About Abdominoplasty

An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgery procedure involving the removal of excess skin and fat deposits in order to achieve a tighter, flatter stomach area.

People who normally seek this type of surgery have a loose abdominal wall after pregnancy or their skin is sagging after major weight loss.

An abdominoplasty involves the removal of excess skin and fat in order to achieve a more defined waistline and improve the appearance of your tummy. Depending on the extent of the problem and other associated factors such as localised fat or coexistence of stretch marks and scarring from previous operations the surgeon will discuss the most appropriate surgical technique for you.

What is it the right choice for me?

  • Endoscopically Assisted Abdominoplasty
  • Mini-Abdominoplasty – indicated for patients with lower abdominal contour deformities and skin laxity
  • Modified Abdominoplasty – indicated for excess skin and insufficient skin laxity
  • Full Abdominoplasty – indicated for significant skin excess and abdominal wall laxity
  • High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty – variation of the full abdominoplasty
  • Lipo-Abdominoplasty – finer surgical technique incorporating liposuction for more definition. Tummy tuck can be combined with removal of fat from abdomen, flanks and mons pubis (the area just above your genitals) for a more sculpted result avoiding the appearance of a “square body”. Lipo-abdominoplasty can dramatically improve the waistline, the appearance of tummy, and scar positioning giving you the desired body contouring.

In most cases a tummy tuck can be combined with other surgical procedures such as a lipoplasty, breast surgery, or a total lower body lift to achieve the desired body sculpture and contour.

Abdominoplasty is a major cosmetic operation and therefore making sure you will get the optimal result with the minimal risk we will require at least 45 minutes of your time for a thorough clinical examination and history taking. Leaving the consultation you will have all the facts and relevant details regarding the surgery so that you will be able to make an informed choice should you wish to proceed with the tummy tuck.


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