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Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck in Argentina

A Tummy Tuck or an Abdominoplasty procedure is achieved in order to give to the stomach a esthetic  contour  by removing excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The goal is to turn out a flatter and tighter abdomen which may include the tightening of muscles. This procedure can be performed on people wishing to improve abdominal contours after the following:

  • Pregnancies 
  • Weight Loss 
  • Well done surgical procedure to treat obesity

It may be possible to achieve a flat stomach through healthy dieting and effective exercise. Indeed many surgeons recommend that an abdominoplasty should be used to remove excess skin after dieting and exercise to achieve the right body shape underneath.

Abdominoplasty will not stop you gaining weight in the future and should not be sought as a treatment for weight control.

The Procedure

In order to achieve the maximum tummy tuck result, several different surgical techniques are presented. A suitable technique is selected according to the condition of the patient. Most procedures are carried out by a surgical incision which is made across the lower abdomen right above the pubic area. Following, a second incision is made around the patient's belly button as a means of loosening the adjacent skin. Next, the  skin is separated from the wall of the abdomen.

Then, the surgeon pulls the loose abdominal muscles from the left and right flanks and sutures them together. This action concludes with  tighter abdominal muscles, forming a firmer, stronger abdominal wall in addition to a smaller waist. Later than the tightening and suturing of the abdominal muscles, excess skin is removed and a new opening is made in the correct position for the belly button.

The incisions are closed with sutures only or combined with staples. finally, medical gauze is placed on the incision area in an effort to maintain  the abdominal region clean and free from infection.

Another option different from a full tummy tuck , and considered to deal with problem areas presented below the belly button, is a partial tummy tuck. This procedure, less invasive form of abdominoplasty, is normally performed on an outpatient basis and usually requires a local  anesthesia.

The surgeon may recommend that, either a partial or full tummy tuck, be done in combination with Liposuction . This is Frequent into those cases where additional fat deposits require to be removed from the hips, resulting in more rejuvenated, spectacular body contour. The most appropriate treatment options will be discussed during the surgeon-patient consultation.

Anesthesia: Performed under General anesthesia.
Length: The procedure generally requires about two to five hours, depending on the extent of the procedure (i.e., "full tummy tuck" vs. "partial tummy tuck"), the desired out come and the pre-operative condition of the patient. Typically, a "partial tummy tuck" takes about one to two hours. While many tummy tuck procedures are performed in a hospital setting, some are done in an office surgical suite.

After the Surgery

Conditional on the extent, an overnight stay in a hospital is frequent. This let the trained medical staff monitors the recovery process. On the other hand,  in case of  treatment involving a minimal area , the patient could return home the same day.

Returning to Normal Routine

Despite the fact that it may take several weeks to feel completely back to normal, those patients who are in good physical condition will experience faster recovery times. Furthermore, while some patients are able to return to work after two weeks, others will require up to four weeks to recuperate. It is highly recommend that patients begin a program of light exercise following surgery. The motion afforded by this activity will reduce swelling, diminish the possibility of developing blood clots and improve skin tone. Vigorous exercise, such as lifting heavy objects, must be avoided until the surgeon provides his consent to do so. Normally, surgical scars appear to be worse during the first few months following a tummy tuck. It may take up to a year before most scars flatten out and lighten in color. Nevertheless scars are placed in areas that will subsequently be covered by clothes, bathing suits.

What are the possible side-effects and complications?

The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although this operation doesn't have practically any type of side-effects some of the risks and potential complications that can occur are infection, skin loss, fluid accumulation, changes in skin sensation, skin discoloration and/or swelling, etc

What can be expected from a Tummy Tuck Surgery?

  • Tummy Tuck surgery will enhance your body by making your abdomen firmer and flatter. You may find that you feel more comfortable in your clothing and are more confident about your appearance. You can combined it with a liposuction in Argentina for better results.
  • It removes stretch marks or scars that may be in the area.
  • It may solve preexisting problems, such as hernias or eventrations.

What can NOT be expected from a Tummy Tuck Surgery?

This procedure is not indicated for treating obesity, as it does not control overweight in the future. In order to avoid future obesity it is recommended the Gastric Bypass Surgery


How much does a tummy tuck cost abroad? The reference price for a abdominoplasty in Argentina is USD2,500 but this may vary according to the needs and requirements of each patient. Please fill in the form below to contact us and get your Free Quotation!

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Publication date: 15/02/2016
Note: This information serves as support and does not replace your doctor's opinion. Written by Thomas Pizarro.


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