Will A Tummy Tuck Remove Stretch Marks?

TUmmy Tuck Remove Stretch Marks

Will A Tummy Tuck Remove Stretch Marks?

This is a common question heard by many plastic surgeons.  Stretch marks that result from pregnancy or weight loss do not go away on their own.  There are lasers that are advertised to improve these stretch marks, but by themselves, do not get rid of them.  The only way to get rid of stretch marks on your belly is by removing them with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)  – a procedure that removes skin and tissue of your lower abdomen.  But tummy tucks are limited to removing stretch marks only below the belly button.  Therefore, stretch marks that are present above your belly button will remain.

The good thing is that the remaining skin will be stretched out and when this happens we find that the remaining stretch marks become less noticeable.  These stretch marks are also lowered to your pubic region and may be hidden by clothing and thus less noticeable.

How does a tummy tuck work?

If you choose to have a full tummy tuck in Thailand or Australia, you will be given a general anaesthetic to ensure you are comfortable.

Then, a long incision will be made just above your bikini line and another around your belly button. The skin and fat here will be separated from your abdominal wall and lifted up from your rib cage to expose the sheath covering your muscles, the rectus muscles fascia.

The fascia is sutured which will tighten the muscles below it, creating a tauter abdominal wall and thinner waist. The skin will then be stretched back down with the excess removed. Your belly button may need to be replaced so it is in a natural position.

Your surgeon will do his or her utmost to ensure scarring is minimal or that it is located in a place where it can be hidden easily so you can get back into your bikini.

What are the different types of tummy tuck Thailand procedures ?

There are many various kinds of Tummy Tucks offered in Thailand, having the best Tummy Tuck Surgeons in Thailand they can help you select the one that is right for you.  

  • Circumferential belt Lipectomy | Lower Body Lift
  • Mini-Tummy Tuck
  • Smooth Tummy Tuck – combines liposuction and skin removal without muscle repair
  • Traditional Tummy Tuck with or without focused liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck  with or without muscle tightening | Repair of rectus diastasis
  • Tummy Tuck with umbilical hernia repair | Belly Button Surgery

They all involve removing variable amounts of skin and fat (resulting in variable length scars) and all of them may or may not involve tightening of the abdominal muscles.

Will A Tummy Tuck Remove Stretch Marks?

TUmmy Tuck Remove Stretch MarksWill A Tummy Tuck Remove Stretch Marks? This is a common question heard by many plastic surgeons.  Stretch marks that result from pregnancy or weight loss do not go away on their own.  There are lasers that are advertised to improve these stretch marks, but by themselves, do not get rid of them.  The only way to get rid of stretch marks on

your belly is by removing them with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)  – a procedure that removes skin and tissue of your lower abdomen.  But tummy tucks are limited to removing stretch marks only below the belly button.  Therefore, stretch marks that are present above your belly button will remain.

The good thing is that the remaining skin will be stretched out and when this happens we find that the remaining stretch marks become less noticeable.  These stretch marks are also lowered to your pubic region and may be hidden by clothing and thus less noticeable.

How does a tummy tuck work?

If you choose to have a full tummy tuck in Thailand or Australia, you will be given a general anaesthetic to ensure you are comfortable.

Then, a long incision will be made just above your bikini line and another around your belly button. The skin and fat here will be separated from your abdominal wall and lifted up from your rib cage to expose the sheath covering your muscles, the rectus muscles fascia.

The fascia is sutured which will tighten the muscles below it, creating a tauter abdominal wall and thinner waist. The skin will then be stretched back down with the excess removed. Your belly button may need to be replaced so it is in a natural position.

Your surgeon will do his or her utmost to ensure scarring is minimal or that it is located in a place where it can be hidden easily so you can get back into your bikini.

What are the different types of tummy tuck Thailand procedures ?

There are many various kinds of Tummy Tucks offered in Thailand, having the best Tummy Tuck Surgeons in Thailand they can help you select the one that is right for you.  

