You can put Tummy Tuck into consideration in case you have more than enough loose skin and fat around your tummy and all attempts such as eating a healthy diet and doing regular exercise have failed you in getting your aim and objectives.
Another name for a tummy tuck is abdominoplasty and it is the surgical procedure which is used to flatten the abdomen by getting rid of unwanted excess loose and tightening the muscles of the wall of the protruding abdomen, which results in a smoother, tighter and new slimmer you. When you decide on tummy tuck, it is important for you to remember that it is the main operation which is performed under general anesthesia and will leave a permanent scar. In order to achieve an even slimmer waist, the tummy tuck surgery is very often performed in combination with liposuction (plastic surgery - body procedures).
TUMMY TUCK SURGERY ABROAD
The tummy tuck surgery is divided into two which can either be a partial or a complete procedure.
The Complete Tummy Tuck (Full Tummy Tuck)
This type of tummy tuck surgery is done under general anesthesia and lasts up to three hours before it is completed. During this procedure, the surgeon makes a long cut to the skin of the lower abdomen and another cut will be made in order to free the navel. Then, the excess skin will be raised by the surgeon in order to have access to the abdominal muscles, pulling them together and they will be stitched into a new position in order to form a firmer abdominal wall. Then, all excess skin is removed and a new navel will be created. Before a slender waist can be achieved, the incisions will be stitched together.
The Partial Tummy Tuck (Mini Tummy Tuck)
This is the second type of the tummy tuck surgery and it is used where the repair of the abdominal needed. It is also performed under general anesthesia and usually lasts up to 2 hours. In this case, the navel is not repositioned and in general, only a small incision is made somewhere above the pubic region. The skin is then pulled down; the excess fat will be removed and then stitched back together.
The procedure is done the same way abroad as in your home countr, processes, clinic compliance etc are the same provided that it is a JCI or ISO certified clinic that will enable to assess the quality of the work done.
What shall I consider after the procedure?
You are expected to immediately feel the pain and discomfort immediately after surgery. Pain can be alleviated by pain medications. Bruising and swelling will also appear around the affected area, which should disappear within a few days.
Even if you feel a little bit sore, you will be encouraged to walk as fast as possible. You will be given a supportive elastic garment that you will put on, it is recommended that the wound is kept dry and clean in order to prevent infection, and medical staff will give you follow-up instructions.
According to Doctor Kremer from the university of Budapest, the stitches made around your navel will be removed on day 10 or 14 after surgery, any stitches that are done internally will be dissolved and as time goes on, the body will absorb it (up to 90 days). Your release from the hospital depends on the extent of the surgery. It is possible for you to be discharged on the same day of the operation and you can also stay in the hospital for two to three days.
How Much Does The Tummy Cost, especially abroad?
First of all let's check what is include the various tummy tuck fees?
- Doctor's fees and surgeon team fees
- lab fees
- anesthesia fees
- night(s) spent a the clinic
- clothing and medicine
Second let's check what affects the final cost of tummy tuck
- location, local currency and clinic processes
- lab fees if include or not
- night stay in the clinic
- your own case: the size of your belly might require more time spent for the surgeon
Third, if abroad what shall i consider as options or additional fees to know the final price?
If you go abroad or even elsewhere in your home country, you have to add:
- transportation and eventually taxi transfers from airport
- apart from clinic nights include in clinic packages you have to include nights stayed in hotel. Please note that from one clinic to another there are a lot of discrepancies in terms of lenght of stay. If you have to comply to clinic own regulation, this point can be discussed in your planning provided you will get the proper discharge documentation to go back home.
The cost of tummy tuck surgery (worldwide) differs all over the world. It is mostly in the United States where it costs $ 9950 and much less in overseas countries such as Brazil (starting at $ 4,500) and Poland (starting at 3900 euros). The tummy tuck cost procedure is reasonable in Hungary for a starting price at 2900 euros and in Costa Rica at 4000 $. One of the cheapest places for Tummy Tuck is Malaysia, where the operation is available for $ 3,000 in some offers.
Thailand tummy tuck offers are very different from one clinic to another but in average starting price is around 4000$.
What Are The Popular Countries For Tummy Tuck?
One shall also add Mexico and Thailand in terms of volume but prices are very different from one clinic to another.
Is A Tummy Tuck Procedure Safe Abroad?
Tummy tuck procedure is safe generally very few complications are involved which can only appear after the surgery. Some common complications are blood clots, infections, and anesthesia reactions. These risks are associated with any procedure and can easily be overcome. The risk of complications is very low and does not exceed 2%.
Tummy tuck is one of the most frequently performed operations in the world because of the availability of cost-effective therapy in countries such as India and various options for different body types such as full or mini abdominoplasty.