What is Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. 

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Average Cost Of Tummy Tuck In South Africa

The current cost of a tummy tuck is R70 000.00. The cost of surgery includes the initial consultation, hospital, anesthetist, assistant, and surgeon’s fees.

How is a tummy tuck done in South Africa?

The abdominal muscles are pulled towards one another to create a slimmer waist. The skin is then pulled over the new tummy, and a new belly button is created. Liposuction is then used to remove any excess fat cells before closing the incision with stitches below the bikini line.

How long is recovery from a tummy tuck?

Six weeks after a tummy tuck

It takes six weeks for the body to heal from cosmetic surgery. Swelling may last several weeks, but most patients are fully recovered in three months or less. At this point, it’s safe to begin exercising and resuming normal activities.

What are the complications of a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck poses various risks, including:

  • Fluid accumulation beneath the skin (seroma). Drainage tubes left in place after surgery can help reduce the risk of excess fluid. …
  • Poor wound healing. …
  • Unexpected scarring. …
  • Tissue damage. …
  • Changes in skin sensation.

How much weight is removed in a tummy tuck?

The amount of weight a patient loses after a tummy tuck will vary, depending on the extent of the procedure. In most cases, patients lose a minimal amount, typically under five pounds. Other patients with more extensive loose skin may lose between 5 – 10 pounds, and, sometimes, even more

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