In Dubai, a luxurious city with cutting-edge medical facilities, cosmetic procedures have seen increased demand. A tummy tuck surgery, in particular, has gained popularity for its power to redefine body contours and boost self-esteem. 

What is a Tummy Tuck Procedure?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the abdomen’s appearance. This cosmetic procedure is designed to sculpt the abdomen by eliminating excess fat and skin and tightening the underlying muscles, thus creating a sleek and firm profile. 

In 2020, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported 97,988 tummy tuck operations, making it the number-five cosmetic surgery procedure. 

This procedure creates a smoother, firmer, and more aesthetic abdominal profile by removing excess fat and skin and often restoring weakened or separated muscles.

Types of Tummy Tuck Procedures

The tummy tuck is the solution for those who have had significant weight fluctuations, aged skin, or post-pregnancy changes, and it provides a substantial improvement for those who cannot achieve a toned midsection despite diet and exercise.

When considering a tummy tuck, it’s crucial to understand the different types of procedures available. Dr Shehzadi will assist you in selecting the best type of tummy tuck for your particular needs. From mini-tummy tucks to extended tummy tucks, we aim to offer a comprehensive range of tummy tuck options to our patients.

Here are the 5 most common types of Tummy Tuck

  1. Full (or “classic”) Tummy Tuck
  2. Mini Tummy Tuck
  3. Extended Tummy Tuck
  4. Circumferential Tummy Tuck (Lower Body Lift)
  5. Fleur-De-Lis Tummy Tuck  

Full (or “classic”) Tummy Tuck

Targets the entire abdominal area, removing excess skin and fat and repairing abdominal muscles. Suitable for individuals with a significant amount of excess skin and fat or weakened abdominal muscles.

Mini Tummy Tuck

Specifically targets the lower abdomen, involving a smaller incision than a full Tummy Tuck. Ideal for the ones struggling with a small bulge or loose skin in the lower abdomen.

Extended Tummy Tuck

A comprehensive procedure that addresses the abdomen and the sides of the waist, extending around the hips to the lower back. Recommended for individuals with substantial excess skin due to significant weight loss.

Circumferential Tummy Tuck (Lower Body Lift)

Addresses excess skin and fat around the entire body circumference, including the abdomen, hips, lower back, and buttocks. Commonly performed on individuals with significant weight loss and substantial excess skin.

Fleur-De-Lis Tummy Tuck

A variant of the traditional tummy tuck that adds a vertical incision to the standard horizontal incision is recommended for those with excess skin in the central abdominal area due to significant weight loss.

Dr. Shehzadi Tasneem is a medical professional and an artist in her own right. She brings a unique combination of technical expertise, precision, and an eye for aesthetics to each procedure, ensuring that your results exceed expectations.

Why go for a tummy tuck surgery?

A tummy tuck aims to address a protruding or sagging abdomen caused by various factors, which include:

  • Resolving Sagging Skin Due to Multiple Pregnancies
  • Restoring Body Contours after Previous Surgeries
  • Addressing Changes from Significant Weight Fluctuations
  • Countering Ageing and Hereditary Factors
Reason for Tummy Tuck SurgeryExplanation
Excess Skin RemovalTummy tuck can address loose or sagging skin, often a result of significant weight loss or pregnancy.
Muscle TighteningThe procedure can tighten abdominal muscles that have become stretched or weakened over time.
Improved Body ContoursTummy tuck can create a more toned and defined abdomen, enhancing overall body proportions.
Stubborn Fat RemovalIt can help remove localized fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Post-Pregnancy RestorationWomen may opt for a tummy tuck to restore their pre-pregnancy abdominal appearance.
Enhanced Self-ConfidenceImproved physical appearance can boost self-esteem and body image.
Medical ReasonsIn some cases, tummy tuck may alleviate issues like back pain or skin irritation caused by excess skin.
Weight Loss MilestoneTummy tuck can serve as a reward after significant weight loss, marking a new chapter in one’s fitness journey.
Clothing FitClothes may fit better and comfortably after excess skin and fat are removed.
Personal Aesthetic GoalsFor those seeking a specific look, a tummy tuck can help achieve desired aesthetic goals.

