Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck in Hyderabad

Tummy Tuck treatment Overview: Treatment, Benefits, Ideal candidates, Result, Cost, Complications, and Aftercare

A firm and flat abdomen, a slim waist, and full hips are a universally admired trait cutting across all cultures. The unwanted protrusion of the abdomen usually occurs due to pregnancy, an increase in weight, or weight loss.

The distortion of this pleasing shape is caused by:

  • Heredity factors, sedentary lifestyle, erratic dietary habits can cause a bulging and unappealing abdominal contour.

  • Pregnancy is one of the major causes of stretched abdominal muscles, diastasis of recti, stretching, and skin looseness. The weight gained in pregnancy can also add to the problem.

  • Previous abdominal surgeries can cause denervation of a part of the musculature resulting in skin laxity and also herniation.

All these factors cause the muscles and skin to stretch so much that they cannot return to their normal shape regardless of the amount of diet and exercise. Tummy tuck surgery or Abdominoplasty can make an enormous change to a person’s body contour by removing sagging skin and excess fat from the middle and lower abdomen.

Ideal Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy tuck surgery helps to tighten the abdomen and reduces the excess skin and provides a more contoured look.

  • People who have lost a huge amount of weight and have loose skin and problematic, stubborn fat around the midsection.

  • Women who want to restore their pre-baby body after childbirth.

  • People who want to achieve a slimmer, more toned appearance.

  • Women who are not planning for further pregnancies.

  • Men and women who are in good physical health and not suffering from any chronic disease.

  • Non-smoker and non-alcoholic individuals.

  • People who have realistic expectations from the treatment.

  • People who have excess fat and skin or separated abdominal muscles around their abdomen.

What happens during the consultation period?

  • During the consultation, the surgeon asks the patient a number of questions about their relevant medical background, history of surgery, and general tummy concerns. Then a physical assessment of the belly area fat, skin, and muscle tissues is performed.

  • Then depending upon an individual’s concern, a surgical plan is created to provide the individual with the desired outcome.

  • The surgeon also discusses the potential risks and complications to make an informed decision.

  • Photos are then taken for medical records.

One can get the best tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgery benefits in Hyderabad at Inform Clinics, where an expert surgeon performs this treatment and offers the patients the desired results.

Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

A tummy tuck is a popular and most commonly performed surgical procedure that improves the abdominal area's shape and profile. This procedure treats the belly and waist area and helps in reducing excess fat and saggy skin.

  • Provides with more clothing options.

  • Improves core strength by tightening the abdominal muscles.

  • Helps provide a smoother, firmer, and sculpted stomach area.

  • Helps correct problems like difficulties in wearing tight-fitting clothing, social embarrassment, and hygiene problems caused due to excess sagging and hanging skin.

  • The treatment gives a tighter waistline and also corrects hernia problems.

Tummy Tuck Surgery procedure

The tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia. In this procedure, an incision is made below the bikini line, and following the incision, the skin, and fat are lifted. Then the separated and stretched abdominal muscles are tightened, and the gap present between them is repaired. The loose skin is pulled down to tighten, and the excess skin is removed.


Excess fat is also removed with liposuction. The belly button is also repositioned into its new position (if required). The wounds are closed with stitches beneath the skin. The dressings are then applied, and a compression garment will be required to be worn for at least three weeks. This garment helps and assists in swelling, healing, and obtaining the final results.

The full tummy tuck surgery usually takes 2-3 hours, and mini tummy tuck surgery will involve less surgery time about 1-2 hours.

Types of Tummy Tuck Surgery

A mini tummy tuck is suitable for patients with reasonably good abdominal muscle tone but loose lower abdominal skin. In this procedure, skin elevation is restricted to the lower abdomen only (below the umbilicus). There is no tightening of muscles, no umbilicus, and excess skin removed. The scar is shorter, and the post-operative recovery is faster.

The surgeon removes the excess skin and tissues from both above and below the navel region in a full tummy tuck. The loose abdominal muscles are tightened and help create a flat abdominal wall. The naval is also recreated and moved to a more natural position, during a full tummy tuck procedure.

