Following pregnancies or a large loss of weight, the skin and fat of the lower abdomen often remains loose. Abdominoplasty or ‘tummy tuck’ surgery may be suitable for patients who have been unsuccessful with exercise and dieting.
Booking a consultation with one of our experienced consultant cosmetic and plastic surgeons at Spire Leicester Hospital allows you to talk through all your options and make an informed choice about abdominoplasty surgery. Our consultants offer weekly private clinics at Spire Leicester Hospital so it’s easy to book an appointment.
What is a tummy-tuck (abdominoplasty)?
A tummy tuck aims to flatten your stomach by tightening your abdominal muscles.
You may have been left with folds of skin after losing weight or following pregnancy. Your saggy tummy may simply be a result of the ageing process or it could be a stubborn area that you have been unable to shift with diet or exercise. Whatever the reason, an abdominoplasty from Spire Cosmetic Surgery could give you a slimmer, more shapely figure.
The procedure should not be considered as a way to lose weight. It is better to have a tummy tuck after you have achieved your target weight.
About tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery
During a tummy tuck, incisions are made across the lower abdomen and around the tummy button. Excess skin and fat may be removed and stretched or torn muscles are pulled together and stitched in place. The remaining skin is then pulled down and a new hole is made for your tummy button.
You will be left with a scar around your tummy button and along the top of your bikini line, though this can usually be hidden by your underwear. If you maintain a healthy weight, your skin shouldn’t stretch again and your new shape will last. .
The operation is performed under general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep during the procedure. You will usually stay in hospital for one or two nights after your operation and will need to plan time off work so that you can recover at home.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations thoroughly before you decide to proceed. Having the procedure at Spire means you will be seen by an experienced cosmetic surgeon who will discuss your options and the best course of treatment for you. , and be safe in the knowledge that Spire is committed to your safety with exceptional healthcare standards.
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) from Spire Cosmetic Surgery
When you have a tummy tuck from Spire Cosmetic Surgery you can select to see the consultant surgeon of your choice at a time that suits you. You can also expect to be treated at a location of your choice in a premium Spire private hospital, not a clinic, where you can be assured of our commitment to the highest healthcare standards and cleanliness. Read more about why Spire is the trusted choice for cosmetic surgery.
How much does a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) cost?
If you would like to know the price for a tummy tuck simply call your preferred Spire location to speak to a cosmetic treatment adviser, send us an online enquiry or request a callback and we will be in touch.
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