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Tummy Tuck | Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat and skin from the middle & lower abdomen and from the waist. Patients are rewarded with a toned and more youthful looking abdominal area. Midline protrusion due to split muscle or hernia can be repaired at the same time.

A long incision is made across the lower abdomen just above the pubic area. The skin is then lifted and separated from the underlying tissue and muscle of the abdominal wall. It is then pulled down tight over the abdomen, the navel re-positioned, excess skin trimmed and the incision sewn.

Abdominoplasty takes between 2 - 3 hours to complete. The procedure is done under a general anaesthetic and an overnight stay in hospital is required.


A full recovery takes 2 / 4 weeks, although normal activity can be resumed within 7 / 10 days. Strenuous activity should be avoided for about a month after surgery. Abdominal support is advisable for 1 month.

The result of abdominoplasty is generally long lasting, but is very dependent upon the lifestyle, diet and exercise regimes of the patient

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