A tummy tuck, also known as a abdominoplasty, involves removing fat and excess skin as well tightening the muscles in the tummy area.Factors such as natural ageing, weight loss and pregnancy can cause a build up of excess skin and damaged the abdominal muscles. Tummy Tuck’s can resolve any excess flesh issues by removing such skin and fat, repairing any weak muscles and tightening the remaining skin.
This surgery is suitable for both men and women, and can compliment other surgical procedures such as breast uplift, breast augmentation, male breast reduction, thigh lifts and many more.
What is a tummy tuck?
A Tummy Tuck can be one of two procedures, a Full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. The differences are explained below
Full Tummy Tuck
A Full tummy tuck involves an incision being made across the lower tummy, usually from hip to hip and then another around the belly button. Once the skin has been separated from the abdominal wall the muscles are then tightened and fat and excess skin removed. The belly button is then repositioned and the incisions stitched.
Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck is much less invasive and involves an incision being made across the lower tummy, the skin separated from the abdominal wall, excess skin and fat being cut away and then the incision stitched. With a mini tummy tuck the tummy muscles and belly button are left in situ.
Both the full and mini tummy tuck are carried out under general anaesthetic and can take between 2 and 4 hours.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
- Less excess skin which more visually reveals the abs
- Repairs strained abdominal muscles
- Improves self confidence and self esteem
- Better body ratio – hip to waist
- Increase your choice clothing
- Long lasting results
- More youthful appearance and can take you back to pre-partum look.
Tummy Tuck with Dr. Frati
Dr. Frati is a leading specialist in cosmetic surgery. He operates out of London, Manchester, Chelmsford and Dubai. He is often dubbed the ‘Surgeon to the Stars’ as his unrivalled reputation for some of the best results in the business has gained him popularity amongst the cosmetic world.
Undergoing a tummy tuck is a serious procedure, one where you cannot afford to cut corners and it require surgeons at the top of their game to get the best and safest results, that is where Dr. Frati can help. Dr. Frati’s cutting edge techniques and warming nature can offer a service that minimises risk, allows for lesser recovery time, creates the best results possible and also provides a comfortable hand to hold throughout the tummy tuck process.
If you have any further questions or would like to talk about the next stage in your tummy tuck journey, then please get in touch, we would be happy to advise you in any way you require.
This depends entirely on your the outcome of your initial consultation. In the first instance you and your surgeon need to discover what you want to gain from tummy tuck surgery, and then the costs can be applied appropriately. for example there are different types of tummy tuck (mini and full), and all cosmetic procedures are bespoke to you. You can expect to be paying from £5,000 to £10,000 for a tummy tuck in the UK
Yes, all surgery is risky, and that is why is is important to know the exact risks you will be taking during your cosmetic procedure. All risks will be highlighted by Dr. Frati during your consultation, but some potential issues that can arise from a tummy tuck could be infection, internal bleeding, or reaction to the anaesthetic. As surgery is risky, it is important to get the most professional surgeons in the industry to carry out your procedure; working with Dr. Frati will minimise any surgery risk.
About 6-8 weeks is the average recovery time for a tummy tuck in the UK, abroad may be longer. You will get better after each week and begin to see results take shape. Light activities can begin after 2-4 weeks post op.
Usually between 2-5 hours, depending on the procedure specifics, it is likely you will need an overnight stay or two once done.
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