Welcome to Dr. Nazmi Baycin’s tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) page. As a plastic surgeon in Dubai, UAE, here I will share my professional knowledge and personal experience about surgery. You will find out the best treatment methods, surgical procedure, recovery period, tips to avoid unwanted results, risks and complications of the procedure and more… You will also have an idea regarding the tummy tuck prices in Dubai. I will show my personal tummy tuck before and after pictures during the consultation.
Abdominoplasty also called a tummy tuck is a procedure which the excess skin and fat tissue in the middle and lower abdominal region are removed. The procedure ensures the abdomen tighter, smoother and firmer.
The abdomen is an aesthetically considerable body region, directly reflected the overall appearance of the person.
The deformities in the abdominal region commonly occur are:
A tummy tuck procedure corrects the deformities such as stretch marks, sagging, wrinkling located below the belly button. Loosening and fat accumulation located above the belly button, and bloating due to the loosening of the abdominal muscles also improve. A tummy tuck not only improves your body image but also restores your self-confidence.
An abdominoplasty is also available to combine with liposuction procedure regarding demand and need.
If you plan to have tummy tuck surgery in Dubai, here, you will find out all the information you need.
In obese patients, the first solution is not to plan a tummy tuck. It is more proper to seek the solution primarily in strategies to prevent obesity. Bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass helps to get rid of obesity. If you are obese, but you plan to lose weight, postpone your abdominoplasty surgery until you reach your target weight.
Abdominoplasty is not a procedure to solve the obesity problem. If you are obese, since the abdominal skin will loosen and descent after weight loss, the surgery would be better after weight loss. The risk of complication also reduces if you lose weight before planning the abdominoplasty.
Following the obesity treatment, when you reach targeted weight, a tummy tuck surgery corrects your body contours. Even circumferential abdominoplasty may require.
The weight of the abdominal tissue may restrict the person’s physical activity. In such cases, abdominoplasty helps to improve a person’s life quality.
The suitable candidates for tummy tuck are:
Most of the abdominoplasty candidates who visit me are women who experienced pregnancy in the past. It is also feasible for the women with abdominal sagging due to the massive weight alteration even they did not give birth.
The procedure is considerable for the men who have saggy abdominal skin.
The women benefit more:
Tummy tuck also provides a satisfying result to the elder patients who have worn and lost skin elasticity. Some women complain of stretch marks on the abdominal skin. They are in search of getting rid of these marks without surgery. However, there is no non-surgical method to vanish the stretch marks completely.
During the abdominoplasty surgery, I remove the skin and underlying fat between the pubic border and a few centimeters above the belly button elliptically. Thus, the stretch marks located on the removed skin is also goes away together with the skin.
My objective is to make you happy as achieving a tight abdomen and proportionate body contour with minimum surgical mark. So, removal of redundant skin and fat will improve your body image and restore your self-confidence.
Some patients seek a solution as they experienced a failed tummy tuck before. Poor scarring due to slipshod suturing of surgical incisions, inadequate tightening, belly button deformities are the most common complaint of the patients consulting me. Sometimes, their corrective surgery challenges even more than to do the primary surgery. Therefore your first surgery is crucial. The goal is to achieve the best outcome in a single shot.
There are two techniques for abdominoplasty surgery: full tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck. I determine the technique which will provide best for you as evaluating the severity of the problem.
Mini abdominoplasty is a favorable option if:
Briefly, if the problem is mild and involves below the belly button, mini tummy tuck provides a satisfying result.
If similar problems are present above the belly button, a full tummy tuck is needed.
In other words:
If your hands close each other in the middle, that means you need a full abdominoplasty. This simple test shows that the necessity of full abdominoplasty in most of the patients.
If you undergo a mini abdominoplasty despite you need full abdominoplasty, the gain and result would be unsatisfying. Namely, mini abdominoplasty provides mini effect for the patients who need full abdominoplasty.
I remove the skin and fat, which are redundant between few centimeters above the belly button and the lower abdominal border in full abdominoplasty.
I get free the belly button from the skin and fat tissue as cutting the inner edge of the belly button circumferentially. However I leave the belly button on its place intact. I divide the skin together with the fat tissue from the abdominal muscles until the lower border of the ribs. Thus, the muscles forming the abdominal wall emerge. I stitch these muscles to each other by approximating on the midline. Tightening the muscles is essential part of tummy tuck surgery.
This maneuver makes them tight in position as they were in their youth. It also dramatically improves the bloating appearance of the abdomen, also narrows the belly. After the abdominal muscles restoration, I pull down the divided skin and fat tissue as tight as can be, and take out the redundant part of the skin and fat.
Finally I stitch upper and lower edges each other. Meanwhile, I create a new hole on the center of the belly. I stitch the belly button which I left intact as placing it in the new hole. At the end, I place a tube to drain the blood and excess fluid that may collect beneath the skin.
