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ABDOMINOPLASTY (TUMMY TUCK)

What is abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty, also known as ‘tummy tuck’, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the abdominal area. The abdomen may be weakened by factors such as pregnancy, weight loss or as part of the normal ageing process.

There are many different types of abdominoplasty procedures available, and operations should be tailored to suit your own wishes and needs. Your surgeon will discuss which options are most suitable.


Is abdominoplasty right for me?

Always talk to your surgeon before deciding whether abdominoplasty surgery is right for you. Abdominoplasty may be a good option if you have loose abdominal skin or if the muscles of your abdomen are weakened. These are common problems after pregnancy or weight loss and unfortunately can’t be improved by diet and exercise alone.

Following abdominoplasty you may experience an improvement in your abdominal contour and muscle strength. This will be explained simply and clearly during consultation.


Potential complications

All surgery comes with some degree of risk. For example, bleeding and infection are possible. Don’t worry, your surgeon will explain potential complications and commit to supporting you throughout recovery.

SURGERY & RECOVERY

During surgery

Your time in surgery may vary according to your needs and the specifics of the procedures being performed. Your surgeon will explain all details during your consultation.


Recovery

One of the most important reasons for choosing a reputable surgeon is that they will be by your side throughout the recovery process, ready to reassure and support you at every stage. Ask your surgeon what recovery will involve for you.