Getting Advice Before Having Tummy Tuck Surgery

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A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is an operation to remove excess fat and skin from your abdomen (tummy) and to tighten your abdominal muscles. The results of a tummy tuck can be long lasting. You can help this by keeping to a healthy weight after your surgery.

There are lots of reasons why people have this type of surgery, including having weaker abdominal muscles after pregnancy or having previously lost a lot of weight.

You should always meet the surgeon carrying out your procedure to discuss your care. It may differ from what’s described here as it will be designed to meet your individual needs.

Getting advice

Getting the right advice before having a tummy tuck is important. If you’re thinking about having a tummy tuck, talk to your GP. They might be able to refer you to a reputable surgeon or advise you on how to choose a hospital to be treated in.

What to think about and do before you decide to have a tummy tuck.

A. Think about what you want to change and research the different types of tummy tuck procedures. Understanding the procedures might help you to manage your expectations around what you want and what can realistically be attained.

B. Research potential surgeons; check they have the right qualifications and that they regularly do the type of procedure you want. See our FAQ: Finding a surgeon, for more information. For more info on Tummy Tuck check Oksociety

C. Have a thorough consultation with your potential surgeon. Your consultation is a great opportunity to get more advice and answers to questions. In the lead up to your consultation, it will help to write any questions down as and when you think of them so you don’t forget. If you go to a clinic and see a ‘counsellor’ or ‘advisor’, make sure you also see the surgeon who will do your operation before signing up.

D. Take time to reflect before you make a final decision. The decision to have this treatment must be yours. Don’t feel pressured or be influenced by anyone else. If you need more time, take it.

E. Think about your care after your operation. Will there be someone around to help you with your day-to-day responsibilities – taking the dog for a walk or lifting things around the house? This will be particularly important if you have any problems after surgery.

When you see the surgeon to discuss having a tummy tuck, there are quite a lot of areas to cover.

The surgeon should:

. fully explain the procedure, including telling you about the recovery period and what to expect

. make sure that you understand what it is possible to achieve and that you don’t have unrealistic expectations

. explain all possible risks and complications

. tell you if there are other options for you, whether surgical or non-surgical

The Average Cost Of Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck cost in Hyderabad including consumables ranges from 1.5 lakhs to 2 lakhs. In corporate hospitals it costs 2.5 lakhs to 3.5 lakhs, however this will depend on your particular case. This can only be determined during a consultation with your surgeon, and following that an accurate price can be quoted.