Abdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck
Because of excess stretching of Tummy (Abdominal) skin due to pregnancy / obesity (because of loss of skin elasticity), or following massive weight reduction in morbid obesity (when skin doesn’t recoil and re-drape by itself) requires tightening surgery called Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty.
There is laxity of skin, muscle & fascia with excess wrinkled or striated skin. Sometimes there is an excess fat deposit in lower trunk area. Abdominoplasty involves removal of excess skin below umbilicus with tightening of abdominal muscles with or without liposuction of abdomen. Incision is given under transverse strap of underwear, making it invisible.
Wrinkled skin with unsightly bulges make skin exposure unpleasant and women desire prepregnancy young look of tummy. Now a day, with increasing awareness & social activity of females, this has become demand.
Sometimes, we may need to put drains underneath skin which are removed on 2nd / 3rd day. Patient can start moving around from next day.