Abdominoplasty is acosmetic surgery to make the abdomen firm. In this surgery, the excess skin and fat from the middle & lower abdomen are removed thereby tightening the muscle & facia of the abdominal wall.
Tummy-tuck is performed under local or general anesthesia after the assessment of the anesthetist. This surgery is sought after by patients with loose tissues, for example,post pregnancy or after major weight loss.
Thrombosis, blood clots, infection, cardiac and pulmonary complication, skin necrosis are a potential risks associated with the procedure. Post- Operative mobility plays a major role to avoid clotting, else the clot may travel to heart, lung or brain, and leads to certain risks which are life-threatening.
Tummy tuck helps in narrowing waistline of the patient and tightens the abdominal wall.The patient may have discomfort and bruises, which will fade in time, a supportive abdominal binder can support tissue after the procedure. Complete recovery may take 3 to 6 months, exercise supports muscle toning and speedy recovery.