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If after pregnancy or significant weight loss you have been left with excess skin on your stomach area (abdomen) which has become resistant to exercise or diet, then perhaps a ‘Tummy Tuck’ is your answer. With the expertise of some of UKs leading consultant plastic surgeons, our expert team can help you reshape your stomach to give patients a flatter and smoother profile.

Types of abdominoplasty

There are three main types of tummy tuck – the full Tummy Tuck, the mini-abdominoplasty and the fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty. These may be combined with liposuction or muscle tightening and the right type of procedure for you will depend on what your stomach looks like.

A full tummy tuck involves lifting the whole abdominal skin up, pulling it down and removing the excess skin. The belly button is repositioned at the end of the operation and sometimes the abdominal muscles are tightened. Sometimes the procedure is combined with liposuction on the sides of the abdomen to give a better contour to the abdomen. Occasionally, particularly for people who have lost a lot of weight, it is necessary to remove some of the skin in the middle of the abdomen as well as removing skin on the lower part of the abdomen; this is called a “fleur-de-lis” abdominoplasty.

All these may be performed as part of a Tummy Tuck procedure, and the cost you will be given will include any refinements such as liposuction that we need to perform to give the best possible result.

If you are looking for a Tummy Tuck La Belle Forme is able to offer you a comprehensive service tailored to meet your individual requirements – commencing with an initial consultation with one of our Consultant Plastic Surgeons. Our consultation fees start from £50.

Your initial consultation does not commit you to surgery but gives you an in-depth understanding of the process and risks involved with a Tummy Tuck procedure so you can make an informed decision as to whether surgery is the right choice for you. The initial consultation also allows the consultant to find out about your expectations.

Listed below are the risks associated with Tummy Tuck surgery.

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Seroma formation
  • Scarring from hip to hip with slight bulges at the edges of the scars (known as dog ears) and migration of the scar with time to a higher or lower position
  • Overcorrection
  • Under correction
  • Asymmetry
  • Wound healing delays, including necrosis, more common in smokers
  • Changes with time, weight gain, weight loss and pregnancy
    changes in skin sensation around the hips and lower abdomen

The vast majority of people are delighted that they have had the procedure, but people can notice some minor imperfections after the operation. The most common problems after abdominoplasty are seroma formation, slight fullness at the scar line, or a slight difference between the left and right sides of the abdomen.

Whilst a Tummy Tuck can be transformational it is however a significant operation. Generally speaking, patients should allow for up to six weeks of recovery time before they are back to their normal energy levels and to fully see the final results.

The cost of a Tummy Tuck is shown on our prices page (finance options available).

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Before and After

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What our patients say

"I had a wonderful experience with from start to finish. The surgeon listened to my concerns and expectations from my treatment and answered fully any questions that I had. Delighted with the overall result"

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