Abdominoplasty, commonly but inaccurately described as a tummy tuck, is an operation to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen or tummy. The majority of patients opting for this procedure will be women who, following the birth of their child(ren), dislike the effects childbirth has had on their body shape and appearance.
The surgeon usually requires that the patient be within several pounds of their ideal weight, otherwise a secondary procedure, such as liposuction, will certainly be necessary.
Tummy Tuck – Surgery Procedure
The operation involves an incision across the abdomen and usually results in a scar at the level of the pubic hair. The size of the incision and extent of the scar will depend on the amount to be removed. Your surgeon will discuss this with you before the operation to ensure he is clear as to your expectations.
The operation is carried out under general anaesthesia and requires a two or three night post operative stay in hospital. The surgery itself usually last for between 2-3 hours.
Cost Of Tummy Tuck Surgery
£4,500 – £7,500