What you need to know about:

Tummy Tuck

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Recovery Period:
3-4 weeks
Time it takes:
1-5 hours
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Local anesthesia with sedation

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Overview of

Tummy Tuck

in Thailand

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is performed to improve the aesthetic of the abdominal region.

In this procedure, extra fat and skin are removed from the lower and middle abdomen to tighten the abdominal wall muscles, giving the belly a sleek look.

You may have your tummy tucked, unwanted belly fat removed, and a saggy, drooping waistline trimmed at quite a reasonable fee.

Stretch marks and fat are challenging to get rid of via exercise alone. If you dream of achieving a flat and trimmed stomach, one way to do that is via a tummy tuck procedure.

Goals of

Tummy Tuck

Generally, patients choose a tummy tuck when they have:

  • Pregnancy-induced or weight-change-induced loose skin around the abdomen.
  • A persistent tummy bulge that would not disappear despite a healthy diet and frequent exercise.
  • Abdominal muscles that are stretched out and lax.
  • A significant sense of concern regarding self perception and body shape.

Price of

Tummy Tuck

in Thailand

Average Cost


Price Range

$2,900 to $10,200

Pros and cons of

Tummy Tuck


  • A tummy tuck procedure eliminates extra fat and sagging skin and results in a sleeker, more aesthetically pleasing waistline.
  • It helps to rehabilitate abdominal muscles that have been weakened. For example, one may use it to repair a "pooch" or a bulging belly.
  • This technique will reduce or eliminate the stretch marks on your lower abdomen. Post-C-section and hysterectomy scars may potentially benefit from this treatment.
  • Your clothing will appear and fit nicely, and your physique will seem younger.
  • You may feel a lot more confident and self-assured.
  • This treatment may alleviate urinary incontinence and lower back discomfort.


  • An extensive procedure that requires ample recuperation time.
  • For at least six weeks, you must avoid intense activity.
  • It will take some time to see any changes. As a result of swelling, it may take many months before you see the ultimate result.
  • You will be left with a scar in the lower abdomen after surgery. However, the bikini region is well-hidden. Silicone scar sheets may help to combat the appearance of post-surgery scar.
  • The surgery outcomes may be significantly impacted by weight gain and pregnancy after the operation.

How it works:

Tummy Tuck

After being sedated, the surgeon will create a bikini-line incision that runs from hip to hip bone.

Afterward, they'll separate the skin and fat from the abdominal wall and remove any extraneous tissue. Muscles are pulled close together and stitched into their new position to tighten them. The incision is then stitched up, bandages are placed.

A temporary tube may be implanted to drain any excess fluid from the surgical site.

On average, the surgery lasts between two to three hours. Typically, patients need to stay for 2 to 4 days in the hospital during the recovery period.

An improved abdominal profile that is more in line with your height and weight will be the end outcome of your stomach tuck treatment. Swelling and the inability to stand erect may mask the final results until internal healing is accomplished. Your new, more petite figure should be a confidence boost in only a few weeks.

Preparation before

Tummy Tuck

Pre - treatment

The effectiveness of your stomach tuck treatment is highly dependent on your openness and transparency throughout the consultation with your surgeon. Discuss your objectives for the treatment and any modifications you would want to make.

Recognize the parts of your body where a tummy tuck would be beneficial to you:

  • Your surgeon will tell you what he thinks are the best options for your surgery.
  • Your surgeon may question your expectations for the surgery as a patient.
  • During your consultation, you will learn about the hazards of the belly tuck procedure and the risks of anesthesia.
  • Your surgeon may take images for your medical record.
  • Your surgeon will conduct a comprehensive physical evaluation.


You'll talk about your anesthetic choices and the type and location of your incision. Take this opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Through video consultation, your surgeon will offer you a set of preoperative instructions for your stomach tuck.

These instructions will address smoking, medicine, what to bring to the hospital, and when to eat your final meal before surgery.

You must follow these instructions and those provided to you after your operation.

Your health and quick recovery should be your top priority. You must rigorously adhere to these recommendations before your abdominoplasty.


The following are the guidelines:


  • Refrain from eating or drinking at least six hours before your procedure.
  • Quit smoking two weeks before the surgery.
  • You cannot smoke for another two weeks after the surgery.
  • Chemicals found in cigarette smoke function as free radicals, impeding the healing process. A long recovery period may result in the production of prominent, unsightly scars.
  • Abstain from alcoholic drinks one week before your procedure.
  • Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, and herbal supplements since they might exacerbate bleeding.
  • Hydration is essential before and after surgery, regardless of the procedure.
  • Weight goals or other lifestyle modifications may be recommended to minimize the risk of surgery complications.

