Also known as Abdominoplasty

Some people have a flabby abdomen with weak muscles that impairs the body contour. This is usually seen after pregnancy & after a massive weight loss. In Tummy-tuck surgery the loose, excess fat and skin are removed and the muscles in the abdominal wall are tightened. It can also remove some if not all of the stretch marks in your lower abdomen.



Many people who consider a tummy tuck also consider liposuction and a lower body lift.

Operation Theatre
3-4 Hours


Spinal Anaesthesia Or General Anaesthesia


In a full abdominoplasty: A V-cut or U-cut shaped incision is made which extends from hipbone to hipbone anteriorly and is strategically places so that the scar can be hidden in a bikini. Based on the amount of correction you need Dr.Venkat will determine the shape and length of the incision. You may also have an incision around the navel.

In a mini-tummy tuck: the incision is strategically placed as low as possible so that it can be concealed in the pubic bone area. The abdominal skin below the navel will be trimmed. No incisions are placed around the navel. Based on the amount skin to be removed the length of the incision will vary.

In a high lateral tension abdominoplasty, incisions and the resulting scars are longer and are often higher compared to the more traditional abdominoplasties and mini-tummy tucks.

  • An incision is usually made on the navel and around the belly button.
  • Loose underlying tissue and muscle is tightened and sutured together.
  • Skin is drawn downward, the excess is excised. An opening is surgically created for the belly button.
  • After surgery, there will be a scar easily hidden in underwear or a swimsuit.
2-3 Days


In this surgical procedure, the surgeon removes the loose abdominal skin and tightens the abdominal muscles with sutures.

Dr.Venkat Thota will determine the best method for you after a personal consultation. Some different approaches are:

Full Abdominoplasty

In this procedure skin is from above the navel down to the pubic area, that has been affected by pregnancies, obesity or laxity arising from genetic causes will be removed.

Mini Abdominoplasty

A person with laxity and protrusion below the navel would make a suitable candidate for this procedure. This is recommended for those candidates who have always been physically fit but are not able to achieve the desired contour in certain locations even with proper diet and exercise.

Extended or High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty

An extended incision will be made for candidates with excess skin in the love handles or hips. The effect to produced by this procedure can be simulated by grabbing the skin on the sides of your waist and pulling up , this simulation looks just like putting on a pair of pants. Here a tummy tuck is done in the front of the abdomen and the lift is transferred over the hip to the lateral aspect of the thigh to inorder to improve the contour in this location,suspending and improving the hip and thigh.

2-3 Weeks


You will need to wear compression garments for a couple of weeks to reduce swelling and support the skin as it tightens.

Suture removal: 1-2 weeks after the surgery

Removal of drains: 4-14 days after the surgery. While you are taking rest at home, you will be needed keep a record of the fluid collected and empty the drains 2-3 times a day.

Redness, swelling and bruising are common side-effects and they subside in 1-3 weeks after the surgery.

Have a person to take care of you and aid you when needed at your home.

Make a gradual effort, rather than a sudden attempt to get back to your daily routine.

You start going to the gym and playing sports after 3 months, but increase your work out intensity gradually.

Avoid: Aspirin, anti-inflammatory medication, Smoking, Alcohol consumption for at least 10 days before and after the surgery.

1-2 Weeks After the Surgery


If you don’t go through another pregnancy or a significant weight gain, the results from your tummy tuck should be permanent. As you age, your skin gets wrinkled (though not such high degree), this is a process of natural ageing. It is recommended that you finish having children before you undergo a tummy tuck. If you are planning to lose weight, do it before you undergo this procedure.

Maintain good communication with the aesthetic plastic surgeon

Keeping safety in mind as well as for the most beautiful outcome of the procedure, we advise that you visit the clinic for post procedure review and evaluation at prescribed times. Also do not hesitate to contact the doctor if you notice any changes in the treatment areas or when you have any concerns and queries.


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Significant complications from Tummy tuck, fortunately, are infrequent. Every year, thousands of women undergo this procedure successfully and are glad with the results. The risks specific to your health will be discussed during your consultation.

Some degree of risk will be present with every surgery. Some of the potential complications involved in all surgeries are:

  • Allergies
  • Infection and bleeding
  • Adverse response to the specific med
  • Damage to the underlying structures during the procedure
  • Scarring
  • Hematoma or seroma (an aggregation of blood or liquid under the skin that might require removal)
  • Changes in sensation
  • Unsatisfactory results that might necessitate additional procedures

For optimal results and to minimize certain risks and it is crucial that you follow the instructions given by the doctor both before and after the surgery.