There are many reasons why someone may consider the option of undergoing cosmetic surgery on their abdomen. Excess fatty tissue around the abdomen can be a cause of great distress for both men and women.
Dramatic weight loss and pregnancy are just two of the factors that may lead people to consider abdominal surgery. These sudden changes in body shape can produce unsightly loose, wrinkled, stretch-marked skin around the abdomen. In some cases this excess skin will no longer respond to diet and/ or exercise and surgery is the only option.
At Kingsbridge Private Hospital, our experienced team of Plastic Surgeons offer the following abdominal procedures:
A Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is an operation to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen (tummy) and to tighten the abdominal muscles.
Tummy tuck surgery removes excess fat and skin, and can tighten your abdominal muscles to improve the shape of your abdomen. It can also remove or reduce the appearance of stretch marks and unwanted scars on your abdomen.
The operation removes the folds of skin that are left behind after losing a lot of weight, and tighten stretched skin and muscles after pregnancy.
Tummy tuck surgery is not a treatment for weight control or a substitute for regular physical activity and a healthy, balanced diet. A tummy tuck will not stop you from gaining weight in the future so it is important that you adjust your diet and physical activity to remain at a steady weight.
Liposuction is an operation to remove unwanted body fat to change the shape of the body.
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or liposculpture, is an operation that sucks excess fat out from under your skin. It can remove small amounts of fat that you haven’t been able to shift with diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a treatment for weight control or obesity, and it can’t remove cellulite or stretch marks.