Tummy Tuck Photos and FAQs
On the dedicated page for tummy tuck surgery, we have a gallery of before and after photos, these show a range of surgeries to treat varying degrees of excess skin and fat.
Frequently asked questions are also answered – some of those included below.
Is a tummy tuck painful?
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 post op.
Will having liposuction alone give the same result?
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.
What is the difference between a full tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck?
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, there is considerable improvement of the upper half due to the muscle tightening.
Tummy Tuck with a Mummy Makeover
Many women seek a tummy tuck as part of the so-called mummy makeover, this where excess fat and skin is removed from the abdomen and breast augmentation is also performed. The grafted fat is often used to help shape the breasts, ensuring they look completely natural and in keeping with your body.
If this is an option you would like to consider, please simply raise it during consultation and Doctor Fazel can assess suitability and talk you through the details.
For those who seek breast enhancement and also a tummy tuck it is obviously efficient to consider having both done in close proximity, not least because overall recovery time is shortened.
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