Key Facts

Procedure Name: Tummy Tuck

Anaesthetic: General  

Duration of Surgery: 2 Hours

Recovery Time: 1-2 week off work

Prices from: £4,950 (Mini), £5,595 (Full)

FAQs

Will my tummy tuck involve liposuction?

Liposuction can be involved in the either mini or full tummy tucks.

Could I have liposuction instead of a tummy tuck?

Yes, however to date, tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is the only solution that can achieve the dramatic improvement you desire.

What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?

Eradicate the “muffin top” so you can feel confident wearing clothing without worrying about undesirable bulging around your midriff area

Revamp your wardrobe, discarding clothes that camouflage your figure, often making you appear larger than you actually are. Instead, you’ll be able to wear a wider range of clothing styles, including form-fitting tops, jeans and dresses to show off your improved body contour without being self-conscious of your “problem areas”

Remove saggy skin that diminishes the desirable full results of your successful weight loss

Feel much better about yourself, because you know how good you look you look

Have the flatter, firmer stomach you had before pregnancy

Create a cinched-in waist that gives you an hourglass figure

What will happen if I get pregnant?

You will be advised to have a tummy tuck after you are sure you no longer wish to have children. Carrying a baby can undo the effects of a tummy tuck therefore it best to wait until you have completed your family.

What to expect

You will need to being walking around when you go home, gradually building up speed.

You should expect some discomfort and pain around your wound initially.

Your tummy may be swollen for several days, and bruising will be expected particularly if have also had liposuction. If the swelling persists after a week or so it may mean that you have a seroma (tissue fluid) that may require drainage.

Aftercare

Whether you have had or considering breast implants – please take some time to read through the advice on aftercare.

Departing Cosmedicare

You will be provided with:

  • Any medication required
  • Spare dressings
  • Follow up appointment

Instructions

  • Don’t drive home yourself – arrangements can be made for a private driver to take you home.
  • Walk as soon as possible to reduce the chance of blood clots.
  • A balanced diet will be key!
  • Take your prescribed medication.
  • Avoid drinking and smoking.

Going back to work

You can usually return to work after 2 weeks off, however your plastic surgeon will be able to advise you better as each case is different.

Day to day activities

Showering. You may wash after you return home however it is important not to soak your dressings.

Clothing. You should wear clothes that are comfortable

Drive. You should not drive for at least two weeks after surgery.

Sleep. Ensure you are comfortable and try not to sleep on your tummy for at least three weeks.

Exercise. Heavy exercise should be avoided for six months.

When to Call

If your concerned something is not right you should call us if:

  • Your swelling is not healing.
  • You have redness along the incision (this could be an infection).
  • You are having symptoms from your prescribed medication.
  • You have a high temperature.
  • Your incisions are secreting discharge.
  • You have excessive bleeding.
  • If you notice swelling of one/ both of your legs or feel short of breath

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Risks you should consider

A tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure. Whilst most patients have few problems, there are some complications that can occur. These include:

  • Delayed wound healing
  • Asymmetry
  • Numbness
  • Change in the shape of your belly button

You will be advised about other risks during your consultation.