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Abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure for both men and women who are looking to achieve a flatter stomach.
An abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin, fat, unwanted scars and stretch marks from the abdomen. Depending on the type of tummy tuck procedure, the surgeon may also tighten and repair the stomach muscles to give a flatter appearance to improve the shape and appearance of the abdomen.
Weight loss, ageing or multiple pregnancies can all contribute to weakened stomach muscles, excess fat and loose skin. A tummy tuck procedure can help to improve the shape of the abdomen and can be a life-changing procedure for many patients, instilling confidence and contributing to improved health and lifestyle.
After a thorough assessment of BMI and suitability for surgery, the surgeon will recommend the best treatment plan and discuss the risks, limitations, and benefits of abdominoplasty surgery.
Abdominoplasty can also be combined with other procedures such as liposuction (fat removal) and is carried out under general anaesthetic. Depending on the type of tummy tuck, the procedure can take up to 3 hours and patients will be required to stay for 1-2 nights in one of our MYA hospitals to recover.
Tummy tuck recovery is described as similar to a C-section. After surgery, patients may experience pain, discomfort, bruising, and swelling, this is normal following an abdominoplasty procedure and should begin to subside between 7-21 days following surgery. Pain relief will be provided to ease any pain or discomfort. Following abdominoplasty surgery, patients are required to rest for 14 days. Mobility will be restricted for the first week following surgery, however, it is important patients mobilise to reduce the risk of DVT (deep vein thrombosis).
Patients will be required to wear compression garments for 4-6 weeks after surgery to aid healing and prevent excess swelling. Patients will also be required to attend post-operative nurse appointments at a MYA clinical hub to have their dressings changed and wound care delivered.
An abdominoplasty procedure is not a weight loss solution; therefore, a tummy tuck is most beneficial to patients who are a stable BMI (body mass index) and do not plan to lose further weight. Benefits of abdominoplasty surgery include the following:
The cost of fat removal procedures with MYA start from £7,095. Procedure costs are tailored to individual requirements, and you will receive a fixed price following your surgeon assessment.
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Below is only a small selection of the amazing work that MYA's surgeons do. Hopefully you'll be able to see someone similar to yourself to get an idea of what your result could be. When you attend your initial eConsult, your eConsult advisor will share the exclusive MYA before and after hub with you, where you'll be able to see many more surgeon-specific photos. Please bear in mind that all of MYA's photos are taken at 6 weeks post-op and scarring will continue to fade for up to a year.
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