TUMMY TUCK SURGERY
A tummy tuck, like liposuction, is not a weight loss procedure
but is designed to treat a problem area that cannot be changed
through diet and exercise. Results from this procedure can be life
changing. Removing excess skin may mean clothes will fit better,
you will feel a lot more comfortable and may have the confidence to
do things you may have previously shied away from or wear certain
styles of clothes you may have previously avoided.
A SIMPLE & SAFE PROCEDURE
There are two types of surgery, a mini and a full tummy tuck.
Both are performed under a general anaesthetic. A mini tummy tuck
is less complex than a full tummy tuck and is usually most suited
to patients who have loose skin on the lower half of the abdomen.
An advantage of this is that the navel will not need to be
repositioned. An incision is made across the lower abdomen, where
excess fat and loose skin are removed. A full tummy tuck is a more
complex procedure where the navel will have to be removed and
repositioned. One incision is made across the lower abdomen and
another is made around the tummy button. The muscles are pulled
tighter and stitched in place. After excess fat and skin are
removed a new tummy button is created. Tummy tuck surgery can take
up to 3 hours, depending on which type of surgery is needed. If
you're planning to become pregnant in the near future it may be
best to wait until after to have this procedure.
An overnight hospital stay is usual, though some may need a
couple of days, followed by a few weeks rest. The area will be
swollen and bruised and compression garment will need to be
worn for six weeks post surgery to assist with the healing process.
You will not be able to exercise for at least a few weeks.
SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST SURGEONS
Our surgeons are amongst the most experienced surgeons in the
world having carried out hundreds of successful procedures.
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