Tummy Tuck Procedure

Tummy Tuck surgery or Abdominoplasty surgery is offered by expert London based cosmetic surgeons here at Beyond Beauty. Abdominoplasty is not to be confused with liposuction surgery. Tummy tuck surgery is for people who have large areas of excess fat and skin flaps in the abdominal region, usually as a result of extreme and sudden weight loss. The abdominoplasty surgery procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and is often combined with liposuction for superior results.

The results you can achieve with tummy tuck surgery will vary greatly depending on the grade and expertise of your surgeon. Always do your research, all surgeons at Beyond Beauty Cosmetic London have performed hundreds of successful Tummy Tuck procedures and are all member of a specialist medical register where there results are regularly audited and reviewed. You can book a consultation in confidence with our clinic, or read on to find out more information about the abdominoplasty procedure.

Abdominoplasty surgery or ‘Tummy Tuck’ is a surgical procedure for both men and women who want to remove sagging skin flaps and excess fat tissue which hang and sag around the abdominal area; usually as a result of extreme weight loss, such as in pregnancy for women, or the natural ageing process for men. A Tummy tuck is an excellent operation for people who have tried, but cannot remove the excess fat & skin through traditional exercise & diet regimes. The operation is performed under general anaesthetic and is often combined with liposuction.

There are two main types of Abdominoplasty procedure; Full Abdominoplasty our surgeons will be able to advise you which is most suitable for your unique case.

From successfully having treated hundreds of tummy tuck patients, surgeons at Beyond Beauty Cosmetic surgery London understand that for many patients tummy tuck surgery is the only sure method of achieving the smooth skin & flat stomach they desire. We also understand that for many first time patients it can be a rather overwhelming, rest assured our experienced support staff are with you every step of the way till months post surgery.

Can’t I just exercise and eat healthy to remove loose skin around the stomach?

There is a common misconception that all unsightly body lumps, bumps and loose skin/stretch marks can be treated effectively with a healthy diet and exercise regime. However our tummy tuck patients will tell you this unfortunately, is simply not the case.

Why is a Tummy Tuck the best solution for a flatter, firmer stomach?

When it comes to loose sagging skin there is simply no substitute to the effectiveness of tummy tuck, as we get older our skin loses its elasticity and therefore its ability to restore tightness after having been stretched. In many cases perfect candidates for abdominoplasty have over stretched the skin in their abdominal area and yes, the tummy tuck will be the perfect solution for removal of loose skin and fat.

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Tummy Tuck surgery is a great procedure for both men and women looking to remove large flaps of stretched skin which occur in the abdominal area usually as a result of rapid extreme weight loss or post pregnancy for women. There is no ideal age for the procedure as long at the patient is over 18 year of age and in good health. Your patient will give you a full health check at your consultation.

It is becoming increasingly more common to have Liposuction surgery in tandem with Abdominoplasty surgery to achieve the best possible weight loss surgery. However it is worth bearing in mind both Tummy tuck Liposuction surgery should not be seen as an alternative to regular weight loss measures; regular exercise a healthy diet. 3 What is the process for having x surgery? (eg. Consult/surgery daycase or overnight? General of local? Should someone pick you up? )

If you need to remove large flaps of loose stretched skin around the stomach area there is no alternative. Though Liposuction can be used to remove fat an Abdominoplasty is the only way to remove the excess skin. The tummy tuck procedure was designed for people who have tried all regular means of weight loss but the skin has passed the point of its elasticity and the only way to restore a normal looking appearance is cosmetic surgery.

The patient should be in good health, a blood test health check will need to be taken 1-2 weeks prior to surgery, this will happen during your initial consultation. Do NOT take any aspirin before surgery Ideally a patient should NOT smoke 2 weeks prior to surgery. This is necessary in order to achieve the best results, your surgeon will advise you. You should arrange for someone to give you a ride after surgery as you will be unable to drive. Patients are reminded that in order to keep in peak physical condition they should have a healthy diet and consider taking health supplements, especially vitamin C

It is advisable to take 1-3 weeks from work whilst healing. It is impossible to say exactly how long the healing process will take for you, everyone heals differently. Though this is a surgically invasive procedure you may find yourself back to your normal regime and light exercise sooner that you think. However it is advisable to avoid any serious strain for 4-6 weeks after surgery.

Our surgeons have over 20 years operating experience and have successfully undertaken the Abdominoplasty in hundreds of patients. Due to their extensive knowledge of the procedure they will know exactly what steps to take to ensure you get the best result. Our clinic can offer you 6 different types of the Abdominoplasty procedure and each can be combined with liposuction in order to provide the best result for your individual case. Our London based clinic is one of the few cosmetic surgery practices that offers you the convenience of having your consultation operation at one venue; The Welbeck purpose built hospital.

The procedure is done in such a way to provide the patient with a result that contains minmal scarring. Our surgeons are experts at producing results with minimal scarring.

You will not be able to feel any pain during the procedure itself. However you must be prepared for moderate discomfort post surgically, however painkillers and sedatives can be prescribed to the patient will significantly reduce any amount of pain you may experience after surgery.

The actual procedure itself takes anywhere between 2 and 4 hours depending on the extent of your surgery.

It is advisable however you may be able to have the surgery performed as a daycase. Our surgeons will advise you during your consultation.

A Tummy tuck is performed under General Anaesthetic (GA).

We don’t recommend anyone below the age of 18 to have Tummy tuck surgery, conversely however, there is no particular cut-of age limit for patients seeking the procedure, as long as they find themselves in good health. Your surgeon will issue a full health check at your consultation. We will also ask you to stop smoking at this will aid in the healing process for the best possible Tummy Tuck result.

There is a common misconception that all unsightly body lumps, bumps and loose skin/stretch marks can be treated effectively with a healthy diet and exercise regime. However our tummy tuck patients will tell you this unfortunately, is simply not the case.

When it comes to loose sagging skin there is simply no substitute to the effectiveness of tummy tuck, as we get older our skin loses its elasticity and therefore its ability to restore tightness after having been stretched. In many cases perfect candidates for abdominoplasty have over stretched the skin in their abdominal area and yes, the tummy tuck will be the perfect solution for removal of loose skin and fat.

How much does a tummy tuck cost?

The cost of the tummy tuck surgery will vary depending on the patient’s specific Abdominoplasty procedure, your surgeon will be able to advise you for the most suitable procedure in your case.

We find on average patients pay £6500 GBP for a standard Abdominoplasty, however the figure rises to an average of £7500 GBP if the tummy tuck is combined with liposuction. This price is inclusive of all hospital fees including overnight stay at the suite, if for some reason you need revisions to your procedure this would also be covered within the costing.
Finance is available for the Tummy Tuck procedure. Find out more information by contacting our staff or booking your consultation online today.

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