Abdominoplasty aims to restore a more youthful, toned tummy

Cosmetic Surgery Dubai | 8 July 2020

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty aims to restore a more youthful, toned tummy which has been affected by aging, pregnancy and weight gain that all take their toll on your shape, especially around the waist and hips. Skin laxity and stubborn fat contribute to the heavy abdomen and hips making it difficult to wear the clothes you want and also increasing lower back pain. Dr. Vigo’s many years of surgical expertise ensures that he provides you with a safe, caring, professional service to achieve a natural aesthetic appearance in Abdominoplasty, Tummy Tuck surgery.

Abdominplasty, Tummy Tuck surgery is performed to reduce the heavy lower abdomen and hips to enable you to wear the clothes you want and boost your self-esteem. A Tummy Tuck can restore a youthful figure following pregnancy of weight loss. Abdominoplasty can improve your posture and reduce lower back pain. Diabetic patients may benefit following an Abdominoplasty by improved blood sugar control or reduced requirements for medication. The improvement in body shape can boost your self confidence and comfort enabling you to exercise effectively to maintain a good body weight and shape.

What about the scars following Abdominoplasty, Tummy Tuck?

Unfortunately, it is necessary to have a scar as a result of Abdominoplasty, but every effort is made to minimize the scars and ensure that these are as inconspicuous as possible. The goal is to achieve a scar which is as short as possible and which, once fully healed is barely visible. The scar is placed within the pants line – bikini line usually from hip to hip. The extent of the scar is determined by the amount of excess skin to be removed. There will also be a scar around the umbilicus (belly button).

What are the risks of Abdominoplasty?

Common to all surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. However, Abdominoplasty surgery is a safe procedure when performed by a fully qualified and trained Plastic / Cosmetic Surgeon with a high standard of care. The common risks are bleeding (less than 0.5%), infection (less than 0.5%) delayed skin healing, and seroma collection (fluid under the skin). Each of these risks may require revision surgery. Other risks that may occur are, poor scarring – hypertrophic or keloid, blood clots – DVT and PE (0.5%), asymmetry, numbness of the skin.

Am I the ideal patient for Abdominoplasty?

If you would like to improve your body shape because of skin laxity and excess fat in your lower abdomen, which does not reduce with good diet and exercise, and you have been concerned by this for a long time, do not have any serious medical conditions and are not significantly overweight, then an Abdominoplasty, tummy tuck is likely to be suitable for you.

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