A Tummy Tuck, also known as an Abdominoplasty, is an operation to remove excess fat and skin from the tummy (abdomen) and tighten the abdominal muscles.
Have you ever considered a tummy tuck? If you are finding it hard to shift fat from your tummy, or you have loose wrinkled skin following weight loss or having children, this can be one of the most effective cosmetic procedures.
There are many reasons why you may be unhappy with your stomach, and that dissatisfaction could be having an impact on your quality of life. Wouldn’t it be great to have the confidence to wear figure skimming clothes, or to get into those jeans that have been hanging in your wardrobe for so long?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to flatten a protruding abdomen by tightening the muscles in the abdominal wall. Before the procedure, we will talk to you about the parts of your tummy you are particularly unhappy with, so that we can focus on getting the results you want. By removing excess fatty tissue and skin, we can achieve a flatter and sleeker tummy to be proud of and show off confidently. Whether you have a roll of fat that hangs over your waistline, wrinkled skin, stretch marks or stretched muscles, we can resolve these problems with our effective abdominoplasty procedures.
During your consultation, we will assess your case and reasons for considering abdominoplasty. Every case is different, but we are always confident that we can help the majority of our patients with our surgical procedures. If your weight has stabilised following a weight loss programme, or you have reached your ideal weight and need help shifting that excess fat around your tummy, we would love to help you.
The surgical procedure involves an incision around the belly button, and another incision just above the pubic area from one hip to the other. This allows us to focus on removing any surplus skin and fat. We normally make the incision low enough that you can conceal it easily with underwear or swimwear.
A tummy tuck can be a fairly extensive procedure and is performed under a general anaesthetic. As a result, you will normally need to stay with us for around 1-2 days.
A tummy tuck can give almost instant and very dramatic results. Recovery times depend on the individual, and we assess each case individually so that we can deliver the right aftercare. Any pain or discomfort following the procedure can be controlled with medication, and you must refrain from any strenuous activity or lifting. Most patients are back to work or their normal daily routine within 4 weeks. However, this will depend on your nature of work, and again we will give you advice tailored to your needs.
If your tummy is an area of your body you are constantly trying to cover, we can help. A tummy tuck can give you back that freedom and a renewed appreciation and love for your new body. We have helped countless patients get back into those jeans, cocktail dresses and bikinis.
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