Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty is completely a safe and simple surgical cosmetic procedure. It aims to tighten the muscle wall and get rid of wrinkles, sagging, and skin appendages by removing fat that exists in the abdomen and waist

Stages of Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck takes up to 5 hours, the patient may also need to stay a day in the hospital. The procedure goes through the following steps:

  1. General anesthesia is administered by the doctor, making sure that the patient will feel no pain during the operation.

  2. Making an incision: the length and shape of the incision are determined by the doctor concerning the amount of sagging skin.

  3. Then, the skin is separated from the abdominal wall, and the underlying tissues are drawn together with stitches.

  4. In this stage, the excess skin of the abdomen is removed, then the remaining skin is tightened. In some cases, the navel is repositioned

  5. Finally, the incision is closed with dissolvable sutures, and the patient will wear a compression garment.

Are you a Candidate

Yes if you

  • are over 21 years old.

  • enjoy good health; you don’t have any disease or skin condition which may impede your operation.

  • have sagging or loose skin resulting from significant weight loss.

  • want to get rid of the redundant skin around your body after pregnancy.

  • have had gastric surgery, such as a gastric bypass or a gastric sleeve, and the procedure left you with loose skin.

  • have a stable weight to be completely ready for the surgery.

  • would like to get a firmer, tight abdominal contour.

Tummy Tuck Techniques
  • Full Tummy Tuck: It addresses the entire abdomen, above and below the belly button.
  • Mini Tummy Tuck: It uses a shorter incision to treat only the fatty area below the belly button, for people with little excess fat.

A tummy tuck may also be one part of a mommy makeover procedure after childbirth or a part of a body contouring procedure.

Before procedure Tips

  • Do the necessary lab tests or medical evaluation prescribed by your doctor.
  • Stop smoking for at least one month before the operation.
  • Make sure to take the required medications prescribed by your doctor.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, and herbal supplements, which might increase the bleeding during the operation.
  • Stop taking stimulates, such as Arabic coffee and alcohol, before the operation.
  • Stay away from blood-thinning food or drinks, which might lead to increase bleeding during and after the operation

After procedure Tips

  • You need to wear a pressure garment for six weeks, which helps you to control swelling and get the best results.
  • Keep your knees bent while you are in bed.
  • Take the medicines, including the painkillers and antibiotics prescribed by your doctor to help you control your pain and prevent infection
  • Follow a healthy and balanced diet to maintain the results.
  • Avoid itching the treatment areas
  • Avoid sports, or strenuous activates for six weeks
  • Avoid smoking for five weeks after the operation
  • Stay away from hot or Turkish bath
  • Keep away from hard exercise or sports for six weeks.