Tummy Tuck in Chiang Mai

The Ultimate Guide to Tummy Tuck in Chiang Mai

If you are frustrated with abdominal fat, loose muscles, or sagging skin that won’t diminish with exercises or diet, then Medical Departures can help you with a tummy tuck in Chiang Mai, which reduces excess skin and fat, keeping your anterior abdominal wall tightened and flattened.

As age takes its toll on our bodies, many women are left with this tell-tale little ‘apron’ around the middle which we try to get rid of but doesn’t always respond to our diet or exercise.

Tummy tuck surgery is important as it restores firmness after pregnancies and re-contours the abdominal area following significant weight loss. While women have been known to be the beneficiaries of a tummy tuck, men can also consider the surgery. However, you have to be in good health and at a stable weight. Additionally, women who are still planning to have children should postpone the procedure until they’re through bearing children.

While a tummy tuck can tighten muscles and skin stretched by multiple pregnancies, men or women who suffered from obesity at some point in their lives (still have excessive fat deposits or loose skin in the abdominal area) may find the procedure useful too. Nevertheless, a tummy tuck should not be confused with liposuction; a cosmetic surgery used to remove fat deposits as some surgeons may perform a lipo as part of a tummy tuck.

Why get a tummy tuck in Chiang Mai?

A tummy tuck in Chiang Mai saves you money. If you book with Medical Departures, you will get the best prices and save some money too.

Thailand is the hub of medical tourism in Asia, and it’s evident that the low cost of surgeries is not the only option that attracts medical travelers. Surgeons in Thailand are competent, certified by The Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons of Thailand and offer impressive surgical results. Facilities also provide first-class services and have adopted high standard safety and hygiene measures.

If you want to find reliable and professional tummy tuck surgeons and facilities in Chiang Mai, Medical Departures has made it easy. We have a list of physicians and facilities on our website. Every facility has to be assessed, and they have to meet our demands before being included in the list. We verify doctors’ qualifications, check real patients’ reviews, confirm professional memberships and visit the facilities to get acquainted with how they do things.

How long does a tummy tuck in Chiang Mai take and what is the recovery time?

Depending on the results you want to achieve, a tummy tuck can take anywhere from one to three hours. While you can have a tummy tuck as an outpatient or inpatient procedure, it all depends on the complexity of your particular situation.

There are different approaches to a tummy tuck, and they are carried out under general anesthesia. However, your surgeons should be able to evaluate your situation and recommend the best option. Here are the different options:

Full tummy tuck

Also known as a tradition tummy tuck, this surgery involves two incisions; one across the lower abdomen and another around the navel. The procedure is performed to remove excess skin from the navel area down to the pubic area. Liposuction may also be used to contour the abdomen. A full tummy tuck is ideal for people who require the most correction.

Partial or mini tummy tuck

Here, a single incision is made in the pubic area. Ideal candidates are those that has laxity and a protrusion below the navel. People who are in reasonably good shape and cannot achieve aesthetic results with diet or exercise will also benefit from the procedure.

Extended/high lateral tension tummy tuck

If excess skin in the love handles or hips is bothering you, then an extended/high lateral tension procedure might just be what you need. This surgery was designed to address skin excess after significant weight loss or pregnancy. The procedure might also be used to improve the hip and thighs by transferring the lift from the front of the abdomen to the sides of the thighs.

After the surgery, it might take up to six months to recover. Managing pain and avoiding complications should be your top priority for the first week. However, after 2-3 weeks, you’ll be able to regain mobility and fitness. It’s important to understand that recovery time varies greatly among individuals.

What is the cost of a tummy tuck in Chiang Mai compared to Australia?

The cost of a tummy tuck in Chiang Mai is around AUD $4,000 compared to AUD 8,000 in Australia.

What now?

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