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What Is A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to improve the shape of your abdomen. It is also known as abdominoplasty. During this procedure excess skin and fat are removed from the abdominal area. Connective tissue in the abdominal wall is tightened using sutures to maintain a well-toned look.

You can choose to have a tummy tuck if you have excess fat or skin around the area of your belly button. A tummy tuck boosts your body image and your self-confidence.

Who Should Get A Tummy Tuck?

There are a number of reasons one might have excess fat, poor elasticity of the skin, or weakened connective tissue in the abdomen. These include:

A tummy tuck can:

If you’ve had fat removed from your abdomen using liposuction, then you should consider going for a tummy tuck if the skin does not retract properly. This is because liposuction removes tissue just under the skin and fat, but does not remove any excess skin.

Who Should Avoid Getting A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck isn’t for everyone. Dr. Vasant Gholave might caution against a tummy tuck if you:

How To Prepare Before A Tummy Tuck

Before a tummy tuck, you might need to:

Dr. Vasant Gholave might advise an ultrasound examination or a CT Scan or MRI test of the abdominal wall to determine the presence of a hernia.

How Is A Tummy Tuck Performed?

There are different procedures for a tummy tuck, depending on the results the patient wants to see. These are called mini-abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck), standard abdominoplasty (standard tummy tuck ), extended abdominoplasty, fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty, circumferential abdominoplasty (body lift), panniculectomy, or lipoabdominoplasty. The choice of procedure depends upon the cause of the abdominal wall skin and fat excess, the extent of deformity, and examination findings during the consultation with Dr. Vasant Gholave. The procedure typically takes about two to four hours. The operation can be performed as daycare surgery or inpatient surgery.

During the typical tummy tuck

  • The surgeon makes incisions to remove most of the skin and fat between the belly button and pubic hair in a horizontal oval or elliptical shape.

  • The connective tissue over the abdominal muscles is tightened with sutures.

  • The skin around the belly button is then repositioned.

  • The belly button is then brought out through a small incision and sutured in its usual position.

  • The incision from hip to hip above the pubic hair is then stitched together. This leaves a scar that falls along the natural crease within the bikini line.

  • The abdominal incision and belly button will be covered with surgical dressing.

  • Small tubes might be placed along the site of the incision to drain any excess fluid or blood. These drains might be left in place for several days post-surgery. The patient might need to continue taking an antibiotic as long as the drains are in place.

  • Antibiotics can be given during the procedure to prevent infection.

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How is the Recovery After A Tummy Tuck?

The patient will be asked to walk as early as the first day after the procedure to help prevent the formation of blood clots.

They may feel moderate pain. Medication can be prescribed to keep the pain under control.

The patient will have minimal swelling in the surgical area.

For the first six weeks after the tummy tuck, the patient will need to be careful when moving around and avoid positions that strain the incision line — such as quickly bending at the waist.

Regular follow-ups with Dr. Vasant Gholave will be scheduled to keep a check on progress. 

What Are The Risks And Complications Associated With A Tummy Tuck?

Like any other surgical procedure, a tummy tuck poses various risks, including:

Dr. Vasant Gholave does his best to ensure that most of these risks or complications can be avoided or minimized by careful and proper preoperative planning.

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Dr. Vasant Gholave

(MBBS, MS, MCH)

Dr. Vasant Gholave is an immensely skilled Plastic Surgeon, Hair Transplant Surgeon, and Cosmetic surgeon in Pune. After a strong experience of 21 years, he came up with a cosmetic surgery and cosmetology treatment solution, “Arra Aesthetics”, which not only has the latest technology and treatments but also state-of-the-art infrastructure under one roof. Dr. Vasant always strives for the best results and has the zeal to continuously improve and innovate in his practice of cosmetic and laser surgery.

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