Tummy Tuck Phuket
The stomach can easily be considered one of the most beautiful parts of the human anatomy. One need only glance at a photo of a shirtless Brad Pitt or the beautiful Salma Hayek and you will quickly agree, toned abs are lovely. Yet for a vast majority of the population the thought of the efforts one must take to achieve such fantastic lines is just too daunting.
Some people have a genetic predisposition to carry their weight in their stomach area and for some the joys of having children of their own have left their belly looking saggy and unattractive. A similar phenomenon can be seen in individuals who have gained and lost an excessive amount of weight. For people with less than perfect abs, a tummy tuck is just the answer they need.
If you are physically and emotionally in a healthy state and if you have excess fat and loose skin in your abdominal area then you are more than likely an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck surgery.
You will visit your cosmetic surgeon for a pre-operative consultation where you can discuss your surgical goals and expectations. Each individual has a unique body shape and will have unique requirements. Once you and your cosmetic surgeon have agreed upon a surgical course of action you will be booked in for your surgery. You will be placed under a general anaesthetic before surgery begins. The surgeon will make an incision that runs horizontally from left to right hip.
The surgeon may perform liposuction on the area to remove excess fatty tissue and also aiding to define the shape of the belly. In some cases the surgeon may make an incision around the navel, separating it from the surrounding skin. Excess skin is pulled taut and is carefully trimmed away. When the surgeon is happy with the appearance and tautness of the skin he will use sutures to reattach the navel to the surrounding skin, having made a keyhole incision to accommodate it. The excess skin is trimmed away and the incision running from hip to hip is sealed with sutures. A compression garment will be applied to aid with support of the skin, to aid with healing and to keep the skin taut.
Patients should be able to return to work after two weeks of rest. Gradual improvement will be experienced and normal activities can be resumed after six weeks, though it may take several months to be completely free from the discomfort that surgery brings.
Due to the nature of a tummy tuck in Phuket the patient will be left with a noticeable scar that runs from left hip to right hip. The extent of the scarring will depend upon the patients own healing ability, their genetic predisposition to scarring and their skin tone and skin type. Post-operative wound care is also a factor. Scars should gradually fade to a fine white line and many patients choose to disguise their scars by covering them with a tattoo.