A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a body contouring procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen combined with the repair of weakened abdominal muscles. The procedure is commonly requested by people who have been left with sagging tummy skin due to pregnancy or significant weight loss. Tummy tuck cost is determined by several factors, including the extent of surgical correction required, body mass index and where the procedure is carried out.
How much is a tummy tuck in the UK?
There are several different types of tummy tucks which are customised to the needs of the individual patient depending on the amount of excess skin and fat present. Tummy tuck cost UK will be determined by the tummy tuck surgical technique chosen as outlined below. Other factors that may affect the cost of abdominoplasty include your overall state of health and body mass index, the surgeon you choose, and the clinic’s location.
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Full tummy tuck
The full tummy tuck is the most commonly performed type of tummy tuck in the UK and is designed to remove excess skin and fat from both the lower and upper abdomen. Week abdominal muscles caused by pregnancy or weight loss can also be repaired in the same procedure to eliminate a bulging abdomen. A Brazilian tummy tuck is a specialised variant of a full tummy tuck involving a combination of both liposuction and a tummy tuck to achieve superior body contouring results.
Mini tummy tuck
The mini tummy tuck is less surgically invasive than a full tummy tuck and only requires one incision across the lower abdomen, similar in length to a C-section scar. Mini tummy tuck surgery removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen in those who otherwise have relatively good skin elasticity.
Extended tummy tuck
An extended tummy tuck is suitable for patients who have lost significant weight after bariatric surgery or diet and exercise. The incision for an extended tummy tuck extends around the sides and to the back to allow a greater amount of skin and fat to be removed.
Fleur de Lis tummy tuck
An FDL tummy tuck can remove excess fat skin from the upper and lower abdomen, similar to a full tummy tuck but can also tighten skin affecting the flanks to create a slimmer waist. Fleur de Lis abdominoplasty is commonly performed in people who have lost significant weight and are left with significant loose skin affecting all areas of the abdomen. Patients who have weak abdominal muscles or diastasis recti, can also have this repaired in the same procedure.
What does an abdominoplasty involve?
A tummy tuck is considered a surgically invasive procedure and is performed under a general anaesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. The precise surgical technique chosen will depend on the extent of surgical correction required. All types of tummy tucks involve making an incision across the lower abdomen to allow the removal of excess skin and fat and tighten the abdominal muscles if required. A full tummy tuck may also require an extra incision around the belly button to reposition it when excess skin is removed. The incisions will then be closed with dissolvable stitches, and a sterile dressing will be applied to protect the healing wounds.
Can I get a tummy tuck on the NHS?
Tummy tuck surgery is unavailable on the NHS as it is a procedure carried out to improve cosmetic appearance. Patients who may have developed medical complications due to severe skin laxity may be eligible for NHS treatment. Still, it could take many years before the treatment can be carried out due to long waiting lists. It would be better to seek early treatment at a reputable private clinic such as Centre for Surgery in London.
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Does private medical insurance cover tummy tuck surgery?
Abdominoplasty surgery is not covered by private medical insurance as health insurance providers do not cover procedures for improving cosmetic appearance.
How much does a tummy tuck cost in the UK?
Abdominoplasty cost in the UK will be determined by several factors, including your goals for treatment and the extent of surgical correction required to achieve excellent results. The price of a tummy tuck will vary based on the type of tummy tuck you have, with a mini tummy tuck being more affordable than a full tummy tuck. The surgeon you choose and where you choose to have the treatment will also have a bearing on the final tummy tuck cost, with treatment in London being slightly more expensive than in the rest of the UK. When planning your tummy tuck, it is important to consider the reputation of the clinic and surgeon, and we would not recommend basing your decision to have a tummy tuck on the basis of cost or price alone.
Mini tummy tuck surgery starts from £5000, with a full tummy tuck starting from £8000. If liposuction is combined with the procedure, you can expect the cost of the treatment to increase. Most types of tummy tuck surgery at our Baker Street clinic involve a combination of a tummy tuck with liposuction to achieve a more contoured and sculpted figure.
What factors can determine abdominoplasty cost?
There are several variables that can affect the total cost of your tummy tuck surgery, including the clinic and surgeon you choose, the type of tummy tuck you have and your body mass index. Tummy tuck surgery is not recommended for those with a body mass index over 30. Patients who are significantly overweight will require more extensive surgical correction, which will require a longer procedure, which is reflected in the overall cost of a tummy tuck in London.
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What do tummy tuck prices include?
Abdominoplasty costs in the UK can vary significantly depending on where you choose to have your procedure. Here at Centre for Surgery, we believe in openness and transparency regarding tummy tuck costs. You will receive a detailed quotation once you have had an in-person consultation with a specialist tummy tuck Surgeon. The price of a tummy tuck includes:
- Preoperative assessment
- Surgical fees
- Anaesthetic fees
- Facility fees
- Post-operative aftercare visits
The Centre for Surgery approach to aftercare
Centre for Surgery is renowned for providing exceptionally high standards of medical care before, during and after your procedure. The after-care after a tummy tuck is just as important as the procedure itself. The Care Quality Commission in England has described our aftercare as outstanding, which is reflected in the hundreds of online reviews about the patient experience.
Why choose Centre for Surgery for tummy tuck surgery?
Centre for Surgery is the leading cosmetic surgery clinic in London and is home to some of the best tummy tuck surgeons in the UK. We are committed to providing the highest levels of medical care in a safe, professional and comfortable environment. We pride ourselves on achieving outstanding results for our patients, and our rigorous aftercare program will help you achieve the best tummy tuck results.
How do I start my abdominoplasty journey with Centre for Surgery
Call us today on 020 7993 4849 or complete the contact form below to schedule an in-person consultation with an expert consultant Plastic Surgeon. Your consultation and treatment will take place at our state-of-the-art Baker Street clinic in Marylebone. Once you have had your consultation, your dedicated Patient coordinator will be able to provide you with further detail on the price of your abdominoplasty and the next steps.