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  • 27 May 2020
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What is a tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty?

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery can be a treatment for several cosmetic concerns. Abdominoplasty removes loose stomach skin and fat. Tummy tuck surgery can remove stretch marks from the belly; Abdominoplasty can narrow the waist and reduce the lower abdominal swelling; tummy tuck can reduce skin irritation, and also, Abdominoplasty can sometimes even reduce the feeling of discomfort in the back.

Fat removal by tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty surgery removes fat from outside of the belly cavity. This means that only the fat that you can pinch can be removed by a tummy tuck surgery. Abdominoplasty does not remove fat from inside the abdominal cavity; This means that tummy tuck will not remove the fat that you cannot pinch. Generally speaking, women tend to collect more fat outside the abdominal cavity, which is the fat that can be pinched. In contrast, when most men gain weight, they tend to accumulate more fat inside the abdominal cavity, which is the fat that cannot be pinched.

Who is not a candidate for a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery?

People who are unable to have a general anesthetic should not have Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck.

Patients who smoke cannot have an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery.

Patients must stop smoking cigarettes for at least three months before Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery.

Patients with a basal metabolic index (BMI) or a weight to height ratio that is not stable, should not have abdominoplasty surgery.

Patients should have a stable base of basal metabolic index for at least six months before abdominoplasty surgery.

Mini tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery

In an abdominoplasty, an incision is made around the umbilicus or belly button for most patients. In a mini tummy tuck procedure, a very small incision is made along the lower area or midline, which is used for patients who require very little skin and fat removal. These patients essentially have a tummy tuck to tighten the stomach muscles.

Standard tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty

In the procedure known as a standard tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty, the incision generally goes from one side of the hip bone to the other hip bone. Most patients undergoing abdominoplasty surgery have an extended abdominoplasty incision. This kind of tummy tuck incision goes past the hip, across the center midline, and past the opposite hip. By extending the incision, the maximal amount of fat and skin can be removed.

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery incisions

The lower incision can be located wherever the patient desires. It is something that should be discussed with the plastic surgeon at the time of consultation and before surgery. The upper incision is most often placed just above the belly button in a way that the final upper and lower incision lines form a football shape. The section between the upper and lower incision is the part that is generally removed.

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure

After the lower abdominal incision is made, the skin on the abdomen is lifted and brought downward. The skin from the initial lower incision is brought much further down, and the skin in the area of the upper incision is now brought down to the region of the lower incision, where it is then trimmed. The area of skin that was once a place for the belly button is removed, and a new incision is made to allow for a new belly button to be created.

Muscle Repair during tummy tuck surgery

For many women, during child delivery, pregnancy, or C-section, the rectus muscles are pulled apart. This leads to an opening or a bulge in the area between the rectus muscles. Regardless of the amount of activity or exercise that is performed, the rectus muscles will not heal without surgery. At the time of abdominoplasty surgery, it is very common to suture the rectus muscles back together to repair the hernia, reduce the lower abdominal wall bulge, and to tighten or narrow the waistline. It is this part of the procedure that results in most of the pain and discomfort after surgery.

Measures to take after Abdominoplasty

Patients that undergo a muscle Repair during tummy Tuck are required to wear an abdominal binder or garter for six weeks and not do any core muscle activities during that time. If a rectus repair is done after Abdominoplasty, patients have more discomfort in the post-operative period. You can return to daily activity after two to four weeks, and the use of a compression garment continues for six weeks. The compression garment must be used when a patient has a rectus diastasis repair or tightening of the muscles. Patients can resume full activities at six weeks, and the final result is usually achieved by 12 months.

Abdominoplasty Complications

After a tummy tuck surgery, the scars may form collections of fluid called seroma. Patients may have problems with healing and breakdown of the wound. It is possible to get an asymmetrical stomach after a tummy tuck. Wound breakdown is the most common significant problem. When this occurs, the patient develops scabbing along the central portion of the incision. This scabbed area will eventually lead to the breakdown of the skin.

The cost of Abdominoplasty

Depending on the type of Abdominoplasty, the extent of incisions, and the amount of fat and skin removal that is required in the tummy tuck, the surgeon's expertise, and the clinic or hospital in which the surgery is done, In India, this procedure can cost around $4000.in the US, Abdominoplasty costs around $10,000. In UK, the price of Abdominoplasty is around $7100.

Abdominoplasty in Iran

While affordability is a major concern in the case of any plastic surgery, the price of Abdominoplasty will never be an issue if you have your surgery in Iran. At the same time, in Iran, the lower price never means lower quality. The most qualified and experienced plastic surgeons perform hundreds of successful abdominoplasty surgeries in Iran every day. As one of the best-known destinations for any type of plastic surgery, Iran has been the destination of medical tourists from around the world for many years now.

Plastic surgery with MedTourIran

Planning your surgery in another country can be a very tricky and stressful task. MedTourIran has put together the best accommodation, transportation, and medical services and is ready to provide you with free consultation, visa, transfer, accommodation, pre- and post-operative care, treatment, and follow-up, with the most affordable prices that you could find. In addition, an interpreter from the experienced team of MedTourIran will be with you in every stage of your medical trip. If you have selected Iran as your medical trip destination, feel free to contact MedTourIran to get a quick consultation and start to plan your trip.

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