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Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty

Plastic Surgeons

£6,800 - £8,000

THE PROCEDURE

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical technique to improve the contour of the abdomen. There are a range of types of tummy tuck offered by our Purity Bridge Consultant Plastic Surgeons, and these include mini-tummy tucks, full tummy tucks and post massive weight loss procedures, such as a lower body lift (belt lipectomy), fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty and flank lifts.

The ideal procedure for you will be discussed with you after a careful clinical examination by one of our expert Consultant Plastic Surgeons.

Who carries out this treatment?

Marc Pacifico
Marc Pacifico
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Marc Pacifico MD FRCS(Plast) has been described as one of his generation’s rising stars in plastic surgery. His academic, surgical and practice achievements include, amongst others, coming top in the UK’s consultant level plastic surgery examinations (being awarded the Gold Medal), the publication of over 50 international peer-reviewed papers, being a regular invited speaker at conferences and the opening of his own private clinic, Purity Bridge, alongside his busy NHS and private surgical practices
Nora Nugent
Nora Nugent
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Ms Nora Nugent FRCS(Plast) has joined Purity Bridge where she offers an individually tailored modern plastic surgery practice. The cornerstones of her practice are good communication with you and meticulous attention to detail as she feels this is vital to your decision to undergo any treatment under her care. This ethos is continued from your first consultation through to the end of your treatment to ensure that you get the highest possible care and are fully supported during this time.

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

Most forms of tummy tucks require a general anaesthetic (i.e. they are performed when you are asleep), however it is possible to have a mini-tummy tuck under local anaesthetic. The procedure is performed in a fully equipped operating theatre in a leading local private hospital.

The excess skin and fat is removed from the lower part of the abdomen, after careful planning drawings have been performed on you. Usually, the abdominal muscles are tightened as part of the procedure. The final scar ends up being in the bikini line going from hip to hip, with an additional scar around the belly button.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is the gold standard procedure for recontouring and reshaping the abdomen. It is particularly good at addressing any lax skin that remains following pregnancy or weight loss, which no amount of exercise will improve. The procedure is also excellent for improving the shape of the tummy as a result of the internal stitches used to tighten the muscles.

Before and After

Tummy tucks Prices

Cost £6,800 - £8,000

More about tummy tucks

A full abdominoplasty takes between 2 and 3 hours, whereas a mini-abdominoplasty takes around an hour. The more extensive post massive weight loss procedures take longer.
For a full abdominoplasty, it takes 2-3 weeks to recover, but no exercise is recommended for 6 weeks after surgery. Most people are able to return to light duties at work at 2-weeks, but if you can take longer off work, it is helpful.
Heavy lifting and sporting activity should not be undertaken for 6-weeks. Driving may start at 2-3 weeks, depending on how well you are healing.
Abdominoplasty surgery has a high success rate and most patients report a very high satisfaction rate.

Like any surgical procedures, an abdominoplasty has a risk of complications. Our Purity Bridge Consultant Plastic Surgeons take every care possible to minimise these, however, the following might still occur:

  • Infection - either treatable with antibiotics, wound dressings or occasionally returns to the operating theatre
  • Bleeding - safety always comes first, so this might require a return to the operating theatre to stop any bleeding
  • Delayed Wound Healing - this may require a course of wound dressings or return to theatre
  • Pain, Discomfort or Shooting Pains - these are temporary if they occur
  • Asymmetry - there is a possibility the scar may not be perfectly symmetrical, and the surgery itself may reveal some pre-existing differences between left and right halves of your abdomen. 
  • Seroma - a build up of fluid may occur in the abdomen requiring drainage in the clinic
  • Lumpy Scarring - some people develop lumpy scarring that might require further intervention
Further complications and risks are detailed in our comprehensive abdominoplasty booklet - please contact the clinic and we will send you a copy.

Prices starts from £6800

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