Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A tummy tuck removes all the skin and fat from the belly button to the level of the pubic bone. This can include the mons pubis in the surgery if this is also prominent. The benefits, thus are:

  • Removing excess abdominal skin
  • Eliminating stretch marks (if they are below the belly button)
  • Creating a flatter, tighter, and more contoured abdomen
  • Increasing your self-confidence
  • Lasting results
Duration 2 hours
Anaesthesia General anaesthetic
Hospital Stay 1 night
Recovery 1-2 weeks
Addresses Excess fat and skin in the abdominal area

Is this right for me?

Cosmetic Surgery is not just about the operation, it’s all about you. At our plastic surgery clinic we understand that your physical appearance can affect you emotionally as well as physically.

If you have skin and fat that is resistant to your diet or exercise regimen then this surgery may be the solution for you.

Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, can significantly improve your self esteem while effectively regaining your abdominal tone and shape.

What does this involve?

Tummy Tuck Surgery usually requires carefully positioned incisions to allow the removal of excess skin and fat deposits, in order to minimise scarring and provide you with as tight and flat a stomach as possible. We will place the scar as low as possible. Usually, this is below your hip line. There will also be a fine scar around the rim of the belly button. Although the scar is visible within the first few weeks, it fades quickly so that it’s hardly visible.

Tummy tuck surgery can also be part of a weight loss and body contouring surgery as well as a Mummy Makeover where the breasts are also augmented, uplifted or both, to achieve a more youthful appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recovery like?

For most patients tummy tuck surgery takes about 2 hours under general anaesthetic and takes around 1-2 weeks to recover fully.

Alternatively, a mini tummy tuck can be performed under local anaesthetic and takes about an hour. With the mini tummy tuck the overhang of skin and fat are removed. Absorbable sutures are used to minimize scarring. We have a vast array of Tummy Tuck surgery before and after pictures that can reassure you of the benefits of tummy tuck surgeries.

Our experienced team of Cosmetic Surgeons have performed countless Tummy Tuck procedures and are here to help guide you every step of the way.

More frequently asked questions


At Bella Vou we provide various payment options meaning you can spread the cost and enjoy a confident outlook at a price you can afford.

Prices start from £7,800 including general anaesthetic and two compression garments.

Finance your treatment

We can offer a wide range of incredible finance solutions and payment plans to help you pay for your procedure or treatment, starting from as little as 0% APR!


You can download information on this page as handy info sheets to refer to whenever you like.

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