What happens during the consultation process?
Your surgeon will be able to go over the various tummy tuck treatment techniques available in London with you in detail.
- Examine your medical history with your surgeon
- Determine whether you’re a good candidate for a tummy tuck
- Decide which technique is best for you.
- Talk about your expectations.
- Describe the dangers and side effects of abdominoplasty surgery.
- Go through the recovery and aftercare procedures.
Following your appointment, you will be introduced to one of our experienced patient coordinators, who will serve as your point of contact if you decide to proceed with surgery.
What to consider before the Tummy Tuck procedure?
Patients are evaluated against their selection criteria in the interest of patient safety. Following the stomach tuck appointment, our pre-operative nurse will assess their medical history and recommend pre-operative tests. A blood test, MRSA swabs, urine test, and blood pressure test are all common pre-operative tests for belly tucks. They’ll also tell you about any precautions you should take in the days or weeks preceding up to your tummy tuck, as well as any medications you should avoid before the treatment.
What happens during the Tummy Tuck surgery procedure?
Abdominoplasty surgery is usually done as a day case or occasionally as an overnight procedure under general anesthesia. Depending on the complexity of the surgery, the procedure might take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to complete.
Many of patients want to know if they will have their abdominal muscles tightened following surgery. Stretching of the abdominal muscles (Rectus muscles) happens during pregnancy, as well as with aging and severe weight gain, causing the waistline to broaden. As a result, if necessary, the muscles will be strengthened during your Abdominoplasty.