Commonly known as a ‘tummy tuck’, abdominoplasty is surgery that removes loose skin and excess fat and often involves the repair of split abdominal muscles.

Unlike Body lift – abdominoplasty refers to removal of tissue just in the lower abdomen but incisions may extend to the hips if the result will be better

Those who have experienced extreme weight loss or wish to restore their pre-baby body often seek an abdominoplasty.

How is an abdominoplasty procedure performed?

During the procedure, an incision is made across the lower abdomen, above the pubic bone, and is positioned in such a way as to be invisible under swimwear and underwear.

Liposuction is often performed alongside a tummy tuck, which helps create shape and contour. Excess skin is removed, and a new opening is made for the belly button.

Typical timeline for an abdominoplasty procedure:

  • This surgery can take anywhere between three to four hours.
  • The procedure is typically performed under general anaesthetic and requires you to stay in hospital at least overnight.
  • Due to the large incisions and long time under anaesthetic you must rest.
  • Walking will be difficult initially and you may be stooped over.
  • You will likely have a compression garment post-op that helps support you and promotes healing of the body.
  • You must not twist, lift or do anything strenuous for at least three weeks
  • You will have clips in that will be removed at one to two weeks
  • We recommend taping of incision lines for at least 12 weeks post surgery to promote best healing.

 

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