Tummy Tuck Surgery recovery and scars

A tummy tuck involves skin excision in the lower abdomen via a short scar in the panty line. The scar is thin and linear. The healing is complete in a week to 10 days. The patient can resume their daily activities from the 2nd day of the procedure. Sports or other strenuous activities should be delayed for 3 weeks.

Tummy tuck proper (full tummy tuck) involves tightening the abdominal muscles, removing a large excess of skin, and repositioning the umbilicus. The skin heals in about 10 days. The muscle repair needs to heal and gain strength, which takes about 45-60 days. The patient is advised on external support garment during this time and advised against strenuous physical activity.

Final Results Tummy Tuck Surgery

The final results are observed when the swelling and internal healing is completed. The swelling minimizes within the first two weeks and continues to improve through the recovery period.


Women who plan to get pregnant must postpone a tummy tuck until she is done having children. In tummy tuck surgery, the vertical muscles are tightened, and future pregnancies can separate those muscles.

What cosmetic concerns can be corrected with a Tummy Tuck Surgery?

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that can recreate a flatter and tighter abdomen. During the procedure, the skin over the abdomen is separated from the underlying musculature, thus exposing them completely. The loose abdominal muscles are also tightened. Diastasis or Divarication of recti is one condition that can be completely addressed .

Any hernias, such as epigastric hernia, umbilical or paraumbilical hernias, ventral hernias due to previous surgeries, if existing, can also be satisfactorily treated during the procedure. The excess lower abdominal skin can be removed after the tightening is completed. The result is a flatter, tighter, and toned abdomen. Modern abdominoplasty also involves liposuction of the upper abdomen at bulges in the flanks and love handles to get a more attractive waistline.

What is the difference between a Tummy Tuck Surgery and Liposuction?

Liposuction is performed to remove stubborn fat deposits, the result of which should be a more attractive body contour. But in patients who also have excessive and lax abdominal skin, weakness, and looseness in abdominal musculature, an abdominoplasty provides a better solution to the problem as all the above concerns can be addressed. Liposuction can be done as a part of the abdominoplasty procedure.

Best time to undergo a Tummy Tuck Surgery

A tummy tuck involves tightening the loose muscles and skin excision. Any condition that causes the muscles and skin to stretch is better avoided following a tummy tuck. This includes pregnancy, where there is a high stretch on the abdominal muscles and skin. Weight gain during pregnancy is also a matter of concern. So, women should complete their family before planning for a tummy tuck.

Will a Tummy Tuck Surgery help to address stretch marks?

A tummy tuck addresses the issue of loose lower abdominal skin. Stretch marks over the abdomen are commonly located in the lower half of the abdomen. Since this is the skin that is excised during the procedure, some patients may benefit.

Tummy Tuck Surgery cost

Inform Clinics provides individualized treatment, as each person's body anatomy and expectations are different. Therefore, tummy tuck surgery cost in Hyderabad varies for each individual case. The cost of the treatment also depends on various factors:

  • Experience of the surgeon.

  • Laboratory and other medical tests.

  • Location of the clinic.

  • Medication cost.

  • Medical imaging tests cost.

  • Type of surgical technique involved in the treatment.

  • Age of the patient.

To know more about treatment cost, consult with an expert plastic and cosmetic surgeon at Inform Clinics, Hyderabad.

Risk and complications associated with Tummy Tuck Surgery

With every surgical procedure, there are some potential risks and complications associated. These include:

  • Bruising

  • Swelling

  • Infection

  • Scarring

  • Pain

  • Poor scarring

  • Malposition of umbilicus

  • Deep vein thrombosis.

Hence, one must always undergo the treatment from an expert surgeon so that there is minimal risk of getting any complications from the surgery.

Aftercare Tummy Tuck Surgery

  • Take care of the surgical site and do not scratch the treated area.

  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol for a few weeks both before and after surgery.

  • Take proper rest and consume a healthy diet.

  • Stay hydrated and avoid stress.

  • Do not perform strenuous activities for a few weeks after the treatment.

  • Take pain medications as prescribed.

  • Avoid fluid buildup in the treated area.

  • Practice physical activities in moderation.

  • Try to prevent constipation as much as possible.

To avail of this treatment benefits, consult today with an expert tummy tuck or abdominoplasty surgeon in Hyderabad, Dr. Dushyanth Kalva, at Inform Clinics.

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