Resolving Sagging Skin Due to Multiple Pregnancies

The skin and muscles of the abdomen may become so stretched after multiple pregnancies that they are unable to revert to their previous state. Stretch marks, drooping skin, and a lax abdominal wall are frequently the effects of this.

An estimated 62% of mothers would consider a “mommy makeover,” which includes tummy tucks, breast augmentations, and breast lifts. A tummy tuck helps restore the abdomen’s firmness by tightening the skin and repairing the muscles, effectively rejuvenating the post-pregnancy body.

Restoring Body Contours after Previous Surgeries

Certain surgeries, such as large incisions in the abdominal area or significant weight loss surgeries, can leave behind sagging skin and alter body contours. A tummy tuck can be beneficial in these situations, restoring smoother and more aesthetically pleasing body contours.

Addressing Changes from Significant Weight Fluctuations

Significant weight gain followed by substantial weight loss can stretch the skin beyond its ability to shrink to its original size and shape, resulting in loose, hanging skin. A tummy tuck can remove this excess skin, resulting in a firmer, flatter abdomen.

Countering Ageing and Hereditary Factors

Sagging abdominal muscles are naturally caused by the loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone as we age. Additionally, some people may have a genetic predisposition to accumulate fat or have excess skin in the abdominal area. A tummy tuck can counter these effects by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the underlying muscles.

By addressing these various conditions and factors, the tummy tuck procedure is a powerful tool in cosmetic surgery, helping individuals regain their body confidence and enhance their quality of life.

Who is the ideal candidate for a tummy tuck?

An important part of the consultation process involves determining whether a tummy tuck is the right procedure for a prospective patient. Various factors are considered in identifying an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck.

  • Good Overall Health
  • Stable Weight
  • Realistic Expectations
  • Non-smokers or Those Willing to Quit
  • Both Men and Women a Dissatisfaction with their Abdominal Appearance

Good Overall Health

A good candidate for a tummy tuck is an individual in good overall health. This is essential because surgery, particularly an extensive procedure like a tummy tuck, can be physically demanding, and the body needs to be in good health to handle the operation and recover effectively.

Stable Weight

Weight stability is another significant consideration. Candidates should be at or near their ideal weight for six months before the procedure. Significant weight fluctuations post-surgery can affect the results of the tummy tuck. Maintaining a stable weight is key to sustain the results over the long term.

Realistic Expectations

Candidates need to have realistic expectations about what a tummy tuck can achieve. A healthy lifestyle and weight loss are essential to improving the abdomen’s appearance. Understanding the procedure’s potential and limitations can lead to higher satisfaction post-surgery.

Non-smokers or Those Willing to Quit

Smoking can complicate the procedure and recovery, slowing wound healing and increasing the risk of complications. Ideal candidates are non-smokers or individuals willing to quit smoking well before surgery and throughout recovery.

Both Men and Women a Dissatisfaction with their Abdominal Appearance

A tummy tuck can be ideal for both men and women who are dissatisfied with their abdominal appearance due to excess skin, fat, or a protruding abdomen. It’s a powerful procedure that can significantly enhance self-esteem and quality of life by improving body contours.

By meeting these criteria, a prospective patient can safely undergo a tummy tuck procedure and enjoy its transformative benefits with the least risk of complications.

Preparing Physically and Mentally for the Tummy Tuck Surgery in Dubai

Preparing for a tummy tuck is a comprehensive physical and mental readiness process. By taking the time to prepare properly, you can ensure a smoother procedure and recovery. 

