Am I suitable for a tummy tuck?
Men and women often feel self-conscious about the appearance of their abdomen but often find it impossible to tone up their tummy through diet and exercise alone due to muscle laxity and sagging skin. During your tummy tuck consultation, you will be carefully assessed to ensure that you are suited to the procedure – you should be close to your ideal body weight and committed to maintaining your abdominoplasty results. If you smoke, we will advise you to stop smoking in advance of your surgery as an abdominoplasty involves extensive tissue resection and nicotine can seriously impact on your body’s ability to heal.
What does a tummy tuck procedure involve?
During the abdominoplasty, your surgeon will make an incision from hip to hip, situated just above the pubic bone. The abdominal muscles can then be accessed and tightened and any excess skin removed. Another incision may need to be made around the belly button so it can be repositioned if required.
What is a mini-tummy tuck?
Sometimes very slim men and women can suffer from a small pouch below the belly button. A mini-tummy tuck involves a much smaller incision and only treats the excess skin and fat in the lower part of the abdomen.
Are there any risks to an abdominoplasty?
All surgical procedures involve potential risks including infection, bleeding and fluid collection, loss of sensation and poor wound healing. A tummy tuck is performed under general anaesthetic and there is a potential risk associated with anaesthetic. All of these possible complications will be discussed in full during your tummy tuck consultation and we are committed to providing the very best aftercare possible after surgery.
What results can I expect from my tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck can dramatically improve the appearance of the stomach and patients are typically very happy with the outcome. It is important to be committed to a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain long-term results.
Why should you choose a tummy tuck? Also known medically as an abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck can dramatically transform the appearance of the abdomen, removing excess skin and fat and tightening the muscles to produce a firm and flat stomach. The tummy tuck procedure is often combined with liposuction to produce optimal results.