Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck helps to remove the excess skin and fat deposits that appear as a consequence of pregnancies, old age and obesity. The procedure removes stretch marks or scars that may be present in the area. If necessary, the abdominal muscles may be tightened. This gives a firmer look to the abdomen and results in a narrower waist. A mini-abdominoplasty is a similar operation on a smaller scale. When the affected area is smaller in the lower abdomen below the naval,the problem is resolved with a smaller incision in the bikini line.
Frequently Asked Questions
Swelling and bruising are invertible and will subside in 10 to 14 days.
A scar is unavoidable but with modern techniques it is very less visible after 1-2 years.
You will have to stay hospitalized for one or two days.
Walking is allowed on the next day od surgery but it might take 2-3 weeks to return to normal activities.
No procedure can remove stretch marks over the entire abdomen. A tummy tuck will remove skin on the lower abdomen thus eliminating stretch marks in this area. Stretch marks from upper abdomen are shifted to lower half where they are easily hidden under clothes.