Why choose 111 Harley St. for Tummy Tuck

  • The operation can be combined with liposuction for those who want to address both excess skin and a weakened muscle state.
  • We adopt multi-dimensional approach working with the skin, fat and muscle. Depending on the individual, we operate on all three, or what is necessary.
  • We consider smart scarring as a crucial part of an abdominoplasty. We strive to make the scar as short as possible and well concealed.
  • In some cases, we can adopt a unique technique that avoids the need for surgical drain placement.
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Why choose 111 Harley St. for Tummy Tuck

  • The operation can be combined with liposuction for those who want to address both excess skin and a weakened muscle state.
  • We adopt multi-dimensional approach working with the skin, fat and muscle. Depending on the individual, we operate on all three, or what is necessary.
  • We consider smart scarring as a crucial part of an abdominoplasty. We strive to make the scar as short as possible and well concealed.
  • In some cases, we can adopt a unique technique that avoids the need for surgical drain placement.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, targets weakened muscles and loose skin caused by weight loss, genetics or pregnancy. It’s often performed as part of a mummy makeover where pregnancy-related concerns are addressed with several combination procedures. The approach to the operation varies from patient to patient depending on your goals, skin elasticity and skin and muscle quality. A tummy tuck usually involves closing separated muscles to restore firmness and make the stomach flatter.

Tummy Tuck Before and After

Meet Dr Yannis Alexandrides MD FACS
Board Certified Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon
Member of UK General Medical Council Specialist Register

Dr Yannis Alexandrides
Dr Yannis holds numerous qualifications & memberships
  • MD – Qualification as a Doctor
  • FACS – Qualification as a Surgeon
  • UK GMC Specialist Plastic Surgery (GMC)
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
  • EU Board of Plastic Surgery (EBOPRAS)
  • Greek Board of Plastic Surgery (HESPRA)
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

Dr Yannis Alexandrides is a member of over six globally-certified boards and societies for plastic surgeons, each committed to promoting and maintaining the highest standards of procedural innovation, efficacy and clinical care. Dr Yannis is also the only fully active member of ASAPS that practices within the United Kingdom, giving him unique access and understanding to surgeries that are created and performed in the United States.


He is a widely renowned Plastic Surgeon with internationally recognised societies, qualifications and merits to his name, His unique skill are often sought out by celebrities, musicians, politicians and even royalty. After training in America and practicing in the United Kingdom, Dr Yannis is the epitome of a global medical presence as such he was voted as ‘The Top 100 Doctor’s’ on premier Plastic Surgery review website, The RealSelf. He is the founder of luxury skincare brand 111SKIN, which reflects his own philosophy of medical innovative and preventative care.

Dr Yannis’ Vision of Beauty

Stemming from his focus on prevention, not intervention, Dr Yannis created 111SKIN. The brand, initially focused on post-treatment healing of the skin, has grown to be a globally recognised presence in the market. Each collection is inspired from his patients own niche skincare concerns, utilising innovative ingredients, medical delivery systems and luxurious, sustainable packaging to deliver truly efficacious results.

Encouraged by how well-received the 111SKIN brand was and his own ideas of holistic health, Dr Yannis also founded 111SKIN+ and 111SPA/CLINIC. The first is a temperature and light technology system that biohacks the body for optimal wellness, while the latter is the sensorial brand of the 111 tree, a revolutionary concept in luxury spa. Reflecting Dr Yannis’ approach of holistic aesthetics, the 111 family is integrative beauty at its finest.

Mini Tummy Tuck

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. A mini tummy tuck is an ideal option for those who have a small layer of excess skin in the lower stomach. 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.

Full Extended Abdominoplasty

An extended abdominoplasty requires general anaesthesia and can usually be performed as an outpatient procedure. If the operation is extensive, 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.

Tummy Tuck FAQs

What does the procedure involve?

A tummy tuck requires general anaesthesia. The approach to a tummy tuck/abdominoplasty procedure will vary depending on your cosmetic goals. A tummy tuck can combine surgical methods such as liposuction, skin removal, and muscle tightening. Your skin quality, amount of fat, and muscle strength will determine this.

If the procedure involves repairing ab separation, the surgeon will pay more attention to the skin and muscle, and the surgeon may repair them with internal sutures. The surgeon will then trim the skin and re-drape the skin, closing the incision with sutures. 

You may be required to stay overnight depending on the severity of your operation. Following the surgery, we may recommend you wear surgical drains for a few days. 

Who is the procedure suitable for?

Those who have lost weight rapidly
After losing weight rapidly, the skin on the stomach can sag and become crepey. Despite your best exercise efforts, you may have difficulty shifting the excess skin. In this circumstance, a tummy tuck can lift and tighten the skin. 

