Before meeting with your surgeon, you may want to take the opportunity to discuss your concerns and expectations with one of our specialist nurses. She will give you information about this procedure and discuss what is involved in detail, including post operative care and recovery. She will show you before and after photographs of patients who have had this surgery to help you understand what can be achieved.
When you meet with your surgeon he will examine you carefully, noting the areas of skin looseness and increased fatty tissue, the presence of any hernias, and whether abdominal muscles have been stretched. It is important that you tell your surgeon of any previous abdominal surgery and scarring, as this could alter the surgical plan.
Following your examination your surgeon will recommend the best procedure for you. This could be a traditional “tummy tuck” operation, involving correction of all layers, or there may be a combination of further fat removal by liposculpture, together with tightening of the lower abdominal muscles.
Occasionally a mini-abdominoplasty or short scar procedure may be possible.
Photographs will be taken before and after your surgery to plan the procedure and to record your results.