Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT HAPPENS AT MY INITIAL CONSULTATION?
During your consultation, we will discuss your goals and assess the condition of your abdominal wall muscles, excess skin, and subcutaneous fat. Then, we will recommend the ideal tummy tuck type for you and explain the expected results.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TUMMY TUCK AND LIPOSUCTION?
While both procedures address the abdominal area, there's a fundamental difference. A tummy tuck involves reconstructing muscles and removing excess skin, whereas liposuction solely focuses on removing excess fat. Liposuction won't address loose or hanging skin.
HOW LONG DOES A TUMMY TUCK TAKE?
On the day of your procedure, plan for approximately 3 ½ hours at the clinic. The surgery takes around 2 1/2 hours, with the remaining time dedicated to anaesthesia and preparation before going home.
WHAT KIND OF SCARS WILL I HAVE?
In a mini tummy tuck, the scar is approximately 15-20 cm (6-8 inches) long and is positioned low on the abdomen, making it easily concealable.
DOES TUMMY TUCK REMOVE FAT?
Yes, tummy tuck includes Liposuction ( Fat Removal ) of the upper abdomen, love handles and the lower abdomen.
DO YOU LOSE SIZE AFTER TUMMY TUCK?
Yes, the size is drastically reduced because the fat is removed and also the loose skin in the lower abdomen is removed permanently.
HOW PAINFUL IS A TUMMY TUCK?
Tummy tuck procedure is always done under general anesthesia so during the procedure there is no pain.
After the procedure, there is dull ache in the treated area for few days and you will be on oral painkillers for around 1 week to 10 days.
CAN FAT GROW BACK AFTER A TUMMY TUCK?
The fat once removed never grows back but follow a balance diet and exercise to achieve better results.
HOW DO YOU SLEEP AFTER A TUMMY TUCK?
You can sleep on your back or on the sides but do not sleep on stomach for 3 weeks.