An abdominoplasty, or ‘tummy tuck’ as it is more commonly known, is a very common and safe cosmetic procedure. Women who have experienced pregnancy, and both men and women who have sustained significant and rapid weight loss, are the most usual patients for tummy tuck surgery. Even people who have a normal weight can develop a ‘pot belly’ as the ageing process takes its toll on the body.
An abdominoplasty involves removing excess fat and skin from the abdomen (tummy), and tighten the muscles in the abdominal wall. This procedure in some patients can be combined with liposuction to achieve more optimal results.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long does tummy tuck surgery take?
Treatment is conducted under a general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation, and will take between two and three hours. You will remain in hospital for between one and two nights to ensure a stable recovery is underway. In some patients the surgery may be performed as a day case.You will also be required to wear a compression corset for up to six weeks.
What are the risks associated with abdominoplasty?
All surgery carries with it an inherent risk. Potential complications are uncommon and these will be discussed during your initial consultation to enable you to make a properly informed decision. Remember, risks are greatly minimised when you are safe in the hands of highly experienced and qualified team of cosmetic surgeons.
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
Patients expect to spend between £4,800 and £7950 when seeking a tummy tuck procedure, depending on your desired outcome and suitability for this surgery.
What happens during the initial consultation at New Image Clinic?
You will meet both Mr Ali Juma and Mr Jamil Hayek at your initial consultation, who will both be with you throughout your entire patient journey. They will take a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical examination to ascertain your suitability for surgery. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss any worries you may have.
What is the recovery process?
Post abdominoplasty, you will need approximately two to six weeks rest. The full benefit from surgery may take up to six months to become apparent. Avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for six weeks. Your full recovery process will be assessed and monitored at your follow up consultations.
Why choose the New Image Clinic?
Our surgeons, Mr Juma and Mr Hayek, are experts in this field with many years’ experience conducting abdominoplasty procedures, with excellent results. The benefit of two well informed opinions and skill-sets will ensure the best possible outcome following your treatment.
“A heartfelt thank you for the incredible work you and your team have done. You reassured me every step of the way, which has spurred me on my recovery in leaps and bounds. I have every faith in you and your team.”
“I just wanted to say thank you for everything, I could not be happier with the end result.”
“It has been 2 years since my tummy tuck and I just wanted to thank you for how amazing I feel! I will wear a bikini with confidence now!”
“I was delighted with the results, not only have I got a body that is more in proportion but I have a new found confidence. Clothes fit me better. You can’t even notice my scars.”
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Do you have a question about this procedure? The experienced and friendly New Image Clinic team are on hand to answer all of your questions at any time.