Astrid Plastic Surgery Clinic

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty

Why Choose Astrid

  • Mummy makeover surgeries such as tummy tucks and breast enhancement surgeries are favoured treatments at Astrid Plastic Surgery.
  • Our plastic surgeon are highly trained in body contouring and abdominal wall surgeries, such as abdominoplasty, abdominal wall reconstruction and abdominal flap surgery.

Tummy Tuck

Similar names: Tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, mini-abdominoplasty.

Pregnancy causes a separation of the rectus (“six-pack”) muscles, which reverses only partially after delivery. For some mummies, the separation persists and remains very wide, giving not only an abdominal bulge and a larger waistline, but also functional problems such as back pain and constipation. The condition, where there is a gap or separation between the six-pack muscles, is known as Diastasis Recti.

For women with mild loose abdominal skin, diastasis recti can be repaired via a short scar and using an endoscope is known as a mini tummy tuck, or a mini-abdominoplasty. If excess skin is present, the excess skin can be removed at the same time to give a more taut abdominal contour. This is a full abdominoplasty. For some patients, if excess fat is a concern, liposuction may be performed at the same time.

NEED-TO-KNOW

Abdominoplasty
01-surgical scissors

Procedure Time:
2 – 3 hours

02-syringe

Anaesthesia:
General anaesthesia

Hospitalisation:
Day Surgery

Recovery Time:
5 days

OFTEN DONE WITH

Surgeries often done together with abdominoplasty:

FAQs

  • Avoid supplements such as fish oils, vitamin E, Ginseng, glucosamine a week before surgery.
  • Stop smoking to maximise your healing ability (make use of this opportunity to quit!).
  • It is advisable to avoid strenuous exercises and carrying heavy loads for a week after surgery.
  • Avoid core exercises for 3 months after surgery.
  • The duration depends on the type of abdominoplasty.
  • For office-based work, this is around 7 days.

Suture removal is not required as the stitches used are stitched internally and will dissolve.

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