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Tummy Tuck Procedure – What Should You Know?

Are you curious about Tummy Tuck surgery and the potential benefits it could offer you? Let's dive into what the procedure entails and how it can help improve your confidence.

Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that can help improve the appearance of one's tummy. This involves removing excess fat  and sagging skin from the abdominal area while tightening the muscles, giving the patient a more toned and contoured stomach.

The goal of the procedure is not just to remove the excess fat and skin, but to also give the patient a firmer, flatter stomach.Who can benefit the most from this tummy tuck procedure? This procedure is best suited for those who have suffered from stretched skin or abdominal muscle separation. This may be due to pregnancy or dramatic weight loss. In either case, the person has saggy, loose skin in the abdominal area. 

Before undergoing this procedure, our qualified anesthetic doctors will assess the patient’s medical history and current health to ensure that they are able to be safely placed under general anesthetic.

The amount of time it takes to complete the procedure may vary depending on the complexity of the issues being addressed. Surgery typically comprises repairing any separated muscles, removing excess skin and fat, shaping and tightening the abdominal skin, and ensuring that the scar is placed below the underwear line when closing the wound so that it’s hidden.

You need to do your homework to ensure that you find the best consultant plastic surgeon to perform your tummy tuck. Ensure they are registered on the General Medical Council (GMC)’s Specialist Register. Additionally, read reviews on independent websites like RealSelf and ask them to see before and after photos of their results. You will need to have a consultation with each of your shortlisted surgeons to ensure that they understand your desired outcome and that you feel safe and comfortable with them. 

After consultation they will be able to give you a detailed outline of the surgery that would be most beneficial to you as well as a quotation. This may require you to have a mini or a full tummy tuck. In instances where there has been significant weightloss they may even recommend a fleur de lis tummy tuck or where some excess skin on the back needs to be addressed, a circumferential tummy tuck may be their recommendation to guarantee your desired results. 

Choosing the right experienced plastic surgeon is essential to achieve the best possible outcome and reduce the chance of noticeable scars. Additionally, it is important to follow a period of rest and abstain from any strenuous or aggressive activities during the recovery time. This may take a few weeks, and lifting, bending, or stretching should be totally avoided, but this will all be laid out in your aftercare instructions. 

Undergoing a tummy tuck can be a safe option if done by a skilled plastic surgeon. Nonetheless, there are potential risks that come with the process, such as infection, so it is important to discuss the dangers with your surgeon. The results of a tummy tuck are long-lasting, so you should be sure to select a doctor who has a lot of experience in this procedure.

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Last Updated: March 16, 2023

Published On: March 16, 2023

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