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

New Delhi,India

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Bayindir Group established in 1992 has been improving health standards of people for over 18 years now. The group has over time acquired an enviable reputation for providing excellent medical and surgical facilities with state of the art equipment, highly qualified staff and hospitals with world class amenities and comfortable surroundings.Being JCI accredited Bayindir Healthcare Group is a multi-specialty facility covering a broad range of medical and surgical treatments. The group is commi... 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.

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Randeep Wadhawan

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Manipal Hospital, Dwarka , New Delhi,India

28 Years of experience

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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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Dr Helil Coskun is an experienced bariatric surgeon. He is currently working at the Liv Hospital Ulus, Istanbul, Turkey. He specialises in Obesity Surgery, Metabolic Surgery (Diabetes Surgery) and Laparoscopic / Robotic Surgery. He obtained his medical education from the Ankara University Faculty of Medicine. He then went on to pursue general surgery at Istanbul Univers... View bio

Abhishek Deepak

Weight Loss Specialist - Gastroenterologist

Sharda Hospital , Greater 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

Shailendra Lalwani

Weight Loss Specialist - Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Liver Transplant Surgeon

Manipal Hospital, Dwarka , New Delhi,India

19 Years of experience

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Dr. Shailendra Lalwani of Manipal Hospitals in Dwarka, New Delhi, is a well-known gastroenterologist. As a Specialist, he has over 19 years of expertise. He specializes in hepato-pancreatic biliary surgery and liver transplantation.He is a member of the Delhi Medical Council, which he actively participates in. For his great contribution to the field of gastroenterology, he has received numerous prizes and ... View bio

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


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