Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

The abdominoplasty procedure, also known as a ‘tummy tuck’ or abdominal reduction is used to alter the shape of the abdomen. It involves removing excess skin and fat to achieve a flat tummy. After pregnancy or weight gain women often feel that the loose skin or bulging tummy negatively effects their confidence.

I had 2 procedures completed by Mr Khan and the team at the Candover. From the first meeting to my post operation follow up, I felt in control and informed of each step. The Candover offers a friendly, professional and go that extra mile attitude. I would highly recommend The Candover.”

A flatter stomach can be achieved by repairing tummy muscles and removing excess “flabby” skin . Men and women who were previously obese and have worked hard to lose the weight may still have excess fat deposits and loose skin. A tummy tuck will often help boost confidence by removing unwanted scars or stretch marks and tighten stomach muscles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time will I need to take off work?

Generally, it is advised you take 3-4 weeks off work to recover.

What will I have to wear after the procedure?

A support garment is provided which will need to be worn for 4 weeks following the procedure.

When can I start driving again?

Driving should be avoided for 2-3 weeks after the procedure.

When can I resume exercise?

We advise waiting 2 weeks before resuming gentle activity and 6-8 weeks before returning to normal activity and light exercise. Strenuous exercise and sport should be avoided for 8-12 weeks.

Further information

For more detailed information regarding this procedure, please click here to read the patient information brochures written by our Cosmetic Surgeons.

Introduction to Abdominoplasty from Mr Khan

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