Top 5 Things to Consider While Choosing Your Surgeon for a Tummy Tuck Surgeryadmin
Tummy tuck is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen. It is medically termed Abdominoplasty. The surgical technique can also repair the distended and weakened abdominal muscles and thus tighten the waist to ensure long-term results.
Anyone with a loose and distended abdomen, maybe after childbirth or extreme weight loss, mommy tummy figure, protruding belly, which makes you uncomfortable and uneasy with your daily routine, can ideally opt for tummy tuck surgery. The abdominoplasty itself refers to excising the sagging skin; it is mostly combined with fat elimination through liposuction surgery.
How to choose the right surgeon for tummy tuck surgery?
One of the crucial concerns for anyone opting for tummy tuck surgery is the dilemma to select the right surgeon. Surgeons differ from one another in various aspects like qualifications, training, exposure, techniques implemented, procedures. It is critical to acquaint yourself with your surgeon’s expertise and capabilities, as they may largely influence the outcome of your surgery.
Let us analyse the vital five criteria to choose the surgeon.
1- Eminent and Well Experienced Surgeon
Choosing an experienced and renowned surgeon assures the best results in tummy tuck surgery. Their calibre and period of excellence in the profession are essential. Well experienced surgeons may cost higher. Nonetheless, they secure your safety and accuracy in the surgery. You may check online reviews, relate before-and-after photographs of patients who underwent tummy tuck surgery. You can check with someone to share reviews and experiences personally. Reviews are vital tools to validate the surgeon’s expertise. With good reviews, you are assured in safe hands.
2- Facilities of the Hospital
This is another influencing factor in choosing your surgeon. State of the art facilities and infrastructure are one of the predominant criteria for the successful outcome of any surgery. Expertise skills combined with world-class facilities add up to the credentials of your surgeon. Operating facilities that are well-equipped and of international standards are an assurance to the precision in all aspects of treatment and patient care. A centre with minimum or fewer facilities may compromise the quality and accuracy of your surgery and health.
3- Type of Technology Implemented for Tummy Tuck Surgery
Another crucial fact in evaluating your surgeon is the technology implemented in the procedure. Different procedures need different arrangements, devices and equipment. Tummy Tuck is a multi-level procedure that involves the excision of fat in the initial stage. Micro Aire and VASER tools are used in liposuction surgery for the excision of the extra fat.
Micro Aire: It is a Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) technique. It is a highly advanced, innovative technology that wards off any unprecedented injury during the excision of fat and ensures accuracy. It also eliminates the chances of any damage to the adjacent nerves and blood vessels. MicroAire is power-driven, tool that creates smooth back and forth movements in the subcutaneous layer. This action permits the effortless penetration through the fat layer to split them apart. It enables east suctioning of fat.
VASER: It is a highly sophisticated Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction. (UAL) technique. It is a minimally invasive and straightforward technique to ensure swift healing. It involves exposure of fat accumulations to high-intensity sound waves and enables unclogging and liquefaction of fat. The heat generated by the VASER also aids your skin to shrink to create a tighter effect. Moreover, the VASER device is just 3mm in size, with which the incision needed is equally minute. Thus, the procedure confirms minimal trauma with rapid recovery.
The second phase involves the excision of excessive skin with simultaneous tightening of abdominal muscles vertically and horizontally via muscle plication. Dr Priya Bansal, plastic surgeon in Gurgaon, applies high-lateral tension in a tummy tuck. This technique permits the equal distribution of muscular tension across the abdomen rather than concentrating along the incision line.
Dr Bansal resorts to the PURE Contouring technique, a specialised technique designed by Dr Bansal and her team at RG Aesthetics. PURE stands for Power Assisted Ultrasound-Assisted Radiofrequency Enhanced Contouring. It is a combination technique incorporating PAL, UAL and Radiofrequency enhanced contouring for utmost precision in result. Implementing these tools ensures your fat excision with a perfectly contoured abdomen.
4- Procedure of Tummy Tuck
Tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty is an intricate procedure and your results depend upon how the surgery is implemented. Ideally, the procedure begins with the administration of anaesthesia—post which the surgical site marking is done on the abdomen, followed by the incision. Liposuction surgery when performed by a gold medallist expert plastic surgeon is implemented using the above mentioned innovative techniques of PURE Contouring .It eliminates the stubborn deposits of fat and imparts a well refined result.
Dr Priya Bansal implements horizontal and vertical muscle plication to tighten your abdominal muscles for a toned result.This involves the high-lateral tension method. Dr Bansal covers the incision by bridging together lateral skin layers which further narrows the waist.The procedure being minimally invasive expedites the recovery.Then the excess skin tissue is also eliminated. Once the procedure is done, suturing is done with absorbable sutures.
5- Recovery Period
Tummy Tuck has evolved as a safe and simple procedure mainly due to the innovative techniques implemented by expert doctors like Dr Priya Bansal. The results of the tummy tuck are evident immediately. You appear natural and aesthetic. Your complete recovery to resume your regular daily routine occurs within 2-3 weeks. The use of minimally invasive and innovative tools of MicroAire,VASER and PURE Contouring techniques enhances the recovery. Moreover the care by your surgeon ensures a rapid and smooth healing.
Like any surgery, you may encounter certain postoperative changes in tummy tuck surgery, like swelling and bruises around the normal wound. However, it regresses completely during the healing phase. You need to adhere to the post-operative guidelines strictly to expedite the healing .
Dr Priya Bansal is an expert plastic surgeon in Gurgaon. Her proficiency and profoundness in every nuance of Tummy Tuck are reflected in the postoperative results of her patients. She is transparent about every aspect of treatments. Dr Bansal’s skill backed with innovative techniques and world-class infrastructure assures precision with natural aesthetics.
Dr Priya Bansal
Board-certified plastic surgeon
Dr Priya Bansal is a gold medalist plastic and cosmetic surgeon with a Plastic Surgery degree from Maulana Azad Medical College and 11+ years of experience in plastic surgery. She specialises in high-def liposuction, mommy makeover, tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift and breast procedures for body contouring and sculpting.