Last fact-checked: 12 December 2019
By undergoing a tummy tuck in Malaysia, you can tighten your stomach, remove loose and flabby skin and even reduce stretch marks. What's more, you'll be saving a significant amount of money compared to having the procedure back home.
Abdominoplasty, as it is medically called, is suitable for both men and women, though more women than men have this surgery. It is major surgery so you have to make sure that you really need it, i.e., you've already tried diet and exercise but to little avail.
A tummy tuck will not help you reduce the fat around your abdomen unless you combine it with liposuction to remove the fat. It is used for:
Those who have had tummy tuck surgery are able to wear swimsuits and bikinis confidently, fit into a tight pair of jeans and generally have a slimmer silhouette.
Tummy tuck surgery is expensive and, as an aesthetic surgery performed purely make you look (and feel) good, it won't be covered by your insurance or national health service. It is a long and complex procedure and can be over budget for many people living in countries like Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US. Depending on where you are in the world, flying to Malaysia to have it done can save you money even when factoring in travel costs.
Plus, let's not forget that you'll have the opportunity (before your surgery date) to explore this exotic country which is known for its natural beauty, cultural and historic attractions, nightlife, shopping and dining options.
If you have apprehensions about having the surgery abroad, lay them at rest. The doctors and hospitals in Malaysia are excellent. The hospitals are usually multidisciplinary or you can go to a specialized clinic for plastic surgery. The doctors listed on our site are well qualified and often have affiliations or accreditations from western institutions.
Well, technically you can, but you will be running a risk. Our team has a great deal of experience in the medical tourism field and we only list hospitals and clinics that meet our standards. We physically check out the places for ourselves, making sure that the doctors are qualified and accredited and the amenities in the place are suitable for foreign medical tourists. We also collect real patient reviews and publish them no matter what they say about their overall experience.
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Abdominoplasty can be carried out in a number of different ways. You can have a partial or mini tummy tuck where only the part below the navel is done. You can also opt for a major abdominoplasty where the whole abdomen is redone. You can have it with or without liposuction to remove fat deposits. Consult with the surgeon as to what is right for you and in line with your expectations.
The surgery can take between one and five hours – the more procedures required, the more time it will take. This surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia so you will need to spend at least one night in your chosen hospital or clinic in Malaysia, with the following days blocked out for recovery back at your hotel.
For a full tummy tuck, you will need to take at least two weeks off from work. You will need to wear compression garments for five to seven days. It can take up to a week before you are able to stand up straight. It may take up to three weeks for you to go back to work. You can estimate about a month to six weeks for recovery though complete recovery will take much longer.
In Australia, for example, complete abdominoplasty surgery can cost upwards of AUD 14,000. A mini procedure can cost upwards of AUD 6,000.
In Malaysia, the surgery costs a fraction of this price, averaging between AUD 2,000 and AUD 3,000.
For more up-to-date prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other useful information, check out these three leading clinics in Malaysia that offer tummy tuck surgery to international patients:
If a sagging or protruding abdomen is bothering you, consider tummy tuck surgery. Medical Departures has a number of clinics and hospitals that carry out surgery at a great price. See below for convenient ways to book or connect with our Customer Care Team online or via the toll-free number.
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