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When it comes to areas of the body, our midsection always ranks very high on the list, that we dislike the most. In actual fact, more than one million patients choose to go under the knife in an effort to trim their tummy. By ‘’Tummy Tuck’’ you can create a flatter, smoother and more toned physique. So, get away from sagging abdominal fat through abdominoplasty & be gorgeous and charming with your personality in your surroundings.

A tummy tuck is also known as ‘’Abdominoplasty’’, takes off excess fat and skin and restores weakened muscles to create a firmer and smoother, abdominal profile.

In 2018, total number of females who undergo for Abdominoplasty procedure are 812,387 (91.4%)

Abdominoplasty procedures performed on men were 76,325 (8.6%) in 2018.

  • Abdominoplasty is the top 4th surgical procedure in Worldwide.
  • Australia is the top most popular country for Abdominoplasty.
  • Tummy tuck is the 3rd most popular surgical procedure in US.
  • Total procedures carried out for abdominoplasty worldwide in 2018 are 888,712.
  • Over 180,000 procedure of Abdominoplasty were carried out in 2016.
  • 95% of those procedures were performed on women.
  • Number of abdominoplasties in year 2000 were 62713 and in 2012 that were 106,628.
  • 111986 procedures were performed worldwide in 2013 were women
  • Abdominoplasty in India, total procedures carried out were 28,566 in 2017
  • Tummy tuck is the 8th most popular surgical procedure in Pakistan.
  • In Pakistan total procedures carried out were 24,231 in 2017
  • The majority (93.4%) of patients in Pakistan undergo for tummy tuck are female.
  • Around 6.6 % male patients choose this procedure.
  • It is most common among patients between the ages of 35 and 50.
  • 70% difference shows in past 20 years.
  • The amount of procedures performed are quadrupled over the past 20 years.
  • Present total surgical procedures are 8.4% up by 2018.
  • Present change 2018 vs. 2017, which is 9.7 % increase in demand
  • Present change 2018 vs. 2014 , which is 23.2 % increase in demand

The most common causes of this include:

  • Aging
  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior surgery
  • Significant fluctuations in weight

Abdomen reduction brings many benefits for the patients.

  • Tighten abdominal muscles
  • Remove fat and excess skin of abdomen
  • Well-toned and attractive belly
  • Restoration of self-confidence
  • Getting Attractive appearance
  • Ability to wear belly-fit clothes
  • Improve appearance of stretch marks

Here are some common questions asked by patients before tummy tuck.

Abdominoplasty is a highly personalized procedure. You should do it for yourself, not for someone else’s desires or try to fit any class of ideal image.

Normally, you may be a good if:

  • You have realistic expectations
  • You are a non-smoker
  • You have a firm weight and physically healthy.
  • You are worried by the appearance of your abdomen
  • Medical tests
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Surgeon’s fee

During your, you need to discuss:

  • Previous surgeries
  • Your surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins and drug use

Your tummy tuck surgeon will also:

  • Discuss your options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Assess your general health status
  • Take photographs
  • Discuss likely outcomes of the surgery and any potential complication
  • Medical tests
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Surgeon’s fee

During your, you need to discuss:

  • Previous surgeries
  • Your surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins and drug use

Your tummy tuck surgeon will also:

  • Discuss your options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Assess your general health status
  • Take photographs
  • Discuss likely outcomes of the surgery and any potential complication

Use this list as a guide during your Abdominoplasty

  • Are you certified by the Pakistan Association of Plastic Surgeons(PAPS)?
  • How much experience of plastic surgery training have you had?
  • Do you have hospital experience to perform this procedure?
  • What will I expect to get the best results?
  • How and where will you perform my surgery?
  • How long I expect my recovery period?
  • What are the complications and risks linked with my procedure?
  • How can I expect my stomach to look by the time or after pregnancy ?
  • What are my other options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my Abdominoplasty?

Tummy tuck risks include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Skin loss
  • Numbness
  • Skin discoloration
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Persistent pain

It’s important that you ask all your questions directly with your surgeon.

You may be asked to do following things, while preparing for surgery:

  • Stop smoking
  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications
  • Stay away from herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs as they can increase bleeding

A  includes the following steps:

During your, bandages or dressings shall be applied to your cuts. There may place small, thin tubes temporarily under the skin to drain any excess blood.

Be sure to ask your tummy tuck surgeon specific questions about your recovery period:

  • What medication will be prescribed to me after surgery?
  • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery? When will they be removed?
  • When will the stitches be removed?
  • How will I bathe?
  • How long will I wear the pressure garment?
  • When can I restart my normal activity and exercise?
  • When do I return for follow-up care?

Abdominoplasty and liposuction are two different surgical procedures that aim to change the appearance of your midsection. Both procedures make your stomach appear tighter, flatter and smaller. They’re both performed by experienced plastic surgeons, and are considered cosmetic.

In a week or two, you will be standing tall, attractive and confident in your new slimmer profile.

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