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Tummy Tuck

 

 

WHAT IS A TUMMY TUCK OR ABDOMINOPLASTY

This is a procedure where excess skin and fat are removed from the tummy. This is helpful for patients, both men and women, who have lost weight and have a fold of skin that wont go away, after childbirth, to remove stretch marks or bad scars from previous surgery.
Some patients will also need tightening of their tummy muscles at the same time. Other procedures can sometimes be combined, such as liposuction, arm reduction, breast uplift.

 

 

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF TUMMY TUCK

The two common types are a full tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck. A full tummy tuck is where through a hip-to-hip cut, the tummy skin is freed all the way up to the chest and then the excess skin is removed. The belly button is freed up at the beginning of the procedure and re-sited at the end at the correct level. The end result is a small scar hidden in the belly button and a long hip-to-hip scar that hides within the bikini line. A mini tummy tuck is where through a similar, but smaller scar within the bikini, only the excess skin in the lower part of the tummy (below the belly button) is removed. The belly button is pulled down slightly, but there will be no scar in the belly button.

There are other types of tummy tuck that are suitable for some patients. A Fleur-de-lys type procedure gives a vertical scar in the midline of the tummy as well as the hip-to-hip scar, but gives a better shape at the sides. This is particularly suitable for patients who already have a midline scar and who have lost a lot of weight. A reverse tummy tuck is suitable to correct fullness of upper tummy only. It results in a scar under the breasts that sits within the bra.

 

 

WHAT TYPE IS SUITABLE FOR ME

This will depend on the amount of excess skin you have, and also whether the muscles need tightening. A small excess (and no muscle weakness) can easily be removed by a mini tummy tuck. I will discuss the different types with their advantages in detail with you at the consultation.

 

 

DETAILS OF THE OPERATION

Anaesthesia general anaesthesia, you will be a sleep.

Type of incision The final scar can be designed according to your choice of underwear.
The scar can either be kept very low to hide within the panty line or can curve upwards to hide within a thong type underwear.

Length of the operation 2-3 hours, depending on the amount of skin to be removed. Length of stay 1-2 nights. There will be 2 drains (tubes with attached bottles) to remove any blood/fluid collection.

 

RECOVERY

Recovery time is 2-3 weeks after a mini tummy tuck.
After a full tummy tuck it is 4-6 weeks. You will need regular painkillers for the first week or two. The recovery takes a little longer if tummy muscles have been tightened. Most activities can be started after 4 weeks. Strenuous activity/sports may take 6-8 weeks.

 

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

All surgical procedures carry a small risk of complications. For a tummy tuck the complications can be bleeding, infection, slow healing, lumpy scar, small chances of asymmetry, under-correction and possibility of further surgery. A detailed explanation will be given at the time of the consultation.

 

 

INITIAL CONSULTATIONS

At the initial consultation I will perform a thorough examination and will have a detailed discussion about the different types of tummy tuck and what is suitable for you. I will explain the procedure and recovery in full details including possible complications. I will also make sure you understand everything and answer all your questions.
The fee for the initial consultation is 100.

 

 

AFTERCARE

I will arrange for a change of dressing at one week and see you typically at six weeks.
You will need to wear an abdominal binder (a corset) for 6-12 weeks after surgery.
You will also need to look after the scar to help it settle for the first few months I will give you detailed instructions about this.


If you have any problems or queries, please ring my number and/or the hospital. 


GUIDE PRICE

Starting from 3500. The actual package price will depend on the extent of surgery and the hospital you are treated in.


This price includes the hospital fees, anaesthetist fees, the surgeon fees and post-operative care including the dressing changes and consultations after the operation. The price package also covers treatment of any complication in the first 28 days of surgery and if any revision is needed in the first 12 months after surgery.


0% finance is available, arranged by the hospitals. Please ask for details.

 

 

CONTACT

For any queries or to make an appointment, please phone my secretary at 07960124215 or send an email by the contact form.


 

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