Tummy Tuck – also referred to as abdominoplasty – is a cosmetic surgery procedure for men and women who are looking to achieve a flatter and firmer belly. While exercise and diet are a great way to tone your body, they do not always lead to the shapely abdominal contour that you so desire. Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery focuses on getting rid of unresponsive fat and excess skin, as well as tightening stretched abdominal muscles in order to suit your aesthetic goals. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports there were more than 123,000 abdominoplasty procedures in 2019 alone. More so, a study carried out by the ASPS shows that tummy tucks performed along with liposuction had a satisfaction rate of over 99%, with patients reporting significant improvements in self-esteem and quality of life.
The first official tummy tuck was performed in 1890 by Dr. Marx and Dr. Demars in France. Later on, in 1899, a gynecologic surgeon from Baltimore, Maryland, performed a similar procedure in the United States. Both of these surgeries focused on removing excess skin and tissue from the abdominal region without sparing the belly button, but as the years progressed and plastic surgery advanced as a field, more efficient and safer methods were discovered. In 1905, French doctors were finally able to perform a tummy tuck while preserving the belly button. While earlier abdominoplasty surgeries were performed in order to treat wounds, developments over the decades have made it possible for us to perform these surgeries for cosmetic purposes.
Dr. Harish Ghildiyal perform abdominoplasty to help men and women achieve a well-contoured abdominal profile. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal has helped numerous individuals from Dehradun, and surrounding cities boost their self-esteem and quality of life with this procedure. The surgeon understands that the needs of different patients are unique and works diligently to create a highly customized tummy tuck/abdominoplasty treatment plan to suit the needs of each patient.
Who is a candidate for abdominoplasty?
Tummy tuck plastic surgery aims to create a firmer, smoother abdominal profile by removing excess fat and skin, and restoring weakened muscles. You may be a good candidate for this cosmetic treatment if
- You are in good physical and emotional health
- You have nearly achieved your target weight goal but are struggling with a loose, flabby tummy
- Your stomach has never assumed it’s original tight, firm and fit condition following pregnancy and childbearing
- You have saggy abdominal skin after dramatic weight loss
- You have realistic expectations about the outcome of this treatment
Dr. Harish Ghildiyal will reserve your first visit to his clinic for understanding your needs and goals. The surgeon will listen to your concerns, ask questions, and learn about your medical history before letting you know whether this treatment is for you. If you have just come from pregnancy and childbearing, Your surgeon may recommend that you combine your tummy tuck with other procedures in what is known as a mommy makeover. Abdominoplasty is a highly individualized cosmetic treatment. For this reason, Dr. Harish Ghildiyal emphasize that each patient ensures they are having this surgery out of their own volition, not because someone else asked this of them.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
Dramatic weight loss, pregnancy, or aging can leave you with loose skin and stretched muscles. Excess loose skin or poor skin elasticity may prevent you from achieving your body contouring goals. Furthermore, the stretched muscles in your belly may be so that no amount of exercise will return their firmness. A tummy tuck is the procedure of choice for patients who are not getting the well-contoured abdominal profile that they would normally achieve from exercise and diet. Many individuals who receive this treatment experience multiple benefits:
- A slimmer and better-contoured tummy
- Reduced pockets of fat in the abdominal area and a better-defined waist
- Tightened abdominal muscles
- Reduced post-pregnancy stretch marks
- Elimination of excess loose and hanging skin due to pregnancy or dramatic weight loss
- Improved self-esteem and quality of life
- Possible increase core strength – Due to repositioning muscles to their optimal operating position
- Decreased Bloating – Patients may benefit from reduced bloating from the restoration of their abdominal muscle cylinder that counteracts intra-abdominal pressure.
Of course, how long the results of your tummy tuck last will depend on your lifestyle following this surgery. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal recommend that you maintain a healthy exercise and diet regimen in order to maintain the shapely outcome of your procedure. Keep in mind that gaining weight may make it necessary to have another abdominoplasty down the line.
Types of Tummy Tuck Surgery
Depending on the needs of the patients and the goals of the procedure, Dr. Harish Ghildiyal can perform one of the following tummy tuck procedures:
Full Tummy Tuck
Full Tummy Tuck
Mini Tummy Tuck
Extended Tummy Tuck
During one of your pre-op visits to Dr. Harish Ghildiyal the surgeon will discuss these procedure options and help you choose the best one to suit your aesthetic needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my stomach look worse than before if I gain weight?
The goal of this treatment is to improve the abdominal contour by tightening loose skin and muscle. Liposuction may also be included in this treatment in order to remove stubborn fat deposits. Should you undergo weight gain or weight loss after this surgery, there is nothing about your tummy tuck that will look unusual. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal recommend that you maintain a stable weight along with a heavy lifestyle in order to maintain the result of your tummy tuck procedure.
How do I prepare for my tummy tuck?
Your surgeon will let you know how to prepare for a successful tummy tuck following your initial consultation visit at his office. You may be asked to quit taking certain medications (e.g. blood thinners and anti-inflammatory drugs). It is important to have someone to drive you home after the procedure, as well as set time aside for recovery. Smoking can impair healing and put you at risk after surgery. It is extremely important that candidates for this treatment stop smoking at least 4 weeks before the date of the surgery. As with any procedure, Dr. Harish Ghildiyal alway strives to deliver the best tummy tuck Dehradun has to offer.
Will there be scarring?
Scarring is inevitable after abdominoplasty procedure. Working with a highly qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon is the best safeguard patients can take to minimize the risk of scarring and other side effects of this procedure. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal utilize advanced surgical procedures and a rigorous post-op scar care regimen to make sure that scars are a minimal – if any – concern for his patients.