Most commonly asked for following substantial weight loss or pregnancy where people find their abdominal muscles are weak and the skin has become loose. Sometimes exercise and diet alone is not enough to reverse this and can cause anxiety and self-consciousness in the individual, with a tummy tuck the skin can be removed and the muscles tightened to leave a flatter and firmer tummy. A number of our patients will combine their tummy tuck with liposuction to give a slimmer waistline over just one procedure alone.
In general, a complete (or full) abdominoplasty follows these steps:
A partial (or mini) abdominoplasty proceeds as follows:
Additional procedures that may enhance the result of a tummy tuck are
Or you can reduce the excess fat with a non surgical procedure using our latest Laser technology. 3D Lipo, it is non-invasive and painless and so no anaesthetic is required. This technology utilises a 3D approach to body re-sculpting. The 3D approach addresses Fat Removal, Skin Tightening, and the Treatment of Cellulite.
Usually performed under general anaesthetic, the loose skin and fatty tissue are removed through an incision across the abdomen and the damaged abdominal muscles are repaired and tightened.
Procedure Time: 3 hours
No of Procedures Needed: 1
Recovery Time: 10-12 weeks
You should not engage in driving or heavy work for at least 2 weeks following your abdominoplasty procedure and should limit mobility altogether for the first week. Dressing and pressure garment must be kept in place for 4 weeks and you should shower (not bath) until skin is healed. After your first wound check up you should continue to wear the pressure garment for a further 6 weeks. You will be able to start routine work after 4 weeks but this should be gradual and subject to how well the wound is healing. Your surgeon will discuss this in detail with you however if you have any queries feel free to call us on the number below.
To book you procedure now or for any other queries book online or call 02083114464 where a member of our dedicated staff will be happy to help.