Full Tummy Tuck

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Procedure time

2 to 4 hours

Overnight stay

1 to 3 nights


General anaesthetic

Final results

6 - 9 months

Tummy tuck overview 

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, otherwise known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that helps create a more defined abdominal contour. It is currently one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the UK. This tummy tuck overview will be able to give you an introduction to the surgery.

What can a tummy tuck achieve?

The aim of a tummy tuck is to create a smoother, more shapely abdomen. Your surgeon does this by removing stubborn fat and excess skin that cannot be lost through exercise and diet alone. 
You should be aware however, that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. It is most suitable for patients who have excess skin from major weight loss or pregnancy. You should therefore aim to reach your optimal weight before you consider having a tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck procedure can:

    • Remove loose skin after major weight loss
    • Remove excess skin or fat after a pregnancy

    • Tighten weak stomach muscles

    • Repair stomach muscles that have separated.

Your surgeon may also choose to include liposuction with your tummy tuck. This is because liposuction can help contour the body more precisely, and therefore help achieve a more shapely figure. Some surgeons include liposuction in all of their abdominoplasty procedures and some do not. It is worth asking your surgeon if they will include liposuction with your tummy tuck.
In addition to the changes made to your figure, you may also see improvements with unwanted:

    • Scars
    • Stretch marks.

Who are BAAPS and BAPRAS?

All of our Medbelle surgeons are members of either BAAPS (The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) or BAPRAS (The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons). These are the two leading societies for plastic surgeons in the UK, meaning that surgeons who are members are amongst the most skilled and experienced in the country.


Our Patient Stories

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"I feel much more confident now and I can wear a lot more without that stubborn bulge sticking out"

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"I feel great. I have no regrets at all. Well, I lie I wish I had done it 10 years ago."

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Surgery results and benefits vary per individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed.

Surgery results and benefits vary per individual.
Specific results cannot be guaranteed.