Tummy Tuck

Plastic Surgery

If you are considering a tummy tuck you might have a pocket of fat that has reduced your confidence over the years, or it could be that you haven’t managed to get rid of excess fat after weight reduction or maybe pregnancy.

Consultation

You would need to have a full consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon, they would need to meet you several times to ensure you realise the positives and also the negatives.  It will require you to be fully aware and also appreciate there is after-care after a surgical procedure.  For example, you cannot drive immediately, so someone would need to pick you up or arrange for a taxi.  You would need to engage in some exercise regularly and ensure you don’t lift anything too heavy as you could rip your stitches.

If you do pick a qualified plastic surgeon, you will be in good hands.  We do urge you to be realistic in your expectations and to be very clear about what you can and should expect if you undergo this surgical operation.

Whatever you do, don’t watch all the youtube videos of liposuction, it may be online just to scare people.  By all means, ask the surgeon to talk you through the operation, but you will find its fairly straightforward.

Tummy Tuck Operation

They make a small incision in your tummy area and then start to break up the fat cells, removing them via suction.  The fat being removed will feel amazing, you will love it, what you need to plan for, is to ensure you are active and give your body a chance to heal and recover.  As mentioned, it could take up to 6 months (maybe longer) for your body to settle and into your new shape.  Your body cells will be confused re the fat being removed, so you need to give it time.