  • Circumferential belt Lipectomy | Lower Body Lift
  • Mini-Tummy Tuck
  • Smooth Tummy Tuck – combines liposuction and skin removal without muscle repair
  • Traditional Tummy Tuck with or without focused liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck  with or without muscle tightening | Repair of rectus diastasis
  • Tummy Tuck with umbilical hernia repair | Belly Button Surgery

They all involve removing variable amounts of skin and fat (resulting in variable length scars) and all of them may or may not involve tightening of the abdominal muscles.

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Tummy Tuck Candidates

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A Tummy tuck is the procedure which can radically make a difference in your appearance. Still, it does not have to be the right choice for everyone. You have to have some extra skin on your abdomen, or muscle weakness, or both. So let’s have a look who are the best candidates for tummy tuck.Who are the best candidates for Tummy tuck?

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your abdomen which bulge outward, or it has a flap of skin and fat that hangs down over the pubic area, you may be a good candidate. If you have stomach and waist area with excess fat you may be experiencing resistancy from weight loss either by dieting or exercising. In some cases, it may be inherited, or it can come with aging of the body.

Best candidates for tummy tuck:

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Only $6500 in Thailand

people who have lost enormous amounts of weight thanks to bariatric surgery, exercise and or diet.

woman who had one or more pregnancy

people whose abdominal skin is sagging and lost elasticity thanks to the aging process

Everyone should bear in mind that being still overweight or having huge amounts of fat which surrounds internal organs prevents them from being a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery. In such a case, first of all, one must lose some weight to consider this kind of procedure. Another thing which may stop you from being the right candidate are internal or external scars from any previous abdominal surgery.

The other complications which may prevent you from being a good candidate for tummy tuck are:

  • bad health- with a need to complete physical workup
  • being still overweight
  • having a huge amount of intra – abdominal fat surrounding internal organs
  • woman who are planning another children

Tummy tuck is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery, often times the price is out of reach. Price greatly affects the decision of the patients, no matter how much they want it, if they really can’t afford it, they will just ignore the idea or find another way to excess fat in abdominal area without spending too much. It is a common belief that if a service is expensive, the result is always impressive. Believe it or not there are services that can provide the same quality but in a much affordable price.

There are several factors that affect the cost of tummy tuck, this includes surgeons popularity or expertise, location of clinic, facilities to be used, medication and condition of the patient. It also depends on the type of tummy tuck, a mini tuck costs less than the traditional while extended tummy tuck is much expensive than the traditional. If you ask how much is the real cost of tummy tuck, expect different surgeons to give different answers.

It’s way too expensive, patients lose interest upon realizing the price. In Thailand, surgeons will explain everything, the after results, risks and price. They will explain how they come up with the price, there are things that need to be considered regarding the payment, from the surgeons fee down to the tiniest detail, in the end, patients will realise that they will save a lot.

In Thailand, the average amount cost of tummy tuck is $6500, which is cheaper compared to Australia’s avergae cost of $1500 ++. Beware of Agencies, Clinics and Hospital that charge hidden fees, ask for a detailed quote and inquire about the additional fees that may be charged. It is necessary to include details about the cost, 60 – 80% is usually allotted for the surgeon’s fee, while anesthesia, lab work, medications and compression garments may be included in the additional cost. Before the surgery takes place, make sure that you are fully aware of what you are paying.

This is a major surgery. So do not rush and find as many information as possible about surgery and its recovery. If you have a doubt whether you are right candidate for it, please do not hesitate and contact us, or call us  1300 556 313 on We will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Breast Implants and Tummy Tuck Overseas Popularity

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In a report released on news.com.au 9th Janurary 2015, it was reported in their story “It is estimated that around 15,000 Australians are heading overseas for breast enhancements and tummy tucks costing $300 million every year”. This was part of a Health Check Survey on Australians, conducted by Medibank. The survey revealed that half of all Young Adults worried more about their body shape than a healthy life style. This poor self image it would appear has young adults looking for quick solutions, thus where Cometic Surgery come in.

