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.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
Through a hidden abdomen incision, excess skin and fat are removed; and abdominal muscles are tightened during the procedure.
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!
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.
About 3 hr to 4 hrs
Regional or general anesthesia
7 days post-op
About 2 weeks
**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.
You will recover almost completely in 2 weeks. Full recovery and final results will be visible between 3 to 6 months.
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.