also be advised for women who have recently given birth and want to get back to their original figure. Most people fear going into surgery as every surgery has its own risks but a tummy tuck procedure is considered quite safe and hence need not be a cause for concern.
An abdominoplasty is usually performed under sedation or general anaesthesia. A horizontal incision is made between the navel and the pubic region. The length of this incision depends on the amount of excess skin to be removed. In some cases, an incision may be needed above the navel as well. The stubborn abdominal fat is removed and the muscle structure is repaired before pulling the skin taut and removing all excess skin. In most cases, the naval will also need to be shifted. The incisions are then closed with sutures or staples and allowed to heal.

It can take about 2 weeks for the results of a tummy tuck surgery to be visible. This is because most patients experience swelling for a few days after the surgery. The results of a tummy tuck surgery last fo as long as the patient can maintain his or her weight. For this reason, patients are usually advised to lose some weight and reach a stable weight before the surgery. In cases of excessive obesity, a single surgery may not be enough to recontour the abdomen and a follow-up procedure may be needed.

A tummy tuck surgery is not considered a weight loss procedure and hence putting on weight by following an unhealthy diet and neglecting exercise can detract from the results of a tummy tuck. For this reason, you may be advised to follow a strict diet after the surgery. This procedure is also not advised for women who are planning a family and have a high probability of pregnancy.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Tummy Tuck Surgery [टमी टक (एब्डोमिनोप्लास्टी) सर्जरी]

Dr. G.L Chaudhary 90% (53 ratings)
MBBS, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Vapi

टमी टक (एब्डोमिनोप्लास्टी) सर्जरी से आपकी टमी होगी स्लिम 

जानें टमी टक से जुड़ी कुछ बातें

टमी टक एक तरह की सर्जरी है जिसे एब्डोमिनोप्लास्टी भी कहते हैं। पेट की बढ़ी चर्बी को कम करने के लिए कराते हैं टमी टक सर्जरी। यह सर्जरी बेहोशी देकर की जाती है । टमी टक प्लास्टिक सर्जन के द्वारा की जाती है | एब्डोमिनोप्लास्टी (abdominoplasty) को टमी टक सर्जरी (tummy tuck) भी कहते हैं। जब किसी के पेट के निचले हिस्से (belly) में बहुत ज्यादा फैट जमा हो जाता है तब टमी टक के जरिये उसे हटाया जाता है। इसमे पेट की ढीली मांसपेशियों को भी टाइट किया जाता है | टमी टक के बाद पेट पतला और खूबसूरत नज़र आता है। 

सर्जरी की जरूरत क्यों (why abdominoplasty)?
यदि आप स्लिम ट्रिम दिखने की चाह रखती हैं, पतली कमर आपका सपना है और पतले होने के सभी उपाय फेल हो चुके हों तो टमी टक करवाई जा सकती है। जब हेल्दी डाइट और रेग्युलर एक्सरसाइज के बाद भी फ्लैट टमी लोगों को नहीं मिलती है तो लोग टमी टक की मदद लेते हैं। इसकी जरूरत व्यक्ति की अपनी व्यक्तिगत पसंद पर निर्भर करती है।

सामान्य व्यक्ती का भी पेट ढीला पड जाता है एवं उसमे चरबी जमा हो जाती है। इसके कई कारण है, जैसे की 

  • बढ़ती उम्र 
  • प्रेग्नेन्सी के बाद 
  • कोई पूर्व सर्जरी 
  • बैरिएटिक सर्जरी के बाद
  • अधिक शारीरिक वजन घटाने के बाद

न लोगो को टमी टक सर्जरी नहीं करवानी चाहिये |  यह एक वजन घटाने का विकल्प नहीं है। जिन्हे भविष्य में प्रेगनेंसी का प्लान हो या जिन्हे अपना अधिकतम वजन घटाना हो, उन्हें इसके बाद टमी टक करवाना चाहिये। आप टमी टक करवा सकते है आप स्वस्थ है और आपका वजन संतुलित है | आप धूम्रपान नहीं करते है | आप अपनी पेट की चर्बी से परेशान है


सर्जरी के बाद (after abdominoplasty):
सर्जरी के बाद कुछ समय तक सामान्य दर्द रहता है। सर्जरी के १-२ दिन बाद अस्पताल से छुट्टी दे दी जाती है व सामान्य कार्य एवं सामान्य भोजन का सेवन भी कर सकते है।

परिणाम (consequences of abdominoplasty):
अधिकांश लोग परिणाम से खुश होते है| टमी टक सर्जरी के बाद पेट के निचले हिस्से में हल्का निशान रहता है जो की नीचे पहनने वाले कपड़ो में छिपा रहता है ।  सर्जरी से पहले प्लास्टिक सर्जन से पूरी प्रक्रिया की जानकारी लें और क्या बदलाव होंगे उन पर भी बात करें।

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Reverse Abdominoplasty: Who Needs It?