Due to the high cost of Cosmetic Surgery prices in Australia, Australians have for many years travelled overseas for Cosmetic Surgery in Thailand. Breast Implant surgery in Australia costs range from $8000 up to $15,000 with many Queensland and Sydney surgeons. These cost are just the Plastic Surgeon fees and do not include Hospital and theatre fees. It also does not include the anesthetist fee, medication, post surgery garments or check up appointments. It is when Australian realise all the associated cost in having Cosmetic surgery in Australia that the average person financial is unable to proceed. Although they still want the surgery financial they are unable to commit to having the surgery in Australia.

This is when they start shopping around and researching other options. When typing into google “Breast Implant Cost” many of the paid advertisements at the top of search results are for agencies like Destiny Meditravel who offer to coordinate having surgery in Thailand. When someones sees the cost of Breast Implant Surgery in Thailand for as little as $4000 or the offer of $5550 packages that include flights, hotel and surgery it then goes back to being affordable.

The $4000 for Breast Implant Surgery at Phuket International Hospital is all inclusive of everything surgery related including a compression garment for post surgery recovery. All hospital fees, meals, checkups and take home medications are included in the one cost, preventing any hidden cost occurring. Knowing this information it is little wonder that Australian are heading to Thailand for surgery instead of opting to pay the excessive high fees in Australia.

Mummy Make Over -Post Baby Surgery Cost

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How you feel as a mum is integral to the strength of your family. There is nothing wrong with wanting to feel youthful, sexy, and confident after having your babies. Having a positive self-image certainly benefits you, but it also can improve your interactions with loved ones. You deserve to feel as wonderful as you truly are, and that’s exactly the philosophy behind  having a Mummy Makeover in Thailand where you get to rest, relax and be pampered after surgery.

You may feel like there are a lot of decisions to be made if you want to proceed with having surgery, and not just about the procedure itself we find that most patients also have concerns about kids, finances, and so much more.

What is a Mummy Makeover?
A Mummy Makeover is a combination of surgical procedures designed to restore a women’s body after pregnancy and childbirth or even after weight loss. The procedures are often performed all at once. The goal is to focus on those areas that are most impacted by childbearing, including the breasts, tummy, and waistline.

What are my procedure options for a Mummy Makeover in Thailand?
The surgical options vary greatly from person to person and will depend on your personal goals. Most women choose to combine breast and body procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuckbreast augmentation, or breast lift for their Mummy Makeovers. Others are more interested in facial rejuvenation techniques such as face lift or eyelid surgery. Our Thailand surgeons will help you choose the appropriate treatments to meet your needs.

How soon can I have a Mummy Makeover Surgery Package after giving birth?
Your body should be as close to “normal” as possible before having your Mummy Makeover. That means you should be at a steady weight for 3 months and be engaged in a regular fitness routine and healthy diet. You should also wait 6 to 12 months after breastfeeding so that your breasts return to normal. It is no point going through the surgery whilst your body is still changing. You want to be able to get the best results from your surgeries and this can only be achieved when your body has ceased changing.

What are the costs of having a Mummy Make Over in Thailand?
The finances associated with any surgery are integral in any decision to have surgery, more so when you are looking at having multiple procedures. When having a Mummy Make Over in Thailand you will need to also factor in the recovery time need which may be up to 17 Days and travel cost. An average cost of flights from Australia and a 18 day Hotel package would be $2000 AUD.

