Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty


Looking for a tighter - flatter stomach?  want to reduce the appearance of stretch marks?  If creams, diet supplements and beauty treatments don't help, an abdominoplasty may be a solution.

An abdominoplasty - commonly known as a tummy tuck - involves removing surplus skin and fat from the tummy and tightening the muscles of the lower abdomen.

As well as helping older patients who have lost the elasticity of their skin, tummy tucks may also benefit those whose skin has been stretched and abdominal wall stretched as a result of pregnancy or rapid weight gain.  Tummy tucks may often be combined with liposuction.

The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic.  You will be left with a scar around the tummy button and a scar along the bikini line.  Your tummy button may be moved to a higher position.  Expect to stay in hospital for between one and three days.

Abdominoplasty is a commonly performed and generally safe surgical procedure if performed by a suitably qualified surgeon.  You should discuss with your surgeon what you are hoping to gain from the operation and be sure know what you can reasonably expect and that you understand the risks.

You should look for a specialist cosmetic surgeon operating at a suitable clinic or hospital and check they have appropriate qualifications and can provide evidence of successful procedures.

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