If you are uncomfortable during surgery, because you chose local anesthetic only, the surgeon may not be able to do as good a job.
Get Your Tummy Tuck in Malaysia
Women see stars give birth and a few weeks later appear on People showing off their bodies. Crazy right? No it’s the tummy tuck! Some women can never naturally get their shape back, no matter how many years they spend on the treadmill or doing crunches. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Tummy tuck surgery may be the best way to achieve a firmer, more youthful figure. It simply flattens your abdomen by removing extra fat and skin, and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall.
What is Tummy tuck?
Tummy tuck is cosmetic or reconstructive surgery that removes excess fat, tightens the abdominal skin, and repairs separated abdominal muscles to restore a healthier, sexier tummy. According to Wikipedia there are six versions of abdominoplasty. However, the most common types are:
- Mini-tummy tuck
- Full tummy tuck
WHEN TO DECIDE THAT YOU NEED tummy tuck?
- If you’ve got flab, stretch marks or excess skin in your abdomen that does not improve with diet or exercise.
- If left with separated abdominal muscles, a common post-pregnancy problem called diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation). As a result, the belly bowed out, making you look five months pregnant even after you lost all the weight you gained.
- If the excess skin and fat make you uncomfortable or cause mobility problems.
- If aging have left you with loose skin and cellulite below the waistline.
ON WHAT BASIS DO PLASTIC SURGEONS DECIDE YOU ARE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR tummy tuck?
- Medical conditions – Do you have any medical conditions that could interfere with healing after tummy tuck?
- Medications – Are you taking any medications, including herbal remedies or non-prescription medications, that can increase your risk for complications or that may interfere with healing?
- Cost – (cost at end of this review)
- Weight loss – If you have not yet reached your weight loss goals. In addition, gaining significant weight after your procedure can also interfere with your results. Your surgeon may be able to work with you to determine a target weight for this procedure. Every patient needs to be evaluated as an individual taking into account their anatomy, fat distribution, goals and expectations.
But if you came complaining of abundance of loose or excess skin on your abdomen, or have an excessive amount of external abdominal fat (fat that you can grab and pinch with your hands), you may be the right candidate for tummy tuck surgery.
Also these are the ones that are NOT good candidates for tummy tuck
Most women/men are candidates for the procedure. There are only 5 dis-qualifiers:
- Unhealthy, or have medical problems making you unfit for surgery.
Smokers have a poor capacity to regenerate tissue. We recommend that a patient stops smoking at least 2 months before the procedure and abstain from even a single whiff or puff throughout the process and for 3 months after. If he or she cannot comply, we cannot help too.
- Aspirin and Other Over-the-Counter Food Supplements and Vitamins That May Impair Blood Clotting.
We have seen disastrous results when a patient has prolonged bleeding time from long-term use of Omega 3 fatty acids, ginkgo biloba, garlic, ginger, ginseng, vitamin E, herbal tea, and green tea to name a few. It is imperative that the patient stops aspirin, all vitamins, and all herbal supplements at least 2 weeks before the procedure.
- Not realistic about what to expect. It’s good to dream, but if you are imagining all types of unrealistic visions of how this will dramatically change your life, you may not be an ideal candidate.
- Emotionally unstable.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM tummy tuck
- It is an invasive procedure. This means that there is little scarring and the chances of infection are there.
- During this procedure—which may be coupled with liposuction—excess fat and skin below the belly button area are removed and, if necessary, the lower abdominal muscles are tightened.
- Treats Abdominal areas that are difficult to fix with solo liposuction surgery.
- This is a [re-shaping] and contouring [of your body] — it’s not a weight loss procedure.
- Results are immediate but there is a some swelling so full results are seen over several days to a few months for the total effect.
- It’s the best procedure for the ones who had large weight loss, or like a post-bariatric surgery patient with an extreme amount of loose skin
- Can be done as outpatient procedure but if full tummy tuck you need to stay 3 ward night in our 5 start hospital (which included in price)
WHAT TO NOT EXPECT
It may be difficult to have reasonable expectations after reading advertisements and looking at pictures of women who have had tummy tuck. Remember that advertising is made to make you want to purchase a product or service. Advertisements do not usually tell you about problems or shortcomings of the product or service.
