Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty) In Thailand

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. Many of our clients choose to have a Tummy Tuck Thailand at only $6000 AUD, allowing them to have the body they deserve without financial ruin.

Abdominoplasty, probably better known as a tummy tuck, mini abdominoplasty or mini-tuck are operations to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen or stomach.

The majority of patients opting for the abdominoplasty- Tummy Tuck Thailand procedure will inevitably be women who, following the birth of their child/children, dislike the effects childbirth has had on their body shape and appearance. Mothers often hate their stretched abdominal skin, especially if it contains the scar of a Caesarean operation, and no amount of cream or exercise will ever reduce ‘stretch marks’.

What a Tummy Tuck Thailand won’t do:
An Tummy Tuck Thailand is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Although the results of an abdominoplasty are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone an Tummy Tuck.

It should be noted that, an Tummy Tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised, generally those treated areas below the belly button.

Many people celebrate the loss of weight but are disappointed by the excess, deflated skin afterwards.  Some have done it through diet, exercise, or bariatric surgery.  Others have an average weight but have seen the effects of pregnancy and, in particular, multiple births or twins.  Our surgeons in Thailand are pleased to offer tummy tuck Thailand procedures to patients who want a firmer, flatter abdomen.  There are multiple reasons people chose to undergo tummy tuck Thailand surgery, including:

  • To remove excess skin and fat that has not responded favorably to diet and exercise
  • To repair abdominal wall muscles and contour the abdominal shape after childbearing has been completed
  • To assist bariatric patients in removing excess tissue following weight loss
Having a tummy tuck Thailand, in Phuket can significantly enhance your appearance but may not be right for everyone. You may be a potential candidate if you:

  • Possess a healthy weight for your height
  • Are bothered by excess abdominal skin and fat
  • Have realistic expectations of surgery

Candidates should also be in good physical and psychological health. Following a photographic assessment prior to your departure, and an examination on your arrive in Phuket. One of our Tummy Tuck Thailand surgeons, they will be able to determine if a tummy tuck is right for you based on factors such as your images, age, current health status, and cosmetic goals.

If you choose to have Tummy tuck in Thailand, you need to be aware that is not a weight-loss procedure. The best candidates for abdominoplasty are men and women who are at or near their ideal body weight but have excess, sagging skin and fat in their abdomen that does not respond to diet and exercise.

The persistence of stubborn stomach tissue may result from various causes, including:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Massive weight fluctuations
  • Skin inelasticity resulting from the aging process
  • Heredity

Tummy Tuck Thailand may be performed on its own or in combination with other body-shaping procedures. A tummy tuck is often combined with a breast lift and other procedures in women who have had children and wish to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. This treatment combination is known as mommy makeover.

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.

Tummy Tuck Thailand

Standard Tummy Tuck

A standard or full abdominoplasty in Thailand involves removing the excess skin and fat of the abdominal wall between the pubic area (bikini line in women) and the belly button. The belly button is left in its place, but a cut is made around it to free the surrounding skin.

The remaining skin of the abdominal wall at the level of the belly button is then pulled down to suture it at the pubic level. The belly button is brought out through a new incision made in the skin that has been pulled down over it. The patient is left with a long, usually curved scar across the lower part of the abdominal wall at the level of the pubic hair. There is also a scar around the navel. Any weakness of the abdominal muscles or hernias is repaired before the skin is closed.

Liposuction may be carried out during this procedure to thin the abdominal wall, or as a separate procedure either before or after the abdominoplasty.

Mini Tummy Tuck Thailand

Mini Tummy Tuck Thailand

Patients who have minimal sagging skin may be a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck in Thailand. Our surgeons will evaluate your goals regarding the tummy tuck surgery, in order to determine if this procedure is right for you.

A mini tummy tuck in Thailand will be recommended when there is minimal excess of skin and fat affecting the lower part of the abdomen. The excess skin and fat from below the belly button is removed, leaving a long curved scar on your abdomen just above the pubic area. The belly button remains undisturbed. Again, any laxity or hernia of the abdominal wall is repaired at the same time. The scar from a mini tummy tuck is usually shorter than that of a standard abdominoplasty.

What is an Extended Tummy Tuck?

Extended Tummy Tuck - Belt LipectomyIf your doctor has recommended an extended tummy tuck or a belt lipectomy, you likely have significant amounts of loose skin that will require a longer incision. This incision will extend further than a regular tummy tuck, often past the hipbones and around the back. The additional length of this incision is what qualifies the “extended” designation. Because this longer incision will reach around the hips, your surgeon can achieve greater access to help improve the appearance of your love handles.  With a basic tummy tuck, you will usually only have address the front part of the stomach.

