tummy tuck surgery in chennai

Abdominoplasty & Cosmetic Surgery (Tummy Tuck)

Hande provides the best Tummy tuck surgery in Chennai, a surgery also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) is performed as a cosmetic procedure (pendulous or hanging abdomen especially after repeated child births) and also along with a Ventral Hernia repair (Umbilical, Para-Umbilical, and Incisional Hernia). It can also be combined with Hysterectomy and other elective procedures and many of our patients opt for this combination of procedures after the surgeon has determined the feasibility of combining both procedures.

At Hande Hospital, Abdominoplasty is also routinely performed along with a Ventral Hernia repair (Umbilical, Para-Umbilical, and Incisional Hernia). It can also be combined with Hysterectomy and other elective procedures and many of our patients opt for this combination of procedures after the surgeon has determined the feasibility of combining both procedures.

Having performed over 100s of tummy tuck surgery in Chennai, Dr. Krishna Hande is the leading tummy tuck surgeon in India with rich experience in a variety of surgeries.

What is a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to upgrade the presence of the mid-region. Otherwise called abdominoplasty, this method smooths the mid-region by eliminating the abundance of fat, skin and the muscles, which brings about fixing the stomach wall. The leftover fat after the evacuation of overabundance fat gets repositioned to make a lean, conditioned search for the stomach segment.

tummy tuck surgery in chennai
Picture of a patient before and after a Tummy Tuck surgery in Chennai (Abdominoplasty). She also had an Umblical Hernia which was repaired during the surgical procedure.

Tummy Tuck Surgery – Who can do it?

The ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery are patients who are in relatively good physical shape but have excess skin or fat in the abdominal area that is resistant to exercise. This includes the laxity of underlying muscles (Rectus Abdominis) due to pregnancy, which makes it very difficult for mothers to return their abdominal area to a flat appearance.

For these women, the skin and muscles have stretched beyond the point where they can naturally return to their normal location and shape.

Other candidates can include patients who have lost a lot of weight and have excess skin in the abdominal area. The normal ageing process can also cause the skin to sag or lose elasticity, making many older patients excellent tummy tuck candidates.

Tummy Tuck Surgery in Chennai (Abdominoplasty) Procedure

A tummy tuck surgery usually begins with an incision in the lower part of the abdomen just above the pubic hairline. The incision is placed in such a manner that the final scar that scar is well hidden within the panty line. When a decision to retain the Umbilicus is taken, a second incision is made to free the navel from the abdominal tissue. The skin is separated from the abdominal wall, up to the ribs, exposing the vertical abdominal muscles (rectus muscles).

The rectus muscles are then stitched into a new position, tightening the muscles and reducing the waistline. Any hernia – Umbilical, Para-Umbilical or Incisional is repaired during this time and a mesh is used if necessary to reinforce the repair. After the muscles have been repositioned and tightened, the excess skin is stretched and removed.

The remaining skin is re-draped over the abdominal area and sutured in place.

Before the wound is closed two drainage tubes will be placed under the skin to suck out any collection of fluid under the skin. This will remain for between three to four days depending on the instruction from the doctor. The abdominal dressing is done with the help of elastic plaster, which will remain for three to five days.

After Tummy Tuck Surgery

After Tummy Tuck surgery in Chennai (Hande hospital), the patient usually stays in Hospital for between three to five days. As soon as the drainage tubes are removed, the patient is ready to go home. The patient is asked to come back to the hospital about three days later and the Elastic Plaster is removed and the patient is asked to wear an abdominal corset. Patients are requested to wear the corset for at least one and a half months.

The corset is like an undergarment and the patient can wear her usual dress over it to go about her normal activities. We usually advise the patients not to lift any heavy weights for about three months after the procedure. Sutures or Clips as the case may be are usually removed between days 12 and 14.

The purpose of tummy tuck plastic surgery is to change your body shape, not to lose weight. If fat is localized in the abdomen, but there is no excess skin, then liposuction is an alternative to a tummy tuck.

Read also: Coolsculpting – 100% natural treatment for fat reduction

Risk factors of Abdominoplasty

The tummy tuck surgery/ abdominoplasty poses various risks that include:

  • Unexpected Scarring. The incision scar is permanent after the tummy tuck surgery, but it is placed along the easily hidden bikini line. The length and visibility of the scar may differ from individual to individual.
  • Seroma (accumulation of fluid). Drainage tubes are left in place after surgery which can help you reduce the risk of excess fluid beneath the skin called the seroma. Your surgeon will also remove this fluid after surgery using a needle and syringe.
  • Hematoma (bleeding). A tummy tuck surgery/ abdominoplasty which is similar to any major surgery poses bleeding risks, infection and an adverse reaction to anaesthesia.
  • Infection. The fatty tissue which lies deep within your skin in the abdomen might get damaged or die during a tummy tuck surgery. Smoking increases the higher chance of this risk. Depending on the size of the infected area, your tissue might heal completely on its own or may require a surgical touch-up.
  • Poor wound healing. Certain areas which lie along the incision line would begin to separate or heal poorly. Antibiotics will be given during and after surgery to prevent the infection.
  • Numbness or other changes in sensation. The repositioning of your abdominal tissues would sometimes affect the nerves in the abdominal area, or upper thighs infrequently. You’ll feel some numbness or reduced sensation which will diminish after a few days after the procedure.

Preventions of Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

  • Quit smoking.
  • Avoid certain medications.
  • Maintain physical fitness or a stable weight.
  • Take certain medications to prevent complications.
  • Arrange for help during recovery.

For further queries related to tummy tuck surgery in Chennai, please give us a call at +91 98410 11390.

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