Abdominoplasty is one of Mr Blake’s favourite operations because it can make such a big difference to an individual’s life. Common situations like the post-baby tummy and the laxity after weight loss lead people to think about having that unwanted loose skin addressed. Every operation is tailored but typically there are four parts to an abdominoplasty:
- Liposuction. Either a little or a lot as the situation demands.
- Skin reduction. Through a low abdominal incision the unneeded skin is removed creating a flatter and tighter tummy.
- Muscle tightening. Especially post pregnancy the abdominal muscles often stretch and separate. This ‘divarication’ causes the baby belly: loss of shape, bulging and weakness. Correction of this can dramatically improve shape and contour.
- Repositioning the belly button.
Abdominoplasty - "Tummy Tuck" Removal of excess tummy or stomach fat & skin after major weight loss or post pregnancy is a common procedure and helps give you a firmer flat looking tummy or stomach. (Plastic Surgery Liposuction).
After massive weight loss, pregnancy or just the trials of life, excess abdominal skin is often successfully addressed with contouring surgery, specifically abdominoplasty. Various techniques including mini-abdominoplasty, high lateral tension, high medial tension and extended abdominoplasty all have their place and are tailored to the patient’s needs. Many women seeking abdominoplasty may be interested in breast lift or liposuction and frequently combined procedures are planned.