After childbirth or weight loss, the stomach can be left loose and sagging. This can be remedied with a tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, which can also have the added advantage of removing stretch marked skin. Following pregnancy or substantial weight loss, the abdominal muscles and skin may become weakened and loose, often resulting in bulging of the lower abdomen and stretch marks on the overlying skin.
Alternatively, a cesarean section or hysterectomy scar may cause an overhang of loose skin in the lower part of the abdomen which is impossible to shift with regular exercise or a healthy diet. As a result, it may be difficult to find clothes that fit comfortably around the waistline and this can create self-consciousness and anxiety. The ‘tummy tuck’ removes excess skin and fat. The aim is to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall, if required, resulting in a flatter abdominal profile. A tummy tuck can also be combined with Liposuction to enhance the overall result.
Tummy Tuck: £6,800
Mini Tummy Tuck:
Full aftercare plan with surgeon and personal nurse
On-call nurse (24hrs)
consultation location area
Preferred Consultation Clinic
before & after
These photographs represent typical results, but not everyone who undergoes cosmetic surgery will achieve the same results.
tummy tuck at Red Rose Desire
A Tummy Tuck typically takes around three hours under general anaesthetic. Your surgeon will either use a “Standard” or a “Mini” Tummy Tuck method which will be discussed and agreed in the initial consultation. A “Standard” tummy tuck will consist of an incision being made into the abdomen in a curved shape to allow for the abdomen to be pulled back together and stitched into place. Excess fat and skin is removed to give the stomach a firmer, tighter look. Finally, the belly button will be repositioned to ensure the procedure leaves a natural result. The “Mini” tummy tuck consists of a similar procedure however the belly button is left untouched. The surgeon will work around this area to remove the excess fat and skin, tightening the muscles to again give a firmer-looking stomach area.
The recovery time can vary from patient to patient, rest assured your team will provide all the information needed along with advice on a compression garment and follow up appointments. You must give yourself time to relax and heal for at least 2 weeks, not resuming physical activity for a minimum of 6 weeks following your surgery or upon advice from your aftercare nurse.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is recovery?
There is no set time limit for recovery as it varies from person to person, you will be invited back six weeks post-surgery for a wound check but please note that the site of incision and swelling can take longer than 6 weeks and in some cases up to twelve months to fully heal.
Will my result change overtime?
Please not that initially after surgery will not be a true reflection of your final result. As your skin can continue to tighten for many months after surgery. It is only natural that our bodies are continually changing as time passes. The result of a tummy tuck can change with weight loss, weight gain and pregnancy.
How big will my scar be?
The scar length after a Tummy tuck procedure will be dependent from person to person and which type of tummy tuck they require and how much needs removing.The scar is generally placed above the pubic bone and will finish at each hip.
It is advised to wait until you have finished having children before choosing this type of procedure. This is due to your stomach muscles being tightened during surgery. Pregnancy can cause these muscles to separate, therefore affecting your muscles tone and desired look.What if I want a baby after surgery?
Your final result can take up to six months and in some cases twelve months before being able to see the difference. This is different person to person! This can be due to swelling, skin tightening and scar healing.When will the result be visible ?