A Tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is designed to give you a smoother, flatter
abdomen. The procedure removes excess abdominal skin and may also reduce fat and
tighten the muscles of your abdominal wall. It frequently is performed to correct
the muscles weakness and loose skin that can occur following multiple pregnancies
or significant weight loss.
Abdominoplasty may be done on an outpatient basis or during a brief hospital stay.
Generally, a horizontal incision is made just within or above your pubic area. The
contour of this incision may vary. The resulting scar is permanent, but your plastic
surgeon will try to place it within the lines of the type of bathing suit or undergarments
that you typically wear.
If you have loose skin above your navel (belly button), your surgeon may make a second
incision around your navel so that the skin can be pulled down and the excess removed.
Any remaining stretch marks may be somewhat flattened, but don’t expect a dramatic
Abdominoplasty sometimes may de combined with lipoplasty to achieve the best results.
If your skin laxity and muscle weakness are limited to area below the navel, you
may be a good candidate for a modified abdominoplasty that leaves a shorter scar
and requires no incision around the navel. Another technique for minimizing scars
uses an endoscope; this procedure may be an option if you have only a minimal amount
of excess skin and muscle laxity.
The day after surgery, you will be encouraged to get out of bed and walk for short
periods to promote blood circulation. You may be instructed to wear a support garment
for several weeks. You will need to avoid strenuous activity for a while but should
be able to return to work within several weeks.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Results are quite spectacular, greatly improving body image and thus permitting patients to dress fashionably and more important, to recover their long-lost sense of well-being.
As our cost for this Procedure is much lower in France, it is possible to offer our services at much lower rates than those normally found in Great Britain.