Tummy Tuck versus Gastric Sleeve surgery: How is it different and its eligibility

Tummy Tuck versus Gastric Sleeve surgery: How is it different and its eligibility

What is Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Abdominoplasty, commonly known as “tummy tuck” is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin as well as fat from the abdomen. Tummy tuck also tightens the muscles of the abdomen and decreases the sagging of the skin. The most common candidates for this surgery are men and women who are bothered by a bulging or loose abdomen that does not respond to exercise or diet. This type of surgical procedure is quite helpful to women who have given multiple births and have their abdominal skin stretched to a point that cannot return to normal.


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This procedure takes usually 2-3 hours and is done by giving the person general anesthesia. During this procedure, a cut is made just below the belly button (above the pubic bone) in order to remove the excess skin. The skin above the belly button is pulled down and sewed close to the cut once the excess skin has been removed. Since it is done under anesthesia, the procedure is not painful. However, there can be some tightness and swelling in the first few weeks after the surgery. You will start to feel better within 2-3 weeks of the surgery, but it is generally advised not to return to vigorous activities or heavy lifting for about 6 weeks.


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Who are Good Candidates for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

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The tummy tuck is not beneficial for everyone. Here we mention some of the candidates who can be good candidates to undergo tummy tuck:

  • Physically healthy people ( Problems pertaining to Blood Pressure, Diabetes should not go )
  • Non-smokers
  • People who have a stable weight
  • Women who have had multiple pregnancies

What to Expect Post Abdominoplasty Surgery?

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This procedure is ideal for a patient who is at his/her normal weight and is dealing with a belly bulging problem that won’t go away. After abdominoplasty, the healing and repairing of muscles occur, and the desired flatter appearance is achieved. Provided that no excess weight is gained after surgery, the results of the tummy tuck can be permanent. You will have tighter muscles, better fitting of clothes and a better self-image. However, it does not prevent the natural effects of aging and laxity over time.


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The most important thing to remember before or after getting a tummy tuck is that it is not a weight loss solution at all. Getting a tummy tuck does not even replace dieting.  A tummy tuck does not remove the abdominal fat. It only removes the excess skin. Since the fat levels remain the same after an abdominoplasty, the health other parameters such as body mass index (BMI) do not change. The tummy tuck does not prevent any diseases linked to excessive fat in the body such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure. Hence, it can be safely said that tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is simply a cosmetic surgery that just improves the outer appearance and your self-confidence. Getting a tummy tuck should be a well-thought decision and should be compared with other better procedures such as a weight loss surgery which actually helps to remove fat from the body.

Some of The Top Hospitals for Tummy Tuck Surgery

  • Joint Commission International, or JCI

Acibadem started its journey into healthcare services as a small vicinity hospital in a district of Turkey. Currently, Acibadem is a great brand, which has taken its correct place amongst the global healthcare leaders. It has 21 hospitals, 16 outpatient clinics and subsidiary service companies. The newest connection in the chain is Acibadem Atakent University Hospital, sited as a general-purpose hospital. Atakent Hospital practises the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation stand... Read More




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KCM Clinic

Jelenia Gora,Poland

  • ISO 9001

KCM Clinic is a contemporary multispecialty hospital situated in Jelenia Gora, Poland. Recognized in 2006, KCM offers all patients with quality medical services across 20 medical specialities. KCM has accomplished the ISO 9001:2009 quality management systems certificate and the American MTA Medical Tourism Expert certificate for its up-to-date facilities and equipment and for its exceptional patient service. To make sure of the comfort of patients, KCM provides private or double rooms with b... Read More




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Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital is the leading hospital in South Africa and proudly claims over 30 years of serving the communities of Soweto, Lenasia and surroundings. The hospital provides a wide range of services and prides itself on its multi-disciplinary method. The Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital is the top hospital of the Lenmed Health Group, a private group of 10 hospitals in Southern Africa. It has 242 beds and is accredited by the Council... Read More