Dr. Vijaya 92% (158 ratings)
MD-Hom., BHMS, Dip. in Cosmetology & Trichology
Cosmetic Physician, Mumbai
Reverse Abdominoplasty: Who Needs It?

A Reverse abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to improve the contours of the abdomen. Unlike an abdominoplasty to tummy tuck, this surgery addresses patients who have excessive skin above the belly button.  Here the skin is pulled up rather than down. 


For this surgery, an incision is made along the bottom half of the rib cage, just below the breasts. The excessive skin is removed along with fat deposits and the remaining skin is pulled p to tighten the tissues and improve the look of the upper abdomen. This incision is usually made along the natural curves of the breast so as to minimize the visibility of the scar. 


Unlike many other types of cosmetic surgery, this will require a 2-3 day stay in the hospital. 
Women who want breast restructuring along with abdominal contouring will find this type of surgery very beneficial. This is because the placement of the incision allows the surgeon to work on both areas simultaneously. This leads to the formation of only a single scar unlike having breast contouring surgery and a traditional abdominoplasty which would create two separate scars. 


The incision is also made in such a way that the scar created is camouflaged by the natural contours of the breasts. In most cases, it is also not visible when wearing a two piece swimsuit and thus suits more women than the traditional tummy tuck. Another advantage od this surgery is that it does not alter the position of the belly button. 


A reverse abdominoplasty is usually performed on people who have a flat stomach below the navel but have excessive fat and skin above the navel. It can be seen in people have experienced drastic weight loss. It may also be suggested as a follow up surgery to a traditional tummy tuck is the skin above the navel is still sagging. However, only a doctor can decide if this is the type of surgery needed for you. 
This procedure very rarely has side effects. This is because it does not interfere much with the muscle structure and only adjusts the skin. In some cases, there may be slight irregularities. This can be corrected by further liposuction. Another issue would be the recurrence of the problem is the tissue is not correctly adhered to the rib fascia. However, this is seen in very few cases. In normal scenarios, even slight weight gain at a later date is accommodated by the skin.

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Abdominoplasty - Tummy Tuck Surgery!

Dr. Anubhav Gupta 91% (41 ratings)
DNB, MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - Plastic Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Abdominoplasty - Tummy Tuck Surgery!

Abdominoplasty, also known as “tummy tuck” is a surgical procedure aimed at removing excessive skin from the abdomen. This surgery removes the extra fat and skin, thus making the abdomen flatter, resulting in tighter muscles near the walls or border of your abdomen. You should consult your doctor and strictly follow prescribed procedures before and after the surgical process. It must not be confused with liposuction i.e. the cosmetic surgery which removes excessive fat deposits in the body. 

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is beneficial to you, 

  1. If you possess good physical health. 
  2. If you are a non-smoker or have recently quit smoking
  3. If you have a stable health and realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery. 
  4. If you have been pregnant previously and now need to lose weight and fat deposits. 

The surgery is not suitable for the following cases: 

  1. If you are planning to get pregnant, then it is recommended to perform the surgery after delivery. This is due to the fact that your muscles can be stretched again after the surgery. 
  2. If the appearance of scars after tummy tuck is a problem, consult your doctor about the scar replacement procedure. 
  3. If you still smoke or are absolutely unable to quit. 

Types: 

There are two procedures of tummy tuck. These are decided by the surgeon during your consultation and some pre-surgery medical tests. The procedures are: a) Complete Abdominoplasty and b) Partial or mini abdominoplasty. 

In Complete Abdominoplasty, the surgeon cuts the abdomen from hipbone to hipbone and your skin, tissue and muscle will be operated. In the case of partial or mini abdominoplasty procedure, the fat deposits are usually located below the navel region and the surgeon may not move your belly button. The entire procedure may take around two to three hours. 

Aftercare: 
Proper nutrition and healthy meals are required for this surgery. You must follow a balanced diet and focus on post-operative care.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Tummy Tucking - How Safe and Effective Is It?

