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Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty
Pregnancy, weight changes and natural ageing can leave your abdomen with excess tissue despite efforts made with diet and exercise. Abdominoplasty, otherwise known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic procedure used to reduce excess skin and fat, and tighten the muscles of the upper and lower abdomen.
If you are considering a tummy tuck, Courthouse Clinics can help. Our highly skilled cosmetic surgeons specialise in various body contouring procedures. Abdominoplasty is frequently performed alongside other cosmetic procedures such as liposuction.
Gary, Age 46 – BrentwoodVery pleased with the results. the whole treatment process from consultation to procedure was very professionally administered. Thanks to all!
Stephanie, Age 29 - SurreyMade a significant difference to my shape and I'm very happy with the results.
Linda, Age 55 - MaidenheadI successfully lost 2 stone of weight from my tummy tuck and this has taken my health out of the 'red' and given me a new lease of life and a new start. the staff at the clinic were extremely friendly and supportive all the way through.
Frequently Asked Questions
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How is the operation performed?
Prior to your procedure, incision lines will be marked on your abdomen. The entire procedure is typically performed in 2-4 hours and will require general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic combined with sedation.
Once you have been sedated, your surgeon will make a horizontal incision that extends across your lower abdomen. A second incision may be made around the navel to remove excess tissue from the upper abdomen. The skin will be gently separated from the underlying tissue. Excess skin, fat and tissue will be removed, repositioned or reshaped. Liposuction may be necessary to suction out excess fatty deposits.
The skin will then be pulled tightly across the abdominal wall and secured in place with sutures. Temporary drainage tubes may be placed at incision sites to collect fluid drainage. Your abdomen will be wrapped in surgical gauze and an elastic compression garment to minimise swelling and discomfort.
Is a tummy tuck a good way to lose weight?
A tummy tuck is a great way to target loose skin and excess fat deposits that have been resistant to traditional methods of diet and exercise. However, it should not be used as a weight loss tool and obese patients are typically not ideal candidates for abdominoplasty. A healthy diet and exercise programme is the best way to reach and maintain a healthy weight.
Can men benefit from a tummy tuck?
Yes, tummy tucks are suitable for both men and women. More men are seeking out tummy tucks for abdominal contouring than ever before. Our cosmetic surgeons will be able to determine if you are an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck.
Will I need to take time off work?
Yes, a tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure and you will require time to recover following surgery. Most patients take 1-2 weeks off before resuming work and other daily routines. Physical exercise should be restricted for at least a month
Will I feel pain afterwards?
It is normal to experience some bruising, swelling and discomfort for the first several days following surgery. You will be provided with oral pain medication and a compression garment to help manage your discomfort. Pain after surgery is variable from patient to patient and the full results may be obscured by swelling and bruising for several months.
Will I have any scars?
If you´re considering a tummy tuck, it is important to understand that permanent scarring is inevitable. When at all possible, incisions will be concealed from view. Most incisions are made below the bikini line.
Immediately following surgery, scars may appear dark and raised. Over the course of several months, these scars will begin to fade and flatten. You will not see the final appearance of your scars for up to a year after surgery.
Treatment: Tummy Tuck and Liposuction
Area Treated: Stomach
Tummy Tuck prices start from £5395
Tummy Tuck plus 1 area of liposuction prices start from £6300
All prices are for a single area this varies depending on the size of area requiring treatment. If you are interested please don’t hesitate to call us on 0845 555 5050 and speak to one of our customer care advisors who will be able to answer any questions you may have as well as booking you in for a consultation with a highly experienced cosmetic doctor. There will be a charge for consultations.