Abdominoplasty, Liposuction, Mini abdominoplasty, Umbilicoplasty, Tummy Tuck
No drain rapid recovery tummy tuck
An abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck” is designed to correct the laxity of abdominal muscles and the accumulation of excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen, most commonly post pregnancy which can stretch all the components of the abdomen considerably.
An increasing number of patients who have undergone successful bariatric (weight loss) surgery also seek this operation.
I use a low abdominal incision to access and repair the abdominal muscles and also to remove excess skin and fat. The bellybutton is repositioned and the abdomen contoured using liposuction which is routine in my abdominoplasty technique. Every abdominoplasty is slightly different and tailored to your specific areas of concern. Surgery takes approximately 4 hours.
Many patients who have undergone this procedure comment that the recovery time is similar to when they had a Caesarian Section ( except with no baby to look after!).
You will be in hospital for 1-2 days. I try to avoid the use of drains in abdominoplasty by using a procedure known as quilting which are multiple internal sutures places underneath the tummy skin. You will be able to return to light activity at 2-3 weeks following the procedure.
The scars run from hip to hip, as well as around the bellybutton. Every individual scars in a different way and I will give you specific instructions regarding your scar therapy once your wound has healed. Scar therapy is a crucial part of your recovery.