Tummy Tuck – Abdominoplasty
Tummy Tuck Procedure
Although a flat, firm tummy is always desirable, it can often be very elusive despite all the sit-ups and dieting you do. This happens the abdominal muscles are often stretched due to pregnancy or weight loss. In these cases, a tummy tuck is typically the only way to get back to its normal form. A tummy tuck surgery will get rid of the excess fat and skin around the midsection, and make the abdominals taut again.
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is performed under local anesthesia with a sedative, or under general anesthesia. It is regularly done with an incision usually made very low on the abdomen, just above the pubic area. During the procedure, excess skin and fat tissue are removed, and the muscles of the abdominal walls are also tightened.
Depending on the extent of the work to be done, a liposuction may also be recommended alongside a tummy tuck. Patients that have excess fat only in the lower portion of the abdomen can choose to have a mini tummy tuck, rather than a full one.
Suitable for Me?
- You have excess fat around the midsection that does not respond to diet and exercise.
- Your weight is normal, but you have a protruding tummy due to pregnancy or weight loss.
- You are not overweight.
- A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program.
Is Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty only for Females?
NO! It is for both Males & Females.
Benefits of Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty
- Aesthetic Gain – Gain back a flat abdomen. The pubis and groin area will also be lifted and the body shape will be improved with the reduction in abdominal circumference.
- Functional Gain – Provides more stability & support to the spine and core muscles, preventing spine degeneration and improving the pelvic floor and urinary function.
Different Types of Tummy Tuck
Abdominoplasty & Different Incisions
There are a varies type of abdominoplasties depending on which is the most suitable one for you. There are a few indications when deciding which will be the best approach for you depending on
- how much skin one presents
- the distance of umbilicus against the upper abdomen and local abdomen
- if there is only an abdominal bulge that results in Rectus Diastasis
- placement of scars
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What is Rectus Diastasis?
Rectus Diastasis refers to the Rectus Abdominal Muscles Separation Gap between the left and right abdominal muscles also known as the linea alba. Or it is a separation of the rectus abdominal (abdominis) in the midline of the core muscles. The separation gap can be larger than 2 cm.
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How is the Robotic Tummy Tuck surgery performed?
This technique is typically more suitable for those who present with no excess abdominal skin but has an abdominal bulge known as Rectus Diastasis.
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Tummy Tuck & Pregnancies
Although it is recommended to complete having children before undergoing a tummy tuck abdominoplasty surgery, there are exceptions for those who have lost severe weight (due to post-bariatric) or other reasons.
Yes, you are able to get pregnant after a tummy tuck/abdominoplasty. But we do advise you to wait until at least after 1 year after your tummy tuck/abdominoplasty to get pregnant again.
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What is the downtime for Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty?
A minimum of 1 to 3 days stay in the hospital is recommended. You are advised to stay quiet for the next 10 to 14 days, and you are able to go back to work within 10 to 14 days (depending on the individual). Light exercise may be resumed 3 weeks post-surgery. Vigorous exercise such as playing tennis or running marathons is typically recommended only after 2 to 3 months.
You are also advised to wear a support garment for the first 2 to 3 weeks to help reduce the swelling.
What is the Cost of a Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty Surgery?
The fee for this surgery will depend on the individual case and its complexity. You are advised to contact our clinic for more information.
Can I Use Insurance for
Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty Surgery?
Yes, costs incurred from a tummy tuck
surgery may be eligible for insurance claims.
The insurance criteria for approval for tummy tuck surgery
will vary from insurance company to insurance company.