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What is an Abdominoplasty or a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy Tuck or as its is medically called an Abdominoplasty is a body contouring procedure that achieves a narrower,  slimmer, and an aesthetic abdomen (belly)

How does it help in my shape and overall figure?

Abdominoplasty is performed when you have loose abdominal muscles and excess fat and loose skin that give you a protruding abdomen. The procedure removes excess skin along with fat and tightens the abdominal muscles. The result is a smoother, tighter and flatter belly.

What is Lipo-Abdominoplasty?

Lipo-abdominoplasty is a latest abdominoplasty technique in which liposuction is done to reduce the extent of scarring and invasiveness of the procedure. Using liposuction instead of more traditional surgical removal and contouring reduces the impact of the procedure on your body, decreasing your healing time and reducing your risk of complications. It does not however decrease its effectiveness for contour improvement. This is especially done or the love handles and combined with a shorter scar Abdominoplasty.

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Can I just do a liposuction instead of Tummy Tuck?

For some patients, liposuction is an ideal procedure for getting a flat abdomen. If your protruding belly is composed primarily of fat, and your skin tone is good enough to ensure it will contract after the fat is removed, then liposuction is recommended. However, many people have excess skin and some degree of looseness in the abdominal muscles that prevents liposuction from giving ideal results. During your abdominoplasty consultation, Dr. Sreekar Harinatha will perform an examination to determine which procedure is right for you.

Does Tummy Tuck sort out the stretch marks?

Stretch marks generally occur following pregnancy of weight fluctuations. And since they are in the skin, and because some skin is removed during an abdominoplasty, some stretch marks may be removed. Others may be repositioned lower on the abdomen, while still others may be unaffected.

How much scars does a Tummy Tuck leave?

All surgery leaves scars, and abdominoplasty is no different. The length of the scar depends on the amount of skin being removed. However, the length of the scar is less of a concern because the abdominoplasty scar is in a very favorable location. It is located very low on the abdomen so that it will be concealed under most types of underwear and bikini bottoms.

How safe is a Tummy Tuck?

Majority of abdominoplasty patients experience no complications whatsoever. Abdominoplasty is able to achieve some of the most dramatic results in plastic surgery, but its transformative power is balanced by a certain level of risk. However, careful planning and proper technique can significantly minimize these risks. During your consultation, Bangalore’s leading Tummy Tuck cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Sreekar will talk to you about how he works to reduce risk, including his use of the advanced technique lipoabdominoplasty.

Whats the recovery time after a Tummy Tuck?

Most people take 5-7 days off work to recover from abdominoplasty, at which point they are ready to return to most normal non-strenuous activities. Although it’s important to be moving around as soon as you are able, strenuous activities are limited for 3 weeks to allow for full healing. At each of your follow-up appointments, Dr. Sreekar will inform you of what activities are appropriate for your personal pace of healing.

Does abdominoplasty increase risks in future pregnancies?

No. Some people think that because abdominoplasty tightens the abdominal muscles it might interfere with future pregnancies, but abdominoplasty has not been shown to have any negative impacts on pregnancy. The same, however, cannot be said of the impact of future pregnancies on abdominoplasty results. If you become pregnant after an abdominoplasty, you may have stretching of the muscle and skin layers and may feel the need to have a second procedure to restore your results.

Why shoud I choose Dr Sreekar Harinatha as my Tummy Tuck surgeon in Bangalore?

You should always work with a board-certified plastic surgeon for a procedure like abdominoplasty. The risks increase dramatically if you are working with a less-trained or less experienced surgeon. Communication is vital to you getting the results you desire, so you should also work with a surgeon who makes you feel comfortable.

Dr. Sreekar Harinatha is a double board-certified plastic surgeon, whose compassionate and understanding manner has helped thousands of patients from Bangalore and across India to have a positive plastic surgery experience.

To learn whether Dr. Sreekar is the right surgeon for you, please contact Contura Clinic today to schedule a consultation.

Are tummy tucks covered by Medical Insurance?

Medical Insurances will not pay for your plastic surgery unless it is a result of an abnormal event and you meet the strict criteria – it is causing infections, skin rashes, and leading to other medical conditions and is deemed necessary by your doctor or surgeon.

Will I need a tummy tuck after large volume weight loss?

It varies from person to person. Not all people are left with loose skin after weight loss. If you are one of those who are left with unsightly hanging skin in your tummy area, you can opt for a tummy tuck.

What do I do before tummy tuck surgery?

    1. Quit smoking and drinking two weeks prior to the surgery
    2. Do not take aspirin or any other blood-thinning medications
    3. Eat healthily and drink loads of water
    4. Take a few weeks off from work in advance
    5. Get all the lab tests your surgeon has asked you to take

Is getting a tummy tuck in Bangalore worth it?

If the excess loose skin is affecting your confidence and causing problems like skin rashes and infections, having a tummy tuck is a great way to improve your body contour and life. Many studies and surveys suggest it is definitely worth it.

What are the different types of tummy tucks?

The most common types of tummy tucks are:

      • Standard abdominoplasty

      • Mini Abdominoplasty

      • Fleur de Lys Abdominoplasty

      • Extended Abdominoplasty

      • Full Body Lift or Circumferential Abdominoplasty

Read more about the types of Tummy Tuck here…

What is a tummy tuck revision surgery?

A tummy tuck revision simply refers to secondary abdominoplasty surgery. It can take many forms, from minor trimming to complete tummy tuck. This especially follows a poor tummy tuck results. Dr Sreekar can handle various problems arising out of tummy tucks done elsewehre too.

Can a tummy tuck fix diastasis recti – split tummy muscles?

Yes, a full tummy tuck is the most comprehensive treatment and recommended for diastasis recti–muscle repair

How long is a tummy tuck surgery?

The surgery can take anywhere between 1 to 3 hours, depending on the technique used.

What kind of tummy tuck do I need?

The kind of tummy tuck you need can only be determined once you come in for a consultation. Each patient is different and requires a different kind of technique.

What is the recovery time after a tummy tuck?

Generally, patients recover 3 weeks after the surgery.

Can you have two tummy tucks?

Yes, it is entirely possible. Some people opt for a second tummy tuck years down the line if they become pregnant to have significant changes in their weight.

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