How dangerous is abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty is a safe procedure when done by experienced surgeon under optimal operating conditions.
Is abdominoplasty a major surgery?
Yes, it’s a major surgery done under general anesthesia.
How is an abdominoplasty performed?
Pinch test is performed in the abdomen and excess skin and fat are marked. In the Operating room after being anasthetized ,excision of excess tissues is done along the markings and the remaining skin is approximated. Rectus muscles is tightened in the midline and umbilicus is repositioned at higher level. Liposuction is done in addition to smoothen contours .
Is abdominoplasty same as tummy tuck?
Yes, both are same. Abdominoplasty is the technical term.
Is tummy tuck possible without surgery?
Some improvement in the abdominal muscle tone and contour is possible with dietary modification and exercises .
Cryolipolysis is non surgical technique to freeze the excess fat and ultrasonic techniques cause skin tightening of abdomen.
All non surgical methods do not address the hanging skin.
What are the alternates of tummy tuck surgery?
Non surgical options are cryolipolysis and ulthera.
Surgical options are liposuction alone avoiding lengthy scars.
What does tummy tuck do?
Tummy tuck improves the shape of the tone of the abdomen giving a sculpted appearance
Is tummy tuck worth it?
Tummy tuck is absolutely worth it. The procedure helps improve shape of abdomen and makes one feel comfortable in all their outfits.
What is mini tummy tuck?
In mini tummy tuck surgery only an ellipse of excess skin is removed from the lower abdomen .All the remaining steps of abdominoplasty are omitted.
What are the exercises one needs to do?
Exercises are advised before surgical procedure and 6 months after to improve abdominal tone.