Unfolding the Myths About Tummy Tuck

Posted By:Dr. Ritesh Anand On 2022/02/02

“Tummy tucks are popular amongst people who want to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.” ~ Dr. Ritesh Anand

Do you know Tummy Tuck can help give you the body you have always wanted? So, let’s know how this cosmetic surgery will help you to get rid of that stubborn fat.

The process, also known as ‘Abdominoplasty’, is aimed to improve the shape and tone of the body by removal of excess sagging fat and skin.

This cosmetic surgery procedure can be very effective and the result is a flatter, firmer, and more shapely abdomen.

Table of Contents

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  1. What is Tummy tuck and who’s the right candidate for Tummy Tuck surgery?
  2. How Tummy Tuck surgery will help you?
  3. Dos and Donts before and after the Surgery?
  4. Myths about Tummy Tuck
  5. What is the Tummy Tuck Recovery Timeline and how long does the result last?
  6. What is the cost of tummy tuck surgery?


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1. What is Tummy tuck and who’s the right candidate for Tummy Tuck surgery?

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to firm up the abdominal area by removing excess fat and skin. It can be performed, for improving the waistline, for repairing the rectus muscles or as part of a combined procedure like a mummy makeover, etc.

How long do the results last?
The results of tummy tuck are permanent, provided you exercise regularly and most importantly eat a diet that supports that lifestyle.

Why does anyone need a tummy tuck?
If anyone wants to correct abdominal abnormalities caused by pregnancy, obesity, extensive weight loss, etc., which diet and exercise alone cannot help, then a tummy tuck is a good option for them.

What Happens If I Get Pregnant After A Tummy Tuck?
Generally, patients are recommended to have a tummy tuck when they are done having children. This is because pregnancy involves additional weight gain and further abdominal stretching. If you get pregnant post treatment, you might opt for another tummy tuck with mommy makeover post-pregnancy.

2. How Tummy Tuck surgery will help you?

Tummy tuck is not a weight-loss method on its own but it will help you if you are suffering from excess skin following some form of extensive weight loss.

Dr. Ritesh Anand offers a tailored treatment for each patient while considering their individual needs. His extensive knowledge and experience provides the best outcome for each patient.

3. Dos and Donts before the Surgery?

Before surgery

  • Do not take any blood-thinning medication or anti-inflammatory or herbal medication for two weeks before your procedure.
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol consumption for 3-4 weeks.
  • Make sure your diet has a good amount of vitamin c, which helps the healing process.

After surgery

  • Avoid strenuous activities including heavy weight lifting, and rigorous sports.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol for a few weeks.
  • Wear a compression garment up to 6 weeks after your surgery to enhance your results.

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4. Myths about Tummy Tuck

It’s important to address some of the myths so that patients get a clear idea if tummy tuck is the right option for them.

  • Tummy tuck leaves behind huge scars - Any major abdominal surgery will leave behind scars, but a tummy tuck won’t involve large, noticeable scars at all.
  • It is for a lazy person - Tummy tuck helps to reduce the excess fat that cannot be removed by exercise and you are required to exercise regularly to maintain the results.
  • My age is not right for tummy tuck - There is no typical age during which it is best to have the procedure done.
  • Only Women Undergo Tummy Tucks - A tummy tuck can be performed on anyone who is suffering from loose, excess skin on their abdomen.

5. What is the Tummy Tuck Recovery Timeline and how long does the result last?

How much time will it take to recover?
Healing time differs for each individual. Most people feel well recovered between 3 to 6 weeks. A mini tummy tuck has a shorter recovery time than a full abdominoplasty.

What to keep in mind while recovering?
Follow the instructions given to you carefully for quick recovery. You will need to work with your Surgeon to allow for adequate and proper healing time. Dr. Ritesh will guide you and answer all your queries during the postoperative period.

How long will the Result last?
The results are permanent if you follow a healthy lifestyle and perfect weight management.

6. What is the cost of tummy tuck surgery?

The cost of the tummy tuck surgery will depend upon the surgeon’s fees, anaesthetist’s fees and hospital costs, and the length of your stay.

Pricing varies based on the procedure you choose, the geographic location of your surgeon and the surgeon’s level of expertise. You can expect the cost of a full tummy tuck to fall within 1.5 lakhs to 2.25 lakhs.

Take away

Tummy tuck surgery will help you to repair and gain greater control of your abdominal muscle. Our tummy tuck surgeon, Dr. Ritesh Anand is a highly experienced, fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon in Delhi NCR. Choosing us will guarantee a positive experience and aesthetically pleasing surgery results.