Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)
|Hospital Stay||1 night|
|Addresses||Excess fat and skin in the abdominal area|
As we age our abdominal muscles stretch and separate; the skin gradually loses elasticity and often stretch marks can appear on your flanks and lower abdomen. Fluctuations in weight as a result of pregnancy or weight loss can sometimes cause redundant tissue and fatty deposits to stubbornly remain. For many people this can cause low self-esteem and make them self-conscious about what they can wear, and how they look. A tummy tuck is a safe and effective cosmetic surgery to reshape the abdomen area to achieve a flatter, slimmer, more confident new you.
What does it look like?
Take a look at some before and after photos right here. Drag the slider left and right to see the amazing transformations!
Is this right for me?
If you have completed your family and are post pregnancy or have lost weight but are unable to shift the excess redundant skin and fat of the lower tummy despite diet and exercise, then you can benefit from a tummy tuck surgery.
Our Cosmetic surgeons can assess you at consultation to see which treatment will give you the results you are after. We will assess your suitability for the type of abdominoplasty surgery, which will give you the result you are after. Sometimes liposuction or other cosmetic surgical procedures can be performed at the same time to optimize the final outcome. It is important to realise that tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss surgery but rather a body contouring and reshaping of the tummy to create an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
You will find that after abdominoplasty surgery there is very little in the way of weight loss but it makes a big difference in the size of clothes you were now that you have a more defined and toned body.
What the procedure involves
This cosmetic procedure is performed under general and sometimes local anaesthetic for a mini tummy tuck.
This cosmetic surgery involves removal of excess skin and fat of the lower tummy below the umbilicus, repair of parted abdominal muscles leaving a fine low line scar extending from hip to hip as it curves down towards the pubis which is hidden from view below the bikini line and a fine scat around the belly button.
Any scars and stretch marks below your belly button will be lost to allow a flatter abdomen with waists pulled in and improved muscle tone.
Local anaesthetic mini tummy tuck can be performed under local anaesthetic as a day case but for a general anaesthetic full tummy tuck you will need to stay in hospital overnight.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the benefits of a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?
- Removal of excess abdominal skin
- Elimination of stretch marks
- Creation of a flatter, tighter, more contoured abdomen
- Increased self-confidence
- Lasting results
Tummy Tuck at Bella Vou
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. Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, can significantly improve your self esteem while effectively regaining your abdominal tone and shape.
What does Tummy Tuck Surgery 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. The scar is discretely placed as low as possible below your hip line, and 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.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
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.
Tummy Tuck Cost
Tummy Tuck surgery typically costs around £5-7000. At Bella Vou we provide a variety of payment and finance options to make it easier than ever to afford your new and improved look.16th February 2015 3rd March 2017
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