Abdominoplasty - Hong Plastic Surgery

Tummy Tuck Surgery – Abdominoplasty

Tummy Tuck Surgery is also known as Abdominoplasty  is suitable for patients who have a lower abdominal apron, multiple striae on the skin and diversification of the recti muscle.

Frequently they are associated with thick layers of fat deposits in the abdomen as well as the waistline and hips. Sometimes they are associated with a significant ventral hernia in the midline due to tearing of central raphe and separation of the abdominal recti muscle.

Tummy tuck surgery involves:

  • Removing the lower abdominal apron, excess skin and fat below the umbilicus, 
  • Lifting the upper abdominal skin flap to expose the midline diversification or hernia, 
  • Repair of the ventral hernia or diversification and lastly 
  • Pulling the upper abdominal skin flap down to close and repositioning the umbilicus through a new hole in the skin flap.

When there is an associated thick fat deposit in the abdomen and waistline, a second stage liposuction procedure 6 months later is recommended to further contour the body. A staged procedure is recommended for safety reasons as well as to avoid surgical complications like skin flap necrosis and delayed wound healing.

The Tummy Tuck procedure takes about 3-4 hours under general anaesthesia. Hospitalization for 2 days is recommended for recovery and rest. An abdominal binder for support is advised after the surgery to protect the repair for a month.

The recovery time is about 1-2 weeks. Full recovery to resume normal exercise may take about 4-6 weeks.

The information written and published on this website is not intended to substitute the recommendations of a trained professional and does not replace a professional consultation.
It is advisable to undergo a formal consultation to help establish a relationship between the doctor and yourself, accurately determine your concerns/problems, and get the appropriate treatments for them.
It is also imperative to note that the contents of the website with respect to treatments, results and pricing can vary from individual to individual, and can only be accurately determined by the doctor upon diagnosis.
Do note that all medical treatments will only be administered upon proper consultation, with the requirement that patients be above 21 years of age to provide legal consent.

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Tummy Tuck Surgery – Abdominoplasty

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