Abdominoplasty - Tummy Tuck
Tummy Tuck known as abdominoplasty is a procedure used to remove excess fat, reduce stretch-marks and tighten abdominal muscles. This type of surgery is generally chosen by people who have loose sagging skin in the abdominal area due to pregnancy or extreme weight loss.
Abdominoplasty is a very popular type of cosmetic surgery and a viable option for people wishing to gain a flatter abdomen by removing excess fat and tightening tummy muscles making you feel happier, more comfortable and less self conscious about your body, allowing you to wear swimwear with confidence something that prior to surgery you may have been unhappy and uncomfortable with.
Quite often after weight loss or even pregnancy our tummy muscles tighten but you are left with excess hanging skin that looks unsightly and restricts the type of clothing you can wear. No matter how much exercise you do you will not be able to tighten or tone this area of excess skin. This can make you feel miserable especially after all the hard work of a diet or the extra exercise after childbirth. In these cases a tummy tuck really is the best most effective option. You will be amazed by the results.
A tummy tuck is suitable for both men & women who are in good health, do not confuse a tummy tuck with liposuction they are completely different although your surgeon may choose to combine your tummy tuck with liposuction, this will be discussed during your consultation.
If you are planning to have children the best option is to postpone surgery until after childbirth, as during surgery your vertical muscles are tightened and pregnancy can separate these muscles.
A tummy tuck will last many years if you take care of yourself, paying attention to your diet and ensuring regular exercise and maintaining the beautiful body you have always wanted achieved through surgery.
During surgery a incision along the bikini line will be made ensuring scarring is minimal & discrete often hidden by swimwear. Abdoninoplasty is effective long lasting & will leave you feeling full of confidence with the flatter, tighter tummy you have always desired. Surgery will last between one & five hours depending on the patient and the level of surgery required, the procedure will be done under a general anaesthetic. Full recovery take 3-6 months depending on the patient.
A tummy tuck can also be combined with other surgery as mentioned liposuction, a facelift, breast implants, sometimes if you are thinking of having more than one type of surgery it is best to combine them together during one operation, you can discuss this with our surgeon.
As with all types of surgery be honest & realistic about how you expect the outcome to be discuss any concerns you may have with your surgeon, your surgeons aim is to make you feel happy & beautiful after surgery, they need to know exactly what you expect this then becomes much more achievable and you are more likely to be happier with your results.
Tummy tuck costs can range mini and full from a minimum of 1400 GBP up to 2200 GBP or more for one procedure.