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TUMMY TUCK

INTRODUCTION

Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and aging can cause the abdominal muscles to separate and stretch, leading to a loose, protruding stomach. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to tighten the abdominal muscles and remove excess skin and fat, creating a flatter, more toned midsection. This procedure can significantly improve your appearance, boost your confidence, and make you feel more comfortable in your clothes.

SUBTOPIC AT A GLANCE

Procedure : 1 - 2 Hours

Anaesthesia : General / Local

Access : Incision  /  Puncture

Daycare / Overnight 1-2 Days

Recovery : 1 Day

Final results : Up to 1 Year

PRICES

Starts from
RM 1000

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Introduction

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Benefits

Procedure Details

Recovery Timeline

Risks & Considerations

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Frequently Asked Questions

Costs & Financing

Success Stories

Consultation Process

Follow Up

Contact Information

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What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure that reshapes and tightens the abdominal area. It addresses both loose skin and weakened muscles. The surgeon will make incisions strategically placed to minimize scarring. The type of incision pattern depends on the extent of correction needed. Common incision locations include a low horizontal incision across the lower abdomen (mini tummy tuck) or a longer incision that extends around the belly button (full tummy tuck). The abdominal muscles are then tightened with sutures to create a firmer, more sculpted core. Excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is redraped to achieve a smooth, flatter abdominal profile. The belly button may also be repositioned for optimal aesthetics.

Tummy tuck surgery offers several benefits beyond aesthetics, including:

  • Improved Body Contour: A tummy tuck creates a flatter, more toned midsection, significantly enhancing your appearance.

  • Enhanced Confidence: Feeling comfortable and confident in your clothes can significantly boost self-esteem.

  • Improved Back Support: Tightened abdominal muscles can provide better back support and potentially alleviate back pain.

  • Reduced Diastasis Recti: This procedure can address diastasis recti, a condition where the abdominal muscles separate, improving core strength.

Procedure Details

Procedure Details A tummy tuck is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The specific procedure details will vary depending on the extent of correction needed. Here's a general overview: Incisions: The surgeon will make strategic incisions to access the abdominal muscles and underlying tissues.

Muscle Repair: The separated or weakened abdominal muscles (rectus abdominis) are stitched together to create a tighter, more supportive core.

Fat Removal: Liposuction techniques may be used to remove excess fat deposits from the abdomen and flanks.

Skin Removal: Excess skin is carefully trimmed away, and the remaining skin is redraped for a smooth, taut appearance.

Belly Button Repositioning: The belly button may be repositioned for a natural and aesthetically pleasing look.

Closure: The incisions are closed with sutures or steri-strips.



Recovery Timeline:

Following surgery, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for a few weeks or weeks. You will be provided with a compression garment to wear, which helps minimize swelling and support tissue healing. Most patients experience significant improvement within a few weeks after the tummy tuck, with full recovery taking around 4-6 weeks. During this time, it's crucial to follow your surgeon's specific post-operative care instructions, including rest, activity restrictions, and proper wound care.

As with any surgery, a tummy tuck carries potential risks and complications. These include infection, bleeding, scarring, fluid accumulation, and temporary changes in sensation. It's crucial to discuss these risks thoroughly with your surgeon before proceeding. Tummy tuck surgery is not suitable for everyone, and certain health conditions may increase the risk of complications. Additionally, a tummy tuck is a major surgery with a longer recovery time compared to liposuction.

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Q1 Will a tummy tuck remove stretch marks?

While some stretch marks may fade during the healing process, a tummy tuck cannot guarantee their complete removal.


Q2 Is a tummy tuck right for me if I want to lose weight?

A tummy tuck is not a weight loss surgery. It is intended for individuals who are already at or near their ideal weight but struggle with loose skin and a protruding stomach despite diet and exercise.


Q3 What are the alternatives to a tummy tuck?

For less severe cases of loose skin, liposuction or a mini tummy tuck may be suitable alternatives. However, a full tummy tuck offers the most comprehensive correction for significant skin laxity and muscle separation.

As of 2023/2024, the estimated cost of Tummy Tuck in the U.S. ranges from $8,000 to $15,000, encompassing surgeon fees, facility charges, and anesthesia costs. Financing options and payment plans are available to accommodate diverse financial situations.

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Embark on your journey to abdominal harmony with Tummy Tuck by scheduling a personalized consultation. This interactive session allows us to understand your aesthetic goals, assess your unique anatomy, and formulate a customized plan for achieving a sculpted and rejuvenated abdominal contour.

Post-operative care is integral to optimizing and maintaining the results of your Tummy Tuck. Our team will guide you through the recommended follow-up care, ensuring a smooth transition to rediscovered confidence and a sculpted abdominal appearance.

Ready to rediscover abdominal harmony with Tummy Tuck? Schedule your consultation today.

Why Choose

Dr Muya Plastic Surgery

  • Registered medical practitioner with Malaysian Medical Council

  • Board certified plastic & reconstructive surgeon under National Specialist Register, Malaysia

  • Holder of Licensing, Credentialing and Privileging Chapter 3 under Ministry of Health, Malaysia

  • Members of Malaysian Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, International Society of Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, American Society Of Plastic Surgeons

  • Plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery trained in Malaysia, Austria, Belgium and Spain.

  • 14 years of working experience

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YOUR JOURNEY STEP BY STEP

A SUPER REALISTIC BEAUTIFUL MODERN MALAY

MSU Medical Centre

Jln Boling Padang 13/64,

Seksyen 13, 40100

Shah Alam,  Selangor

KPJ Kajang Specialist Hospital

Jalan Cheras,

Kampung Sungai Kantan, 43000

Kajang, Selangor

KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital

Lot 1, Jalan Singa 20/1,

Seksyen 20, 40300

Shah Alam, Selangor

KPJ Rawang Specialist Hospital

Jalan Rawang,

Bandar Baru, 48000

Rawang, Selangor

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