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Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck in Bangkok, Thailand 

 

Abdominoplasty, or Tummy Tuck, is a procedure that flattens the abdomen by removing extra fat and skin, and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall. The incision is on the Bikini line. This procedure helps the patient who has given birth, especially in those who has given birth many children, to have a perfect body shape. The surgery will be performed under general anesthesia. It takes around 3-4 hours. After the surgery, the patient has to stay in the hospital 3 nights. The scar will be a long fine line on the pubic. It might be long from the left to the right side of the hips, depending on the fat and excess skin.

 

There are 2 types of Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) :

1. Abdominoplasty with umbilical transposition and repairing the sagging abdominal muscles:

          This procedure suits for those who has a lot of excess fat and skin, and who has stretch marks from given birth. This procedure must be performed under general anesthesia

 

Surgical Procedures of Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) with umbilical transposition and repairing the sagging abdominal muscles:
Picture 1. Surgical Procedures of Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) with umbilical transposition and
repairing the sagging abdominal muscles:

 

1. The surgeon will check the sagging of the muscles for surgical planning, as figure 1.
2. Determine the incision on the bikini line. Then open the wound through the layer of the skin to the muscle, as figure 2.
3. Release the fibrosis between the layer of the skin and the muscle from the pubic to the sub-mammary area. Then the surgeon will see the sagging muscles clearly.
4. Repair the sagging abdominal muscles from sub-mammary to the pubic, tighten the abdominal muscles, as figure 4.
5. Pull down the layer of the skin and fat. Cut the excess, from the former umbilical to the pubic. Suture the fat layer with the dissolvable stitch. Then create and retouch the new umbilical carefully to prevent the scar, as figure 5.
6. Cut and suture the excess skin on the pubic area.  

 

 

2. Mini Abdominal Lipectomy:

          This procedure suits for those who has little excess fat but has stretch marks. This procedure aims to correct the stretch marks. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia. The patient can go back to their accommodation immediately after the surgery.  


Picture 2. Shows Surgical Procedures of Mini Abdominal Lipectomy

 

1. The surgeon will check the sagging of the muscles for surgical planning, as figure 1.
2. Open the wound on the pubic. Release the fibrosis between the layer of the skin and the muscle from the pubic to the below umbilical area.
3. Pull down the layer of the skin and fat. Then cut and suture the excess skin on the pubic area.  

 

Preparing for Abdominal Lipectomy:

1. Get a lab test or a medical evaluation
2. Take certain medications or adjust your current medication
3. stop smoking
4. Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding  

 

Post-operative care:

1. 2-3 days after the surgery, the patient must start wearing the full-length compression garment every day to tighten the muscle and reduce the swelling. After 1 month, the patient can wear it only in the night to support the muscle.
2. The stitches need to be removed 6 days after the surgery.
3. The patient can start exercise about 2 months after the surgery.
4. The swelling will be gone and the wound will be healed 3-4 months after the surgery.  

 

Forewarning for post-operative care:

1. Avoid showering until at least 2-3 days after the surgery. Do the wound dressings followed the doctor’s recommendation.
2. Wear the compression garment all the time for the first month. After 1 month, the patient should continue wearing to support the muscle and prevent the wound tear.
3. The bruise might happen. It will be gone in 2-3 weeks. If there is pain, swelling or redness, please come to see the doctor immediately.  



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