What Is Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)?
Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a ‘tummy tuck’, is a surgical procedure which sees excess skin removed from the waist and the tightening of the muscles and fascia of the abdominal wall to achieve a tighter, flatter-looking stomach.
Tummy tucks are very popular, making up one in five of all the cosmetic surgery procedures carried out in the UK.
Abdominoplasty is an effective way of getting rid of excess, slack skin, often left behind after significant weight loss. Excess fat causes our skin to stretch and when this weight is lost, the skin is not able to retract back to its original state. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, meaning the skin loses its elasticity, making it more prone to wrinkles and sagging. This means that even a more modest amount of weight loss can leave sagging skin behind, particularly in older people with less collagen.
Women are often left with surplus skin and slack, weakened stomach muscles following pregnancy and C-sections, meaning tummy tucks are a popular way to help restore the body back to its pre-childbirth state.
Abdominoplasty is often combined with other treatments such as liposuction and body contouring treatments such as breast augmentation. Our ‘mummy makeover’, a combination of surgeries involving the breast, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs designed to restore the body to its original contours, is particularly popular with women who have given birth.
Abdominoplasty delivers very long lasting results, but it is important you take care of your new body to ensure its longevity. You should maintain a stable weight, avoiding dramatic weight fluctuations. If you are planning another pregnancy, we would advise waiting until you have completed your family.
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