Tummy Tuck – Abdominoplasty

Improve flabby tummy. Enhance your body contour.

Procedure Time
2 – 4 Hours
General Anaesthesia
14 Days
Not Required or 1 Day
Stitch Removal
7 Days Post-op

What Is Tummy Tuck Surgery – Abdominoplasty?

Tummy tuck surgery (Abdominoplasty) is a cosmetic surgery method used for making abdomen slimmer, firmer and tauter. During the surgery, excessive fat and skin is removed from middle as well as lower abdomen. Apart from that the procedure also helps with tightening the abdominal wall muscles.


In case of excessive fat build-up around the abdomen, liposuction can effectively reduce the fat volume but it does not remove saggy skin. Individuals with flabby belly fat or those having excessive stretch marks and scars from giving a birth can consider tummy tuck to improve their body contours. 

Who Needs Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Tummy tuck surgery is recommended for individuals who:

  • Lost a lot of weight
  • Have saggy abdomen caused by elasticity loss
  • Have stretch marks and saggy skin after childbirth
  • Lost of skin elasticity due to quick weight loss/gain
  • Wish to refine their skin after having a liposuction

Who Needs Tummy Tuck Surgery?

1. Partial Abdominal Lift

In this procedure, an incision is made under the belly button ideally in cases where sagging becomes notable in lower abdomen. It does not affect the shape of the belly button. Similar to a C-section, an incision is made below the bikini line and it is readily hidden behind a regular swimwear.

2. Overall Abdominal Lift

It is a common treatment method which addresses sagging of the abdomen with an incision from the top of belly button to lower abdomen. It is recommended for individuals who are around 20% overweight compared to the normal BMI. The incision made is larger compared to the C-section, but the treated area can be hidden easily behind swimwear or underwear. The shape and location of the belly button can be altered if necessary.

3. Extended Abdominal Lift

If the patient has sagging skin both at the front of the abdomen as well as the sides, an extended incision that goes beyond the regular abdominal lifting procedure is required to address loose skin, excess fat and muscles in that area to achieve an over abdominal lift. The location or shape of the belly button may be improved, and a better and complete result can be expected with wider liposuction area. Depending on the abdominal condition of each patient, the scar may be hidden below a swimsuit bottom.

If you have any queries about abdominoplasty at Dream Singapore, get in touch and our medical team will assist you with all your queries.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Tummy Tuck

Both full and mini tummy tuck procedures involves tightening of the abdominal muscles as well as the removal of any excess fat and skin. As the name indicates, full tummy tuck is ordinarily adopted to revive the areas both above and underneath the belly button while the mini tummy tuck is by and large limited to the lower mid-region beneath the belly button.

Numerous patients have inquired regarding the distinction between a tummy tuck and liposuction. Basically, a tummy tuck reconstructs the muscles, eliminates abundance skin and removes unwanted fats.

Liposuction on the other hand, just eliminates abundant fat. Liposuction won’t eliminate or decrease free, hanging, or abundant skin and it does not touch the underlying muscles.

A tummy tuck procedure may be able to remove stretch marks at the lower abdomen effectively. Those above the belly button may still remain. However, the skin tightening effect can help to improve the appearance of the remaining stretch marks.

Drain tubes will are left in place for about one week after the tummy tuck procedure. Most of the patients experience swelling and bruising, however these symptoms should subside over the next few weeks.

Most people can get back to non-exertive activities such as a desk job within one to two weeks.  However, in any case, strenuous or highly exhaustive work ought to be avoided for the first two months. In order to facilitate healing of the wound, patients are encouraged to stroll around when they feel comfortable to do so.

Mild to moderate pain is expected during the initial recovery following a tummy tuck procedure. However, it can be alleviated with medication.

Tummy tuck can contribute to significant body contouring improvements and long-lasting results if weight fluctuations can be kept to a minimal. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet is key to keeping the muscles strong and toned in the years to come, helping one preserve the figure attained after a tummy tuck procedure.