Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure aimed at reducing excess skin and fat in the lower abdominal region while also tightening the abdominal muscles.
The extent of excess skin and fat can vary greatly among individuals, and the choice of abdominoplasty technique is tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
The traditional abdominoplasty procedure involves creating a horizontal incision in the lower abdominal area, often near the pubic region. The surgeon then lifts the skin and fat away from the underlying muscles, tightens the abdominal muscles, and removes any excess tissue. Additionally, the navel (umbilicus) may be repositioned to its new location on the rejuvenated abdomen. This technique effectively addresses excess tissues in the front of the abdomen but may not address excess fat on the flanks, which may require a subsequent liposuction procedure.
Efforts are made to create a single longitudinal scar; however, in some cases, a small vertical component may be necessary in the midline below the umbilicus.
For individuals with less extensive concerns, there is the option of a mini-abdominoplasty. This procedure focuses on removing excess skin and fat specifically from the area below the umbilicus, without the need to relocate the umbilicus itself.
Who Benefits from Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?
1. Post-Pregnancy Women: Women who have experienced pregnancy, resulting in stretched skin, stretch marks, and weakened or separated abdominal muscles.
2. Weight Loss Patients: Men and women who have undergone significant weight loss and are left with excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen.
3. Individuals with Excess Skin/Fat: Those who have excess skin and fat in the lower abdominal region, regardless of the cause.
4. Desire for a Flatter Tummy: Individuals who wish to achieve a trimmer, flatter appearance in their abdominal area.
Price starting from
|£ 7,200, 2 x nights BMI
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty):
Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to reduce excess skin and fat in the lower abdominal area while also tightening the abdominal muscles.
Candidates often include individuals with loose or sagging abdominal skin and weakened abdominal muscles due to factors like pregnancy, weight loss, or aging.
Tummy tuck procedures vary in complexity, with options such as a full tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, or extended tummy tuck. The choice depends on individual needs and goals.
Recovery times vary but often involve wearing a compression garment, avoiding strenuous activities, and attending follow-up appointments. Most patients can return to work within a few weeks.
Scarring is present, typically fading over time. Surgeons aim to create incisions that are as inconspicuous as possible.
Patients may experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising after surgery, but pain levels can vary. Pain management strategies are discussed during the consultation.
While possible, it's generally recommended to consider a tummy tuck after completing family planning, as pregnancy can impact the results of the procedure.
Risks include infection, bleeding, changes in sensation, scarring issues, and anesthesia-related concerns. Discuss these risks with your surgeon.
No, a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. It is designed to address excess skin and fat and tighten abdominal muscles but is not a substitute for weight loss through diet and exercise.
Yes, a tummy tuck can be combined with other procedures to achieve comprehensive body contouring and address multiple concerns in one surgery.
In most cases, a tummy tuck is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. Exceptions may apply for certain medical indications.
Initial results may be visible within weeks, but it can take several months for swelling to fully subside and for the final results to become apparent.