A tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty, is an effective procedure that removes the roll of fat and excess skin that sits on the lower tummy.
In a complete abdominoplasty I also repair the abdominal muscles, reposition the belly button and perform some hip liposuction.
This is not minor surgery. Most of our clients stay in hospital for between 2 – 4 nights. You will have drain tubes in that will need to be removed the morning before you are discharged home.
Full recovery takes generally between 4 – 6 weeks. You will need help at home for the first 2 weeks – especially if you have small children at home. Whilst you recover at home it is best to continue with the prescribed pain relief for the first week or two.
Abdominoplasty does leave you with a scar that sits low on the tummy, and is usually covered by standard underwear. The scar can take several weeks to heal and will take 1 – 2 years to settle and fade.
This procedure turns back the clock by restoring a youthful shape. It allows you to exercise more effectively which enhances your health and fitness. It really does set you up for the next phase of your life!