  • Medication Adjustments
  • Stop Smoking prior to the surgery
  • Maintain a Balanced Diet
  • Understand the Procedure
  • Manage Expectations
  • Foster a Positive Mindset

Medication Adjustments

The ability of your body to heal or the risk of bleeding during the procedure can be affected by some medications. Therefore, discussing your current medications with your surgeon is essential. They may recommend adjusting the dosage or temporarily discontinuing certain drugs in the lead-up to the surgery.

Cessation of Smoking

If you smoke, stopping several weeks before your tummy tuck procedure is crucial. Smoking can delay healing, increase complications, and negatively affect the results during surgery.

Maintaining a Balanced Diet

Eating a healthy, balanced diet before your procedure can significantly aid your recovery. The nutrients in foods can promote wound healing and overall health.

Understanding the Procedure

Mentally, preparing for surgery involves understanding the procedure, potential risks, and expected outcomes. Don’t hesitate to ask questions after your surgeon explains all these details if you require more clarification.

Managing Expectations

While a tummy tuck can provide significant improvements, it’s crucial to have realistic expectations about what the surgery can achieve. Understanding that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure but a body contouring procedure can help set accurate expectations.

Fostering a Positive Mindset

Maintaining a positive mindset is essential to preparing for your tummy tuck. Feeling confident in your decision and looking forward to the procedure’s benefits can help reduce anxiety and promote a more positive surgical experience.

By giving equal importance to physical and mental preparation, you can approach your tummy tuck procedure with greater confidence and peace of mind.

Understanding the Risks and Potential Complications of a Tummy Tuck

While a tummy tuck is a generally safe procedure with numerous successful outcomes, it carries certain risks and potential complications like any surgical procedure. You can make an informed decision about the procedure by understanding these risks.

  • Risk of Infection
  • Potential for Blood Clot Formation
  • Possibility of Poor Wound Healing
  • Changes in Skin Sensation
  • Risk of Scarring

Risk of Infection

As with any surgery, there’s a risk of infection post-tummy tuck. However, stringent sterilisation procedures are followed to minimise this risk, and antibiotics are often prescribed to prevent infection.

Potential for Blood Clot Formation

Blood clotting is increased by surgery, especially in the legs (deep vein thrombosis). Although uncommon, such clots may travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolism), a potentially fatal condition. Measures are taken to prevent blood clot formation, including using compression stockings and encouraging movement soon after surgery.

Possibility of Poor Wound Healing

Some patients may experience slow wound healing or wound separation. Smoking, poor nutrition, certain medications, and medical conditions like diabetes can all contribute to poor wound healing.

Changes in Skin Sensation

It’s common to experience changes in the skin’s sensations, like numbness or a tingling sensation, after a tummy tuck. This usually results from the repositioning of abdominal skin and tissues during surgery. While sensation typically returns over several months, in some cases, the changes may be permanent.

Risk of Scarring

Scarring is a natural aspect of the healing process after a tummy tuck. While surgical techniques are employed to minimise and strategically place the incisions where they can be hidden by clothing, all tummy tucks will sometimes result in a scar.

While these risks may sound concerning, remember that complications are uncommon and that most patients undergo tummy tuck procedures without experiencing these issues. Discuss these potential risks and complications with your surgeon to understand how they apply to you.

Dr. Shehzadi Tasneem Sultan prioritises patient safety and satisfaction. She guarantees the best treatment with significant improvements to your abdominal contour. Experience aesthetic perfection with Dr. Shehzadi Tasneem Sultan in Dubai.

Overview of Costs Involved in the Tummy Tuck Procedure in Dubai

When considering a tummy tuck in Dubai, understanding the costs involved is crucial. This provides a comprehensive financial perspective and assists in making informed decisions. Here are the primary components that make up the total cost of a tummy tuck procedure:

  • Surgeon’s Fees
  • Hospital or Surgical Facility Charges
  • Anaesthesia Fees
  • Preoperative Medical Tests
  • Post-Surgery Garments
  • Medications

Surgeon’s Fees

This forms a significant portion of the total cost and typically depends on the surgeon’s experience, qualifications, and reputation. A highly skilled, experienced surgeon may charge more, but the investment can be worth it for the expertise and quality of results provided.

