What Is A Tummy Tuck?
Considering having a tummy tuck in Thailand? A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the middle and lower abdomen for the purpose of tightening the wall muscles ultimately enhancing the appearance of the abdominal section of the body.
Now, you can tuck your tummy, get rid of unsightly belly fat, and trim your flabby and hanging waistline at very affordable prices at Yanhee International Hospital. Many of us try to achieve a flat and trimmed abdomen by exercising and dieting. However, stretch marks and flabbiness cannot be eliminated by exercising only. Surgery is the only real effective way to get rid of them.
Who Benefits from a Tummy Tuck in Thailand?
Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:
- Significant fluctuations in weight
- Prior surgery
Before you decide to have a tummy tuck, you should think carefully about your expectations as well as possible risks, and discuss them with your surgeon. The best candidates for a tummy tuck in Thailand are those who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look.
Tummy Tuck In Thailand Is A Good Option For You If:
- Physically healthy and in good shape but are bothered by a large, ugly fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise;
- Have good skin tone and elasticity;
- You have realistic expectations;
- Would like to have a unique adventure and cultural experience after recovery;
- You do not smoke.
Patients who intend to lose a lot of weight should postpone the surgery. Also, women who plan future pregnancies should wait, as vertical muscles in the abdomen that are tightened during surgery can separate again during pregnancy.
If you have scarring from previous abdominal surgery, your doctor may recommend against a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty or may caution you that scars could be unusually prominent.
What A Tummy Tuck Won’t Do:
Tummy tucks are not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Also, tummy tuck operations cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised, generally the treated areas below the belly button.
What To Expect When You Meet Your Tummy Tuck Surgeon
The success and safety of your tummy tuck procedure depend very much on your complete honesty and openness during the consultation process.
- The surgeon will discuss with you about the changes you want about your figure. Be honest about what you think regarding the areas you feel would benefit from a tummy tuck procedure.
- Your surgeon will discuss with you his opinions regarding the best options for your surgery.
- Your surgeon may ask about your expectations and desired outcome.
- You will discuss the risks of tummy tuck surgery, and you will be given an informed consent form as well as discuss the risks of anesthesia.
- Your surgeon may take photographs for your medical record.
- Your surgeon will evaluate your general health.
- You will discuss your anesthesia options, the incision type and placement and more. Anything that you wish to know, you should discuss during this time.
Preparing for a Tummy Tuck Surgery in Thailand
Your surgeon, through our no-cost virtual consultation, will provide you with a list of instructions on what to do before your tummy tuck surgery.
These will cover such areas as smoking, medications, what to bring with you to the hospital and when to have your last meal before surgery.
It is of utmost importance that you follow these instructions, and the ones you will be given after your surgery. Your speedy recovery and health should be your number one priority.
You will have to strictly follow these instructions before your tummy tuck surgery.
These are as follows:
- For smokers: STOP smoking two weeks before surgery. You will need another two weeks after surgery to start smoking. Smoking increases the risks of complications. Chemicals present in
smokeact as free radicals, which interferes with the healing process. Prolonged healing may result in the formation of large, hideous scars. If your surgeon finds out that you are still smoking, he will not perform the surgery.
- Stop drinking alcoholic beverages a week before your surgery.
- The day before your surgery, do not drink alcohol and make sure you do not eat or drink anything at least six hours before your operation.
- Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs
andherbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
Special instructions you receive will cover:
- What to do on the day of surgery
- The use of anesthesia during your tummy tuck
- Post-operative care and follow-up
Special instructions for smokers:
If you are a smoker, you will be advised to quit immediately. In fact, you may be told that you will have to post-pone your surgery until the nicotine has been out of your system long enough so that it does not affect you while under anesthesia, and also while healing.
This includes nicotine patches and vapor cigarettes as well. Smoking also increases the chances of airway irritation, which may trigger constriction and coughing while under anesthesia. Smoking also hinders healing and can cause your scars to heal poorly.
Tummy Tuck Risks and Safety Information
The decision to have a tummy tuck in Thailand surgery is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential of tummy tuck complications are acceptable.
Your plastic surgeon and/or staff will explain in detail potential tummy tuck complications. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks or potential complications.
Possible tummy tuck risks include:
- Unfavorable scarring
- Bleeding (hematoma)
- Fluid accumulation
- Poor wound healing
- Skin loss
- Blood clots
- Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
- Anesthesia risks
- Skin discoloration and/or prolonged swelling
- Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
- Major wound separation
- The recurrent looseness of skin
- Pain, which may persist
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Persistent swelling in the legs
- Nerve damage
- Possibility of revisional surgery
- Suboptimal aesthetic result
Tummy Tuck Procedure and Results
What happens during tummy tuck surgery?
- The surgeon makes a linear incision extending from hipbone to hipbone along the bikini line.
- Surgeon separates the skin and fat from the rest of the abdominal wall and removes excess fat and skin.
- Muscles are tightened by pulling them close together and stitching them into their new position.
- The incision is closed with stitches, dressings are applied, and a temporary tube may be inserted to drain excess fluid from the surgical site.
- Surgery time is about 2-3 hours and performed under general anesthesia.
- Your tummy tuck procedure will result in a flatter, a firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight.
- The final results may be initially obscured by swelling and your inability to stand fully upright until internal healing is complete.
- Within a week or two, you should be standing tall and confident about your new slimmer profile.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Following your surgery, dressings or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your abdomen as it heals.
A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect to minimize swelling after tummy tuck surgery.
Tummy Tuck Post-Operative Care
- When in bed, position pillows under the knees & back for support and keep waist bent.
- You may lie on your side or back; move feet to increase circulation to the legs.
- Wear elastic compression garment snugly for 4-6 weeks.
Onlysponge bath is allowed fewdays after surgery. Patient may shower 7-10 days post-surgery after stitches are removed.
- Resume normal activities after 2 weeks.
- No strenuous activities 4-6 weeks post-op
- Keep waist bent when walking 2-3 days after surgery
- Follow-up check with the surgeon and stitch removal will be 7-10 days post-surgery.
Tummy Tuck Thailand Tailored Specifically for You
Take the first step and contact us through our no-cost virtual consultation. During this process, we will recommend options that will work best for you. Every client is different, so our virtual consultants and surgeons tailor the procedure to match each person’s needs.