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Tummy Tuck Surgery in India

July 23, 2024

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that is designed to get rid of the excess fat and skin while tightening the underlying muscles to achieve a smoother, firmer abdominal profile.

If you have suddenly lost a lot of weight or you are unhappy with the appearance of the area around your abdominal region, tummy tuck surgery may be the answer to your shortcomings.

At Handa Aesthetics, we offer comprehensive, targeted, and precise tummy tuck surgery in India to enhance tone, aesthetics and appearance around the abdominal region.

Who are Eligible Candidates for a Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Given the commonality of tummy tuck surgery in India, many individuals who want to achieve a firmer and more toned and defined appearance after their weight loss, pregnancy, or aging results often consider undergoing a tummy tuck surgery.

However, the most common counteractive question is, “Are you an eligible candidate for the surgery?”

Whether or not you are eligible depends heavily on the initial consultation you have with one of our cosmetic surgeons at Handa Aesthetics. Ideally, two factors should be considered: You should have realistic expectations from the surgery and be in good physical health.

Some of the factors that influence whether or not you are an eligible candidate for tummy tuck surgery include:

  • Individuals with significant loose skin and stretch marks on the abdomen
  • Patients with weakened or separated abdominal muscles
  • Those who have reached a stable weight and are unlikely to experience major weight fluctuations
  • Non-smokers

The final confirmation comes after your initial consultation with the surgeon. During this, you discuss your physical health and determine whether you’d be a good candidate for the surgery.

Also Read:Tummy Tuck Post Pregnancy: Reasons & Benefits

What Tummy Tuck Can or Can’t Do?

To be fair, the final outcome of tummy tuck surgery can dramatically improve the appearance, tone, and aesthetics of your abdomen. However, the key here is to have realistic expectations from the surgery.

This is one reason you need to have an idea about what tummy tuck surgery can or can’t do for you.

What Can a tummy tuck surgery do for you:

  • Removing excess skin and fat
  • Tightening loose or separated muscles
  • Creating a smoother, flatter abdominal contour
  • Enhancing your body proportions and silhouette

What Can’t tummy tuck surgery do for you:

  • If you were expecting the tummy tuck surgery to be an ideal route for weight loss, it isn’t usually the case.
  • It will not address stretch marks entirely, although their appearance may be improved.
  • It cannot prevent future weight gain or skin laxity.

During the initial consultation, you will be given a thorough rundown of these individual pointers so you can form your opinion about the surgery and realistic expectations from it.

How To Prepare for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Considering a tummy tuck surgery makes total sense if you are concerned about your skin’s laxity and the sudden appearance of excess fat and skin around your abdomen.

That said, preparing for a tummy tuck surgery requires paying attention to many factors, starting with a consultation with one of our leading cosmetic surgeons at Handa Aesthetics.

Here are a few guidelines that should help you prepare for the impending tummy tuck surgery:

Consultation with a cosmetic surgeon

During this consultation, you will have to discuss your goals for the surgery and what you expect. Additionally, the surgeon will consider whether or not you are an ideal candidate for the surgery and whether it will yield the desired results. You will also have to discuss your current physical well-being.

Focus on lifestyle factors

Another part of your pre-operative regime is focusing on lifestyle factors. This includes relying and sticking to a balanced diet and comprehensive exercise routine to maintain health.

Disclose your current physical state

Are you taking medications for any chronic ailment? Are you taking any supplements to support your well-being? You will have to discuss these factors at length with your cosmetic surgeon during the initial consultation.

Arrange for post-surgical care

Again, you must ensure all the relevant post-surgical care is set up. This includes having people around you who can care for your needs and support you during recovery. You’d have a lot of restrictions with respect to heavy lifting and physical activities, so ensure that you have someone to help you along the way.

What is the Procedure of Tummy Tuck Surgery?

The procedure for abdominoplastywill vary depending on which specific type of tummy tuck you are getting. For example, the standard tummy tuck surgery method usually differs from that of the mini tummy tuck.

Here’s a general overview of the procedure:

  • Anesthesia – Given the severity and complexity of the tummy tuck surgery, general anesthesia is usually used to ensure comfort, safety, and seamless surgery conduct.

  • Incisions - The surgeon will make an incision in the lower abdomen, typically near the pubic hairline. Additional incisions around the navel may be required depending on the extent of correction needed.

  • Liposuction – In some cases, liposuction might be paired with the surgical procedure to eliminate the excess fat before the abdominal muscles are tightened.

  • Muscle repair - The weakened or separated abdominal muscles are sewn together to create a tighter, more supportive core. This is a crucial yet often overlooked step in tummy tuck surgery.

  • Skin redraping - Excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is redraped to create a smoother contour. The belly button may be repositioned if necessary. This depends on the goals that the patient initially discussed with the surgeon during the first consultation.

