Abdominoplasty

The other common name for abdominoplasty is “tummy tuck” and is aiming to remove any excess skin, fat, scars as well as stretch marks around the middle and lower part of the abdomen. It will also help contributing to tighter abdominal muscles.

There is a range of different reasons for why some clients choose to undergo this procedure. Some clients might experience laxity in their abdominal muscles after weight loss and pregnancies whilst others opt for this operation to remove excess skin and fat deposits.

WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE MY OPERATION?

The first meeting with your surgeon constitutes a consultation where you will be asked about your medical history, previous operations and any medications that you might take. Your surgeon will ascertain why you desire to undergo this procedure and what your main aesthetic goals are to ensure that any other possibly more suitable treatments have been considered.

HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

The procedure involves cutting the skin at the level of the umbilicus, the excess skin and fat are removed and the muscles are tightened. The skin is then sutured together.

IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO BEFORE MY OPERATION TO ENSURE THE BEST OUTCOME?

As with any operation it is important to be healthy and lead a lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise. Our dietitian can help you review your diet and help advising a good diet plan before your operation.

If you are aiming to loose weight then it is best done before the operation to enable the surgeon to achieve even better results. We will give you a checklist with all the dos and don’ts and also advise you to see your GP if that is required to review any regular medications that might have an influence on your operation.

The ideal candidate for an abdominoplasty is a man or a woman who are struggling to loose certain areas of abdominal fat or possess lax skin despite exercise and a good diet. Clients should also remember that during pregnancy the skin as well as the abdominal muscles will become stretched so the timing of the procedure should be considered as well.

We suggest an overall healthy lifestyle and if you do smoke we advise stopping as this will help reduce the risk of complications.

ARE THERE ANY ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS?

During your consultation it is important that you express your goals with this procedure as there might be alternative or complementary treatments that would suit better or optimize your results.

Treatments such as liposuction and different varieties of abdominoplasty should be considered as well.

WHAT POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS ARE THERE?

All operations have risks, however it is important to remember that they will vary depending on your general medical state. During your consultation the surgeon will discuss any particular complications in detail so that you understand them and make an informed decision. Overall the risks are unlikely and some are even negligible but ensure that you do speak about any concerns that you might have.

The more common complications might be swelling, bruising and sore ness. The more uncommon risks include bleeding, seroma, infection, damage to deeper structures and longer healing times.

At Hvit Clinic we keep a close eye on all our clients and you will be monitored to make sure the healing process is progressing well and that any potential complications are detected sooner.

WHAT IF I AM NOT COMPLETELY SATISFIED?

In some rare circumstances some clients might not be entirely pleased with their results. It is important to remember that it takes some time for the final results to be evident due to swelling and potential bruising.

Make sure that you discuss your aesthetic goals with your surgeon as your expectations can then be addressed and planned for better. Another essential point is that the ageing process is ongoing and changes in body weight might affect your results too.

WHERE WILL MY OPERATION TAKE PLACE?

You will be admitted to a private hospital in London on the day of your surgery and discharged home the following morning.

WHAT ANAESTHETIC WILL I HAVE?

For this surgery you will have a general anaesthetic and therefore you will be asleep during the whole procedure. Your anesthetist will meet you and discuss any concerns or requests you may have.

HOW LONG DOES THE SURGERY TAKE?

The operation might take a couple of hours and sometimes longer, it depends on the amount of work that is needed. Your surgeon will discuss this with you in detail.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE SURGERY?

After the operation you might experience some discomfort, however you will be given medications to lessen or even eliminate this. You may have drains that will drain away any excess fluid or remaining blood from the operation. These tubes will be removed before you are discharged home.

When you wake up you will have some dressings on your abdomen and your surgeon will advise you to wear a tight-fitting support garment for some weeks after the operation.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO HEAL?

You will be able to gently walk on the same day of your surgery. We suggest that you take it easy for one week and avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks. You might experience some soreness and swelling in your abdomen for several weeks after the operation, which is nothing to be worried about. We advise our clients to avoid exercise for six weeks after an abdominoplasty to ensure adequate healing.

