Dieting and exercising sometimes are just not enough to get rid of stubborn abdominal or stomach fats. Anyone who had done both but failed can admit that there is no area more frustrating to tone than the stomach. Fortunately, technology had a good alternative to achieve and/or reclaim the curvaceous waist most people desire.
Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that helps flatten the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin. This type of surgery is most commonly popular among women who had just went through pregnancy. As women go through normal physical changes during pregnancy, excess fat and skin find a way to accumulate around the middle. Thus, undergoing a tummy tuck is useful for them to tighten back their abdomen area.
Take note, however, that tummy tuck is not exclusively for those women who had gone through pregnancy. Tummy tuck is also good for both men and women who are obese, or maybe who were previously obese but were not successful in toning their abdomen through non-surgical ways.
Tummy tuck in Singapore is a common procedure and is available in many clinics specializing in reconstructive or plastic surgery. Finding a plastic surgery clinic here in Singapore is easy as such services are a common trend. The challenge, however, is finding the clinic that can be trusted, is credible, and is duly accredited.
If you are one of those people interested to have a tummy tuck surgery in Singapore, it is important and helpful to find as many tips and insights on how you can prepare and what you can expect during the procedure. Tummy tuck, though a common procedure, is not right for everybody. This article will help you decide to proceed with it by providing you five (5) facts about it below:
1. Tummy tuck is not a replacement for weight loss.
Undergoing a tummy tuck procedure will give you a more curvaceous shaped and sculpted figure, however, should not be treated as a replacement for weight loss. If you want to have a tummy tuck procedure, make sure that you are close to you be close to your desired weight for six to twelve months before undergoing. Doctors would suggest that you be 10-15 pounds from your goal weight. Having a stable weight before your procedure may ensure that very minimal weight changes will happen post-surgery – as weight fluctuations after the surgery may undo the achieved shape. This may further result to dissatisfaction and rework.
2. A tummy tuck is not the same as a liposuction.
Though a tummy tuck and liposuctions are plastic surgeries with the same end goal of removing fats to achieve a desired body shape, they are not the same. The notable difference between the two is on how the procedures are performed. A tummy tuck surgery aims not only to remove fats but also excessive skin, that is why it is most recommended for women who have gone through pregnancy. A liposuction, on the other hand, focuses more on the small deposits of fat where they are sucked out using a thin tube. It is best to consult with a surgeon to know what is best for you.
3. A tummy tuck will require a downtime.
A tummy tuck is considered as a major surgical procedure, thus, will really require weeks to heal. Doctors would recommend that you should take a rest for two (2) to four (4) weeks. After the surgery, you should expect to feel fatigued, swollen, and sore. You will also feel occasional pain and discomfort, but will eventually go away as you will. Your doctor will also advise that you refrain from doing strenuous activities so you can focus on healing. If you are determined to undergo the procedure, make sure that you will have the luxury of time and will be able to provide the needed downtime for it.
Also, take note, that in the two (2) – four (4) weeks downtime, you will still not be fully healed but will just be enough to enable you to go back to your normal life. Full healing of your stomach can take as long as one (1) year.
4. Tummy tuck is a safe procedure but it also have risks.
Just like any surgical procedures, undergoing a tummy tuck may also pose risks and complications to the patient. The possible risks for a tummy tuck are, but not limited to the following:
- Anaesthesia risks
- Fluid accumulation
- Poor wound healing
- Unfavourable scarring
- Skin discolouration and prolonged swelling
Plastic surgeries are mostly done due to personal reasons. Deciding to proceed with the procedure would also mean that you are willing to take a risk just to achieve your goal. The good news is that risks can be prevented or be minimized if you will have it done on a trusted, credible, and duly accredited clinic. For guarantee a quality plastic surgery service like tummy tuck in Singapore, you may go to Allure Plastic Surgery, headed by consultant plastic surgeon, Dr. Samuel Ho.
5. A tummy tuck may leave permanent scars.
Tummy tuck is considered as one of the most effective and advanced type of plastic surgery, however, it does not guarantee that you get a scarless result. The incision, created while performing the surgery, will leave a scar along the abdomen. This will run along the horizontal incision line, stretching from hip to hip, right above the pubic bone. Though scars may lighten overtime, they will be permanent. It is best to discuss this further with your doctor or surgeon if you want to minimize the scarring. Most experienced surgeons have their ways to strategically and carefully place the incision, ensuring the scar is well-concealed under clothing, underwear and swimsuit bottoms.
The decision to have a tummy tuck surgery should not be taken lightly. It is a life-changing decision so it is important that you reflect on why you want it, how it will be beneficial to you, and how can it affect you in the future. To know more about tummy tuck, call Allure Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ho and his team will gladly discuss with you everything you need to know for a well-informed decision.
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