Those who are looking to restore their pre-pregnancy figure
A tummy tuck is a common post-pregnancy procedure that is often combined with other procedures like breast augmentation and lift in what's known as a 'mummy makeover'. 

Will the fat return if I gain weight after liposuction?

The fat removed will be permanently eradicated; however, weight gain is still possible. Therefore, we advise patients to be as close to their ideal weight as possible before having the operation. Studies have found that with a sculpting technique or Vaser lipo, the fat will not return and instead, will distribute to other areas of the body.

When can results be seen and are they permanent?

The results of a tummy tuck are immediate, but you can expect to experience some swelling that resolves with time. The final outcome will start to be visible after around six months. 

The results are permanent; however, your results may change if you decide to have more children or put on weight. If you wish to maintain your results, it's ideal to wait until you have completed your family and can ensure you keep a stable weight without significant fluctuations.  

How long is recovery?

Patients should be prepared to take up to 3 weeks off work. You will be unable to drive for a few weeks after your operation. You should avoid strenuous activity for up to 6 weeks. Overall recovery usually takes around 2-3 months. 

How long does the procedure take?

The duration of the operation varies from case to case. It can take from 1-5 hours.

Side effects and risks 

Your surgeon will discuss the risks with you during your consultation. They include:

• Adverse reaction to anaesthesia
• Bleeding
• Infection
• Swelling
• Necrosis
• Numbness
• Skin discolouration 
• Fluid accumulation 
• Poor wound healing 
• Blood clot
• Pain

Will my belly button be removed? 

The surgeon may reposition the belly button during a tummy tuck depending on whether it's necessary. 

Will there be scarring?

The severity of scarring will depend on the extent of your tummy tuck procedure. Generally, an incision is concealed along the underwear line. It can take up to a year for the scar to begin to fade. 

If you have good skin laxity and don't require much removal of excess skin or fat, a mini tummy tuck might be the best approach. A full tummy tuck might involve some muscle tightening, removal of excess skin and liposuction. Therefore, the operation is more invasive and would leave a more significant scar. 

Do I need liposuction or a tummy tuck?

A patient who has less elasticity within their skin and whose skin is therefore sagging will be a more suitable candidate for a tummy tuck. If you're able to 'pinch an inch' of fat in the selected area, you may be a suitable candidate for liposuction. Liposuction targets excess fat, whereas a tummy tuck focuses more on the surrounding muscle and skin. A suitable candidate for liposuction would have good skin tone and elasticity. Combining the two procedures often gives the best results.

Can a tummy tuck repair diastasis?

Diastasis refers to when there is a defined gap of around 2-3 fingers between the abdominal muscles. This condition occurs when the muscles can become separated due to excessive pressure put on them, such as pregnancy. The separation creates a protrusion or bulge between the middle of the ab muscles. 

When the abdominal skin and muscles have stretched beyond the point where they can return to their natural state, you may wish to consider a tummy tuck. There's a lot of contradictory theories surrounding whether you can repair these muscles with exercise. Most surgeons would agree that no exercise regime will be enough to repair the damage to the fascia and muscles, and exercise won’t address sagging skin. Surgery is a definitive way to correct this problem. With the proper rehabilitation exercises, the stomach can become flatter, but the success is often limited, partly due to misunderstanding how the muscles repair in this area.

Unfortunately, diastasis is often coupled with loose and sagging skin. For optimal results, many women opt for a tummy tuck which specifically targets weakened muscles and skin, closing the separated muscles and restoring a firmer and flatter stomach.

What is a mummy makeover?

A mummy makeover involves a combination of surgical procedures in one surgical session that aims to help a woman restore her pre-pregnancy figure. Pregnancy can cause dramatic changes to the body, and many women struggle to regain their shape.

A mummy makeover usually involves a combination of one or more of the following surgeries: tummy tuck, breast augmentation and lift, liposuction, and vaginoplasty. The procedure is highly adaptable depending on the patient's needs. 

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Prices for Tummy Tuck start from £6050

Technologically Advanced
We combine the most advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments from the US and Europe, enabling us to provide bespoke treatment plans that aim to satisfy patient needs.
Expert Practitioners
We believe in continuous learning and insist our surgeons, nurses and all support staff receive ongoing training in the UK and overseas, ensuring patients receive the highest level of medical standards and expertise.
Trusted Heritage
Our flagship practice is located in the heart of the Harley Street medical community, globally recognised as a centre of medical excellence. We have been here since 2001 and have been growing from strength to strength.
£200 Consultation Fee* – What’s included?

1. You will be consulted directly with the surgeon.
2. Price quoted will include your aftercare and follow-up appointments.
3. Patient promise covers you from medical complications.
4. Complimentary bottle of Dramatic healing serum given post surgery.
5. Complimentary session at 111CRYO to help healing post-op
6. Taster session and preferred rates on Endermologie skin tightening.

*fee redeemable against cost of surgery
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