Dr. Lalit Choudhary 90% (75 ratings)
M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Tummy Tucking - How Safe and Effective Is It?

Losing weight is a challenge for most people but even more so for those suffering from obesity. With rigorous dieting and exercising you may lose fat but in the case of obese patients, this weight loss leaves behind sagging skin. Surgery is the only solution to this problem.

A tummy tuck of abdominoplasty is a procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen to create a firmer, more appealing silhouette. A tummy tuck may also be advised for women who have recently given birth and want to get back to their original figure. Most people fear going into surgery as every surgery has its own risks but a tummy tuck procedure is considered quite safe and hence need not be a cause for concern.
An abdominoplasty is usually performed under sedation or general anaesthesia. A horizontal incision is made between the navel and the pubic region. The length of this incision depends on the amount of excess skin to be removed. In some cases, an incision may be needed above the navel as well. The stubborn abdominal fat is removed and the muscle structure is repaired before pulling the skin taut and removing all excess skin. In most cases, the naval will also need to be shifted. The incisions are then closed with sutures or staples and allowed to heal.

It can take about 2 weeks for the results of a tummy tuck surgery to be visible. This is because most patients experience swelling for a few days after the surgery. The results of a tummy tuck surgery last fo as long as the patient can maintain his or her weight. For this reason, patients are usually advised to lose some weight and reach a stable weight before the surgery. In cases of excessive obesity, a single surgery may not be enough to recontour the abdomen and a follow-up procedure may be needed.

A tummy tuck surgery is not considered a weight loss procedure and hence putting on weight by following an unhealthy diet and neglecting exercise can detract from the results of a tummy tuck. For this reason, you may be advised to follow a strict diet after the surgery. This procedure is also not advised for women who are planning a family and have a high probability of pregnancy.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Who Can Opt For Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Dr. Sreekar Harinatha 88% (52 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Who Can Opt For Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure wherein excess fat and skin are removed to flatten the abdomen. In most of the cases, this surgery is performed to bring back weakened or separated muscles creating a smooth and firm abdomen. When diet and exercise fail to help an individual get the abdominal profile he or she may be looking for, the surgery is performed.

What causes fat and skin buildup around your abdominal region?

Irrespective of the body proportion or body weight you may have, you can still develop an abdomen that sticks out or is loose and flabby. Aging, pregnancy, heredity, changes in weight and surgery are a few of the common causes of the buildup of excess fat and skin around this area.

Who can opt for this surgery?

The procedure is suitable for both men and women.

- If you are a woman who has had several pregnancies, the surgery can help to reduce the extra skin that gets formed as well as tighten your abdominal muscles.

- The procedure can help both men and women who have extra flab to get rid of the fat deposits that get settled around the belly region. Even loose skin can be corrected through this procedure.

Types of tummy tuck

A tummy tuck surgery is of 2 types:

Complete tummy tuck- In this form of tummy tuck, the abdomen is cut from the hipbone to hipbone before the skin, tissue or muscle is contoured as needed. During this surgery, the belly button is moved and drainage tubes are placed under your skin.

Partial tummy tuck - This form of tummy tuck is usually performed on individuals whose fat deposits are present below the belly button. Usually lasting about 2 hours and unlike complete tummy tuck, it does not involve surgically moving the belly button.

Benefits can you expect:

Regarding benefits, the procedure is known to offer the following:

- Tightened abdominal muscles for a flat abdomen

- Improved body posture as weakened abdominal muscles associated with lordosis (also known as sway back) is restored to their original form

- A decrease in instances of stress urinary incontinence (problem associated with the urinary bladder wherein you experience uncontrollable leakage)

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Abdominoplasty: All You Need To Know About Tummy Tuck!

Dr. Ramakant Bembde 88% (113 ratings)
MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Aurangabad
Abdominoplasty: All You Need To Know About Tummy Tuck!

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure wherein excess fat and skin are removed to flatten the abdomen. In most of the cases, this surgery is performed to bring back weakened or separated muscles creating a smooth and firm abdomen. When diet and exercise fail to help an individual get the abdominal profile he or she may be looking for, the surgery is performed. 

What causes fat and skin buildup around your abdominal region? 

Irrespective of the body proportion or body weight you may have, you can still develop an abdomen that sticks out or is loose and flabby. Aging, pregnancy, heredity, changes in weight and surgery are a few of the common causes of the buildup of excess fat and skin around this area. 

Who can opt for this surgery? 

