Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery

Tummy Tuck

at Cadogan Clinic, the UK's Leading Cosmetic Surgery Specialists. 

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What is a Tummy Tuck?

A Tummy Tuck is an effective way of getting rid of excess, slack skin, often left behind after significant weight loss. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin from the waist and the tightening of the abdominal muscles resulting in 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. Send us an enquiry to book a consultation with a specialist tummy tuck surgeon at our Birmingham clinic.

 

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Tummy Tuck
At a glance

Surgery Time

2 - 3 hours

Time off work

2 - 3 weeks

Hospital Stay

Day Case

Shower

After 2 days

Reasonable Mobility

After 4 - 5 days

Exercise

After 8 weeks

Bras & Garments

2 months

Sexual Activity

After 6 weeks

Sleeping on back

Recommended for 4 weeks

Full Recovery

8 weeks

Driving

3 weeks


Before and After Tummy Tuck

Travelling From Outside Of London?

We offer surgical consultations in London, Birmingham, Chelmsford and Bristol, and attract international patients from all corners of the globe such as the USA, the Middle East and Europe.

Many of our patients therefore travel into London for their surgery so we’ve partnered with Chelsea’s premier luxury 5* Star Hotel No. 11 Cadogan Gardens to ensure all of our patients receive the best possible care before and after surgery. To find out more about Sloane Street, Chelsea and our local area, speak to your patient advisor.

Complimentary night stay at local 5* Star Hotel, No.11 Cadogan Gardens is a boutique hotel located just 50 yards from the Clinic and a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux 

Complimentary breakfast and late check out the following day

Complimentary Nurse appointment with our on site nursing team the following day at the Clinic

24/7 Access to Nurse Support Line for any medical questions or queries you may have from the moment you leave the Clinic

Easy access travel arrangements the following day via the hotel concierge to support you with your onward journey

 


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The Cost of a Tummy Tuck

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Included in this treatment

Up to two 60 minute consultations with a leading specialist plastic surgeon at our award-winning premises in Chelsea

Your procedure carried out at London’s leading specialist cosmetic surgery centre of excellence

24/7 on call nurse assistance 

Dedicated Patient Co-ordinator, as a personal point of contact through your journey with Cadogan 

A pre-operative medical assessment to ensure you are fit for surgery 

Comprehensive post-operative aftercare courtesy of our specialist cosmetic nurses


What are the options?

A traditional Full Tummy Tuck or Abdominal Reduction is now obsolete. Brazilian Abdominoplasty is the most advanced and desired form of treatment.

A traditional tummy tuck is a significant procedure that comes with a number of risks, The Cadogan Clinic Brazilian Abdominoplasty delivers superior results without the complications of the full abdominoplasty.

Removing the same amount of skin as the full procedure, the Brazilian Tummy Tuck tightens the rectus abdominis muscles and repositions the belly button. Unlike its traditional counterpart, the Brazilian uses liposuction to mobilise the skin, speeding up the healing process. 

Benefits of The Cadogan Clinic Brazilian Abdominoplasty include:

  • Less pain and less downtime
  • Reduced risk of complications such as hematoma seroma
  • No drainage required
  • Improved ‘nipped-in waist’ appearance
  • More liposuction

If you are not a candidate for a Brazilian Tummy Tuck, then a mini tummy tuck - also called mini-abdominoplasty or mini stomach correction - can offer a good solution. One of the benefits of this technique is that it can target smaller, more specific areas of the tummy.

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Tummy Tuck Surgeons

We have invited a selection of the country's very best consultants to join us at the Cadogan Clinic so that you can be sure that whatever the nature of your treatment, you will be seeing one of the top practitioners in the country.


What to Expect

Below you will find some key information to help you prepare for surgery and make necessary arrangements to ensure you have the support you need and that everything runs smoothly on the day.

The first step for all of our patients is to meet with the surgeon we feel is best placed to perform your procedure for a consultation. At the consultation you will be able to discuss with your surgeon what your hope to achieve from the procedure, as well as discuss in detail what may or may not be possible given your existing abdomen profile.

Your surgeon will take you through the various options (Full/Mini/Extended) and which is most suitable and preferential for you. Having established this, several key abdominal measurements will be made and standard clinical photography will be taken.

Finally a comprehensive discussion regarding risks and complications will take place, alongside a discussion regarding the post procedure and recovery phase. Your previous medical history will also be recorded (including previous surgery, medications, allergies etc.) and an assessment of your fitness for surgery.

If your surgeon feels you are a good candidate for surgery, you are then invited to consider whether you would like to proceed for surgery or otherwise following a two week 'cooling off' period.

Within this period you are welcome to come in and discuss your potential surgery with your surgeon as many times as you like.

