Tummy tucks

Yanhee in Bangkok PAI in Bangkok Phuket Hospital Bangkok Hospital Samui Bandon Hospital Samui
Prices
(US$)
3,000 – 3,500 4,600 4,326 4,065 3,870
Stay in Hospital 3-4 nights 2 nights 3 nights 1-2 nights 2-3 nights

The biggest fitness goal for both men and women is to have a flatter, more toned stomach. Fat around the stomach is not only unsightly but is also the most unhealthy fat to have and it takes a lot of effort and time to get rid of.   Of course you may have lost a lot of weight through diet, exercise and hard work and feel despondent because thanks to loose skin, you don’t look as good as you feel.  Well a tummy tuck is the answer and you can now recover in tropical Thailand where the operation is safe and economical.

How is a Tummy tuck performed?

During surgery  fat and extra skin in the abdominal area is removed. This gives the doctor access to the muscles which can then be restored creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.This is a common procedure for women who have endured an abdominal separation (diastasis recti ) during pregnancy or for people with sagging loose skin after dramatic weight loss. It can also be used to take out unsightly stretch marks on the abdomen. This surgery is suitable for men and women but the best candidates are patients within 30% of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone.

How long does surgery take? 

 As with any surgery, there is no exact time as the surgeon will always adapt the process to meet the exacting needs and physiology of each patient. In general though, a complete abdominoplasty takes between 1 to 5 hours whereas a partial abdominoplasty can be done in around  2 hours.

The surgery

Surgery takes place under general anesthesia. Incisions are made horizontally between the pubic line and the navel. The shape and length of these will depend on the amount of skin that needs to be removed. Any weakened abdominal muscles are repaired and sutured and excess fat, skin and tissue it taken out. The placement of the navel stays intact unless a second incision is necessary and then skin flap is moved back into place. Then the skin incision is closed with sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips.

How long will I be in hospital?

Depending on the type of tummy tuck you have, it is expected that you will have to stay in the hospital for 3-4 nights. With this sort of operation there will always be some minor scarring but with time, these should fade.

What risks are there?

There are always risk involved with any surgery, but the expertise of your surgeon will ensure that these risk are minimal. However, after the surgery most people suffer some discomfort and pain as well as some soreness, bruising and numbness.  You should also be aware that some of the common side effects are bleeding and allergic reactions, nerve injury and infection which is why the surgeon will insist that you stay on in the hospital for a few days before heading off to enjoy some time in Thailand.

Enjoy a whole new waistline!