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“Contoured” Tummy Tuck

A truly unique tummy tuck surgery to give you a more sculpted, smoother, toned abdomen with a finer and lower scar, all without the use of drains.

“Contoured” Tummy Tuck

A truly unique tummy tuck surgery to give you a more sculpted, smoother, flatter abdomen with a finer and lower scar, all without the use of drains.

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WHY CHOOSE A TUMMY TUCK WITH BELLA VOU?

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The Contoured Tummy Tuck

Not all tummy tucks are equal. The highly-skilled cosmetic surgeons at Bella Vou have developed an innovative new abdominoplasty in which they sculpt a new tummy, shaping the contour and emphasising curves.

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No drains

The specialist surgeons at Bella Vou don’t use drains following tummy tucks operations. This reduces discomfort, minimises the risk of infection and results in faster healing times.

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Scar Clinic

The dedicated Scar Clinic helps support healthy healing. Wound specialists regularly review the healing process and the scar formation to get the optimum results.

NOT TO MENTION...

Flat is not where it’s at

Traditional tummy tucks can look flat, boxy and unnatural. Increasingly patients are demanding a more toned and sculpted look. Our Specialist Consultation Plastic Surgeons have developed a revolutionary technique to create an abdominal contour that is shapely and defined.

In women, the consultant surgeons can create an hourglass shape. In men the appearance is lean, toned and natural. The ground-breaking technique creates definition in the champaign groove (the central line above and below the belly button) together with vertical abdominal dips running towards the hips. The result is smooth and sculpted.

Muscle repair

The muscles are the abdomen’s foundations. If weakness and separation aren’t repaired, the skin won’t sit properly on the surface. At Bella Vou, muscle repair is not an optional extra. Our Specialist Consultation Plastic Surgeons always strengthen and reinforce the six-pack muscles to create an attractive sculpted abdominal profile.

Stitch sense

The experienced consultant cosmetic surgeons at Bella Vou use stitching techniques and materials designed to reduce discomfort and improve healing. Many surgeons use continuous stitches which can pull, unravel and result in uncomfortable knots at the top and bottom of the repair.

In contrast, our Specialist Consultation Plastic Surgeons use a series of up to 70 carefully placed individual knots to repair the abdominal muscles. This reduces the risk of the stitches coming undone and prevents the unpleasant sensation of pulling between the top and bottom knots. He uses a permanent, soft, non-nylon suture material. It is durable and more flexible than nylon, meaning that the knots are undetectable.

Discreet scars

The consultant cosmetic surgeons at Bella Vou understand the importance of careful scar placement. Their ingenious suturing technique ensures that the scars are very fine, resistant to unsightly stretching, and ultimately fade to become a thin line. They place incisions low in the bikini line, so that scars can go unnoticed on the beach or in a changing room.

Better belly buttons

Loose skin and excess fat can make the belly button flat and horizontal. Many surgeons leave the navel misshapen following a tummy tuck. However, our Specialist Consultation Plastic Surgeons reshape the belly button to create a vertically sculpted shape. This enhances the defined elongated contour, emulating the abdomens of slim and athletic bodies. Scars are hidden within the inner rim of the belly button so they are hidden from view.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

MLD is a physical therapy designed to stimulate lymphatic drainage, reduce swelling and improve healing. An MLD session is included with all Bella Vou tummy tucks to improve recovery and speed up healing.

AT A GLANCE

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TREATS

Excess fat and skin in the abdominal area

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Anaesthesia

General anaesthetic

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Duration

3 hours

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Hospital stay

1 night

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Recovery

4-6 weeks. Back to work from 2 weeks depending on the job

MAKING YOU, MORE YOU

If your tummy is affecting your confidence, the cosmetic surgeons at Bella Vou can help.

MAKING YOU, MORE YOU

If your tummy is affecting your confidence, the cosmetic surgeons at Bella Vou can help..

TREATMENT OVERVIEW

A traditional Tummy Tuck or abdominoplasty is an operation to tighten and reshape the abdominal area. Most other surgeons tend to simply focus on the removal of excess skin to create a “flatter” appearance. Whilst our specialist surgeons will remove any excess skin and fat, they also tighten and (if muscle separation has occurred during pregnancy) repair the underlying muscles to create a more sculpted, smoother, and more toned tummy.

During a Tummy Tuck, extra skin is excised, so that any stretch marks or scars in the area are cut away. “Contoured” Tummy Tuck surgery can effectively regain your abdominal tone and shape, and significantly improve your self-esteem.

How long will the swelling last?

The swelling can last 3 to 6 months before you can see the final result of your surgery.

When will I be able to drive after Tummy Tuck surgery?

This is a very common question and the answer varies between individuals. Once your pain has subsided, and you feel that you can do an emergency stop without losing control of your car, you should be able to drive again. In general, it is a few weeks after the operation before people feel ready to drive again.

How soon will I be able to see the results of the surgery?

Almost straight away, you will be able to see an improved skin and muscle tone.

How soon can I take a shower after a Tummy Tuck?