- It’s not a scar free procedure. There may be scars at the site where the doctor made the cut. These scars are usually small but in some people, scars may be larger or more prominent.
- Tummy tuck, however, is NOT a weight loss surgery nor is it able to remove fat deposited deep within your intra-abdominal cavity. If your belly is large and feels very tight, with little loose skin, you most likely need to lose weight before you can have a tummy tuck
- There is no guarantee that it’ll help improving cellulite
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YOUR GOALS AND body CHARACTERISTICS WILL DEFINE THE APPROACH TO PROCEDURE
However, it’s also vital to understand every case has it’s own approach and scenario. So it’s not accurate to compare what you read online with actual procedure. As it might only act as a generic reference.
Tummy tuck is done at an accredited hospital on an outpatient basis and it could be done with just local anesthetic, but many surgeons advise against it, although it’s an option. Since your comfort will be much greater with intravewnous sedation or general anesthesia.
PREPARING FOR Tummy tuck
If you decide to go ahead with tummy tuck, your surgeon will give you instructions on how to prepare for the surgery. This may include dietary guidelines, alcohol restrictions, or taking or avoiding certain vitamins. and also these points need to be addressed with your surgeon prior to your liposuction operation:
- How soon can I exercise after surgery?
- May I see pictures of previous patients’ results?
- How long will I need to be off work?
- What are my post-op restrictions and for how long?
- How soon may I shower after surgery?
- Would I need liposuction along with tummy tuck, and can it all be done on the same day?
NOTE: We require all of our patients to get medical clearance two weeks prior to surgery. An H&P (history and physical) and a CBC blood test are the minimum requirements for healthy adults. You should stop smoking and refrain from taking aspirin products one month prior to surgery.
Warning: Do not, do not, do not, go to a doctor that does not do this as his only line of business. Do not use a pediatrician, a general doctor, an ear, nose and throat doctor – get my point?? Do not use any doctor that has added this to his practice and sandwiches your tummy tuck with allergy shots and annual physicals.
It is not all about the machine, but more so about the Doc. I see all forum lovers talking about the technology being used, but nothing about the provider of the service.
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Tummy tuck PROCEDURE STEPS
This operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and usually takes between 2 – 5 hours.
There are a few variations on the procedure, depending on whether or not your stomach muscles have separated (and how severely) and the volume of extra fat and loose skin you have. During the most common procedure — the traditional tummy tuck — a horizontal cut is made between the pubic bone and the navel that can range from a few inches to the entire length of the abdomen. Next, the skin is pulled back, fat is removed, and ab muscles are repaired. The skin flap is then stretched down and taut (think pulling taffy), a new hole is made for your belly button, and excess skin is cut away. (See “What the Surgery Looks Like” at right.) Other variations include the “mini” tuck, which focuses on the pooch below the belly button and doesn’t require as much skin or fat removal, and a lipoabdominoplasty, in which the same incisions as a traditional tummy tuck are made, but lipo is used to remove and contour fat. With all of these methods, the skin is purposely overtightened afterward, causing patients to walk bent over for the first several days until it loosens up.
- Full abdominoplasty – is suitable if you have a lot of excess skin. Your surgeon will make a curved cut from one hip to the other. They will remove any excess skin and fat. Your surgeon will then cut under the skin above your umbilicus (belly button), pulling it downwards and tightening it. Sometimes they will need to reconstruct your umbilicus and tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall
- Mini abdominoplasty – is best suited for women who don’t have stretch marks or saggy skin, but have a pouch below the belly button. Your surgeon will only need to make a small cut just above the pubic area to remove the excess skin
Tummy tuck RECOVERY – After Care
When the procedure is finished, you may find the following:
- A drainage tube (or tubes) in the wound to help prevent fluid build-up in the first 3 days (usually at hospital)
- Bruising and swelling
- Probable numbness in the skin between the navel and the wound
- Pain and discomfort
- Inability to stand up straight to begin with
- A ‘tugging’ sensation at your abdomen
- Dressings or bandages on your abdomen
- A compression garment to help keep the swelling down.
