It is important to know that a tummy tuck is not a weight-loss procedure and is most suitable to those who have lost weight rapidly and those who are looking to restore their pre-pregnancy figure – you need to be at your optimal weight before the surgery is performed.
Both a full tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck will involve removing excess skin, but there are some differences between the two procedures.
An extended abdominoplasty requires general anaesthesia and can usually be performed as an outpatient procedure – the patient may be required to stay overnight. The extended abdominoplasty is mainly suitable for those who have lost a significant amount of weight. The surgery will remove excess skin and repair the stomach muscles for a firmer, flatter and more toned stomach. Depending on the patient’s requirements, the surgeon can extend this operation around the hips and lift the entire lower body.Book Now
An ideal option for those with less excess skin on the lower stomach – this procedure can be performed as a day case. The incisions are usually much more discreet, with the aim to reduce the invasiveness of the surgery. Usually, an incision will be made within the underwear line, and the surgeon can combine the operation with liposuction to address fat in the pubic mound and the lower pouch of fat on the stomach to restore a flatter stomach and abdomen.Book Now
The choice will depend on your body and also your desired goal! During your consultation, our surgeons will conduct an examination and provide you with what they believe will be the best approach. At 111 Harley St., we understand your needs to reduce volume and weight during a tummy tuck, but we are also aware that it’s important to maintain a good overall aesthetic outcome and we will work with you to achieve this.Book Now
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