You can shower the next morning and daily after that without disturbing the dressings until you see your surgeon for your follow up.

How soon can I have sex after a Tummy Tuck?

A Tummy Tuck is fairly major surgery. It's important to keep your heart rate and blood pressure down for three-weeks post-op, not to stretch the incision site, and not to lift anything that would cause stress on the incision.

It’s important to wait at least three weeks before having sex, this is to allow swelling to settle and reduce the risk of developing a haematoma or seroma post-operatively. Wounds generally are healed by two weeks but the overall strength of a wound does not reach its maximum until four to six weeks. After this time it will be less of a risk and probably more comfortable for you.

We also advise that you consider your position during intercourse so that it will be less traumatic on the wounds. Avoid the missionary position. With the female on top is probably the least uncomfortable with respect to the wounds, whether the male or female has had the Tummy Tuck.

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.

Please book a complimentary consultation to discuss your exact requirements with our cosmetic surgeons, but typically prices start as show below


Tummy Tuck - £9 500 Including all precare, aftercare, general anaesthetic, overnight stay, two compression garments and one manual lymphatic draining (MLD) therapy session.


Weight-loss Tummy Tuck (Fleur-de-lis Tummy Tuck) - £12 500 Including all precare, aftercare, general anaesthetic, overnight stay, two compression garments and one manual lymphatic draining (MLD) therapy session.


Circumferential Tummy Tuck - £14 500 Including all precare, aftercare, general anaesthetic, overnight stay, two compression garments and one manual lymphatic draining (MLD) therapy session.

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!

Jane's Tummy Tuck Story

YOUR SIMPLE
5 STEP
JOURNEY

YOUR SIMPLE 5 STEP JOURNEY

Step 1. Free, no-obligation consultation

Bella Vou offers every client a free consultation with an expert, accredited plastic surgeon, with no obligation to proceed to treatment. The consultation is an opportunity to discuss your concerns and whether a Tummy Tuck is the right procedure to help you achieve the appearance you want.

Bella Vou also offers innovative, new techniques for treating loose skin and excess fatty tissue. The experienced plastic surgeons can advise on whether Vaser Liposculpture, together with either Renuvion skin tightening or BodyTite treatment may provide smaller scars, quicker recovery, and a better cosmetic result.

Bella Vou will always give you an honest and impartial professional opinion. Mr Amir Nakhdjevani says:

‘We make sure that we advise people correctly about whether surgery is right for them. We treat everyone as if they were our family. We might turn people away, suggest alternative treatments, or we may suggest that they go to a different specialist at another establishment. If someone is uncertain about an operation, we're happy to see them several times, without a consultation charge. At Bella Vou, we never pressurise people or try to sell procedures. It's always about giving an honest opinion and honest advice.’

Step 2. Meet your surgeon

You will be offered a further appointment with your consultant before proceeding to surgery. This will give you a chance to find out more about the Tummy Tuck, your preparation, and recovery.

Step 3. Preparation for Tummy Tuck surgery

The staff at Bella Vou will advise you on any pre-operative preparations to reduce your risk of infection and help your recovery.

You may be asked to stop taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication, which can increase the risk of bleeding. It’s important to stop smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes, which can impede the healing process. You should continue to shower daily, as usual. You will be advised about the time to start fasting in preparation for your general anaesthetic.

On the day of your surgery, you’ll be welcomed to Bella Vou, given a gown to wear and escorted to the state-of-the-art operating theatre.

Step 4. What happens during Tummy Tuck surgery?

Tummy Tuck surgery is performed under general anaesthetic. The surgeon cleans the skin then makes incisions from hip to hip and around the belly button. The surgeon will place the scars carefully so that they are hidden in the skin's natural folds and creases.

Your consultant will separate the skin from the tissues below, then realign the abdominal muscles. They’ll cut away all the excess fat and skin, create a new hole for the belly button and then stitch this in place.

Finally, the surgeon will pull the skin so that it is smooth and tight, then stitch the wound closed using sutures that are absorbable and do not need to be removed.

Step 5. Recovery from a Tummy Tuck

You will stay on the ward overnight following Tummy Tuck surgery. The following day you will be able to go home. It’s important to arrange for a friend or family member to pick you up and escort you. You will be given pain-relief and a supportive pressure garment to reduce pain, bleeding, and swelling.

It takes around six weeks to recover fully; however, after two weeks, you may feel ready to return to work. From four to six weeks, you can reintroduce exercise, gradually increasing activity as you regain fitness, strength, and confidence.

You'll wear the pressure garments day and night during your recovery. These support the scar, reduce swelling and bruising, and help you stay comfortable.

The staff at Bella Vou will carefully monitor your recovery. After a week, the wound care specialist and nurse will check your scar. At around six weeks, your surgeon will check your progress, and at six months, the nurse and wound care specialist will see you again to ensure that you remain healthy, well, and happy with your results. However, if you have any questions or concerns, the staff at Bella Vou are always on hand to offer support, day and night.

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