For both men and women, a slender and flat stomach can be extremely desirable. Abdominoplasty surgery, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, creates a tighter, more youthful abdomen, providing a confidence boost for patients.
There are many reasons why people opt for this kind of surgery. Weight loss, pregnancy and aging can cause damage to muscles and leave unwanted, excess skin around the abdomen.
Our London Clinic
Our MYA Fitzroy clinic is our first fully-owned hospital. It opened in May 2014 and is the principal specialist cosmetic surgery hospital in London. We have full in-house patient services from initial consultations through to procedures and aftercare. Our flagship clinic also boasts 13 consultation rooms, 16 bedrooms and 2 cosmetic surgery operating theatres.
Tummy tuck procedures can be complex and can therefore take up to 3 hours to complete. Depending on the nature of your surgery you may require either a 1 or 2 night stay in our London hospital.
The procedure involves two incisions being made across your abdomen; one across the lower abdomen and the other around the navel. The muscles are then pulled tighter and stitched into position. Once the excess skin and fat has been removed, a new navel will be created.
If you only have a small amount of excess skin your surgeon may suggest that you have a mini tummy tuck. For these procedures muscle repair is not necessary, the navel won’t need to be repositioned and the lower abdominal incision will usually be smaller.
After the Procedure
We recommend a rest period of 7-14 days after undergoing a tummy tuck. Your mobility will be restricted during the first few days after surgery.
We will provide you with a compression garment which will help reduce swelling and bruising and assist the healing process. For this procedure we commonly use dissolvable stitches, so you’ll need to ensure you keep the area clean and dry to begin with. It will usually be 6 weeks before you can return to any physical activity and our surgeons recommend you start at a beginner level. See our before and after photos to get an idea of what to expect.
Popular in London
Procedures popular in London include:
- Breast enlargement
- Breast reduction
- Vaser liposuction
- Blepharoplasty (eye bag surgery)
- Rhinoplasty (nose job)
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