TUMMY TUCK RECOVERY AND AFTERCARE
Tummy Tuck Dubai | 21 September 2021
Tummy Tuck Dubai
What is a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, removes excess skin, unwanted scars, stretch marks, and fat from your lower abdomen, and tightens your stomach muscles and remaining skin. It is most suited to men and women who have extra loose skin around their abdominal area, after losing significant excess weight or post-pregnancy for women.
A tummy tuck aims to restore a more youthful and toned stomach. It is not a procedure to lose weight.
What does a tummy tuck involve?
Your tummy tuck will be performed under general anaesthetic and will typically take up to three hours.
There are a number of variations of the abdominoplasty procedure and your surgeon will discuss the best option for your individual needs based on how much skin and fat you have to be removed.
A full abdominoplasty is for patients who have significant excess skin and fat, and muscle separation.
A mini abdominoplasty is a lesser abdominoplasty procedure for patients with a small amount of excess abdominal skin and fat below their belly button.
The procedure involves making a curved cut along the base of your abdomen from hip to hip. Excess skin and fat are removed, your abdominal muscles are tightened, and the remaining skin is pulled back into place. In a full abdominoplasty your surgeon will make another cut around your belly button to reposition it. The cuts are then closed with stitches.
Liposuction may be performed at the same time as your abdominoplasty to achieve an aesthetically balanced shape.
What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?
The benefits of a tummy tuck are that it:
Restores a youthful shapely figure
Allows you to wear the clothes you want
Boosts your self-confidence
Improves abdominal tone and posture
Removes stretch marks and abdominal scarring
Helps to keep weight off
Supports recovery from stress urinary incontinence
Improves exercise tolerance and comfort.
Tummy Tuck recovery and aftercare
You will stay in hospital for one to four nights after your tummy tuck procedure, depending on the extent of your surgery and your health.
Initially, you will have bruising and swelling and you may feel some pain. You can take painkillers to relieve this.
When you go home you should rest for two weeks.
Most patients can expect to resume normal activities after two weeks including returning to work. Strenuous activity however should be avoided for approximately six weeks.
You will fully recover after four to eight weeks.
You will have an abdominal scar that will fade over time and can be hidden by your underwear.