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

Medeor Hospital

Delhi,India

  • National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)
  • National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)

Spread over a huge campus and surrounded by a green belt, Medeor hospital in Delhi is situated in a very peaceful environment and yet it is well connected via metro to the main city section. It has been almost more than 10 years since its inception and it has not stalled it growth in becoming one of the top performers in healthcare industry in India. Technology acquisition has been a very important aspect in most of the well performing hospitals in Delhi and Rockland is no exception to that.... Read More

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  • National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)

Faridabad Asian Hospital or the Asian Institute of Medical Sciences is a super specialty tertiary care hospital operating in the Northern Indian subcontinent region. Its cutting edge technology and a pool of skilled and accomplished team of medical professionals chosen from all across the nation brings forward a team that is ready to eradicate critical ailments from the nation totally. For the standards of safety and quality maintained by Asian Hospital in Faridabad it has bagged both NABH a... Read More

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BL Kapoor Hospital Delhi was inaugurated in the year 1959 by then Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru after witnessing the huge success of its initial establishments in Lahore in Pakistan in the pre independence era and in Ludhiana during post independence period. BL Kapoor Hospital was established for special services in the field of Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Intensive Care, Dentistry, ENT, and Orthopedics along with special mother and child care services.

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  • Joint Commission International, or JCI
  • National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)

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Sharda Hospital

Noida,India

  • ISO 9001
  • National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)

Established in 2oo5, Sharda Hospital is a state-of-the-art multi-specialty hospital in Delhi NCR. The hospital boasts of modern amenities and world-class equipment representing global healthcare standards. The highly qualified and experienced specialists at Sharda make it a preferred healthcare destination in NCR. The Hospital has 900+ beds including 90 beds in critical care in the field of medicine, Pulmonology, Surgery, Paediatrics, Neonatology, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic surgery and Neuro... Read More

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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.

Some of The Best Weight Loss Specialists

Nikhil Yadav

General Surgeon - Bariatric Surgeon, General Laparoscopic Surgeon

Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital , Delhi,India

18 Years of experience

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Dr. Nikhil Yadav has been practicing as a laparoscopic and general surgeon for the past 18 years. Throughout his career, he has set benchmarks for delivering excellent patient-centric care. Presently, he is using his skill-set and expertise to serve as the Director and Senior Consultant of Laparoscopic & general surgery at Aakash Healthcare SuperSpecialty Hospital, New Delhi, Indi... View bio

YIP Cherng Hann Benjamin

Weight Loss Specialist - Gastroenterologist

, Singapore,Singapore

15 Years 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

Abhishek Deepak

Weight Loss Specialist - Gastroenterologist

Sharda Hospital , Noida,India

14 Years of experience

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A surgeon par excellence, Dr. Abhishek Deepak qualifies as among the most sought after Gastroenterologist in the Greater Noida, India. A doctor with outstanding credentials, the medical specialist is known to guarantee efficiency and safety when performing different kinds of procedures as he keeps abreast of latest developments in his specialty. The specialist holds a very degree of experience with over 14 year... View bio

Vinay Shaw

Weight Loss Specialist - Bariatric Surgeon, Gastroenterologist, Gastrointestinal Surgeon, General Laparoscopic Surgeon

Sanar International Hospital , Delhi,India

25 of experience

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Dr. Vinay Kumar Shaw is a leading laparoscopic, GI, and bariatric surgeon with more than 25 years of experience in the field. Over the course of his career, Dr. Shaw has performed 10,000+ successful surgeries. He is a highly skilled medical professional with expertise in minimal-access surgery.  Dr. Shaw sharpened his skills and gained proficiency in his fi... View bio

Vivek Bindal

General Surgeon - Bariatric Surgeon, General Laparoscopic Surgeon

Max Super Specialty Hospital, Shalimar Bagh , 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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