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Are You A Good Candidate For Abdominoplasty?

Considering a tummy tuck surgery? Here’s everything you need to know about it.

What is abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck surgery, is a cosmetic procedure. It is done to enhance the appearance of the abdomen. If you strive for a toned and flat tummy, abdominoplasty is a brilliant option for you. A tummy tuck surgery helps in removing excess fat from the abdomen area while offering a firmer and smoother abdominal profile. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, tummy tuck surgeries are among the top five plastic surgery procedures performed annually in the United States.

What is the procedure for abdominoplasty?

Before the procedure, your surgeon will review your medical history and conduct a physical exam. Before going for tummy tuck surgery, you should discuss your queries and expectations with your surgeon. It is crucial that you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon for tummy tuck surgery.During the procedure, your plastic surgeon will make an incision at the bottom of the skin that covers your abdominal wall. This is done to remove extra skin and fat. Then, the connective tissue (fascia) that lies over the abdominal muscles will be tightened using permanent sutures. The surgeon will then pull tight the skin over your abdomen, trim off excess skin and close the incision with sutures. The tummy tuck surgery takes about two to three hours.

What are the benefits of abdominoplasty?

A tummy tuck surgery can help you achieve the following results:

  • Give you a toned look in the tummy and abdominal area
  • Help you get more defined and slim the waist
  • Remove excess fat
  • Tighten loose skin
  • Correct diastasis recti from pregnancy
  • Correct a ventral hernia
  • Remove excess fat and reduce back strain and pain
  • Improve your posture by strengthening the core

Who can get abdominoplasty?

Tummy tuck surgery is a great option for men and women who want a flat and toned belly.  Abdominoplasty also works wonders for women who have given birth, as it tightens abdominal muscles and reduces saggy skin. If you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly but still aren’t able to achieve a flat tummy, chances are that you are battling your genetics. If that is the case, tummy tuck surgery can help you get a toned belly.Abdominoplasty gives incredible results. However, a tummy tuck surgery isn't for everyone. You must avoid a tummy tuck if  you:

  • Can lose a significant amount of weight with the help of diet and exercise
  • Might consider future pregnancy
  • Have a severe chronic condition, such as heart disease or diabetes
  • Have a body mass index that's greater than 30
  • Are a smoker
  • Had a previous abdominal surgery that caused significant scar tissue

How long do the results last?

The procedure is technically permanent as the loose skin and fat are removed permanently. However, if you gain significant weight after the procedure, it can reverse the results. To maintain the results of abdominoplasty, you need to switch to a healthy lifestyle and add regular exercise and a healthy diet to your daily routine.

Are there any risks associated with abdominoplasty?

Since abdominoplasty is an invasive procedure, it carries some degree of risk. Some of the possible complications of a tummy tuck surgery are:

  • Wound infection
  • Pain, swelling and discomfort around the incision sites
  • Hematoma ( accumulation of blood around the surgical site that may require drainage)
  • Visible and prominent scars
  • Skin discoloration
  • Numbness around operated sites
  • Tightened skin that may cause difficulty in bending forward
  • Seroma or excess fluid accumulation under the skin around the operated site that may require one or more drainage procedures with a needle
  • Clotting
  • Nausea and vomiting from the general anesthetic

Where to get abdominoplasty done?

If you are considering an abdominoplasty, you should visit Biolite. If you have any doubts or queries regarding the procedure, book a consultation with our team of experts. You can speak to us on +971 4 346 6641, email on, or schedule an appointment here.

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