Hospital or Surgical Facility Charges

These charges account for using the operating room, the surgical equipment, and the staff’s services during the procedure. Hospital charges may vary depending on the facility’s amenities and the duration of your stay post-surgery.

Anaesthesia Fees

The cost of anaesthesia is another component to consider. An experienced anesthesiologist will administer and monitor the anaesthesia throughout the procedure to ensure your safety and comfort.

Preoperative Medical Tests

These tests are necessary to evaluate your fitness for the procedure. They may include blood tests, imaging studies, and an ECG.

Post-Surgery Garments

Special post-surgery garments, such as compression garments, are usually needed after a tummy tuck. These garments aid in the healing process by reducing swelling and supporting the treated area.

Medications

Prescriptions for pain relief and antibiotics to prevent infection will also be part of the total cost. By understanding the various costs involved in a tummy tuck procedure in Dubai, you can prepare financially and focus on your recovery without any undue stress.

Dr. Shehzadi Tasneem Sultan proudly showcases the transformational results of her tummy tuck surgeries. We can see from the before and after images that this procedure has a life-changing impact and demonstrates the skill and artistry of the surgeon.

Invest in Your Confidence with Our Affordable Tummy Tuck Dubai

The tummy tuck isn’t just about physical transformation. By removing excess skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles, this surgery can lead to a boost in self-confidence. Everyone deserves to feel their best, so we strive to make our procedures affordable without compromising quality.

Why choose Dr. Shehzadi Tasneem for a tummy tuck procedure?

When choosing a surgeon for your tummy tuck, you must make the right choice. With Dr. Shehzadi Tasneem, you’re choosing more than just a surgeon; you’re choosing a partner in your transformative journey. Here’s why Dr. Shehzadi Tasneem should be your top choice:

Exceptional Skill and Expertise

Dr. Shehzadi Tasneem brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her practice. Trained in the latest surgical techniques, she is committed to delivering the highest standard of care. Her exceptional surgical skills are paired with an aesthetic eye, ensuring results that are both physically pleasing and functionally sound.

Patient-Centric Approach

Understanding that each patient is unique, Dr. Shehzadi Tasneem takes a personalised approach to care. She understands your goals, assesses your health, and explains your options. With this comprehensive approach, you will receive a customised treatment plan.

Commitment to Satisfying Results

With a steadfast commitment to delivering satisfying results, Dr. Shehzadi Tasneem prioritises your happiness and self-esteem. Her focus on meticulous planning and careful execution ensures results that enhance your body contour, leading to improved confidence and quality of life.

Seamless Post-Procedure Care

Post-procedure care is crucial to your recovery and final results. Dr. Shehzadi Tasneem ensures that your post-surgery care is as smooth and comfortable as possible, providing clear instructions and support throughout your recovery.

Excellent Patient Reviews

Dr. Shehzadi Tasneem’s patients consistently praise her exceptional care, approachable nature, and stunning results. These testimonials reflect her commitment to patient satisfaction.

Choosing Dr. Shehzadi Tasneem for your tummy tuck in Dubai means choosing excellence, personalised care, and a commitment to outstanding results. Don’t wait to start your journey towards a rejuvenated body contour. Book a consultation with Dr. Shehzadi Tasneem today and take the first step towards embracing the new you.

FAQs

The tummy tuck procedure begins with administering anaesthesia for patient comfort. The surgeon then makes an incision, removes excess fat and skin, tightens abdominal muscles, and closes the incision. After surgery, patients can expect to take it easy and avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks to allow for healing.

The duration of a tummy tuck procedure typically depends on the extent of the surgery and whether it’s combined with other procedures. However, two to four hours are usually required.

