Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. In India this type of surgery is usually sought by patients with loose or sagging tissues after pregnancy or major weight loss either through diet, exercise or through liposuction. Abdominoplasty operations vary in scope and are frequently subdivided into categories. Depending on the extent of the surgery, a complete abdominoplasty can take from 1 to 5 hours in the hands of a good cosmetic surgeon. The different types of abdominoplasty surgeries are as follows :
Partial Abdominoplasty - In this surgery a smaller incision is made and the skin and fat of the lower abdomen is removed.
Extended Abdominoplasty - In this surgery complete abdominoplasty and lateral thigh lift is done.
High Lateral Tension Tummy Tuck - In this surgical technique the muscles are tightening in both the horizontal and the vertical line.
A tummy tuck is suitable for both men and women who are in good general health overall and are at a stable weight. It is best to be a non-smoker. A tummy tuck should not be confused with a liposuction (the cosmetic surgery used to remove fat deposits), although your surgeon may choose to perform liposuction as part of a tummy tuck. Women who have muscles and skin stretched after several pregnancies may find the procedure useful to tighten those muscles and reduce that skin. A tummy tuck is also an alternative for men or women who were obese at one point in their lives, and still have excessive fat deposits or loose skin in the abdominal area. These days Bariatric Surgery has emerged as a good option for the morbidly obese people. After the bariatric surgery there is a big drop in the body weight due to lesser consumption of food. This results in sagging of the skin around the abdomen. The sagged skin hangs in front of the pelvic region. Abdominoplasty surgery removes this excess sagging skin and tightens the abdominal muscles. This not only enhances the self esteem but also motivates people to do more exercise in their daily life and keep themselves healthy and fit.
The abdominoplasty surgery needs a skilled plastic surgeon to perform the same. The best plastic surgeon with vast experience in performing abdominoplasty surgery in India is Dr Preeti Pandya and Dr Rashmi Taneja. The surgery needs hospital stay of about 2-3 days. Post discharge stay in India would be for about 2 weeks in a hotel or guest house. You are required to come for a followup after 5-7 days and agin on 10th day for suture removal.
The cost of abdominoplasty surgery in India is approximately USD 2500 to USD 4500 depending upon the correction required. The cost of the surgery also depends on the category of the room selected in the hospital. Generally the cost in a single room is around 20% higher than the cost in a shared room where two patients are kept in one room. Most of the international patients opt for single room as they do not like to share the room with another patient. The other costs like hotel stay, food and travelling are quite low in India and this makes it a very attractive choice for getting tummy tuck surgery in India. Post surgery the patient and attendant can go for a vacation in India and thus combine medical treatment with leisure. India has many attractive tourist destinations. Taj Mahal is just about 3 hours drive from New Delhi.
Our cosmetic clinics and hospitals are located in the northern part of the country specially in the NCR region within a distance of 20-50 kms from the New Delhi airport. Our hospitals are super specialty centres which also host the skin lasers and modern operating rooms to carry out the cosmetic surgeries with finesse. All our hospitals offer quality treatment and are accreditated by NABH or JCI.
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Our team of doctors include some of the best names from the Indian Medical Fraternity. Dr Rashmi Taneja, Dr Vishal Mohan Goyal, Dr Preeti Pandya - Cosmetic Surgeons, Dr Sumita Singh - Breast and Vaginal Surgeon, Dr Raman Tanwar, Dr Yogesh Taneja - Penile Implant Surgeons, Dr Suresh Vatsyayann - Pilonidal Sinus and Lipoma Surgery and Dr Meenakshi Goyal for Hymen Repair. Our Dermatologists offer the Skin and Laser Procedures with great results.
These patients from different parts of the world came to India for different treatments. In this video they are sharing their experiences about the doctors, hospitals and the treatment which they got from CLACS during their stay in India.
This American Patient aged 80 plus came to India for a complete makeover. He underwent several surgeries over a period of 15 days and by the time he was to return to his country he looked much much younger.
This 39 year old patient from abroad came to India for breast augmentation surgery. The surgery was done at CLACS and the patient was delighted with the results. The cost of this surgery is USD 3000 in India.