Is this procedure for me?
For many women, no amount of dieting and exercise can address excess fat or skin in the tummy and waistline area. Un-affectionately known as a ‘spare tyre’, loose skin, fat deposits and lower tummy bulges often develop after childbirth or weight loss.
What is this procedure?
A tummy tuck is the surgical removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen, and the re-positioning of abdomen muscles into a tighter formation.
It involves an incision at the lower abdomen, possibly a second incision at the navel. Liposculpture is used to contour the tummy and part of the hip, and to reduce skin damage and the length of the scar.
What results can I expect?
The surgery will result in a flatter, firmly contoured stomach and well-defined waistline.
Normal activities can generally be resumed within two weeks, although a pressure garment must be worn for some weeks to support the repair of the muscles and reduce swelling and bruising.
It may take up to a year for the body to completely adapt to the new abdominal configuration. With proper diet and exercise the striking results of the surgery will be long lasting.