Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty & Mini Abdominoplasty)
Remove excess fat & skin from the tummy for a thinner, firmer abdomen
A tummy tuck (& mini tummy tuck), also known as an Abdominoplasty is a popular procedure to remove excess fat & loose skin from the tummy area, and tightening the abdominal muscles in order to produce a slimmer & firmer stomach area.
Ideal if you are wanting your figure back following pregnancy, weight loss or removing what cannot be lost through exercise.
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An abdominoplasty, or full tummy tuck, ideal for those who have loose skin and fat (an “overhang”) and can restore the contours of the abdomen.
It is a procedure where the skin and fat below the umbilicus (belly button) is removed using a scar that runs from hip to hip hidden inside the silhouette of the underwear. The upper abdomen is then re-draped and the umbilicus re-positioned. Abdominal muscle weakness can accentuate a bulge, so the muscles of the abdomen are usually tightened up to correct this. It requires a general anaesthetic, takes around 2-3 hours and usually involves a stay in hospital for 1 night after the surgery.
A mini abdominoplasty, also known as the mini tummy tuck, is ideal for those who have a little loose skin and fat below the umbilicus as is typically seen in slimmer ladies after having children.
It is a similar procedure to the full abdominoplasty to remove skin and fat but the technique uses a scar just above the pubic area, hidden inside the silhouette of the underwear. By contrast to a standard abdominoplasty, the umbilicus (belly button) is not re-positioned, the scar is often shorter and drains are also not typically used. It requires a general anaesthetic, takes around 1-2 hours and can be performed as a day case.
The procedures are not a method of weight loss, but can give the confidence to kick-start a general lifestyle change that comprises of changes in diet and increased exercise.
Will there be scarring after tummy tuck surgery?
You can expect scarring from this procedure. It is common to have a scar running across the full width of your lower tummy area and around the belly button. This is normally aligned to your underwear line so that it can be concealed with your day to day clothing. The appearance of the scan can take unto 12 months to improve but will not disappear completely. Your surgeon can explain this fully within your consultation.
When can I exercise after tummy tuck surgery?
You should avoid any strenuous physical activity, exertion through work or sport and gym exercise during the first 4 – 6 weeks following surgery. This prevents any increased fluid accumulation and enables your body to focus upon healing faster for a full recovery.
When can I drive after tummy tuck surgery?
You can drive again when you feel comfortable and physically able to control the car (such as being able to perform an emergency stop). This is commonly around 2 – 3 weeks following tummy tuck surgery but is highly dependant on how fast you are recovering and have suitable body strength & control to be able to safely drive and meet the terms of your driving license; you should always inform your insurance company.
When can I return to work after tummy tuck surgery?
This would depend on the nature of your job and how you are progressing with your recovery. It is common to require 2-3 weeks off work or as tolerated (everybody is different). If you are an office worker, doing only light administrative tasks, you will be physically able to return quicker than a person who has a more physical job. If you need to move/lift heavy items or have a very hands on job, it would be ideal to arrange a couple of weeks of lighter tasks upon your return too, as exertion can cause side-effects and reduce your ongoing recovery.
What can I expect to feel after tummy tuck surgery?
After you have been discharged from our hospital after having a Tummy Tuck procedure, you would leave with pain relief, dressings and a support/pressure garment (corset) on your tummy, or tummy control pants. You will not be able to drive therefore someone would need to drive you home. It is recommended that you have someone stay with you for the following 24 hours after leaving hospital. Your support garment should be worn for 6 weeks for your comfort and to help with healing.
Your aftercare package with Pall Mall Cosmetics will include a full programme of post-operative care. This will involve clinical review/checks of your wounds to make sure you are healing well.
An abdominoplasty is a complex procedure and many patients can expect to see some common side effects. These include but are not limited to:
- Standing up straight is difficult – it may feel like your tummy is being pulled and this feeling will improve as your recovery progresses following surgery
- Pain and bruises – this is very common and your surgeon will discharge you from hospital with medication for pain relief
- Numbness in your tummy area – This will improve with your recovery
- Fluid swelling above your scars – this is mostly temporary and will improve with your recovery
Your body is unique to you. We don’t apply a “one size fits all” approach to tummy tuck surgery – you will have your own goals and expectations whether its following child birth, weight loss or wanting a flatter stomach area.
We would love to introduce our Surgeons – to meet with you free of charge to gain a better understanding of what you are looking for and how we can help you achieve your desired outcome.
Pall Mall Cosmetics offer a tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck surgery with the option of pay monthly finance. Provided by AffordIt Now, we can arrange payment for this life-changing procedure with multiple payment options with a choice of deposit amount and length of repayment to suit your budget.
You can read more about our medical finance terms and conditions and to see if you are eligible to benefit from this fantastic service when you do not wish to pay your full balance upfront.
Speak with Helen or Sara in our cosmetics team who can give you some likely indication of deposit amount and monthly costs without making an application. There are no obligations and if you wish to proceed, you can complete an online application process from the comfort of your home or workplace.
Call us today on 03300 58 44 55 or email email@example.com
To book your free of charge, no obligation consultation for a Tummy Tuck or Mini Tummy Tuck with our Consultant Plastic Surgeons, simply call Helen & Sara in our cosmetic team on 03300 58 44 55 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Happens At Your Free Consultation?
You will meet your chosen Surgeon at the very first visit. You will have a private consultation with quality time to discuss your hopes and expectations. You can look at images of results you’ve seen, review the surgeons before & after results, have a physical review of your own tummy / stomach area and discuss all the ‘ins and outs’ of the procedure, the unlimited aftercare and any risks involved with the operation. You’re welcome to bring a friend or family member too.
There is no pressure and no obligations. We are a family run private hospital, managed by GP’s and patient care always comes first at Pall Mall Cosmetics!
Only if you want to know more, Helen & Sara in our cosmetic care team will will be in touch to answer questions, book a further free consultation or to provide a full quote. You will always be in full control.
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