Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty): Learn about common reasons to get Tummy Tuck, Costs & Benefits
Tummy Tuck, medically called Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure for improving the appearance of the abdomen. The excess fat and skin are removed from the abdomen and muscles are tightened in the process. The belly button is repositioned and re-draping of skin is done. Usually, people with too much skin in the abdominal area or those who have lost a lot of weight or had multiple pregnancies or anyone with a flabby abdomen and weak muscles impairing body contour opt for Abdominoplasty.
If you wish to boost your body image, considering this surgery, here we will discuss the wonders this surgery can do for you, its benefits and cost.
Table of Contents
Feel free to skip ahead if one topic catches your eye:
- Tightening Abdominal Muscles
- Removal of Excess Loose Skin
- Fat Extraction from Targeted Areas
- Treating Old Scars
- Improving Posture and Relieving Back Pain
- Ventral Hernia Correction
- Reducing Stress Urinary Incontinence
- Cost of Tummy Tuck surgery in Delhi
1. Tightening Abdominal Muscles
Also called Rectus Plication, is a part of Tummy Tuck surgery. Sometimes, widening or separation of abdominal muscles occurs as they migrate on both sides due to pressure on the muscles in the center for a long time especially during pregnancy and they may not return to their original state. (Diastasis Recti)This forms a bulge appearance called the ‘Pooch’. Besides the unwanted look this can also cause back pain and difficulty to lift heavy objects, thus surgery may be required.
This is done as full Abdominoplasty surgery wherein, one cut is made from hip to hip below the bikini line and another cut is made around the belly button (Navel) and then skin and muscles are exposed and tightly brought together and stitched back to get rid of the bulge.
Not everyone with a bulge needs this. If on examination, the muscles are found to separate to the extent that they don’t seem to return to the original form, you can opt for this surgery.
Apart from a flat, attractive and tight abdomen, you will also get a tight and strong core allowing better exercise and thus a healthier life.
2. Removal of excess loose skin
Abdominoplasty surgery/Tummy Tuck also aids to get rid of bellies with loose, sagging and unwanted abdominal skin which usually occurs after multiple pregnancies, aging process or significant weight loss.
It can be removed by either Full Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty surgery, in which after the cut is made, extra fat and the excess skin is removed and the skin is held tight and sutured back. If the loose skin is seen only below the belly button then a ‘Mini Tummy Tuck’ is sufficient where only one cut below the belly button is made and the repositioning of the navel is not needed.
3. Fat extraction from targeted areas
This can be removed by the Tummy Tuck procedure if the excess fat is only at the abdominal area or by Extended Tummy Tuck if the fat deposits need to be removed from other areas too. Liposuction along with Tummy Tuck is also usually done.
Extended Tummy Tuck does not restrict to reducing skin and fat on the stomach, but also targets the flank area and between the waist and hips and lateral thighs.
Performed in the same way as Tummy Tuck, but the cuts extend to the targeted areas as well.
Liposuction is mostly accompanied by Tummy Tuck surgery in Delhi, wherein the excess fat which does not go with exercise and diet control and are concentrated in particular areas like abdomen, back, buttocks, hips, flanks, thighs etc. are sucked out through small suction tubes.
4. Treating Old Scars
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Abdominoplasty surgery can remove a significant amount of the old scars or stretch marks, especially between your bikini line and your belly button. When Abdominoplasty is done, the skin below the navel is removed but the scars outside this area of cut remain, although they move lower because the remaining skin is stretched down and hidden in the lower part of the abdomen and therefore becomes much less noticeable. Nevertheless, Tummy Tuck surgery itself can cause scarring, so always discuss with your surgeon to assess the benefits and risks associated with it.
5. Improving Posture and relieving Back Pain
As said, Abdominoplasty surgery is a cosmetic procedure and does not relate to health problems, but new research in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that Tummy Tuck surgery (Abdominoplasty) can also relieve chronic back pain by improving posture.
Because of abdominal muscle separation and muscle weakness from pregnancy or other reasons, the lower back becomes unstable and unsupported. So, the tightening and muscle repairing in a Tummy Tuck surgery for strengthening and stabilizing the abdominal, pelvic region and backbone area definitely helps in improving back pain. The excess skin also gets off-loaded which further relieves weight. As the core strengthens and the posture improves it relieves back pain many folds.
Always talk to your doctor to rule out other causes of back pain and determine whether an anatomic back problem exists and if Tummy Tuck is the best option for you.
6. Ventral Hernia Correction
Now-a –days Abdominoplasty surgery can be used to correct complications like Ventral or umbilical hernias. It occurs when there is a break in the abdominal wall and the intestine or abdominal tissue pushes through this break and forms a pocket or a sack. It appears as a bulge near your belly button. It usually happens by the weakening of abdominal muscles because of multiple pregnancies or sudden weight loss or maybe congenital. If left unmanaged it causes discomfort in normal activities like sneezing, urinating, coughing or lifting objects and even more serious damage or death of the tissue may occur.
After making the cuts and exposing the skin and muscles, the herniated tissue is placed behind the abdominal wall to repair the hernia along with removing excess fat, skin and muscles tightening. The skin and tissue is placed back for a smooth firm abdomen. It is a safe and a cost effective procedure particularly for obese or those with multiple and recurrent hernias. Assessment and guidance of your doctor is essential.
7. Reducing Stress Urinary Incontinence
Stress urinary Incontinence is a common bladder problem usually after child birth or aging. It occurs as an uncontrollable leakage of urine when there is an increase in abdominal pressure like coughing, sneezing, laughing or even exercising.
Tummy tuck/ Abdominoplasty surgery can also help to tighten up the soft tissues on the pelvic floor, the bladder and the urethra. As a result pressure is placed along the passage from the bladder to the urethra which helps to keep it closed and prevent leakage.
Consult your doctor before planning Tummy Tuck for stress urinary incontinence as he may recommend other conservative options first.
Like any other surgery, Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty is not free of risks and complications. Therefore it is important to have a detailed and clear discussion with your doctor about these factors along with the cost involved and whether you are the right candidate for this surgery.
8. Cost of Tummy Tuck Surgery/Abdominoplasty Surgery In Delhi
There are certain factors that determine the Tummy Tuck surgery cost/Abdominoplasty cost in Delhi NCR:
- Type of Abdominoplasty Surgery- Full and Extended Tummy Tuck surgery will obviously cost more than Mini or Partial Tummy Tuck.
- Set up where surgery is performed- Outpatient setup will definitely cost less as compared to admission in hospital. But if needed, according to your surgeon then you must get admitted.
- Surgeon’s and his team’s fees- This may vary from surgeon to surgeon.
- Anaesthesia Fees
- The amount of skin or fat which is reduced also alters cost.
- Cost of diagnostic tests and medications before and after the procedure.
- Complexity of a particular case may alter the cost.
- Overall health of the patient
Usually, it is not included by insurance companies but some of the costs like that of hernia or back pain etc. may be paid by them.
On average the cost of Full/Mini Tummy Tuck surgery or Abdominoplasty in Delhi varies between 1, 50,000 to 3, 00000. At ANAYSHA Aesthetics , be assured of cost effective surgery with the latest techniques.
Since Tummy Tuck surgery/Abdominoplasty is a major decision of your life, it is very important to choose the best plastic & cosmetic surgery clinic in Delhi with highly qualified and experienced surgeons with the assurance of the best results. At ANAYSHA Aesthetics you will be offered all these with personalized care and attention and treatment plans made according to you.