Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery to improve the shape of the tummy area (abdomen). It can involve removing excess loose skin, fat and stretch marks and tightening the abdominal muscles. The aim is to remove excess skin on the tummy that cannot be removed through exercise – for example, excess skin caused by pregnancy or losing a lot of weight. It’s not a quick fix for losing weight as the procedure is usually only recommended for people with a healthy body mass index (BMI).

What is
Tummy Tuck?

There are 2 types of abdominoplasty, and both are usually done under a general anaesthetic: A partial abdominoplasty involves:
  • making a large cut
  • separating the skin from the abdominal wall
  • removing excess fat/skin
  • Stitching
A full abdominoplasty involves:
  • making a large incision across the lower tummy
  • making a second incision
  • separating the skin from the abdominal wall
  • realigning the abdominal muscles
  • removing excess fat/skin
  • cutting a new hole for the belly button and stitching
  • pulling together the remaining skin and stitching it in place



Step 1

Visit and treatment schedule


Step 2

Pre-treatment processes


Step 3

Tummy Tuck treatment


Step 4

Medical Aftercare


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A tummy tuck is suitable for women who have had several pregnancies and want to tighten their abdominal muscles and reduce skin, or men/women who were once obese and still have excess fat deposits or loose skin.
You will need to take about 4 to 6 weeks off work and exercise. You will not be able to drive for a few weeks after the operation. It takes about 6 weeks to fully recover and to see the full effect of a tummy tuck.
If you’re a woman who plans to get pregnant, then you may want to postpone a tummy tuck until you’re done having children. During surgery, your vertical muscles are tightened, and future pregnancies can separate those muscles.
Though the procedure will be tailored to address each patient’s unique needs and goals, abdominoplasty generally involves the tightening of abdominal muscles, the excision of excess skin, and the removal of fat via liposuction.
The main difference is that the full tummy tuck is typically employed to rejuvenate the areas both above and below the belly button whereas the mini tummy tuck is generally confined to the lower abdomen below the belly button

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