Your surgeon will always discuss with you and recommend the treatment that is appropriate for you. During the consultation, the surgeon will also explain the treatment, its results and benefits, the duration of the result and the frequency of repeating the treatment.
TUMMY TUCK (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a “tummy tuck” is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. There are two main types of tummy tuck procedures. A major tummy tuck procedure involves both the removal of excess fat and skin, as well as the tightening of the muscles of the abdominal wall. A mini tummy tuck removes just the excess fat and skin leaving a neat c-section type scar. If you are considering abdominoplasty, this information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure, when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results to expect. It will not answer all your questions since a lot will depend upon the individual patient, but please do not hesitate to speak to either Dr Roberto Viel or Dr Maurizio Viel about any questions you may have.
The best candidates for abdominoplasty are men and women who are in relatively good shape but who are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin which won’t reduce with diet and exercise. The surgery is particularly helpful for women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched abdominal muscles and skin. Loss of skin elasticity, which frequently occurs with slight obesity, can also be improved.
Patients who intend to lose a lot of weight should postpone surgery until they have reached their desired weight. Also, women who plan future pregnancies should wait, as vertical muscles in the abdomen, which are tightened during surgery can separate again during pregnancy. If you have scarring from previous abdominal surgery, you may be recommended against abdominoplasty or cautioned that your scars could become unusually prominent.
Abdominoplasty can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal or cause people to treat you differently. Before you have surgery, it is important to think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with the surgeon.
WHERE THE SURGERY WILL BE PERFORMED
Mini abdominoplasty is performed in our Dubai Healthcare City clinic. A full abdominoplasty is performed in the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital, Dubai Healthcare City.
TYPE OF ANAESTHESIA
Mini Abdominoplasty procedure is carried out under intravenous sedation so there will be no pain and you will sleep through the operation. Full Abdominoplasty procedure is carried out under general anaesthesia and would require an overnight stay in the hospital.
Mini Abdominoplasty procedure usually takes two to two and a half hours Full Abdominoplasty procedure usually takes three to three and a half hours.