  • Closing - Lastly, once the surgeon is happy with the results of the tummy tuck surgery, they close the incisions using sutures or staples, anddressings are applied to prevent infections.

Our cosmetic surgeons at Handa Aesthetics discuss every step of the standard or mini tummy tuck surgery at length. The intent is to ensure that the patient is well-informed about what the surgery entails and what they can expect from it.

What is Recovery Like after Tummy Tuck Surgery?

The average recovery period of a tummy tuck surgery is between 6-8 weeks, 6 weeks being the minimum during which you’d have to remain extra vigilant and careful.

After the surgery, you will most likely experience the most common symptoms of pain, swelling, discomfort, and tightness in the abdomen. The surgeon will prescribe the required pain medication to help you manage the pain and discomfort.

You will have to wear a compression garment for quite a few weeks while recovery to promote healing and reduce swelling. As we mentioned before, the timeline for returning to normal physical activities is usually 6-8 weeks.

To ensure optimal healing and recovery, you’d have to avoid bending forward. Doing so can put excess strain on the incisions, leading to pain and delayed healing. You should also not take the risk of reopening the wound and the incision.

Lastly, you’ll have to attend the follow-up appointments scheduled after the surgery. During these, your surgeon will check on the healing and assess the overall appearance after the surgery.

What are the Risks Associated with Tummy Tuck Surgery?

The tummy tuck procedure is usually safe, especially when performed by a leading and experienced cosmetic surgeon, like the ones available on our team at Handa Aesthetics.

However, like with any other surgery, even a tummy tuck comes with its fair share of complications, including:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Hematoma
  • Seroma
  • Numbness or tingling sensation
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Allergic reaction to the anesthesia, etc.

These risks and complications are usually temporary and should recover within a few days. However, if the complications persist and you are in pain and discomfort, it is always ideal to consult the surgeon immediately to avert any issues.

What are the Questions to Ask a Doctor Before Tummy Tuck Surgery?

If this is your first rodeo undergoing a tummy tuck surgery, it makes sense that you have certain questions in mind.

Here are a few questions you need to keep into consideration:

  • Am I an eligible candidate for tummy tuck surgery?
  • What kind of tummy tuck procedure is right for me?
  • What are the kinds of risks and complications associated with the surgery?
  • What can I expect during the recovery process after the surgery?
  • What are the long-term results of the tummy tuck surgery?
  • How much would the tummy tuck surgery cost in India?
  • Will my medical insurance cover the costs of the tummy tuck surgery?

What is the Cost Breakdown of Tummy Tuck Surgery in India?

If you are considering undergoing tummy tuck surgery in India, the key is to consult the best plastic surgeon and the right clinic to undergo the procedure.

Here’s a breakdown of the costs of the different types of tummy tuck surgery in India:

Type of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Average Cost

Minimum Cost

Maximum Cost

Mini tummy tuck

Rs. 80,000

Rs. 60,000

Rs. 1,20,000

Standard tummy tuck

Rs. 1,50,000

Rs. 1,00,000

Rs. 2,50,000

Extended tummy tuck

Rs. 2,00,000

Rs. 1,50,000

Rs. 3,50,000

Circumferential tummy tuck

Rs. 3,00,000

Rs. 2,50,000

Rs. 4,50,000

At Handa Aesthetics, our surgeons will provide a comprehensive rundown of the costs involved in tummy tuck surgery so you can make informed decisions about whether or not to undergo surgery in the future.

Why Choose Handa Aesthetics for Your Tummy Tuck Surgery in India?

At Handa Aesthetics, we understand that choosing a surgeon for tummy tuck surgery is a significant decision.

Following are a few factors that set us apart in India:

Experienced and board-certified surgeons

Our team is led by Dr. Arjun Handa, a highly skilled and reputable plastic surgeon with over 37 years of experience. Dr. Handa is passionate about delivering natural-looking, long-lasting results and prioritizes patient safety and satisfaction.

Advanced technology and facilities

We utilize the latest surgical techniques and equipment to ensure optimal outcomes. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped to provide a comfortable and secure environment for your surgery and recovery.

Personalized care

We believe in a patient-centric approach. During your consultation, we will pay attention to the goals and expectations that you have from the surgery to then develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Comprehensive care

We offer comprehensive care, from preoperative consultations and planning to post-surgical support and follow-up appointments. Our dedicated team is available to address your questions and concerns every step of the way.

Natural looking results

Our surgeons are renowned for their artistic eye and meticulous technique. They strive to achieve natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing results that complement your body and enhance your confidence.

Your care and safety are our priority at Handa Aesthetics. So, if you are considering undergoing a tummy tuck surgery, we are here to offer the best in the country.


Take the first step to acquiring the body that you have been dreaming of all this while. Contact Handa Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation and discuss your tummy tuck surgery goals. We look forward to helping you achieve your desired toned, confident midsection.

For more details, kindly contact our team at 9982204355 or email us at [email protected].

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