Tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty is an efficient body reshaping surgery. In tummy tuck surgery, your fat and skin at your middle section and the lower abdominal area are removed. This will cause your muscles to tighten and your abdomen will be firmer and the abdomen will have a leaner look.
Tummy tuck is a famous surgery for women with loose skin and abdominal muscles because of numerous pregnancies. Those who have manage to lose a considerable quantity of weight as well as some surplus skin at the tummy area is also recommended to have this surgery.
The usual tummy tuck cost in the US is range from $4,000 to $20,000. Due to expensive cost there are some, who would prefer to have tummy tuck surgery outside of US like in Thailand where reputable cosmetic surgery centers would charge at a much lower rates. A candidate who chose to have the surgery in Thailand or other in South East Asia should always be cautious and must make sure that the surgeon are a licensed and qualified cosmetic surgeon and the hospital or facilities are well equipped.
There are various kinds of tummy tucks available. They include complete tummy tuck, partial tummy tuck as well as extended tummy tuck. The complete tummy tuck may take longer time to perform, as long as 5 hours, because complete tummy tuck is a much more extensive procedure if compared to the partial tummy tuck. Partial tummy tuck will only take about one hour to two hours to perform. An extended tummy tuck will also contain surgery, “tucking” as well as shaping the thigh and the hip areas.
The best candidates to have a tummy tuck must possess one of the subsequent criteria or more :
• An extended abdomen which is not in the right ratio with the entire body.
• Abdominal which is weakened or separated because of the pregnancy weight.
• Sagging as well as excessive abdominal skin.
• Surplus fatty tissue mainly at the abdominal area.
While poor candidates for the procedure are people who smokes, are diabetics, people who have problem controlling their obesity and also women who are planning to have children following the procedure.
Just like any other cosmetic surgeries, risks are always there with tummy tuck surgery. For instance, people who smoke cannot be an ideal candidates due to the fact there is a higher risk for the wound to delay healing, The leg veins will be infected and there will be blood clots inside the veins, which might cause embolism. In the event the smoker wishes to have the procedure then they are required to stop smoking three weeks prior to the surgery and three weeks following the surgery.
The patient are required to wear a girdle or a binder after the tummy tuck surgery. This will reduce the quantity of swelling and also the bruising in the operation area. By wearing the girdle, it will assist in maintaining the shape of the newly sculptured abdomen. It must be worn daily, 24 hours a day for approximately three weeks to four weeks following the surgery, and the subsequent three weeks the girdle shall only be worn during the day.
The patient who had a tummy tuck surgery may return to work approximately after ten days of the recovery period. It is vital for the patient to sustain circulation by taking rests and do some walking. The patient can perform light exercise just about 10 days after the surgery. For heavier exercise wait until four weeks to five weeks after the surgery.
How fast the surgery recovery will vary from one patient to another. It will depend on the health conditions of the patient and also the condition of the abdominal muscles. Patients who have strong abdominal muscles would normally recover from the tummy tuck surgery much faster compared to patients with weak abdominal muscles.