Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck, commonly known as Abdominoplasty Surgery, can create a slimmer, more toned abdomen. American Aesthetic Medical Center has a team of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons who has helped many men and women achieve their goal of a flat, sculpted stomach. A healthy diet and regular exercise are not always effective in changing the appearance of your midsection. Pregnancy, aging and weight changes can result in sagging skin, stubborn fatty deposits and abdominal bulging. Abdominoplasty is among the top five cosmetic surgery procedures in the UAE because it tightens the stomach muscles and removes excess skin to restore a toned, youthful look.

Facts You Must Know

TIME REQURIED

1-2 hours

ANESTHESIA

General Anesthesia

RECOVERY TIME

1-2 Weeks

SUCCESS RATE

Very High Success Rate

Procedure

A tummy tuck typically begins with an incision made above the pubic area, stretching from hip to hip. Another incision is made to free the navel from surrounding tissue. The skin is then lifted, and the underlying abdominal muscles tightened and pulled taut. Excess skin is removed, and the remainder is re-draped and tightened for a firmer, flatter appearance. The navel is then stitched back into place and the incisions closed.

Tummy tuck surgery can be performed at one of our state-of-the-art, fully equipped new operating rooms.

Pre-op Preparation

  1. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins, and medications.
  2. If you smoke, plan to quit at least one to two weeks before your surgery and not to resume for at least two weeks after your surgery. Avoid overexposure to the sun before surgery, especially to your abdomen, and do not go on a stringent diet, as both can inhibit your ability to heal. If you develop a cold or infection of any kind, your surgery will probably be postponed.
  3. Whether your surgery is done on an outpatient or inpatient basis, you should arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery, and to help you out for a day or two after you leave the hospital, if needed.

Post-op Care

  1. For the first few days, your abdomen will probably be swollen and you’re likely to feel some pain and discomfort which can be controlled by medication. Depending on the extent of the surgery, you may be released within a few hours or you may have to remain hospitalized for two to three days.
  2. Your doctor will give you instructions for showering and changing your dressings. And though you may not be able to stand straight at first, you should start walking as soon as possible.
  3. Surface stitches will be removed in five to seven days, and deeper sutures, with ends that protrude through the skin, will come out in two to three weeks. The dressing on your incision may be replaced by a support garment
  4. It may take you weeks or months to feel like your old self again. If you start out in top physical condition with strong abdominal muscles, recovery from Tummy Tuck will be much faster. Some people return to work after two weeks, while others take three or four weeks to rest and recuperate.
  5. Exercise will help you heal better. Even people who have never exercised before should begin an exercise program to reduce swelling, lower the chance of blood clots, and tone muscles. Vigorous exercise, however, should be avoided until you can do it comfortably.
  6. Your scars may actually appear to worsen during the first three to six months as they heal, but this is normal. Expect it to take nine months to a year before your scars flatten out and lighten in color. While they’ll never disappear completely, abdominal scars will not show under most clothing, even under bathing suits.

Before & After

Benefits of Tummy Tuck

  1. Weight loss – Recent research has shown that patients who undergo a tummy tuck are more likely to keep the weight off.
  2. Better posture – Your stomach muscles play a huge role in your posture. During a tummy tuck procedure, the doctor will use sutures to tighten the stomach muscles. Not only does this give you a flatter stomach, but it also helps with your posture as well.
  3. No more stretch marks – Another significant benefit to a tummy tuck is that it can often remove stretch marks since they’re often part of the skin that gets removed.
  4. Incontinence – Women that have vaginal deliveries can sometimes develop something called stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Women that suffer from SUI will sometimes empty their bladder when they sneeze or cough or even when they exercise.

Testimonials

AAMC is Fantastic!
I had a complete tummy tuck and the surgery and recovery was absolutely painless. My recovery was so easy!!! I am so pleased with the results and would recommend anyone thinking of doing this procedure to do it with Dr. Juan!!! Amazing staff too!!!
Rachel Streu
The process was stress-free!
My tummy tuck procedure was very positive. Dr. Ateesh’s pain management plan was so thorough that I felt no pain. His staff clearly explained what to expect and helped to calm my fears. And they are all so friendly! This was probably the best thing I’ve ever done for myself.
Mark D'amore
Feeling Satisfied With The Results!
Everything about my tummy tuck procedure was great! The entire staff was wonderful from consultation to surgery to my last follow up. I loved that my tummy tuck was stainless. I can’t thank Dr. Juan and his staff enough for a great experience.
Greg Latif

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