Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Too much flab or excess skin on your tummy that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise.
Factors such as multiple pregnancies, genetics and even substantial weight loss can contribute to the development of loose skin, fat deposits, and stretch marks in the abdominal region.
To smooth out the abdomen the surgeon makes a low abdominal incision across the pubic area, from hip to hip, and sometimes from the navel down. The excess skin together with the subcutaneous fat is then pulled over the abdomen, cut and removed. The navel remains intact and attached to the abdominal wall so the surgeon must make a new opening that is the new proper position. If loose skin and muscle weakness are limited to the area below the navel, a slightly different procedure – which usually leaves a smaller scar and no scarring around the navel – may be performed.
How do I get a tummy tuck in Thailand?
It’s simple! Click here and complete the free quote form. Once this is completed, we will discuss your options with our surgeons.
We organise your flights, your accommodation your transfers. You will be met at the airport and dropped to your hotel. The following day you will be picked up and taken for your consult with the surgeon. Your surgery usually follows the same afternoon as your consult. Your tummy tuck will be discussed with your surgeon during the face to face and, after your pre surgical check up. Any questions or concerns you have should be voiced to him at this time.
Surgery usually takes between 3-5 hours and is done under a general anaesthetic.
After surgery you will be taken back to your private hospital room where you will spend 5 nights.
After your hospital stay you are dropped safely back to your hotel or apartment, where you can relax and enjoy your medical vacation. 7-10 days later you will be collected once again for a follow up with your surgeon.
You are required to stay 10-14 days in Thailand before traveling home.
FAQs about Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
How does it work?
It’s as simple as telling us what procedure you’d like and when you’d like it.. and we’ll organise your flights, accommodation, transfers and surgery. Contact us today to enquire about Abdominoplasty.
What is the difference between a full tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck?
A full tummy tuck pulls the skin firm again and repairs the abdominal muscles from the ribs all the way down to the pubis. For this reason, patients who have skin or muscle laxity through the upper part of the abdomen will in almost all cases see better results with traditional tummy tuck surgery.
A mini tummy tuck, on the other hand, tightens only the skin and muscle of the lower belly. Corrections begin just below the existing belly button. For any appearance concerns above the navel, the mini tuck simply isn’t comprehensive enough. However, patients whose skin and muscle laxity is limited to just the lower abdomen may be very happy with a mini tummy tuck, especially if their upper abdominal muscles are already in reasonably good shape.
Is there a risk of infection?
Statistics show that depending on what procedure you have the risk of infection is quite small but as with any surgery you must be extremely careful after leaving Hospital to keep up with the meds and follow Hospital instructions regarding bathing, diet, etc to the letter to reduce risk of an infection occurring.
What if I get an infection in Thailand?
Our hospitals are first class and either have a Surgical Guarantee or a Hospital Policy which in short means, they stand by their workmanship and care to clients. You are normally given a course of antibiotics when you leave the hospital after surgery as a preventative method. If you do feel like you have developed a infection you would let the Hospital and Medi-Cation know and everyone will assist.
Can I have more than one procedure at a time?
This is possible in some cases but it depends on your state of health and also on the surgeon. When two or three procedures are done at the same time this can be excessive and exhausting not only for the patient but the surgeon too. This is case by case.
“We met with our agent several times before the trip and were invited to a consult party where we could speak with people who had undergone the same procedure at the venue we were going to be booked into. This made me more comfortable with the decision to go ahead with the operation.”
Liz traveled with Medi-Cation and received breast augmentation in June 2014.
*Comparison prices taken from NZ Institute of Plastic Surgery website. Prices from our JCI hospital are based on standard cases. Conversions as of 1st December 2017, rate NZD $1 = 23 THB.