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All you need to know about the tummy tuck surgery | Procedure followed and risks associated

All you need to know about the tummy tuck surgery | Procedure followed and risks associated

Sagging and loose belly skin is common among people who have lost massive weight or have undergone pregnancy. Unfortunately, even a proper diet plan and a regular gym workout cannot help the baggy tummy. The only procedure to improve this is a tummy tuck surgery.

Despite its effective results, there are few aspects associated with the tummy tuck surgery:

  • The surgery leads to a permanent scar
  • The recovery takes longer than 3-4 weeks
  • You are required to attain a stable weight before the surgery
  • Fluid buildup is one of the risks in tummy tuck surgery. The surgical area is linked with certain drainage pipes to eliminate the buildup fluid and stop any spread of infection and swelling
  • Complete healing may take up to a year

Patients usually are unknowledgeable about the best doctor, the choice of the type of treatment, or even the tummy tuck surgery cost in India, the procedure of surgery, the risks associated with the tummy tuck surgery, and of course the benefits. 

Through this blog, I’ll help you to make your choice more curated and easy.

What is the procedure followed by tummy tuck surgery?

Tummy tuck surgery is 3-5 hours surgical procedure. It is started by administering the patient with anesthesia. Thereafter, two surgical cuts are made – first: from one hipbone to the hipbone of the other side and second: around the navel.

The excessive skin is separated from the abdominal muscles that are brought together to form a thin abdomen. The muscle area is carefully closed by stretching the skin flap and the extra skin is removed. In the procedure, the navel is fixed in the natural position and the surgical site is closed with stitches.

The recovery period is 1-2 weeks where a patient needs complete bed rest. The treated area needs to be covered with a compressive cloth to avoid further swelling and soaring.

Risks associated with the tummy tuck surgery

Similar to the risks associated with all the other surgeries, tummy tuck surgery has certain risks of abdominoplasty, which include:

  • Skin loss
  • Loose skin
  • Fluid buildup
  • Itchy scarring
  • Raised scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Asymmetry in the abdominal skin

How is tummy tuck different than liposuction? Learn about a lipotummytuck and lipoabdominoplasty.

It is a common confusion among women whether they should opt for liposuction or tummy tuck. This state of the dilemma could only be corrected with the right guidance. Below, I have explained the basic difference between the two that will give you a clear idea. 

A tummy tuck is usually performed on loose skin that occurs either due to severe weight loss or post-pregnancy. 

Whereas, liposuction just removes the fat. 

The extra fat is removed through liposuction, the body is given a proper curve, the muscles are tightened up, the extra skin is removed, and the belly button is fixed in position through the tummy tuck. This whole process is known as lopitummytuck or lipoabdominoplasty.

It is important to do wide research before finalizing a surgeon for the tummy tuck surgery. I hope that the above content has helped you to gather enough information about tummy tuck surgery and its related aspects.

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