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Tummy Tuck*

Get a tummy tuck in Dubai for a slimmer figure

What is a tummy tuck?

It is a surgical procedure that aims to remove unwanted, unneeded, excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. Otherwise known as abdominoplasty, this procedure effectively helps an individual achieve a smoother and flatter abdomen, one which cannot be achieved by a healthy diet and regular exercise. Specifically, it is targeted at people who have a normal body weight but have loose or saggy skin caused by dramatic weight loss, aging, genetics, or pregnancy.

Abdominoplasty: what you need to know about it

Although it is designed to remove excess skin, there is still no substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise. It also cannot remedy stretch marks above the belly button. Additionally, while the results of abdominoplasty are long-lasting, future pregnancies may negate them. As such, make sure to consult with your doctor regarding the procedure if you have plans of having children in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for the procedure?

A patient can qualify as candidate if he or she does not smoke and is looking to remove unwanted abdominal skin. A pre-surgical consultation is also necessary to establish realistic expectations of the procedure’s outcome.

What should I expect during my abdominoplasty?

Precursory lab work and pre-operative instructions will be given to prepare the patient, and ensure that specific medications are avoided prior to the procedure. The instructions will also include food or beverages that must be avoided on the days leading up to the procedure. The patient will be administered IV sedation or general anesthesia prior to the procedure to prevent any discomfort. After the medication has taken effect, a horizontal incision will be made along the pubic hairline, which is where the unwanted skin, fat, and tissues are excised. Following this, the abdominal muscles are sutured and repaired before the incision is closed and stitched up.

What should I expect after a tummy tuck procedure?

Swelling normally occurs following an abdominoplasty, so the actual results of the procedure will not be visible until several weeks after. Compression garments are fitted on to the patient to help with the healing and prevent excessive swelling. Certain physical activities are to be avoided after the procedure, your doctor will prescribe specific at-home care and schedule follow-up visits to your surgeon’s office to monitor your progress and remove bandages and stitches.

*Disclaimer: Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Significantly Between Patients. In terms of results and expectations, there are numerous variables with every patient, each surgery and every recovery and healing period. For more information click to read our full Disclaimer