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Life Kingsbury Hospital

Cape Town,South Africa

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Iranian Hospital

Dubai,United Arab Emirates

  • Accreditation Canada

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Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery, in medical terms, is known as bariatric surgery. In order to be considered for a weight loss surgery, you should:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40, or a BMI between 35-40 plus a health problem which can be improved upon losing weight such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes
  • Have already tried other ways of losing weight  but with no success, such as physical exercise, making changes to your diet, or treatment with medicines
  • Have no health problems that could make the surgery dangerous or risky for you
  • Have a long-term commitment to complete the medical follow-up required after weight loss surgery
  • Have already been seen and treated by a specialized obesity team

Bariatric surgery is mainly carried out by laparoscopy, a minimally invasive procedure. There are many types of weight-loss surgeries, as mentioned below:

  • Gastric sleeve: Also known as sleeve gastronomy, it involves 80% of the removal of the stomach.
  • Gastric bypass: It is considered the standard surgical treatment for weight loss. It involves the division of the stomach and small intestines.
  • Gastric banding: This procedure involves placing an inflatable band in the upper area of the stomach to create a small pouch above the band and the rest of the stomach below it.
  • Duodenal switch: It involves two sub-procedures. The first one is the creation of a tubular stomach pouch by removing a portion of the stomach and the second is bypassing a large portion of the small intestine.
  • Gastric balloons: An inflatable balloon is fed down the throat into the stomach that takes up most of the space in the stomach and creates a feeling of fullness.

Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

All these weight loss surgical procedures work by changing the structure of your stomach and the digestive system or by causing psychological changes in your body that induce energy balance and fat metabolism. As compared to a tummy tuck procedure, the weight loss surgery reduces your desire to eat and frequency of eating by decreasing hunger and increasing the feeling of fullness. These changes promote a healthier body lifestyle. With decreased weight, your physical activity is increased, which further improves the body’s ability to burn fat and also reduces stress levels.

Moreover, weight loss surgery causes a significant improvement in diseases caused by obesity such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, arthritis, cholesterol-related abnormalities, heart diseases, fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

In addition to these improvements, as well as increased longevity, weight loss surgery also helps to improve quality of life. Various psychological functions such as motivation, self-esteem, mobility, work, social interactions, and sexual functions are enhanced. Moreover, depression and anxiety are also reduced after bariatric surgery.

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Halil Coskun

Weight Loss Specialist - Bariatric Surgeon, General Laparoscopic Surgeon

Liv Hospital Ulus , Istanbul,Turkey

20 Years of experience

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Weight Loss Specialist - Gastroenterologist

Sharda Hospital , Greater Noida,India

14 Years of experience

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Pawan Rawal

Weight Loss Specialist - Gastroenterologist

Artemis Health Institute , Delhi,India

15 Years of experience

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Dr. Pawan Rawal is a Senior Consultant at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon in Gastroenterology & Hepatology department. His professional qualifications are MBBS from Pt BDS PGIMS Rohtak, and MD, DM from PGIMER, Chandigarh. Following his DM, he worked at the same institute for the some preceding years, honing his skills in clinical gastroenterology, hepatology, and their application to patient care. He has ov... View bio

YIP Cherng Hann Benjamin

Weight Loss Specialist - Gastroenterologist

, Singapore,Singapore

15 of experience

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Dr. Yip Cherng Hann Benjamin has established himself as one of the leading gastroenterologists specializing in performing endoscopic procedures. With more than 15 years of experience under his belt, he continues to excel at providing the best treatment to patients with gastrointestinal issues and liver diseases. Dr. Benjamin can also handle patients... View bio

Vivek Bindal

General Surgeon - Bariatric Surgeon, General Laparoscopic Surgeon

Max Super Specialty Hospital, Vaishali , Ghaziabad,India

15 Years of experience

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A well respected figure and one of the most well respected General Surgeon in Ghaziabad, India, Dr. Vivek Bindal has had several decades of domain specific experience under his belt. Dr. Vivek Bindal has over 15 years of experience in his field. The medical specialist treats and manages a wide range of conditions such as Colon Cancer and Bowel Diseases, Gallstones that are Causing Pain and Infection, Inguina... View bio


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