  1. The procedure is suitable for both men and women. - If you are a woman who has had several pregnancies, the surgery can help to reduce the extra skin that gets formed as well as tighten your abdominal muscles. 
  2. - The procedure can help both men and women who have extra flab to get rid of the fat deposits that get settled around the belly region. Even loose skin can be corrected through this procedure. 

Types of Tummy Tuck 

A tummy tuck surgery is of 2 types: 

  1. Complete tummy tuck- In this classical form of tummy tuck, the abdomen is cut from the hipbone to hipbone before the skin, tissue or muscle is contoured as needed. During this surgery, the belly button is moved and drainage tubes are placed under your skin. 
  2. Partial tummy tuck- This form of mini tummy tuck is usually performed on individuals whose fat deposits are present below the belly button. Usually lasting about 2 hours and unlike complete tummy tuck, it does not involve surgically moving the belly button. 

Benefits can you expect: 

Regarding benefits, the procedure is known to offer the following: 

  1. Tightened abdominal muscles for a flat abdomen. 
  2. Improved body contour, especially of the abdomen. 
  3. Improved confidence of the person.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Tummy Tuck - The Medical Benefits Of It!

Dr. Sahebgowda Shetty 88% (39 ratings)
MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Tummy Tuck -  The Medical Benefits Of It!

Tummy tuck surgery or Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure which tightens the muscles of your tummy. Loose skin and fat from your abdomen are also removed and as a result, the abdomen gets flat and toned. This surgery is common among women after pregnancy who want to restore their figure. This surgery also assists patients who have lost a large amount of weight in a short time period. Most tummy tuck surgeries are carried out for cosmetic reasons. However, there are certain medical benefits, which are gained after an abdominplasty is carried out. They are enlisted below:

  1. Gives you a better posture and enhanced abdominal tone: The stomach muscles sometimes become distended due to extreme loss of weight or because of pregnancy. A tummy tuck surgery helps in tightening of the weak muscles, removes excess fat and skin and the abdomen gets flattened. After carrying out a tummy tuck, people get an improved posture as the tightened muscles provide better support to the vertebrae. 
  2. Correction of ventral hernia: A ventral hernia occurs due to the break down of intestinal or abdominal tissues through the abdomen walls, and a sack is formed. The causes include abdominal weakness as a result of huge weight loss or previous surgeries. 

The symptoms that lead to a ventral hernia correction are similar to the symptoms of a tummy tuck, as both the surgeries rectify abdominal muscles. Medical expenses and recovery time are also reduced. 

Tummy tuck surgery is becoming increasingly popular these days. It is a major surgery which requires almost five hours to be completed successfully. A tummy tuck can remove up to ten pounds of fat from a person’s abdomen. It takes several weeks to recover after having a tummy tuck surgery. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon.

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Abdominoplasty - When Should You Opt For It?

Dr. Ashit Gupta 90% (89 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Gurgaon
Abdominoplasty - When Should You Opt For It?

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure where fat and loose skin is removed to tighten the tummy area. In addition to fat removal, the connective tissues and muscles in the surrounding area are tightened as well. It is usually preferred only if diet and exercise have failed to achieve the desired results.

Reasons to opt for abdominoplasty

  • If the lower abdominal wall is weak
  • If excess skin is present around your tummy
  • If you have retracted scarring from previous pregnancies

There are certain cases where abdominoplasty is not recommended such as wanting to lose weight, if the person is affected by chronic conditions like diabetes and an unhealthy body mass index.

The procedure

Incisions are made in the tummy to eliminate the fat and the loose skin from the tummy. The skin around the bellybutton is contoured by removing the bellybutton and suturing it back to its regular position.

Once the surgery is completed, the incisions are covered with medical dressing. There could be some pain in the area which can be regulated by medications administered through intravenous injections. The excess blood and fluid will be drained out through tubes. An abdominal binder (supportive clothing) needs to be worn for about two months in order to provide proper support during the healing period.

Risks associated with the surgery

A common problem after this surgery is moderate pain and some local swelling in the area. It may also cause fatigue, mild bruising and a feeling of numbness.

Some major complications that may arise from this procedure are infections and blood clots. If you have any previous disorders such as ineffective blood circulation, heart disease or lung problems then the chances of complications after surgery is very high. These surgeries cause scars in the body which may not completely fade away.

Post procedure care

You need to follow certain precautions after the surgery is completed. You should avoid any strenuous activity to allow the area to heal properly. You also need to take care of the bandages as the area will be stitched and bandaged by the surgeon.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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