Breast Augmentation (Round Gel) 115,000 (under 500cc) $3,833 9 Nights
Breast Lift with Implant (round) 210,000 $7,000 16 Nights
Tummy Tuck (Standard) 165,000 $5,400 16 Nights
Tummy Tuck +2 Area Liposuction 190,000 $6,300 16 Nights

Common Mummy Make Over Surgery Options

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
If you’re a mum, you know the reality: that having a baby changes your body in ways that can’t always be erased with diet and exercise. No matter how long it’s been since you delivered, no matter how hard you’ve worked to get back in shape, if your abdomen still won’t completely retract, don’t blame yourself. Once skin and muscle have been stretched from pregnancy, they frequently will not return to their pre-pregnancy form

Breast Lift

Stretched and sagging breasts are common after childrearing, but they don’t have to be a requirement of motherhood. Many mothers just like you have made the choice to get back their beautiful, perky pre-baby breasts. It’s easier than ever – and can help you look better than ever in a dash with breast lift surgery. Read our article on if you need a breast lift here

Breast Augmentation

Although most mums are well aware of the way pregnancy changes a woman’s body, many are surprised to find that their breasts look smaller after having kids. This is not uncommon, especially among women who breast feed. To restore lost fullness, or to create the volume you’ve always wanted, as part of mummy make over you may be offered breast augmentation.

Thing To Know Before A Tummy Tuck

If you are planning to have a tummy tuck, you may have a  few questions on the tip of your tongue.

Here are some of the things you might want to know before you head over for plastic surgery in Thailand.

When will I have a bikini body?

Unfortunately, you won’t walk out of the operating room and be able to squeeze into those skinny jeans straightaway.

One of the side effects of plastic surgery is swelling, so it is likely you may need to wait up to eight weeks before you are ready to show off your trim belly to the world.

However, you will be able to start seeing results a month after surgery.

Do I need to stay in bed after surgery?

It is advised you book in at least two weeks rest after your operation – and why not spend this time in tropical Thailand?

Allowing at least a fortnight of relaxation will mean you should be fighting fit in no time. Immediately following surgery you will need to stay in bed to avoid problems with dizziness.

As you can damage the delicate muscles of your abdomen after surgery, you may need someone to help you get to the bathroom the first few times.

It is best to roll over gently to get out of bed, but if you have any questions, your medical team can help you out.

Do I need to wear an elastic abdominal pressure garment under my clothes?

For the first two weeks after your operation, you will need to wear an elastic band over your abdomen.

This will help reduce the swelling and bruising. Your medical team will provide this and advise you about how to wear it for maximum benefit.

Will I have a scar?

Unfortunately, it is impossible to perform this operation without leaving a trace. However, your surgeon will talk to you about the best ways to minimise this.

Most surgeons use techniques that leave a scar that can be covered by a standard bikini so others at the beach may not even notice a few extra lines!

Mini Tummy Tuck or Full Tummy Tuck?

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There are three main techniques used by surgeons performing tummy tucks, or abdominoplasty.

These can be seen all over the world, so whether you choose to have surgery in beautiful Phuket or at home in Australia, the same methods will be chosen.

Here’s a look at what they are.

Endoscopic abdominoplasty

This is performed using a small camera, or an endoscope, which is inserted, alongside other surgical instruments, into two or more small incisions.

The muscles of your tummy are tightened and sutured using the help of the endoscope. You can then have liposuction to remove the fat before the incision is closed.

This technique is particularly of use to those who have weakened muscles in the lower abdomen, excess abdominal fat but still maintain tight abdominal skin.

Dermolipectomy

This procedure involves the removal of both excess skin and fat from the tummy and means the belly button will also need to be removed.

However, it does not touch the muscles of the tummy so is perfect for those with a higher level of skin laxity.

This is often performed on people who have lost a large amount of weight, such as through bariatric surgery or stomach stapling, and have been left with excess skin.

Full abdominoplasty

The most invasive form of tummy tuck on the market, a full abdominoplasty is used to help those with lax muscles as well as excess amounts of skin that needs to be excised.

If you opt for this surgery you will probably need to have a new navel, as the skin will be pulled down over your existing belly button.

The recovery time for this type of surgery is longer as it is more invasive. You may experience bruising and swelling because a large amount of tissue will need to be moved in order to arrange the proper correction.

 

You can view an animated version of whats involved in Abdominoplasty surgery on our 3D Animation Page Here