At A Glance
Daycase / Overnight
Type of Anaesthetic
Bra / Garment to be worn for
Return to Work (depending on job)
Return to Gym
A tummy tuck is a great body contouring solution for removing loose skin or a ‘muffin top’ in the lower abdomen commonly seen after pregnancy or weight loss. The procedure usually also involves tightening the abdominal muscles to fix the gap between them.
Maisam Fazel frequently combines this procedure with liposuction which helps to sculpt the body and creates a more aesthetically pleasing waist. Overall, a tummy tuck helps to address:
Maisam Fazel is very well known for his tummy tucks. Typically, he places a scar across the lower abdomen below the bikini line to remove excess skin. Liposuction is also performed to help achieve better contouring.
Depending on the patient’s anatomy and aesthetic goals, Maisam Fazel performs multiple types of tummy tucks and will advise on the most appropriate type during the consultation:
Maisam Fazel frequently combines a tummy tuck with a variety of cosmetic breast procedures producing a ‘mummy makeover’.
Maisam Fazel’s tummy tuck technique ensures that his patients are mobile quickly and are discharged the next day without a drain.
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Although the closure and tightening of the abdominal muscles can be uncomfortable, Maisam Fazel uses a long acting local anaesthetic solution which significantly helps with the discomfort. As a result the procedure is frequently less painful than most people imagine. Most commonly, patients voluntarily stop taking their painkillers 5- 7 days after surgery and are back at work 10-14 days postop.
The length of the scar varies but Maisam Fazel usually places a scar below the bikini line so that it remains concealed with normal underwear. The scar will fade and flatten over time and in most cases will eventually form a faint silver line. If a vertical or T-scar is needed, this may be visible above the underwear but again fades with time.
Liposuction removes fat but still leaves the skin behind. Unless the skin is youthful, having liposuction alone can result in loose dimpled skin which is why patients often need skin excision (and hence the scar) especially after pregnancy or weight loss.
In a full tummy tuck, the scar tends to be longer, the muscles are tightened and the belly button is repositioned. This usually gives a more dramatic result. In a mini-tummy tuck, only skin from the lower abdomen is excised and thus the scar tends to be smaller, and a more modest improvement is achieved. In addition, with a mini tummy tuck, virtually no change is seen in the upper half of the abdomen, while in a full tummy tuck, here is considerable improvement of the upper half due to the muscle tightening.
A tummy tuck is not weight loss surgery and it is important that a potential patient is close to their ideal body weight. Importantly they should be able to maintain a steady weight post-surgery to ensure long-lasting results.
The recovery process varies for each individual patient, but patients will feel some discomfort and tightness in the abdomen area for about a week. Maisam Fazel is very keen for his patients to start walking on the same day to aid their recovery . Patients usually have a drain overnight only and are discharged the next day. They can drive after 7- 10 days, return to work after ten days to two weeks and need to continue to wear their surgical garment for 6 weeks. Vigorous exercise should be limited for 6 weeks.
Patients should stop smoking completely 6 weeks before a tummy tuck. This also includes not using an e-cigarette with nicotine.
We would be happy to arrange a video or face to face consultation with Maisam Fazel to help you explore the range of procedures and treatments to help meet your needsBook Now
Dr Fazel was professional from start to finish.
My experience with Dr. Fazel was professional from start to finish. At the initial consultation Dr. Fazel made me feel comfortable and at ease, answering any questions I had and offering guidance. The surgery itself went very well and having followed Dr. Fazel’s instructions, the recovery period was both fast and free of problems. Post surgery was even better as Dr. Fazel was on hand to offer further advice over the phone and at our post - op meeting.
I am over the moon with my reverse tummy tuck results Mr. Fazel is an outstanding surgeon and goes above and beyond to support you throughout the process to make sure you are fully informed and reassured. I felt I could ask anything before and after the operation, and believe me I did, as I was very anxious. I am over the moon with the results of my reverse tummy tuck operation.
I had an extensive tummy tuck done by Mr Fazel in early November , I am very pleased with everything, the advice prior to surgery, the hospital facilities and staff, the aftercare given and the results almost 2 months later, the scars have healed very nicely. This operation has given me so much more confidence in myself, I'm so pleased that I went for it, I would say if you are unhappy and are doing it for your self esteem then if you can afford it, go for it.
I had an amazing experience
It’s been 6 months since I had my tummy tuck it’s been a long journey but worth it. My stomach is flat with no lumps or bumps can’t wait to get my little black dress on for Christmas.
Thanks again to Mr Fazel and crew.
My experience has been amazing!
I cannot have wished for better results and I feel as though all my needs (pre & post op) have been met to the highest standard. I had numerous consultations prior to meeting Mr Fazel, but I did not feel comfortable enough to proceed with the surgery. However, as soon as I met Mr Fazel, I knew 100% that he was going to be the one to do it. A lovely man, very reassuring and able to answer all of my questions openly and honestly.