We will provide you with an aftercare pack and keep you under monitoring even after discharge home to ensure you are healing well and that we are addressing any questions you might have.

The other common name for abdominoplasty is “tummy tuck” and is aiming to remove any excess skin, fat, scars as well as stretch marks around the middle and lower part of the abdomen. It will also help contributing to tighter abdominal muscles.

There is a range of different reasons for why some clients choose to undergo this procedure. Some clients might experience laxity in their abdominal muscles after weight loss and pregnancies whilst others opt for this operation to remove excess skin and fat deposits.

The first meeting with your surgeon constitutes a consultation where you will be asked about your medical history, previous operations and any medications that you might take. Your surgeon will ascertain why you desire to undergo this procedure and what your main aesthetic goals are to ensure that any other possibly more suitable treatments have been considered.

The procedure involves cutting the skin at the level of the umbilicus, the excess skin and fat are removed and the muscles are tightened. The skin is then sutured together.

As with any operation it is important to be healthy and lead a lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise. Our dietitian can help you review your diet and help advising a good diet plan before your operation.

If you are aiming to loose weight then it is best done before the operation to enable the surgeon to achieve even better results. We will give you a checklist with all the dos and don’ts and also advise you to see your GP if that is required to review any regular medications that might have an influence on your operation.

The ideal candidate for an abdominoplasty is a man or a woman who are struggling to loose certain areas of abdominal fat or possess lax skin despite exercise and a good diet. Clients should also remember that during pregnancy the skin as well as the abdominal muscles will become stretched so the timing of the procedure should be considered as well.

We suggest an overall healthy lifestyle and if you do smoke we advise stopping as this will help reduce the risk of complications.

During your consultation it is important that you express your goals with this procedure as there might be alternative or complementary treatments that would suit better or optimize your results.

Treatments such as liposuction and different varieties of abdominoplasty should be considered as well.

All operations have risks, however it is important to remember that they will vary depending on your general medical state. During your consultation the surgeon will discuss any particular complications in detail so that you understand them and make an informed decision. Overall the risks are unlikely and some are even negligible but ensure that you do speak about any concerns that you might have.

The more common complications might be swelling, bruising and sore ness. The more uncommon risks include bleeding, seroma, infection, damage to deeper structures and longer healing times.

At Hvit Clinic we keep a close eye on all our clients and you will be monitored to make sure the healing process is progressing well and that any potential complications are detected sooner.

In some rare circumstances some clients might not be entirely pleased with their results. It is important to remember that it takes some time for the final results to be evident due to swelling and potential bruising.

Make sure that you discuss your aesthetic goals with your surgeon as your expectations can then be addressed and planned for better. Another essential point is that the ageing process is ongoing and changes in body weight might affect your results too.

You will be admitted to a private hospital in London on the day of your surgery and discharged home the following morning.

For this surgery you will have a general anaesthetic and therefore you will be asleep during the whole procedure. Your anesthetist will meet you and discuss any concerns or requests you may have

The operation might take a couple of hours and sometimes longer, it depends on the amount of work that is needed. Your surgeon will discuss this with you in detail.

After the operation you might experience some discomfort, however you will be given medications to lessen or even eliminate this. You may have drains that will drain away any excess fluid or remaining blood from the operation. These tubes will be removed before you are discharged home.

When you wake up you will have some dressings on your abdomen and your surgeon will advise you to wear a tight-fitting support garment for some weeks after the operation.

You will be able to gently walk on the same day of your surgery. We suggest that you take it easy for one week and avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks. You might experience some soreness and swelling in your abdomen for several weeks after the operation, which is nothing to be worried about. We advise our clients to avoid exercise for six weeks after an abdominoplasty to ensure adequate healing.

We will provide you with an aftercare pack and keep you under monitoring even after discharge home to ensure you are healing well and that we are addressing any questions you might have.