Amina's Tummy Tuck

Patient story

Surgery results and benefits vary per individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed.
34 years old Mr Ahid Abood London Tummy Tuck (Full)

What were the first steps you took towards having treatment?

The first thing I looked for is a reliable and recommend company who I could trust and feel confident in as well as offering a competitive priced package. Medbelle offered me the best value for money as well as great customer service.

Finding Medbelle: how was your first call with your patient care adviser?

I had a long conversation with Sarah from Medbelle who was extremely helpful and friendly. I received all the information I required from her. She went through everything sweep by step and explained what I should expect to see in the end.

How was your Medbelle Consultation?

my consultation was very quick as it was the end of the day and the surgeon appeared to be very tired. Nonetheless he had a look at my tummy and I explained my concerns to him which included stubborn fat and lots of wrinkly loose skin. I was a size 8/10, however the fat on my stomach would not budge despite all my hard work at the gym and there was no amount of exercise that could’ve helped with the wrinkles on my belly. The surgeon gave me realistic expectations and explained that he could make my tummy appear to be more slender by getting rid of the fat as well as removing all the loose skin. However he was honest about the scar as well not being able to get rid of all the stretch marks.

How did you feel on the day of your treatment?

I was extremely nervous on the day and arrived at the hospital around 2pm, however the operation took place around 6pm as the surgeon was busy performing other procedures on the day. The nurses were very helpful and friendly which was great. Following the operation I was quite sick from the anaesthetic and vomited on a number of occasions. I was sent home at midday after I insisted that I did not feel well enough to go home in the morning. The nurses were very friendly, however the only thing which bothered me was the drains which were very big compared to the ones I had seen in most post op videos online. I find them really uncomfortable, however 2 days following the operation I insisted that I wanted them removed. Sarah was very helpful and organised for me to go in to Harley street and after careful inspection they were happy to remove them.

One week after treatment

There was a bit of swelling and around my belly as well as a lot of back pain as I couldn’t stand up straight for the first 2 weeks, however this was expected following the procedure. I could see the results straight away especially the fact that there was no loose skin anymore.

One month after treatment

The dressings were removed after 3 weeks as the doctor was happy with the healing of my scar which appeared to have healed quite well. The swelling had also gone down considerably and I was advised to massage the area with cream which I did. My back pain had also gone down and I resumed work after 4 weeks with no issues. I carried on wearing the wrap for 6 weeks post op.

Two months after treatment

The area was fully healed and my tummy appeared to be completely flat and toned which is great. The results were significant compared to how I looked prior to my op. I had another check up after 5 weeks and the surgeon was very happy with my progress. The scar is below the bikini line, however I am planning to get a tattoo over it once it is fully healed. I feel much more confident now and I can wear a lot more without that stubborn bulge sticking out

Six months after treatment

It’s been over 6 months now and I have started to increase the intensity of my workout regime which is great as I’ve noticed a huge difference in the reduction in swelling since doing this. I now feel a lot happier with my belly which appearsTo be a lot more toned (with the help of exercise and healthy eating).

Discussion

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    Zubeida faqi
    5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Which dr did your tummy tuck because iam so happy about his job and want to do mine for me
    Reply (1)
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      Ann-Marie Keenan
      3 months, 4 weeks ago
      Patient Care Adviser
      Hi Zubeida, the surgeon who peformed Amina's full tummy tuck was Mr Ahid Abood who works in Central London. You can check out his profile by signing into your account on our website! If you would like more information on surgeons in your area, our Patient Care Advisers would be delighted to help! You can call us on 02034119171 or email us at care@medbelle.com.
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    Dominique Adapoe
    7 months, 1 week ago
    How much was it all together and did you as Lipo to it ?
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      Ann-Marie Keenan
      3 months, 4 weeks ago
      Patient Care Adviser
      Hi Dominique, Amina did not have liposuction added on to her full tummy tuck. The price of a full tummy tuck usually ranges from about £5,500 to £6,900 depending on which surgeon performs the procedure, which hospital they perform it in and which region of the UK you are in. If you would like to add liposuction with your tummy tuck, this can cost more depending on what results you want, how many areas are being treated and how much fat that needs to be be removed. This can typically cost a further £2,000 - £6,000. If you would like more information on procedures and prices in your area, our Patient Care Advisers would be delighted to help! You can call us on 02034119171 or email us at care@medbelle.com.
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    Eshan AMINI
    8 months, 3 weeks ago
    I'm not trust fully how it's work for future, ist that permanent fat remove
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      Clare Reid
      8 months, 3 weeks ago
      Patient Care Adviser
      A tummy tuck mainly aims to achieve three things: 1) Remove excess skin 2) Remove excess fat that's attached to that skin (medically called subcutaneous fat) 3) Tighten the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. Any future pregnancies or significant changes in your weight can re-stretch the skin that surrounds your stomach. A tummy tuck can be used to restore the look of a more contoured midsection. This procedure may involve bringing the rectus abdominus, or tummy muscles, back together if they’ve been stretched or separated. The results of the tummy tuck will last for many years, however it is important to understand that over time your body will still be subject to the effects of aging and gravity, meaning that the appearance of your stomach will still change as you get older. The excess skin that has been removed won’t return unless there is a fluctuation in weight, or a subsequent pregnancy that stretches out the area again.
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      Zubeida faqi
      5 months, 2 weeks ago
      Can i know the name of the dr who did your tummy tuck plz
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      Ann-Marie Keenan
      3 months, 4 weeks ago
      Patient Care Adviser
      Hi Zubeida, the surgeon who peformed Amina's full tummy tuck was Mr Ahid Abood who works in Central London. You can check out his profile by signing into your account on our website! If you would like more information on surgeons in your area, our Patient Care Advisers would be delighted to help! You can call us on 02034119171 or email us at care@medbelle.com.
      Reply