- Healthy individuals with a stable weight
- Excessive abdominal fat with or without excessive or loose skin
- Having concerns about their tummy’s appearance
- Having abdominal laxity due to ageing or pregnancy
- Diet and exercising have failed to remove the belly protrusion
How is a tummy tuck performed?
A tummy tuck can be performed in 2 ways under general anaesthesia:
- Partial tummy tuck: It involves
- A large cut (incision) made across the lower abdomen
- Separation of the skin from the abdominal wall and the belly button for removal of the excessive fat and skin
- Stitching the place by pulling the remaining skin
- A full tummy tuck: A large cut is made in the pubic region
- The belly button is separated from the adjoining tissue
- The abdominal wall and the skin are separated
- The excessive fat and skin are removed
- An extended tummy tuck: Excessive sagging and hanging skin around the belly is addressed by this approach, using a much longer incision:
- The hanging skin in the lower and upper abdomen
- The flanks
- The abdominal muscles
The area is bandaged and pressure garments (corset) used. You will be prescribed medication to manage the pain. The surgical procedure can take a couple of hours (2-5) and include few days of stay at the hospital.
Up to 6 weeks may be required for full recovery, during which period you will be asked to avoid driving and exercising.