Tummy Tuck What Should I Know?
The Abdominoplasty procedure or the so called also Tummy tuck surgery, is one of the most popular procedure that Dr. Mounir performs. His results are natural and his Manchester and Liverpool patients are very pleased with the excellent transformation they experience. This cosmetic intervention can reshape the body and give a woman back her tummy after pregnancy or massive weight loss. Abdominoplasty procedure can also be also a very good option for male patients to achieve a fit, masculine cosmetic look after massive weight loss.
Generally speaking, this procedure is safe when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Mounir, who has performed thousand of successful procedures over his 20 years in plastic cosmetic surgery.
Before and After
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Aging, pregnancies and weight fluctuations affect the abdominal wall leading to some dramatic changes. Often the abdominal muscles weaken and separate leading to a kind of herniation. Usually diet and exercises cannot restore the flat shape of the abdominal wall. Abdominoplasty surgery is then the best choice to achieve improvements to the shape of the mid-section and repair the abdominal muscles. This is truly a rejuvenating procedure that helps to restore the appearance of your abdomen after pregnancies, massive weight loss, or simply aging.
Thankfully, Dr. Mounir performs abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck” surgery in Manchester, Liverpool and Preston, to improve the appearance of your abdominal wall by reducing the sagging abdominal skin, repairing the separated abdominal muscles and removing the stubborn fat throughout the midsection.
The objective of the tummy tuck surgery is to:
Tighten the abdominal muscles in order to correct abdominal muscle separation and consequently to reshape the tummy.
Remove the excess skin and fat from the lower part of abdomen.
Am I suitable for a tummy tuck surgery?
Prospective tummy tuck patients should only trust a board-certified plastic cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Mounir to assess them and tell if they are good candidate for abdominoplasty surgery.
Generally speaking the indication for Abdominoplasty surgery includes:
Patients with excess skin in the midsection and lower part of the abdomen.
Patients with separated and weakened abdominal muscles.
Patients who are not overweight and not in the process to lose weight and are maybe just slightly above their ideal body weight.
Women who do not plan to become pregnant.
Patient who are mentally and physically healthy and have a positive self-image overall.
Patients who understand the limits of the surgery and have realistic expectations.
Patients who are wanting abdominoplasty for their own volition
Dr. Mounir’s Tummy Tuck Technique
Abdominoplasty is an outpatient surgical intervention, always achieved under general anaesthesia. If the patient needs liposuction during his or her tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Mounir will discuss this with you during your initial consultation and will performs this at the start of the surgery. If requested Liposuction of the abdomen and hips is often performed in combination with the tummy tuck surgery to improve the cosmetic outcome.
Dr. Mounir always starts by making a horizontal incision across the lower abdomen, extending from one hip to hip. Dr. Mounir always tries to place the incision at the bikini lines.
Dr. Mounir removes the excess skin before repairing the weakened abdominal muscles, using internal permanent sutures to restore a firm and flat abdominal shape. He then pulls the upper skin flap down and repositions the belly button to match the new contour of the abdomen. Dr. Mounir closes the incision with dissolvable stitches.
For the maximum safety and comfort, tummy tuck surgery is performed at the Pall mall hospital in newto-le-willow or at the First Trust hospital in Preston.
After the surgery, all patients will stay in the recovery room for a very short period of time before to be transfer to the ward where you will receive the necessary care and so you can start the healing process. Usually, Dr. Mounir will check your healing the day after your operation. Sutures are usually dissolvable but if necessary the will be trimmed removed about a week after surgery. Dr Mounir’s patients usually return to work within a two weeks and are allowed to exercise in about six weeks after surgery.
To ensure patient comfort after a tummy tuck, Dr. Mounir will give you some painkillers for few days.
How Much Does The Tummy Tuck Surgery Cost?
It depends if liposuction is needed to improve the contours of the abdomen. The total fees for tummy tuck surgery include the cosmetic plastic surgeon’s fee, the hospital fee and the anaesthesiologist’s fee.
Would I lose weight after tummy tuck surgery?
It is a fact that a Manchester tummy tuck can help you reshape and flatten your tummy area, but it is not designed for weight loss. Tummy tuck is a body reshaping surgery designed mainly to remove the excess skin from the lower abdomen and, if requested, restore weakened abdominal wall.
Can I tighten my abdominal skin without surgery?
Unfortunately, this is not possible. Cosmetic surgery is only efficient methods to drastically tighten loose abdominal skin.
Can Abdominoplasty remove the stretch marks?
The answer is yes, however only if the stretch marks are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised. Normally, all stretch marks located above the belly button will remain after tummy tuck surgery.
What if I get pregnant after the tummy tuck surgery?
Dr Mounir will always advise you to postpone any cosmetic surgery until you are done having kids. This is because weight fluctuations during and after pregnancy can stretch out the abdominal skin and affect the cosmetic outcome.
When can I go back to work after tummy tuck surgery?
Most patients are able to return to work two weeks after their surgery. Dr. Mounir will see you at one week postoperatively and 3, 6 and 12 months after the surgery.
When can I go back to the gym after the tummy tuck surgery?
Most patients are allowed to exercise lightly four weeks after surgery and exercise more hard at six weeks. Do not resume strength exercises until Dr. Mounir allows you to do so.
What are the risks of tummy tuck surgery?
Possible complications include infection, wound healing delay, wound separation, bleeding and excessive scarring as well as skin necrosis (skin loss or navel death). Risks of general anaesthesia are also possible. Preoperatively will ask you to provide him with a letter fro you GP to confirm your health status. Dr. Mounir will discuss all the risks and complications in detail with you prior your surgery so you can give an informed consent.
How is the tummy tuck scars?
During the tummy tuck surgery, the incision is usually placed just above the pubic hairline, from hipbone to the other, and normally could be hidden by most clothing. Your incision scars takes time to fade over time. Dr. Mounir will provide you with instructions on how to take manage your scars.
When are the results noticeable?
Dr. Mounir is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed countless Abdominoplasty procedures in the last 20 years and has improved drastically his surgical technique.