The aim of a 'tummy tuck' (abdominoplasty) is to remove sagging skin and excess fat from the middle and lower abdomen. This is in cases where excess fat, skin and sagging muscles have not been improved by diet and exercise.
Commonly called a 'tummy tuck', the surgery can be very effective in reducing the bulge caused by excess skin, fat and loose abdominal muscles. The result is a flatter, firmer and shapelier abdomen.
This procedure is available to both men and women.
Why would I choose to have a Tummy Tuck?
- To correct abdominal abnormalities caused by pregnancy, obesity, extensive weight loss, trauma, tumors or other disease
- To correct or relieve structural defects of the abdomen
- To improve functions of the abdominal muscles
- To create a more normal appearance of the abdomen
- To remove a large and stressing apron of fat, called a 'pannus' that can cause chronic conditions such as dermatitis or difficulty in walking.
How does a Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty procedure work?
Is a procedure that removes the excess skin below the belly button so as to tighten the skin but the underlying muscle tissue is not tightened. The benefits of this procedure are that scarring is minimal and the recovery times are much faster.
Involves the removal of the loose skin beneath the belly button as well the muscles in that area being tightened. This can achieve tightness in the skin and muscles however; there are a scar that runs across the bikini line, which is not generally visible when wearing underwear or bikinis.
These procedures can be combined with Liposuction for the best results, depending on the amount of fat the patient has in the abdominal region. Mr Tim Brown can assist you in deciding which Tummy Tuck Procedure is most suitable for your particular situation.
We recommend that any Tummy Tuck procedure should be considered only after dieting and exercise have failed to achieve the desired look and outcome.
What should I expect after Tummy Tuck surgery?