Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Following pregnancy or a dramatic weight loss many people find that their abdominal muscles are weak and that the skin around the area becomes loose or saggy. Despite diet and exercise this can lead to both physical discomfort and uneasiness about the appearance of the body.

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Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can tighten the tummy muscles and remove excess skin to leave a firmer flatter abdomen. The appearance of the abdomen can be changed with a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty to a leaner shape. In cases where there is a small amount of excess skin only in the lower abdomen, a mini tummy tuck, or partial abdominoplasty, may be an option.

The procedure can take anywhere from 1 to five hours and the patient may be required to stay overnight at the hospital.

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The surgery is carried out under a general anaesthetic in hospital. The procedure involves making an incision from hip to hip in the lower (hidden) part of the abdomen. The skin and fat is lifted off the muscles, and the excess is removed. If required, the muscles may be tightened, and the skin is stretched over the new, firmer muscle. The procedure leaves a scar which is placed low in the abdominal area where it is usually hidden under normal underwear and standard swimwear. However, part of the scar may not be hidden and there will be a small circular scar around the belly button.

Suitable candidates for abdominoplasty are:
men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight
women after childbirth who find they are left with loose
hanging skin, lax muscles and hard to shift pockets of fat.

Following abdominoplasty surgery, patients are advised to wear a compression garment for 6 weeks. Your wound will be checked 2 weeks after your surgery. The surgeon who performed your surgery will see you after 6 weeks for a follow-up assessment and as often as required until you are fully recovered. It is vital that you attend all necessary post-operative appointments. It is recommended that you take two to three weeks off work and avoid physical exercise for six weeks. Patients should avoid driving for 2 weeks following this procedure.

Many of our patients choose to combine a Tummy Tuck procedure with Liposuction. This combination more likely to result in a flatter stomach and create a new waistline and is the preference.

BENEFITS

  • 1. Tighten Tummy Muscles
  • 2. Remove Excess Skin
  • 3. General Anasethetic
  • 4. More confidence
  • 5. Transform Appearance

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