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Home » Plastic Surgical Procedures » Surgical Procedures » Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Symptoms:
Excessive unsightly stretch marks, Skin that hangs down as a sheet no matter how hard you ‘suck your muscles in’, Irritation from people asking you when you are expecting when you are not pregnant!

Description of Procedure:
This family of operations removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen to sculpt the torso. The rectus muscles, usually separated especially after childbirth or massive weight loss, are also tightened in the midline to recreate a waist. Liposuction may be combined for further contouring. The scar position can be customized to suit your requirements.

Radical Abdominoplasty (Big Tummy Tuck) is performed where there is considerable skin excess. The belly button is repositioned after skin red raping and tightening of the muscles. Dr Lim uses the High Lateral Tension radical abdominoplasty technique with very satisfying results

Mini-Abdominoplasty (Small Tummy Tuck) is performed where there is less skin excess but where the rectus muscles still need to be surgically tightened. Here the belly button is 'floated' down to a more aesthetic position

Anaesthesia:
  • General Anaesthetic

Hospital Stay:
  • Usually 3 days

Downtime:
  • No lifting of heavy objects (including children!) for 1 month
  • Pressure garment to be worn for 1 month
  • You should be able to walk within 24 to 48 hours
  • Normal activities can be resumed after 1 week
 
 
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