Get ready to bid goodbye to unsightly bulges and shake hands with firmer & tighter waist. Dr. Vikas Gawri is a leading cosmetic surgeon in North India who’s admired for mastering the art of Abdominoplasty. He has been serving his patients with quality-assured tummy tuck service for more than eight years. So, you can trust him for a safe and effective solution for excess fat & loose skin around the abdomen.
What is Abdominoplasty?
Commonly known as Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery intended to modify shape as well as the size of the abdomen while making it firmer. This surgery involves elimination of excess fat and skin from the middle & lower abdomen followed by abdominal wall fascia and muscle tightening.
What are the Different Types of Abdominoplasty?
Kyra Clinic, an eminent cosmetic surgery center, acknowledged for Tummy tuck/Abdominoplasty in Ludhiana, India aids in the delivery of latest and advanced aesthetic treatments. Depending on the state and desires of the patient, Dr. Vikas Gawri, selects the right procedure. Different types of abdominoplasty are as follows:
A. Complete or Full Abdominoplasty
This technique addresses three main components: fat, muscle, and skin. A suitable option for all those who want tighter skin and flat stomach as soon as possible. It includes following steps:
Step 1: An incision is made just above the pubic area from hip to hip.
Step 2: Navel is freed from the surrounding skin by making another incision.
Step 3: Skin is separated from the abdominal wall to expose fascia as well as muscles that need to be tightened.
Step 4: Tightening the fascia and muscle wall using sutures.
Step 5: Transitional zones of the abdominal sculpture are refined using liposuction
Step 6: Before dressing, excess fluid is drained out, and a compression garment is to be worn by the patient.
B. Partial or Mini Abdominoplasty
This technique is a perfect option for all those who desire/require small amount of abdominal skin removal. Also, it is an excellent option for those who don't feature a significant protruding muscle wall, therefore no muscle tightening is required. It involves the following steps:
Step 1: A small incision is made in the lower abdomen.
Step 2: Skin & fat is eliminated from the lower abdomen’s muscle fascia in a limited fashion.
Step 3: Excessive skin is removed. In some cases, a portion of the abdominal muscle fascia wall is also tightened.
Step 4: Fascia muscle is tightened using sutures.
Step 5: Surgeons execute the contouring of the transition zone using liposuction.
Step 6: Flap is stitched back.
C. Circumferential Abdominoplasty
A more extensive approach in comparison to a standard tummy tuck. This holistic approach is suitable for those, who have lost a significant weight such as gastric bypass surgery or bariatric surgery patients. The right candidate for this surgery is the one, who do not only have loose but also have hanging skin. Also known as Belt Lipectomy as it leaves scars around the body in the form of a belt. This type of abdominoplasty also features buttock lift.
D. Combination Procedures
In several scenarios, Abdominoplasty is employed in-line with other cosmetic surgeries such as Hysterectomy, Breast Lift, Liposuction, to deliver more striking result. This is more suitable for those who demand wholesome improvement. Abdominoplasty combined with breast procedures is called "Mommy Makeover."
Who are Right Candidates for Abdominoplasty?
- One who has unsightly loose skin and muscles post pregnancy
- One who has sagging skin post dramatic weight loss
- One who features great skin tone and elasticity
- One who has a stable weight for more than six months
What are Key Notes for Abdominoplasty Candidates?
Technically, the outcome of Abdominoplasty is permanent, but it can become unsuccessful if body weight fluctuations aren’t kept under check.
An abdominoplasty is a perfect option for those who have completed the family and are no more considering pregnancy. Rest should postpone it.
Tummy Tuck has nothing to do with stretch marks as such, but on marks, those are located on the lower skin, it works substantially & makes it lighter
Tummy Tuck is not a weight loss alternative. Liposuction is just a part of the procedure.
Post-Operation Recovery from Abdominoplasty
Post surgery, incisions are covered using dressing. Next, a technician uses a compression garment or an elastic bandage to wrap the abdomen. This aids in both minimizing swelling or providing support to abdominal muscles. Using small, thin tubes excess collected fluid or blood is drained out.