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TUMMY TUCK

ABDOMINOPLASTY

The abdominoplasty procedure, or otherwise known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure that reshapes the stomach and abdomen area to give a flatter, smoother profile. It is ideal for removing excess skin after pregnancy or weight loss, tightening stretched abdominal muscles or correcting any “tummy bulges” that are resistant to diet or exercise.

Whatever the reason, in the hands of a skilled Abdominoplasty plastic surgeon, most of these imperfections can be improved.

TUMMY TUCK SURGERY

Incisions are made which are positioned to allow the removal of surplus skin and fat deposits to achieve a tighter, flatter stomach area.

This cosmetic surgery procedure takes between 2-3 hours in theatre and can be combined with contouring liposculpture if required.

TUMMY TUCK SURGERY: ABDOMINOPLASTY STEP BY STEP

 

FAQs

Q: Is Abdominoplasty A Good Way To Lose Weight?

The best candidate for liposculpture are those with stubborn areas of fat which are resistant to diet or exercise. This could include the tummy, buttocks, chin, arms, knees etc. See below diagram indicating the areas that can be treated with liposculpture. A number of areas may be treated in the same session, according to your needs and requirements. A consultation with a Surgeon will help you identify what sort of outcome you could expect. You’ll get honest advice from a Cosmetic Surgeon who is expert in this area.

Q: Will I Have Any Scars After My Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Yes, many men are also now taking advantage of liposuction for treating such areas as the stomach and ‘love handles’ (fat that has accumulated on the sides of the waist). Male breasts are often embarrassing when they look very feminine. Excessive fat can now be removed from this problem area, restoring the body to a more masculine physique.

Q: Is There Anything I Can Do To Reduce Scarring Or Bruising?

For the first day or two after an abdominoplasty most doctors recommend that you have as much rest as possible. Some patients feel that applying vitamin E or aloe vera to the scar may help. If you apply these creams do not rub the scar for about six weeks because you can damage the fragile new tissue. If you have tapes or stitches in place, do not use any cream or lotion unless instructed. You should also wear the appropriate post-surgical compression garment, which will aid healing. The specialist 3-panel abdominal binder is available in our online shop with 10% saving, or can be purchased at Dolan Park Hospital, where your surgery will take place or at selected clinics. The three panels of the binder apply the correct pressure to the abdominal region, which aids final result . This stops fluid from building up, it prevents swelling and reduces bleeding. The binder is fastened with Velcro to allow easy adjustment of binder. Tummy Tuck Patients need to wear this binder for 6 weeks. Larger abdominoplasty procedures may have to wear a binder AND a girdle. You will be discharged in one of these post surgery, however due to the length of time the garment needs to be worn patients often feel that is better to replace the garment.

Q: Can Men Benefit From Abdominoplasty?

Yes, there are now many men that are also taking advantage of abdominoplasty for treating a large stomach.