Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed on the abdomen, more commonly known as a tummy tuck.
This popular cosmetic surgery procedure removes excess skin around the waist and hips and is often performed in conjunction with liposuction, where the excess fat around the waist and hips is also removed. This cosmetic procedure is often performed when excess fat has accumulated after pregnancy, obesity or due to age (middle age spread).
Our team of plastic surgeons operate from world class clinics and follow international guidelines of healthcare and hygiene. Cutting costs does not mean cutting corners. A tummy tuck can also be combined with liposuction or a variety of other cosmetic procedures, when you have plastic surgery overseas.
A tummy tuck abroad is, like many cosmetic surgery procedures, much less expensive when being performed abroad. Our cosmetic surgeons in Kuala Lumpur have performed literally hundreds of tummy tucks in Malaysia’s world class medical centres.
You will see a noticeable difference in the shape of your body quite soon after surgery. Even though the unwanted fat has been removed, your body will be thinner but it will also still be swollen. After about two weeks you will see the best results. So don’t be surprised if your clothes don’t fit in those first couple of weeks. After two weeks this swelling begins to come down and you will feel more yourself.
However, it will take a month before you are back to normal. Improvement will become even more apparent after about four to six weeks, when most of the swelling has subsided. After about three months, any persistent mild swelling usually disappears and the final contour will be visible. Liposuction is permanent – when fat cells are removed, they cannot grow back.
If you have realistic expectations, you will be very pleased with the results of your surgery. You will find that you are more comfortable in a wide variety of clothes and more at ease with your body.
Research shows that people who have liposuction are three times more likely to gain weight if they don’t follow a healthy diet after liposuction and four times more likely to pile on the pounds without regular exercise. By eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise, you can help to maintain your new shape. Those who follow a healthy diet are twice as likely to lose weight after liposuction. As a result people are more likely to be happy with their long term results after liposuction if they make other healthy lifestyle changes.