Patients who have an excessive amount of skin  will also have excessive skin on the lower back and flanks. If these areas are not removed, the tissue will bunch in the sides, and you will have the typical dog-ears. 

In the end, whether you would benefit from an extended tummy tuck depends on your personal needs and goals as determined by your surgeon. Any tummy tuck should be a customised procedure that depends on your requirements, body, and the decisions you make with your Thailand plastic surgeon.

Extended abdominoplasty, is usually required after massive weight loss. It involves removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen and lower back. It will leave a scar around the belly button area and a long curved scar on the abdomen above the pubic area, and around the lower back. Sometimes the scar extends the whole way around the body – circumferential abdominoplasty, and this is a very significant and involved procedure

Can I have liposuction alone instead of a Tummy Tuck?

Sometimes liposuction alone can achieve an excellent result on the abdomen. A crucial factor is the quality of the patient’s skin. Dramatic improvements can be made when the skin is of good quality and has not been overly stretched in the past. Skin quality often determines whether liposuction alone will suffice or whether a combined surgical procedure will be needed.

Although liposuction is currently one of the most popular procedures performed today. Unfortunately, not everybody is a candidate for liposuction, and unfavorable results can occur if you are not the right candidate. Liposuction is a very effective technique for removing the excessive fat that is located in the subcutaneous tissue. If you have excessive skin, liposuction is not going to be the solution to your problem.

Many patients do have liposuction done in such circumstances, and the results are aesthetically unfavorable. You will certainly have a decrease in the amount of fat but a lot of excessive skin. In addition, you will have the appearance of a bumpy abdomen and also what I call a “cellulite look.”

A tummy tuck is a solution to this problem. A tummy tuck will remove your excessive skin and improve the appearance of your abdomen. There is nothing wrong with performing a tummy tuck first; then, liposuction in a second surgery.  On the other hand, it is not recommend doing liposuction first and then a tummy tuck if you have saggy skin. Your surgeon will  perform both procedures at the same time, which will give  you the impressive results you are after and have you back in that bikini.

Following surgery you may experience swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treated area. You will also need to wear a compression garment for several weeks. Exercise is encouraged as soon as possible to help achieve a quicker recovery, but heavy lifting should be avoided for approximately four weeks after surgery

You will spend 3-4 days in Phuket International Hospital after you Tummy Tuck surgery in Thailand. Your will then be discharged from the hospital and given all your take-home medications and returned to your hotel for your recovery. An appointment will be made with you at this time for a follow-up visit and arrangement will be made direct with you to be collected from your hotel and taken to the hospital on the day of appointment to see your surgeon.

It usually takes about six weeks to make a full recovery from a tummy tuck, but this varies between individuals and the technique used. Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen are usually sufficient in the few days after your surgery. Patients can usually return to work about three to four weeks after their operation.

You will usually be able to do light activities at around 10 days after your surgery. Any vigorous activity should be avoided for at least six weeks. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions depending on the type of operation you have had.

The cost of having a Tummy Tuck in Thailand can vary depending on the type of Tummy Tuck you have and if you choose Bangkok or Phuket.

Our advice to get a clear picture of what is going to work to achieve your results is to submit your images and patient information so our Thailand Surgeons can provide you with recommendations. These recommendations will  include what surgery will achieve your results, confirmation of price and duration you require for recovery in Phuket or Bangkok.

The pricing below is for standard Tummy Tuck cost in Phuket and Bangkok and should be used a  guide only without having surgical recommendations provided.

TUMMY TUCK BANGKOK PHUKET
 THB  AUD  THB  AUD
Abdominoplasty Mini Tummy Tuck  100,000  $3,800  150,000  $5,700
Abdominoplasty Tummy Tuck (standard)  140,000  $5,300  190,000  $7,200
Abdominoplasty Tummy Tuck + Vaser Lipo Hips 190,000  $7,200  
Abdominoplasty Extended Tummy Tuck  190,000  $7,200  230,000  $8,800
Abdominoplasty Extended Tummy Tuck with Belt Lipectomy    290,000  $11,000
Tummy Tuck Information

The following information sheet has been created as a general guide to assist patients considering having Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) Surgery in Thailand and is intended to provide a broad overview of the important considerations related to the decision to have Tummy Tuck surgery. The specific nature of the surgery will vary between individuals and is dependent on the unique circumstances of each person.

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