Tummy-tuck surgery also known as abdominoplasty, can flat your stomach by removing loose, excess fat and skin and tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. It will also help to remove stretch mark in your abdomen. It is popular following pregnancy, massive weight loss or whenever a flabby abdomen with weak muscles impairs body contour. Most patients report improved self-esteem as a result of this procedure.
Depending the seriousness of surgery, it could take anywhere between one and five hours. The complexity of the situation will also help in determining whether you can have it completed as an outpatient or as an in-patient procedure.
A general anaesthetic is given which puts the patient to sleep during the operation. For this reason, it is important to have someone who spends their time with you and can drive you home too. It is good to have someone stay with you after the surgery is done too.
Some specific instructions could include:
- The time and date to follow up with your surgeon to make sure that you are all right and that the body is healing well.
- How to care for the drains and surgical sites
- Medications – how to take them and what to apply orally to reduce the size of the scars or mild infections if any.
Risk in Liposuction :-
Like all surgeries, this procedure also carries a risk of complications. Before the surgery Your surgeon will inform you about the complications and benefits so that you can make an informed decision.
- Irregular contours
- Poor wound healing
- Excessive bleeding
Additional procedures may sometimes be required to reduce excess skin.
When large amounts (usually > five liters of fat) are suctioned special precautions must be taken.
Liposuction After care and Recovery Steps:-
Post-surgery, the treated areas are covered using compression garments or elastic bandages to help reduce swelling.
Your doctor will give you specific instructions regarding the care for surgical sites, medications to be used, and follow-up visits. It may take several days to weeks for complete recovery.
Recovery after surgery is a slow process. Recovery time depends on the specific type of liposuction, the amount and areas of fat removal, your general health, age, and other factors. Full recovery may take from weeks to months, and it may take up to a year for your swelling to completely subside to show your more permanent body shape.