If you’re looking to improve your confidence and self-esteem by achieving a flatter and more toned stomach, then a tummy tuck (also known as an abdominoplasty) at Centre for Surgery in London may be the perfect solution for you. Here in London, our Baker Street clinic is home to a wide range of experienced and highly skilled plastic surgeons who can provide you with the professional care and attention you need to achieve your desired results.
In this guide, we’ll be taking a closer look at everything you need to know about tummy tucks in London, including the different types of procedures available, the costs involved, and how to choose the right surgeon for your needs.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen while also tightening the underlying muscles to create a flatter and more toned stomach. The procedure is designed to help people who have lost a significant amount of weight, or who have had children and are left with loose, sagging skin and stretched abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck can also be combined with Stomach Liposuction in the same procedure.
There are two main types of tummy tuck procedures: a full tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck.
- A full tummy tuck is the most comprehensive option and involves a longer incision that runs from hip to hip, just above the pubic area. The surgeon will then remove excess fat and skin and tighten the abdominal muscles to create a flatter stomach.
- A mini tummy tuck is a less invasive procedure that involves a shorter incision and is typically used to address issues in the lower abdomen only. This procedure is ideal for people who have a small amount of excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen but who do not need a full tummy tuck.
Costs of Tummy Tucks in London
The cost of a tummy tuck in London can vary depending on several factors, including the type of procedure you choose, the experience and qualifications of the surgeon, and the location of the clinic.
On average, a full tummy tuck can cost anywhere from £5000 to £10000, while a mini tummy tuck can cost between £4000 and £6000.
It’s important to note that these prices are just estimates and may vary depending on your individual circumstances. It’s also worth bearing in mind that the cost of a tummy tuck may not be covered by your health insurance, so it’s important to speak to your insurer to find out what is and isn’t covered.
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Can I get NHS funding for a tummy tuck?
In general, tummy tucks (also known as abdominoplasty) are considered cosmetic procedures and are not typically covered by the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom. However, in rare cases, the NHS may provide funding for a tummy tuck if it is deemed medically necessary, such as if the procedure is being done to correct a deformity caused by previous surgery or injury. If you are considering a tummy tuck, it’s a good idea to speak with your GP or a specialist to discuss your options and whether you might be eligible for NHS funding.
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Choosing the Right Surgeon for Your Tummy Tuck
When it comes to choosing a surgeon for your tummy tuck, it’s important to do your research and make sure you choose someone who is experienced and qualified in the field of plastic surgery.
One of the best ways to find a qualified and experienced surgeon is by searching online for reviews and testimonials from past patients. This will give you a good idea of the surgeon’s experience and the results they have achieved for other patients.
It’s also worth checking that the surgeon is registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and is a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). These organisations ensure that their members meet a high standard of training and qualifications and are committed to providing safe and effective care to their patients.
Recovery and Aftercare after Tummy Tuck
After your tummy tuck, you will need to take some time to rest and recover. The recovery process can vary depending on the type of procedure you have, but you can expect to experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort for a few weeks after the surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions for post-operative care, including information on how to care for your incision, when you can return to work and normal activities, and how to manage any pain or discomfort.
It’s important to follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and avoid any complications. You may need to wear a compression garment for a period of time to help support your stomach and reduce swelling. Your surgeon will also give you information about when you can start exercising again, and what types of exercise are safe to do during the recovery process.
It’s also important to keep in mind that the final results of your tummy tuck may not be visible for several months. It can take time for the swelling to go down and for your stomach to heal fully.
Overall, a tummy tuck can be a great solution for those looking to achieve a flatter and more toned stomach. By choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon and following proper post-operative care, you can be sure that you’re getting the best possible results. If you’re considering a tummy tuck in London, call Centre for Surgery today on 027 993 4849 or complete the contact form below. We have years of experience in tummy tuck surgery and regularly perform in excess of 100 tummy tuck procedures each year at our state-of-the-art Baker Street clinic in Marylebone.