The cost of a tummy tuck in Dubai can vary widely based on the specifics of the procedure, but it typically ranges from AED 15,000 to AED 30,000.

A tummy tuck is not designed for weight loss, and any weight loss will primarily be due to the removal of excess skin and fat; this usually only equates to a few kilogrammes at most.

Individuals recovering from a tummy tuck differently, depending on factors such as the surgery’s extent and overall health. Generally, patients can return to non-strenuous activities within two weeks. However, full recovery can take several weeks or months.

Yes, the results of a tummy tuck are intended to be permanent. However, significant weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or ageing can alter the results. Maintaining a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle can help preserve the results.

Yes, a tummy tuck will leave a scar, as it involves making an incision. However, the scar is usually placed low on the abdomen, where it can be easily concealed by underwear or a swimsuit. Over time, the scar should fade and become less noticeable.

Having a tummy tuck is possible after having children, but it’s usually recommended to wait until you’ve finished having kids before getting one. Pregnancy can stretch the skin and muscles, reversing the effects of the tummy tuck.

A tummy tuck is usually considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. However, if the procedure is being performed for medical reasons, such as hernia repair or treating back pain caused by excess abdominal skin, it may be partially covered. For specifics, contact your insurance provider.

Yes, a tummy tuck is often combined with other procedures such as liposuction, breast augmentation, or a mommy makeover to enhance overall body contour. Your surgeon can advise you on what’s best for your specific goals and circumstances.

One common misconception is that a tummy tuck is a shortcut to weight loss. However, a tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure intended to remove excess skin and fat and tighten the abdominal muscles. Patients who are close to or at their ideal weight are most likely to benefit from this procedure, which is not a weight loss treatment.

While tummy tucks are popular among women, especially post-pregnancy, they also benefit men. Men may struggle with excess skin and fat around the abdomen, particularly after significant weight loss. A tummy tuck can help them achieve a flatter, firmer abdomen.

Tummy tuck results can be long-lasting, provided the patient maintains a stable weight and follows a healthy lifestyle. Significant weight fluctuations can affect the results. Maintaining the outcome of surgery requires a balanced diet and regular exercise.

While a tummy tuck does have cosmetic benefits, it’s not solely a cosmetic procedure. Tummy tucks can also have functional benefits, such as improving posture and alleviating back pain by tightening weak abdominal muscles.

While any surgical procedure involves some discomfort, modern techniques and effective pain management can make the recovery process more comfortable. Each person’s experience with pain is different, but the pain associated with a tummy tuck is manageable with prescribed medications.

Your Journey to the Best Tummy Tuck in Dubai Begins with a Consultation

Dr. Shehzadi Tasneem Sultan understands that each patient’s needs and expectations are unique. That’s why we emphasise a comprehensive consultation process, where we listen to your goals, evaluate your condition, and devise a personalised treatment plan for your tummy tuck in Dubai.

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I recently had a tummy tuck procedure done by Dr. Shehzadi Tasleem Sultan in Dubai, and I am beyond thrilled with the results. She took the time to understand my goals and provide me with realistic expectations. From pre-surgery consultation to postoperative care, it was seamless. I now have the flat and toned tummy I’ve always dreamed of. I highly recommend Dr. Shehzadi to anyone considering a tummy tuck.

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Dr. Shehzadi Tasleem Sultan is an incredible surgeon who performed a tummy tuck on me in Dubai. She provided me with exceptional care, support, and outstanding results. Dr. Shehzadi’s professionalism and attention to detail are remarkable. I couldn’t be happier with my new, sculpted abdomen. Highly recommended!

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Choosing Dr. Shehzadi Tasleem Sultan for my tummy tuck in Dubai was the best decision ever. From the initial consultation to the final result, Dr. Shehzadi guided me with expertise and kindness.

The tummy tuck procedure succeeded, and the recovery process was smoother than I anticipated. My body now makes me feel more confident and satisfied. Dr. Shehzadi is genuinely a top-notch surgeon.