What is Tummy Tuck ( Abdominoplasty )
Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, refers to the process of removing excess fat and skin, which in most cases causes the abdominal wall muscles to reconnect, muscles that have already been weakened or detached, leading to the formation of a more beautiful and firmer abdomen.
Many people who have lost significant weight have excessive, loose skin folds around the abdomen that, as a result of prolonged stretching, sags and loses its elasticity. This extra skin can lead to rashes on the top of the pubic area and along the groin and pelvis.
Abdominoplasty is used to rebuild weak abdominal wall muscles stretched by pregnancy or simply age. The Tummy Tuck procedure can be performed alone but is often combined with liposuction to further improve body contours.Individuals considering a tummy tuck should be relatively healthy and fit, and not planning future pregnancies as this may restrict tightened muscles, depending on your specific requirements and the surgeon’s preference.
Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery is a transformative procedure, and it’s important to identify the right candidates for it. Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck typically share certain characteristics. These include individuals with loose or excess skin on their abdomen, those with excess abdominal fat, and women who have experienced abdominal muscle relaxation, often due to childbirth.
Tummy tuck surgery can be an excellent option for you if:
1. You are in good physical health and maintain a stable weight.
2. You have realistic expectations about the results.
3. You do not smoke cigarettes, as smoking can impact healing.
4. You are bothered by excess abdominal fat or skin.
5. You do not plan for future pregnancies, as pregnancy can affect the results.
6. After significant weight loss, you have excess skin around your belly.
A consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon can help determine if you are a suitable candidate for a tummy tuck.
Cost of tummy tuck in Iran
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a highly sought-after cosmetic surge
Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a sought-after cosmetic procedure in many countries. However, its high cost can be a barrier for many individuals. This is why people often consider undergoing this procedure abroad.
In Iran, the cost of a tummy tuck starts from just 1800€. This is significantly lower compared to the United States, where it can cost around 6000€, or the UK, where prices range from £4500 to £6000. Even in Turkey, the cost can be around £3500/€4000. The favorable pricing in Iran is partly due to the lower value of the Iranian currency when compared to the US dollar and the euro.
It’s worth noting that the price of abdominoplasty in Iran includes comprehensive services provided in well-equipped hospitals and clinics staffed by highly skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeons. This makes Iran an attractive destination for individuals seeking quality tummy tuck procedures at a more affordable price.
Are Iranian surgeons a good choice for tummy tucks?
According to published statistics, abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck is one of the 5 most popular cosmetic surgeries in Iran, these statistics show the high number of performed surgeries in Iran and as you know, the most successful cosmetic operation depends on surgeons’ experience.
Tummy Tuck surgery requires specialized experience and training to ensure the outcome and Iranian doctors are one of the best choices.
Tummy Tuck procedure in Iran
A tummy tuck may be done under local anesthesia with sedation where the abdominal area is numb and you are relaxed and comfortable.
Alternatively you may be completely asleep under General anesthesia. The length of time required for Tummy tuck procedure depends on the amount of tissue being removed and whether liposuction is also performed.
Your surgeon in mini tummy tuck, will make an incision just above the pubic area, the incision is typically made where it is hidden by bathing suits or undergarments but it is important to realize that you will have a scar. The skin and fat layers that lie above the abdominal wall are separated from the wall using an instrument such as a coterie device.
In Full or classic tummy tuck, your surgeon, will make horizontal or U-shaped incision, above the pubic mound and tighten the abdominal muscle. In some cases, a second incision is made around the navel to address excess skin above the belly button for achieving the most natural looking results
The tissue is then lifted upward toward the navel to expose the abdominal muscles of lower abdomen. Your surgeon will suture these muscles pulling them closer together which creates a flatter firmer abdominal wall and a slimmer waistline.
Once the muscles are tightened, the layer of skin and fat will be stretched back over the abdominal wall and excess skin and fat that hang beyond the original incision are removed drainage tubes will likely be placed in the abdomen through tiny holes below the incision allowing fluids to escape as you heal. the incisions will be sutured and bandages will be applied.
You will likely need to wear a compression garment to minimize sealing and provide comfort and support while you heal drainage tubes and sutures will typically be removed within a week or two after the surgery as with any surgery pain bruising and swelling after the procedure is normal and will typically subside within several weeks.
Pain can be controlled with medication if recommended by your surgeon. Your scar all fades considerably over time. You will notice an improvement in the appearance of your abdomen soon after your procedure and your results will gradually continue to progress with proper diet and exercise. You can have a firmer flatter and start enjoying the new you.
Tummy tuck methods in Iran
There are two main methods for doing abdominoplasty in Iran:
- Full (classic) Tummy Tuck: Full Tummy Tuck is a good option for patients with roundness and excess skin folds above and below the button.
The result of a full tummy tuck is similar to a mini-tummy tuck but it will have a longer recovery period. a full tummy tuck scar can usually be hidden beneath a swimsuit bottom.
- Mini tummy tuck: This technique is a good option for patients with loose skin and stretch marks below the belly button. A mini tummy tuck is less complex than a full tummy tuck because the position of the navel is unaffected and the incisions are typically smaller.
What to do before and after Abdominoplasty surgery?
The preoperative measures include:
Blood test Chest X-ray for people over 50 years old. It is important to know that 2 weeks before surgery, you should not use NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Aspirin, but ask your doctor first. No supplements should be taken either. You can resume taking supplements two weeks after the procedure, but you should ask your doctor first.
For most patients, this can be done as an outpatient procedure, and they can either stay overnight in an ambulatory surgery unit or go home the same day. Patients usually have drains in place after a tummy tuck procedure, and they will be required to be seen by the physician the next day.Usually, patients need to take at least 12-14 days off from work because there is some discomfort with activities like coughing, bearing down, and getting out of a chair during this period. However, for most patients, it’s a better idea to take a week or two off from work.
What can I expect for tummy tuck results?
After Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty): Depending on whether you have a full or mini tummy tuck, the overall result is a smoother, firmer abdominal circumference that fits your body type and weight. Your end results may initially be obscured by swelling and an inability to stand fully until your internal repair is complete.
Your slimmer profile should be identified within 1-2 weeks after surgery. It may take weeks or even months for the final result to be determined.
You can return to your work 12-14 days after surgery but it depends on your physically status and your job, if you have a desk job, can go back to work on the early side of this time frame, but if your job involves lifting, straining or other strenuous activities, expect to take up to a month away from such tasks.