This operation reshapes the abdomen, which may need remodelling after weight gain or loss, pregnancies, and ageing.
Abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat whilst the underlying muscles are tightened. There are two types of surgery: an extended tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. The latter is an additional option for sagging skin in the lower abdomen and can be performed under conscious sedation. The choice between both will be discussed with the plastic surgeon.
The operation can be performed under local anaesthetic, with oral sedation, conscious sedation, or general anaesthesia. The post-surgery discomfort can be controlled with oral medications or a nasal spray. The sutures will be removed in two to three weeks, with drains removed after two to seven days, and light activities resumed in one to three weeks. A garment should be worn for four to six weeks. Plastic Surgery Dubai