I always design the surgical mark of the tummy tuck will locate where a bikini can easily hide it.
In some cases, the problem may not limited on the frontal part of the abdomen. An extended tummy tuck is necessary to remove entire fat and skin excess. Especially in overweight patients, the side edges of the skin to be removed may extend to the back of the waist. In such cases, I also remove excessive tissues on the back side of the waist.
In mini abdominoplasty, I remove the excess skin and fat all below the belly button level as cutting elliptically. Loosening and separation of the abdominal muscles on the lower part may present. In such cases, I also stitch the muscles each other as approximating on the midline for tightening. After the redundant tissue removal, I stitch the upper and lower edge of the skin each other.
In mini abdominoplasty procedure, the belly button is left untouched. Since the surgery is in a limited area, the effect of the procedure is also limited to the lower part of the abdomen. In selected cases, I can also restore the abdominal muscles above the belly button without dividing belly button during mini abdominoplasty.
Tummy tuck requires general anesthesia. Surgery usually takes 3-3.5 hours. However extended tummy tuck may last longer. You will be able to leave the hospital 1-2 days after surgery.
Tightening the abdominal muscles is already one of the essentials of the tummy tuck surgery. Apart from muscle tightening, I consider the particular three points in abdominoplasty:
You will be able to mobilize with the assistance of accompanying person 3-4 hours after tummy tuck surgery. The next day, you will get better to mobilize without someone’s assistance.
Although the surgery will be under general anesthesia, I will also inject a local anesthetic to the surgical area. Thanks to long-lasting local anesthetic I will use during the procedure, you will not feel any pain on the first day when the actual pain is mostly felt. Moderate pain that you will feel on the following days can easily be controlled by pain medication.
You will be able to take a shower 3-4 days following the tummy tuck surgery.
However do not forget that you should avoid exhausting movements, coughing, heavy lifting in first week. 4-5 days later, you will be able to travel.
If you feel as good and confident as enough, you can resume to work following 7-10 days of rest. You need 3-4 weeks to begin sportive and physical activities gradually.
Mini tummy tuck does not involve as large area as full abdominoplasty. So the surgery will take 1-1,5 hours. The recovery period is also quicker and shorter. You will be able to resume casual life 2-3 days after surgery. You will also be able to swim after 10-15 days as enough for the wound healing.
In a tummy tuck, I remove not only excess tissue, but also create a new belly button that looks original. In this manner, the skin surface around the belly button does not look flat. That is, I also achieve the dimpling of its natural form.
Therefore nobody can notice that you had an abdominoplasty surgery even if you wear a bikini. I always stitch the skin with absorbable and hidden sutures, you will not feel stitch removal stress.
Immediately after tummy tuck surgery, a dramatic improvement in the appearance of the abdominal region occurs. The improvement you will experience significantly increases your life quality. Abdominoplasty not only ensures you to get rid of excess and sagging tissues, but also increases your confidence in yourself.
The complication rates of tummy tuck surgery are the compilation of medical literature data. The rates may vary depending on the patient’s medical conditions. That does not mean you will experience all those complications.
Seroma is the most common complication, which is fluid collection inside the wound. It is a temporary problem, not a scary, serious complication. Usually, extensive dissection leads to a fluid collection inside. Fluid collection stops its own in 1-2 weeks.
Infection and bleeding are general complications of all surgical procedures. Hematoma (blood collection inside the wound) is not usual when the plastic surgeon carry out the procedure thoroughly. Infection is preventable as taking post-operative antibiotic medication.
The most important issue regarding the risk factor of tummy tuck surgery is smoking. It is considerable that how long you have been smoking and how many pieces you consume per day. Smoking causes delayed wound healing and even detachment of the wound. It is better to stop smoking prior the abdominoplasty to prevent such problems.
Diabetes and obesity are also risk factors upon wound healing quality. In case of any complication, it may bother you, prolong the recovery period. However, it can be managed and treated as well.
Although it is not considered as a risk, another issue is that the surgical scar remains noticeable in some patients. Fresh surgical scar looks red and fairly noticeable in first weeks. The color of the scar fades in a few months, turns into the normal color and less noticeable.
IMPORTANT ! Before getting the appointment, check your medical conditions yourself.
How much does tummy tuck cost in Dubai?
Tummy tuck costs in Dubai vary from clinic to clinic and depend on which method you need and how many day you will stay at the hospital. In my practice:
Mini tummy tuck price: 20.000 AED ($5.500)
Full tummy tuck price: 35.000 AED ($9.550)
Extended tummy tuck price: 45.000 AED ($12.250).
The price includes surgeon fee, blood tests, hospitalization expenses, medicines and consumables used in the hospital. Additional overnight stay is subject to extra payment. The price may rise depending on the complexity of the procedure.
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