The Right Garments for Post-care
We usually tell our patients to wear something comfortable like sweat pants or a sweat shirt (depending on the area being treated). The area being treated tends to be a little swollen, constrictive apparel would be uncomfortable to the patient. Patients are sent home with compression garments; so these should be able to fit under clothing easily.
PRECONDITIONS AND RISKS – Tummy tuck SURGERY
We minimize risks and complications of tummy tuck by selecting patients carefully and always having the most skilled surgeons, physicians and nurses carry out procedures. However, despite the highest standards, complications can occur. They are rare, and most patients will not have complications, but if you have concerns about possible complications, please discuss these with your doctor.
You are at increased risk of complications if you have diabetes, poor circulation, heart, lung or liver disease, smoke, have a family history of blood clots, take certain medications, etc. You must disclose all these conditions to the surgeon before booking your tummy tuck surgery.
Note: Our registered nursing staff will monitor you in the post-anesthesia recovery area after your surgery. Your doctor will allow you to go home after the effects of anesthesia have worn off, accompanied by our MV dedicated helper for you.
THE LESS COMMON (rare) COMPLICATIONS OF tummy tuck SURGERY INCLUDES:
All surgical procedures carry some risk. Possible complications from a Cool Lipo include:
A full tummy tuck involves a scar that typically runs from hip to hip. We make every effort to keep the scar as low as possible so that when you wear your pants or a bikini, the scar is hidden. There is also a scar around the belly button. A mini tummy tuck does not have a belly button scar.
Skin tone and elasticity will play a role, as well as color. A caucasian’s scarring will be less noticeable than the scarring on a dark skinned person. A person with good skin tone and elasticity will heal better than if the skin has poor tone and elasticity.
Other Risks can occur regardless of surgeon or technique. These include but are not limited to: infection, hematoma, discomfort, asymmetry, undesirable effect on associated muscles, overcorrection, undercorrection, pain, prolonged swelling, dimpling, fat necrosis, fibrosis, abscess formation, adverse medication reaction, allergic reaction
These all may sound scary, but complications are rare. Our surgeons can answer any questions you may have about the risks and can put them in perspective to ease your mind or help you decide not to proceed with surgery.
Does tumy tuck Give Long-Lasting Results?
Tummy tuck has been shown to be effective and long lasting. That said, no surgical procedure can prevent an individual from gaining weight. If one’s caloric intake is greater than what they burn in exercise they will gain weight. So maintaining weight is the key to have permanent results for the lifetime.
Patients Before and After treatment (Post op) Tummy tuck
RECOMMENDED STAY – Tummy Tuck SURGERY
This is an outpatient procedure but if you are a traveller and you are not located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The recommended stay for tummy tuck surgery is 10 nights. Before travelling back to your hometown.
Tummy Tuck Cost in Malaysia (Malaysian Ringgits)
(Note: this is an indicative price it can be subjected to minor changes)
|Type of Treatment||Cost of Procedure||Accommodation in 5 start hotel (optional)||Insurance (optional)||Flight Rates to Malaysia|
|Normal Tummy Tuck (180 Degrees)||17700||(there are also much budget alternatives on tripadvisor.com) or contact us and we can suggest and help in bookings.
|Mini Tummy Tuck||15000|
(Note: this is an indicative price it can be subjected to minor changes)
Our Suggested Plastic Surgeon For tummy tuck
Choosing a surgeon based on the low price might be the most expensive choice if the initial cosmetic results are so poor that another surgeon must be paid to repair the work of the first surgeon if the repair is possible. In Makeovervacations we always choose the top surgeon in town even if it’ll cost a little bit more, for the sake of high quality & best results.
I AM INTERESTED! WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
If you are considering tummy tuck we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation and/or treatment at Makeovervacations office. During this visit we will listen to your concerns and discuss your options. After careful analysis, we will tell you whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure and inform you of the alternatives and potential risks of the procedure.
You are most welcomed to ask us directly