Recovery after

Tummy Tuck

Post - treatment

You may experience nausea, dizziness, and disorientation as the anesthesia fades away. These feelings should subside after a few hours. However, some oral pain-relief medications may provoke a recurrence. When returning home the same day, you'll require a ride. One or two nights in the hospital after surgery may be necessary, depending on the scope of the operation performed.


An elastic bandage or compression garment reduces swelling and supports your abdomen while it recovers after your surgery and keeps your wounds clean and dry.

To reduce swelling following a stomach tuck surgery, a short, thin tube may be temporarily put beneath the skin to drain any extra blood or fluid that may gather.


Multiple times every day, you must clear the drains and measure the fluid volume. Drains are usually removed three to fourteen days following surgery, depending on the fluid discharged. After two weeks, standard sutures are typically removed (absorbable sutures do not need removal).


During recovery, your surgeon should give you comprehensive instructions for maintaining your drains, changing your dressings, and bathing. You'll also be instructed whether you may apply ointment to your incisions to relieve pain.


Post-Operative Care will include the following:


  • Expect your abdomen to be quite stiff or tender right after an abdominoplasty. Opioid drugs may help you manage any discomfort you're experiencing.
  • Even if patients can return home the same day as their operation, most stomach tuck patients need several days of bed rest as their body recovers.
  • A dressing will be applied to your incision site to keep it clean and safe.
  • After two weeks, you may return to your usual activities.
  • No vigorous activities are permitted up to 4-6 weeks after surgery
  • Pillows should be placed under the legs and back for support, and the waist should be bent.
  • Lie on your side or back, and move your feet to improve blood flow to your lower extremities.
  • Wear tight-fitting elastic compression clothes for 4 to 6 weeks, this garment will also be worn to help minimize edema and maintain the skin as it tightens. You'll be wearing this for many weeks.
  • Only a sponge wash is permitted for the first few days following surgery.
  • After removing sutures seven to ten days post-surgery, patients may shower.
  • Walk carefully with your waist bent 2-3 days after the surgery.
  • Have follow-up appointments as advised by the surgeon to ensure a smooth post-surgery recovery process.


Abdominoplasty patients often suffer erythema, bruises, and inflammation as a result of the procedure. As your body adapts to the new shapes and the incisions heal, these adverse effects normally fade in one to three weeks.

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Tummy Tuck

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Risks & side effects

Complications are uncommon and typically mild. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved.

Your plastic surgeon will thoroughly explain potential stomach tuck complications. You will be asked to sign permission paperwork to confirm that you understand the operation and any risks or issues that may arise. 

The following are some of the surgery risks associated with a belly tuck:

  • Loss of blood
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in legs)
  • Chest infection
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Anesthetic reactions
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Poor wound healing
  • Skin loss
  • Numbness
  • Skin discoloration
  • Fatty tissue deep in the skin might die.
  • Asymmetry
  • Persistent pain
  • Persistent swelling in legs
  • Nerve damage
  • A second procedure may be necessary if poor wound healing results in visible scarring.
  • Incisional tissue loss and infection may need antibiotics and perhaps hospitalization.
  • Fluid collection beneath the skin may necessitate repeated follow-up appointments.


Tummy Tuck

Who are the best candidates for a tummy tuck?

 Candidates for abdominoplasties include fit men and women frustrated by hard-to-remove fat and skin bulges in their midsections. Postpartum women with weak or split abs due to pregnancy may benefit from the surgery.

Once the patient has been examined and consulted, the surgeon will determine whether or not they are eligible for the operation.


Will I lose the stretch marks I acquired after giving birth?

 Stretch marks underneath the belly button might be eradicated if more skin is present. Those above the belly are often retained. However, they may be relocated to the lower abdominal region during the tummy tuck surgery.


Can I anticipate a perfectly flat stomach?

A tummy tuck removes excess skin and subcutaneous fat, but not the fat within the abdominal wall.

Therefore, you may anticipate a thinner but not entirely flat abdomen after this procedure.


How long do I have to stay in the hospital?

 You will be in the hospital for an average of three days. You must return 7-10 days following surgery for a follow-up examination and stitch removal.


Is the result long-lasting?

 Maintaining your post-tummy tuck shape is easy with the right food and exercise. Pregnancy and substantial weight changes will undermine the effects of surgery.


Will there be scarring after the procedure?

 After surgery, scarring is one of the most significant issues.

These degrade with time and may be disguised under swimsuits or briefs.

Individuals with a history of keloid formation should consult with their surgeon and weight your options carefully.


What can I expect my wounds to heal after the procedure?

 The majority of the redness and bruising will subside within two weeks.

Approximately four to six weeks of physical inactivity are required. Over 6 to 12 months, full wound maturation should develop progressively until the final outcome becomes visible.

What may potentially go wrong with the procedure?

Surgical risks include: hemorrhage, infection, delayed recovery, fat necrosis, wound dehiscence, nerve damage, contractures or scarring at the incision site, and the necessity for another operation.

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