If you choose to proceed with surgery, the next time you come into the Clinic after your final consultation will be the day of your procedure. Before admission the following behavioural changes are recommended / required:

  • In the 6 weeks before your procedure we recommend smoking is discontinued as patients who smoke have a higher risk of healing more slowly and complications
  • In the week before your procedure you must cease taking Aspirin or any medication that contains Aspirin
  • In the 6 hours prior to surgery you must not consume food or any drink, other than small sips of clear fluid (e.g. still water, black coffee, black tea) which are allowed up to 2 hours before admission

On the day of your procedure we ask that you arrive for your admission an hour before the agreed start time of surgery. At this point a nurse will come and record blood pressure and other relevant vitals, you will meet with your anaesthetist and your surgeon who will make the final mark-ups.

The procedure itself takes place under general anaesthetic over the course of two to three hours. An incision is made across the underwear line to ensure inconspicuous scarring, and the abdominal skin lifted to allow the surgeon to tighten (and if necessary repair) the weakened muscles underneath. The skin itself is then pulled back down over the wall, excess skin is trimmed away, and the skin is then sutured back to original incision line with increased, but not excessive, tension. A new opening for the naval (belly button) is then created.

Following the procedure, you will recover in our ambulatory recovery rooms for between two to three hours, dependent on the scale of the procedure. Once our specialist nursing team are happy that your initial recovery is complete and you are safe to return home, you will be allowed to leave the Clinic accompanied by a friend or member of your family.

Once home you will have access to our dedicated oncall nursing team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This team of specialists are dedicated to your comfort and pain control, and are there to field any questions you may have in the immediate post operative phase.

Post procedure pain can take one to two weeks to fully subside and tightness may be felt for several weeks. You will be fitted with a post surgical garment to provide support and help with bruising and swelling. This should be worn day and night for 4 – 6 weeks. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 6 – 12 weeks, with results improving for up to 12 – 18 months after the procedure.

We ask that you come in and see our nursing team 1 week after surgery to ensure your incision sites have been properly reviewed. At this juncture we also recommend you meet with one of our on site aestheticians to discuss ongoing treatment to support the healing and scarring process.

We ask that you come in to see your surgeon after 6 - 8 weeks for a final check up.

The Patient Journey. A breakdown of what you can expect on your journey with us

We are deeply invested in ensuring that every step of your surgical journey with us is as informative and reassuring to you as it can be. This article outlines what you can expect at each stage of the journey

The Patient Journey

Frequently Asked Questions

You are suitable for a tummy tuck if you have excess skin that has lost elasticity in the abdominal area or weakened or separated stomach muscles. 

You must be a healthy weight and be able to maintain this weight post-surgery. You should not have abdominoplasty if you are obese, as any subsequent weight loss will leave a surplus of skin.

It is important that you have realistic expectations as to what can be achieved through surgery. 

The tummy tuck operation is best undertaken after pregnancy if possible. So if you are planning to have more children, it may be best to wait until afterwards to have a tummy tuck. There are no upper age limits in this surgery. It is possible to operate on people who are healthy and take good care of themselves, at any age.

There is no harm in getting pregnant one year after a tummy tuck surgery. If the person does not gain too much weight during pregnancy, the tummy will return to how it looked right after abdominoplasty.

During the tummy tuck operation, the abdomen is narrowed and an inner corset is built. Patients usually lose weight after the surgery, but in the case of weight gain, the abdomen area does not return to its shape before the operation in any way, but maintains its proportion.

The belly-button is extracted from the skin without any change, so the shape stays the same. A replacement belly-button is made that will look the same as you had before. 

Abdominoplasty recovery times depend on the type and technique of your procedure. A C – Section Tummy tuck recovery, for example, will vary with that of a full, mini or Brazilian equivalent.

In general, however, abdominoplasty recovery is swift and straightforward. You should expect to be off work for at least two weeks, with normal daily routine resumed after this period. You will need to wear a garment for 6 weeks, and avoid strenuous exercise for 8 weeks. Driving after abdominal surgery is not advised in the UK for three weeks after surgery.

Pain is moderate after surgery and will if necessary be controlled by simple over the counter painkillers. It may be advisable to arrange for a friend or relative to stay with you during the first day or two of your abdominoplasty recovery time at home.

There are a number of things you should consider when choosing a surgeon to carry out your abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

There are a number of different abdominoplasty techniques, some which involve the removal of skin and fat and others which just see the removal of excess skin. Some techniques are more invasive and require more downtime. A good surgeon will run through the different methods and discuss which one will be best for you. They will also advise whether you will need liposuction alongside your tummy tuck.

A good surgeon should be able to explain the procedure in great depth, as well as the recovery period and any potential risks or complications. They will also be honest about potential outcomes and help you to manage your expectations for tummy tuck surgery.


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Founded in 2004 by world renowned plastic surgeon Mr Bryan Mayou, we now work with over 100 leading consultants and successfully treat over 20,000 patients each year. We have been winning industry awards since inception.

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We were founded in 2004 by world renown plastic surgeon Mr Bryan Mayou, best known for his pioneering work in the area of liposuction, lasers and microvascular surgery. We continue to collaborate with pioneers in our field.

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What are the risks?

Complications are rare although, as with all surgery, possible. Your surgeon will discuss each of these risks comprehensively at your consultation. Read our FAQ section for more information.


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