Abdominoplasty is a popular technique that is used to perform a wide range of procedures, including gallbladder removal, hernia repair, and weight loss surgery. This surgical method offers many benefits over traditional open surgery, including reduced pain, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery times. Additionally, Abdominoplasty is associated with lower rates of complications and better outcomes compared to open surgery. At Apollo Hospital, Karnataka, our experienced team of surgeons uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to perform Abdominoplasty. We believe that it is essential to provide our patients with the best possible care and treatment options. That is why we use Abdominoplasty as a minimally invasive option to help our patients recover quickly and experience minimal pain.
Types of Abdominoplasty Performed at Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka
Below is a list of the most popular types of Abdominoplasty performed at Apollo Hospitals Karnataka:
- Traditional Abdominoplasty
- Mini Abdominoplasty
- Endoscopic Abdominoplasty
- Circumferential Abdominoplasty
- Extended Abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty at Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka
It’s critical to understand what will happen before, during, and after the surgery and the expected outcomes. While certain physical traits can be effectively modified, others cannot. Your likelihood of being happy with the outcomes increases as your expectations become more reasonable.
Before the Procedure
Before the surgery, the surgeon will also give the patient instructions on how to prepare for the procedure. Depending on the type of surgery, the patient may need to stop taking certain medications or avoid eating and drinking for a specific period before the surgery. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure the procedure is successful and to minimize any risks or complications. During the pre-operative visit, the surgeon will also discuss any medications the patient is taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and supplements. Some medications can increase the risk of bleeding or other complications during surgery, so the surgeon may advise the patient to stop taking them before the procedure. At Apollo Hospital, Karnataka, we take a comprehensive approach to patient care and work closely with each patient to ensure they are well-informed and prepared for their Abdominoplasty. Our experienced surgeons and staff are committed to providing personalized care and support to ensure our patients achieve the best possible outcomes.
During Abdominoplasty, the patient will be under general anaesthesia to ensure they are comfortable and free of pain during the procedure. Once the patient is under anaesthesia, the surgeon will make a small incision near the surgical site and insert the laparoscope, which will send real-time images of the surgical area to a monitor. The surgeon will then make additional small incisions to insert surgical instruments, which will be used to perform the surgery. The surgeon will use these instruments to manipulate and remove tissue or organs as needed. Throughout the surgery, the surgeon will be guided by the images from the laparoscope, which provide a clear view of the surgical area.
Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, offers several advantages over traditional open surgery. It results in less pain and scarring due to smaller incisions, leading to a faster recovery time. Furthermore, there is less tissue damage, reducing the likelihood of complications like infection or bleeding. At Apollo Hospital, Karnataka, we use state-of-the-art laparoscopic technology and techniques to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care. Our skilled surgeons are highly experienced in performing Abdominoplasty and work closely with our patients to ensure they receive personalized care and support throughout their treatment.
After Abdominoplasty, the patient will be closely monitored in a recovery room until they are awake and alert after anaesthesia wears off. They may experience some pain, discomfort, or swelling, but pain medication can help manage these symptoms. Most patients are able to return home the same day or the next day after the surgery, but some may need to stay overnight for observation. During the recovery period, patients are advised to rest and avoid any strenuous activities, such as heavy lifting or exercise. The recovery time for Abdominoplasty is typically shorter than for traditional open surgery. Patients can usually return to their normal activities within a few days to a few weeks, depending on the type of surgery. However, it’s important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery. At Apollo Hospital, Karnataka, we provide personalized post-operative care and support to our patients. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals is committed to ensuring our patients have a safe and comfortable recovery period, with the goal of returning to their daily activities as soon as possible.
Recovery after the surgery
After an abdominoplasty procedure, the patient’s postoperative recovery period varies greatly depending on individual physiological factors and the surgery’s nature. Commonly, the patient may experience pain, inflammation, and contusions within the abdominal region for a limited duration post-surgery. To optimize the healing process, the patient must diligently manage any pain through prescribed medication tailored to their individual needs. Additionally, the patient must rest and refrain from physical exertion, including heavy lifting, for the first few days following the surgery. A compression garment is recommended to reduce inflammation and lend support to the abdominal region throughout the recovery period.
Regular consultations with the surgeon are essential to assess the patient’s progress and remove any drains or sutures if required. As the patient’s recovery progresses, they can gradually resume normal activities, but it is vital to follow the surgeon’s directives and avoid any activities that could impede the healing process until a full recovery is attained. The recovery timeline varies depending on individual circumstances and the extent of the procedure, and the patient should consult their surgeon regarding the anticipated recovery period and any pertinent precautions that need to be taken during the period.
Risk and Complications of Abdominoplasty
As with any surgery, Abdominoplasty carries some risks and potential complications. These can include
- organ damage
- anaesthesia complications.
However, the risk of these complications is generally lower with Abdominoplasty than with traditional open surgery.
Benefits of the Abdominoplasty
- Repair muscles that have been weakened or divided
- Assist to relieve pain.
- Boost bladder function.
- Generate a firmer and smoother profile, and modify the form and tone of the abdomen.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Abdominoplasty?
Not everyone is eligible for Abdominoplasty. The following type of Individuals are not eligible for abdominoplasty:
- have a history of heart or lung disease
- have a chronic medical condition
The surgeon will assess each patient’s health and determine if Abdominoplasty is a safe and appropriate option.
Treatment at Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka
At Apollo Hospital, Karnataka, we provide Abdominoplasty as a safe and effective option for our patients. Our skilled surgeons and staff are committed to providing the best possible care and outcomes for each patient. We offer a range of laparoscopic surgical procedures, and we take pride in our commitment to patient safety and satisfaction. If you are considering Abdominoplasty, we invite you to contact us to learn more about how we can help you achieve your health goals.