What is Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?
Essentially, tummy tuck surgery, or to refer to its more technical term — abdominoplasty surgery, is a surgical corrective procedure that aims to flatten a protruding stomach at the same time as tightening any excess abdominal skin. This type of problem may have been caused by a number of factors including weak abdominal muscles that do not respond to exercises such as sit ups; weight gain that cannot be reduced through dieting; and the after effects of pregnancy.
For many people for whom the problem of a protruding stomach cannot be corrected through either diet or exercise, abdominoplasty surgery is often the best alternative. However, as the procedure is a relatively major one, we will need to take an extensive medical history of clients considering this surgery.
In general, tummy tuck surgery will be performed with the patient under general anaesthetic. The particular situation of each patient will determine whether they are admitted as an outpatient or inpatient in addition to how long the abdominoplasty surgery will take. This can be as little as one hour but can stretch to five.
The procedure begins with the Surgeon making an incision as close to the bikini line as possible. This is to ensure the remaining scars can be effectively covered by underwear. Next, the skin is drawn back to reveal the loose tissue covering the abdominal muscles. This is then removed before the skin is stretched back and stitched up. On occasion, the Surgeon may also opt for liposuction to maximise results
In general, the patient will remain in the clinic for one or two days. For several days following surgery, the patient is likely to experience some discomfort. Inflammation often occurs and the patient will be advised to use abdominal support for a certain period of time. In addition, painkillers may be prescribed, although pain is likely to be experienced only for few weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided. The scars will fade in time, although not completely.
Risks & Complications
As with any surgery, there is the small risk of complications with abdominoplasty surgery. At the time of your consultation, the expert we refer you to will take you through the risks in detail so that you can take an informed decision.
They will not push you for surgery. They will give you all the time and guidance you need to take a decision. They will give you a comprehensive Abdominoplasty Patient Guide to take home with you. This will answer most of your queries and concerns. If you have any further questions, you can give them a call and they will provide their expert advice. You will love them for their honesty, integrity and professionalism.
Before / After
Any form of cosmetic enhancement is very personal, so prices are bespoke dependent on your individual needs. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay from £1990 onwards.
A definitive price for your procedure will be given at your free consultation with your cosmetic surgeon or relevant specialist practitioner.
Remember, we often have offers & can sometimes price match other providers, so call us on 08000 30 29 30 with any queries.