Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess fat from the abdominal region. It helps slim, tone, contour, and sculpt the entire abdominal area by removing and tightening the muscles. The procedure helps get rid of stubborn fat deposits that cannot be removed through any other method. The tummy tuck surgery can be tailored for each patient according to their requirements and physical conditions. Since it is a surgical procedure, it leaves a scar. However, in successful tummy tuck surgeries, the scars are strategically placed where they are least visible. Moreover, the natural placement of the belly button is also essential after abdominoplasty.
Table of Contents
- 1 Who is the best candidate for a tummy tuck?
- 2 What area does a tummy tuck cover?
- 3 How to prepare for the tummy tuck procedure?
- 4 Tummy Tuck Procedure
- 5 How much does it cost for a tummy tuck?
- 6 What to expect from the procedure?
- 7 Tummy Tuck FAQ’s
- 8 Book Your Appointment
Who is the best candidate for a tummy tuck?
You are a good candidate for tummy tuck surgical procedure if you:
- Have stubborn fat deposits in the abdominal region
- Suffer from skin laxity due to multiple pregnancies
- Want to contour your abdominal muscles and waistline
- Have lost more than 50lb of weight
- Have loose skin or excess skin flaps in the abdominal area
What area does a tummy tuck cover?
A tummy tuck can help treat the following body areas:
- Upper abdominal area
- Lower abdominal area
- The ‘belt line’ – from front to back around the midriff
- Entire stomach, lower back, and buttocks
- Underlying abdominal muscles
How to prepare for the tummy tuck procedure?
When you go for a pre-op meeting with your surgeon, they will guide you about preparing for the surgery. These instructions vary for each individual, but some general instructions are as follows:
- Get all the prescribed lab tests done.
- Follow a healthy diet regimen.
- Share your medical history with the surgeon.
- Discuss any allergies and previous cosmetic surgery experiences with the surgeon.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
A tummy tuck is performed on an outpatient basis, and the duration varies for each patient depending on various factors. The step-by-step procedure of a tummy tuck is as follows:
- Generally, tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so the surgeon will first administer anesthesia. If it is performed using the endoscopic method, local anesthesia can also be used.
- After administering anesthesia, the surgeon makes incisions in the treatment area. The nature of incisions may vary, depending on the type of surgery. Generally, the incisions are made:
- Horizontally between the pubic hairline and belly button and around the navel for traditional abdominoplasty surgery
- Horizontally between the navel and pubic hairline for a mini-abdominoplasty
- In or around the belly button and along the pubic line (endoscopic method)
3. After making the desired incisions, the surgeon will improve the abdominal appearance by:
- Removing excess skin or fat and tightening abdominal muscles in a full abdominoplasty
- Eliminating excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen and tightening abdominal muscles in mini-abdominoplasty
- Tightening abdominal muscles in endoscopic abdominoplasty
4. Finally, incisions are closed with stitches.
How much does it cost for a tummy tuck?
The cost of tummy tuck treatment for men and women depends on the extent of treatment, the surgeon’s expertise, the type of clinic chosen, patient expectations, and many other things.
At Euromed Clinic Center, the starting price of Tummy Tuck is 30,000 AED. However, to know the exact cost of abdominoplasty in your case, you should consult with one of our experts.
What to expect from the procedure?
Patients can leave the hospital after a few hours of the surgery or stay overnight based on their preference. In both cases, patients have to see the surgeon regularly during their recovery process for wound management and check-ups.
The first follow-up session with your surgeon will be scheduled after 24-48 hours of the surgery. The surgeon will check for dressings, remove any drains, and fit a compression garment. They will remove the drainage tubes placed under the skin to remove the blood and excess fluid, in 2 to 5 days, based on the results. Moreover, patients should rest for at least 2-3 days after abdominoplasty.
The results of the tummy tuck procedure are permanent if appropriately maintained by following the post-care sessions. However, subsequent pregnancies after the treatment can undo the effects of this treatment for women.
Tummy Tuck FAQ’s
How long is recovery from a tummy tuck?
The recovery period varies for each patient, but it typically lasts for about six weeks. However, the recovery period is usually shorter for a mini-tummy tuck. Patients should avoid indulging in any strenuous activities during this period and follow all post-op instructions.
How painful is a tummy tuck?
Since it is a surgical procedure, there is pain involved in an abdominoplasty. However, the pain is managed using general or local anesthesia during the procedure.
Is tummy tuck surgery permanent?
A tummy tuck is permanent in the sense that the tissue and fat removed during the surgery will not come back. However, patients have to maintain these results by making necessary lifestyle changes. Otherwise, their skin will start becoming loose and sagging once again.
How long does a tummy tuck treatment take?
Although the duration for a tummy tuck varies from patient to patient, it typically takes somewhere between 1 to 5 hours.
What is the best age for tummy tuck?
Most men and women choose to undergo abdominoplasty from their late 20s to early 40s.
Book Your Appointment
At Euromed Clinic Center, we have a team of board-certified cosmetic surgeons having decades of experience in tummy tuck surgery. Our experts are well-equipped and well-trained to fulfill all individual patient needs. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us right now via call, online consultation form, or visit our clinic to discuss your case with one of our experts.