Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a ‘tummy tuck’ is a surgical procedure which can create a flatter, smoother look. Many people choose abdominoplasty to remove bulges which won’t disappear through diet or exercise, or to improve their appearance after weight loss or pregnancy.
- Drastically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen
- Reduce the amount of skin and fat around the middle and lower abdominal
- Tighten the muscles of the abdomen wall.
In your initial consultation, I will evaluate your health, determine the extent of fat deposits in your abdominal region, and carefully assess your skin tone. This, in conjunction with our 3D tummy tuck imagery, can help you understand the results that can be achieved. It’s important to note that all tummy tucks result in scarring which will fade over time but will never completely disappear.
In some instances it may be appropriate to explore a partial abdominoplasty, a less complex procedure if your fat deposits are limited to the area below the navel. Alternatively, it may be appropriate to consider a partial or complete abdominoplasty in conjunction with liposuction to remove fat deposits from the hips. Alternatively, liposuction alone may provide the body contour you want to achieve.
Abdominoplasty is a major procedure performed under general anaesthesia as an in-patient. The operation usually takes 2 – 3 hours although a partial abdominoplasty may take between 1 and 2 hours. Some people return to work after two weeks, while others take three or four weeks to rest and recuperate.
“Abdominoplasty, whether partial or complete, produces excellent results for patients with weakened abdominal muscles or excess skin. And in most cases, the results are long lasting, if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly.” James Murphy, Plastic Surgeon, MB, ChB, ChM, FRCS (plast)