Does your abdomen area overflow whenever you zip up and try to button your pants? Are you getting bothered by the excess fats and sagging skin that sticks out your tummy making your body look unflattering? Have you tried and gotten tired of doing abdominal crunches only to see your stubborn fats linger on? Or have you successfully lost weight, but retained sagging skin in your tummy area?
If you answered a strong YES to 2 or more of the questions above then you are reading the right article. I have received several inquiries about effective procedures dealing with the removal of stubborn abdominal fats and sagging skin. Hence, I have decided to write this article to discuss a surgery that targets this problem: Abdominoplasty.
There are a lot of things to consider when getting an abdominoplasty. I hope that this post will shed light on things that wish to know about this subject and give you a much better understanding on how the procedure works. These are the things about abdominoplasty surgery I aim to share to you:
- Basic facts about Abdominoplasty Surgery
- Benefits of Abdominoplasty Surgery
- Best candidates for an Abdominoplasty Surgery
- Types of Abdominoplasty Methods
- Steps in an Abdominoplasty Surgery
- Possible complications of Abdominoplasty Surgery
- Cost of Abdominoplasty Surgery in Singapore
Basic facts about Abdominoplasty Surgery
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck as it is more commonly known, is a type of an invasive, surgical procedure that is done to remove stubborn fats and sagging skin from the abdomen area.
Benefits of Abdominoplasty Surgery
A tummy tuck procedure can bring several benefits to the body. These benefits include:
- Flatter abdomen
- Improved contour around the tummy area
- Restoration of the body’s core strength
- Slimmer waistline
Best candidates for an Abdominoplasty Surgery
A tummy tuck procedure is not exclusive for women alone! You would be surprised to know that there are a lot of men who do this procedure as well. You are a suitable candidate for an abdominoplasty surgery if:
- You are in excellent health
- Your weight is stable during the past 12 months
- You are not obese
- You have sensible result expectations
This procedure is not recommended for individuals who:
- Have pre-existing medical conditions that can cause complications
- Have a habit of smoking
- Have a desire to have more children
Types of Abdominoplasty Surgery
There are several types of Abdominoplasty Surgery that are available in Singapore:
- Full abdominoplasty or full tummy tuck
- Mini-abdominoplasty or mini-tuck
- Extended abdominoplasty
A full abdominoplasty targets to remove excess fats and skin from the abdomen and repair the core muscles at the same time.
A mini-abdominoplasty removes only the excess skin and tissues from the lower stomach to reduce bulging in that area. Likewise, a mini tummy tuck improves the contour and laxity of the skin in the lower abdomen.
An extended abdominoplasty is done on patients who have undergone a huge amount of weight loss as a result of bariatric surgery. This type of surgery removes the skin from the abdomen and other areas including the back, hips, and thigh. The muscles in the back and abdomen area may also be repaired along the process.
A lipo-abdominoplasty is a combination of a tummy tuck surgery and liposuction. This surgery aims to bring improvement to the contour of the abdomen, specifically in the area over the navel and flanks.
Steps in a Full Abdominoplasty Surgery
These are the steps that a patient can expect on the day of your full tummy tuck surgery:
- Administration of general anaesthesia
- Incisions are done on the skin below the abdomen and around the navel area
- Separation of fat tissues and skin from the muscles in the abdomen
- Muscles are repaired
- The skin is sutured closed.
The entire procedure may go anywhere from 2 to 4 hours.
Possible complications of Abdominoplasty Surgery
I am not going to sugar-coat this point. After an abdominoplasty surgery, expect to be in pain. Coughing, laughing, or any movements around the lower body can be very uncomfortable and excruciating. However, this may be eased by taking pain control medications.
Aside from pain, there can be other complications or side effects that can happen especially when the procedure is carried out by inexperienced hands. Be on the lookout for the following after your surgery:
- Blood clots
- Fluid retention (Seroma)
- Numbing of skin
- Reopening of stitched wound
- Skin necrosis
Inform your doctor in case these side effects appear for proper management.
Cost of Abdominoplasty Surgery in Singapore
The total cost of abdominoplasty in Singapore varies depending on the type of tummy tuck surgery you are getting. Likewise, there are other additional factors that may add to costs on top of the on-the-day surgery itself. In general, the surgical fees may start from $10,000 and reach a maximum of $30,000. A tummy tuck procedure is usually not covered by health insurance, so it is best that you come prepared with the right amount of money to fund your surgery.
Allure Plastic Surgery
Address: 435 Orchard Rd, #22-04 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877
Phone: +65 6734 9988