Tummy Tuck: Abdominoplasty at River Medical

Tummy Tuck: Abdominoplasty at River Medical

Tummy Tuck: Abdominoplasty at River Medical

The “Tummy Tuck” scientifically known as the Abdominoplasty is a common procedure where excess skin is removed from the abdomen creating a tighter, younger looking abdomen and stomach. Long gone are the days when tummy tucks required months of recovery, as with today’s technological advancements you can achieve your desired results in less time than ever before!

People considering a tummy tuck procedure often do so because they have stretched skin in their abdominal area following significant weight loss or pregnancy. Our Consultant Surgeons at River Medical have performed thousands of Tummy Tucks around the world and our incredible team is only a phone call or email away if you have any questions about this procedure. 

In this blog we answer the most common questions about the process of getting a Tummy Tuck at River Medical: 

What will happen at my first consultation?

At your consultation you will meet one of our Consultant Plastic Surgeons who will discuss everything with you including your expectations and desires. You will discuss the abdominoplasty procedure, the best type of procedure, the results as well as any possible eventualities. You will also be shown you actual photographs of similar procedures that they have carried out on other patients so you can see a representation of results that can be achieved. 

What is the recovery time like?

You will need to take some time off after your operation, but this varies from person to person. It will be somewhere between 10 – 14 days off after your surgery. However, If your job is physical you may require more time.

Will it be sore afterwards?

You may experience some swelling and soreness of the abdomen after the procedure but this will be managed with the support of your Consultant Plastic Surgeon and River Medical Registered General Nurse. We encourage patients to get back to their normal life as soon as it feels comfortable for them. We feel that this promotes and aids a speedy and successful recovery. Everyone recovers differently but you can rest assured that we will monitor you closely to ensure the swiftest, safest and most comfortable recovery.

Will there be scarring?

It’s no surprise that this is one of the main questions we get asked. At River Medical, our Consultant Plastic Surgeons use very fine specialist stitching which minimises scarring. They will discuss this in great detail with you at your initial consultation as well as showing you actual photographs of similar incision sites that they have carried out on other patients.

How do I know if I’m a suitable candidate?

At your consultation, your Consultant will assess your suitability for abdominoplasty and recommend the best treatment for you. Generally, if you have excess skin and pockets of diet and exercise-resistant fat then you could well be a suitable candidate. 

How should I prepare for my procedure?

After your initial consultation with your Consultant Plastic Surgeon, you will attend a meeting with one of our Registered General Nurses. Each one will go through every aspect of the surgery in great detail and answer any questions you have. Before surgery, you will return for a further comprehensive pre-operative assessment with your River Medical Nurse.

Where will my Tummy Tuck be carried out?

Your procedure will be carried out in a Private General Hospital that is fully accredited. NB that all surgeries should be carried out in this environment. 

People decide to have Tummy Tuck for a variety of reasons, and often the main reason is to improve their confidence in how they look. In this blog we answer the key questions people have about this procedure, however we are always on hand to answer any further questions you may have. You can email us at [email protected] or fill out this enquiry form.

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