What is an Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck?
Undergoing a Tummy Tuck in Dubai is extremely convenient. What is a tummy tuck? It is a surgical procedure that is used to remove excess skin, scars, stretch marks and fat from the abdominal area, the surgery can also tighten the muscles in the abdominal wall, if required. The objective of undergoing an abdominoplasty or a ‘tummy tuck’ is often the flattening the abdomen and removal of unwanted tissue.
For some individuals, aging, pregnancy, previous surgery or weight loss can leave you with extra skin and localized fat around your abdomen. A tummy tuck tones and sculpts your abdominal area back to a more youthful, taut look and is especially favored by women after multiple pregnancies which can cause sagging skin around the abdominal muscles.
After a tummy tuck surgery, a compression garment is often used to help optimise the recovery phase. As with any cosmetic surgery, it is crucial to adhere to any and all instructions and guidance from our expert cosmetic surgeons.
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When to consider an Abdominoplasty?
A full tummy tuck procedure can be very beneficial for men and women who have lost weight by making a lifestyle change (eating healthy and exercising regularly), but still struggle with excess skin, sagging skin and fat around the abdomen area. There are a few types of tummy tuck, all used for body contouring, removing skin and fat that are the remnants of excess weight lost. If you struggle with flabby skin, stretch marks and a protruding abdomen, either from pregnancy or after weight loss, that does not improve with diet and exercise, the procedure can offer a permanent and elegant solution.
What to expect from a tummy tuck in dubai?
During the procedure the plastic surgeon will remove loose skin and excess fat along with tightening the tummy muscles (these are known as the rectus muscles and when they stretch aprt this is referred to as diastasis). A tummy tuck is not a quick weight loss option and needs to be carefully considered.
The surgeon will evaluate if you have any stretch marks in the area, often these can be removed or made less noticeable.
A full abdominoplasty involves scars around the umbilicus (belly button). If you only have skin laxity towards the lower part of the abdomen a mini tummy tuck can be performed which does not leave a scar around the umbilicus. A muscle tightening procedure can also be conducted with a mini-tummy tuck.
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What you need to consider?
The surgery is designed to restore to a more youthful, toned abdomen, however the surgery does require the plastic surgeon to make a very low siting incision along your bikini line. If you are planning substantial weight loss or future pregnancies it is advised to postpone the procedure until after, as this may compromise the results.
However, pregnancy and normal delivery is completely safe after an abdominoplasty.
As with other surgeries, there are surgical risks to consider and require discussions with your plastic surgeon.
During your consultation you and your plastic surgeon will discuss these considerations including your medical history around conditions like blood clotting and discuss the best option that suits your requirements and lifestyle.
What happens at the consultation?
Remember to write down all your possible concerns and questions and have them ready for when you meet with your plastic surgeon. You will be discussing your surgical options, the pros and cons of each, as well as your medical history. The surgeon will need to know all your current medications you are taking and any serious illness you may have had in the past and as to whether you smoke.
You will have your abdominal area examined, including medical photography that will be placed in your confidential medical file (you will sign a consent form for taking, storing and using the photographs). Your height and weight will be measured to ensure you are physically fit for the operation. It is important to note that if you are planning to fall pregnant your surgeon might delay the procedure.