Abdominoplasty Surgery

The abdominoplasty surgery or popularly known as tummy tuck in Delhi is the skin and fat removal procedure from the abdomen. There are many factors that contribute to the change in the shape of the abdomen among them:

  • Genetics
  • Large variations in weight
  • Pregnancy in the case of women

The abdominal wall formed by muscles, fascias, fatty tissue and skin end up “relaxing” and take on a disharmonious shape in relation to the rest of the body.

The plastic surgery called classic abdominoplasty or dermolipectomy, is one of the most performed in plastic surgery in Delhi, it consists of correcting the flaccidity of the entire abdominal wall through the plication (embryos with stitches) of the musculature and removal of a skin spindle and fatty tissue in the region. lower abdomen, explains the plastic surgeon in Delhi.

The resulting scar is a horizontal line below the waistline and around the navel. The aim is to “take advantage” of the scar from the previous cesarean if present. In some cases, a small vertical scar on the midline associated with the horizontal one is necessary.

Classic abdominoplasty in Delhi is performed in the operating room under general or epidural anesthesia and lasts around 2 to 3 hours. Hospital discharge is the day after surgery.

Variations of classic abdominoplasty:

  • Lipo abdominoplasty

Lipo Abdominoplasty or popularly know as liposuction in Delhi is a technique in which liposuction of the entire abdomen is performed before muscle plication and skin spindle removal. The resulting scars are similar to those of classic abdominoplasty;

  • Mini abdominoplasty

Mini abdominoplasty is a technique that corrects the flaccidity of abdominal muscles just below the navel and in which a smaller skin spindle is removed than in classic abdominoplasty. The resulting scar is a horizontal line below the waistline.

Frequently asked questions about abdominoplasty surgery:

How much weight will I lose with the surgery?

It depends on the amount of skin and fat removed (skin spindle or liposuction). The biggest change is visual, that is, the body contour and not the scale.

How long will I see the result?

The contour change is immediate, but the final result can only be seen after at least 3 months. The main reason for this period is that the lymphatic drainage is compromised by surgical manipulation and, thus, there is an accumulation of fluid that changes the shape of the abdomen. The lower region of the abdomen, that is, close to the scar is the one that remains swollen the longest. Lymphatic drainage performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon in Delhi can shorten the recovery period.

Will I lose the result if I get pregnant?

As long as the patient becomes pregnant within a minimum of 2 years after surgery, the result can be kept very close to that obtained if some precautions are taken during pregnancy, such as not gaining excess weight (> 13 kg) and maintaining some regular physical activity (water aerobics, walking), suggests the plastic surgeon in Delhi.

Do I have to keep a drain?

With some exceptions, we use the drain in Classic Abdominoplasties and Lipo-abdominoplasties due to the accumulation of fluid under the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The drain remains for 7 to 10 days depending on the amount of liquid drained. Patients have no pain on withdrawal.

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