Tummy Tuck



What is Tummy Tuck?

Tummy Tuck can make your abdomen flatter, firmer and tauter by removing excess loose skin; and tightening the abdominal wall muscles. In case of excessive fat build-up around the abdomen, liposuction can be performed together with Tummy Tuck procedure to effectively remove extra fat deposits. This provides a more enhanced result.

A Tummy Tuck procedure removes excess skin while tightening loose or separated abdominal muscles to achieve a smooth and toned physique. It is great for people who: - Experience excess skin or muscle laxity over the abdominal area due to longtime post-pregnancy bulge or massive weight loss/gain - Wish to refine their skin after getting a Liposuction treatment - Have excess fat resistant to exercise and dieting in the abdomen area
Tummy tuck patients may have very little core strength because the abdominal muscles are separated apart and weak. A tummy tuck can restore a weakened core, strengthen abdominal muscles, and improve overall flexibility.
Removing excess skin and strengthening the abdominal muscles can make exercise easier and physically less taxing.

Tummy Tuck Procedure

Through a hidden abdomen incision, excess skin and fat are removed; and abdominal muscles are tightened during the procedure.

Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti is a postpartum abdominal condition that causes tummy bulges.

During pregnancy, the six pax muscles splay apart in response to the body’s natural adaptation to accommodate the growing baby. Sometimes, the muscles overstretch and never come back. With Tummy Tuck surgery, you can still restore your pre-pregnancy physique!

Should You Combine Liposuction with Tummy Tuck Treatment?

The Benefits

Liposuction uses suction to remove isolated pockets of subcutaneous fat that aren’t responding to diet and exercise. On the other hand, Tummy Tuck removes excess skin and tightens loose or separated abdominal muscles.

  • The most notable benefit of adding liposuction to your tummy tuck is that exercise-resistant fat can be reduced concurrently with eliminating loose skin and repairing muscle tissue
  • With a combined treatment of tummy tuck and liposuction, it produces more optimal body contouring results.

Surgery Details


Operation Time
About 3 hr to 4 hrs


Regional or general anesthesia

Stitch Removal
7 days post-op


Operation Time

About 2 weeks

Post-op Pain Level:
*Consensus based on the actual patients’ response to the questionnaire.
**Not a strict standard and patients’ experiences may differ.

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Tummy Tuck is not to be confused with Liposuction surgery.

Tummy Tuck removes excess skin, eliminates unwanted fats and reconstructs muscles around the abdomen.

On the other hand, Liposuction removes the build-up of unwanted subcutaneous fat in the abdomen, waist, thighs, arms, back, calf or armpit. However, it does not touch the underlying muscles nor treat skin laxity.

Yes, tummy tuck can remove most stretch marks. However, only stretch marks that are located on the excised skin can be removed and this is usually located below the navel area.

You will recover almost completely in 2 weeks. Full recovery and final results will be visible between 3 to 6 months.

Tummy tuck can contribute to long-lasting results (more than 10 years) if weight fluctuations can be kept to a minimum. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet in order to keep the muscles strong and toned.
Like any other medical or cosmetic surgery, Tummy Tuck has some associated risks such as bleeding, infection, fluid collection, scar and recurrence of bulge. It is also important to know that the Tummy Tuck is a higher-risk procedure compared to other kinds of cosmetic surgery. You can reduce your risk of complications by choosing a seasoned surgeon and by following their instructions for preparation and recovery.

Tummy Tuck is a purely cosmetic surgery and does not affect the chances of getting pregnant. Patients who get pregnant after tummy tuck have an equally high chance of carrying a healthy, full-term pregnancy as do women who have never had the surgery.

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