Tummy Tuck (Full) in London

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Procedure time

2 to 4 Hours

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Overnight stay

1 to 3 Nights

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Recovery time

6 to 9 Months

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Increasing age, pregnancy, genetic predisposition, and drastic weight loss can all cause extra skin and fat tissue around the midsection. If you’re uncomfortable with this and want to tighten, flatten, and smoothe your stomach, abdominoplasty also called a tummy tuck in London may be a great way for you to reclaim your body. Choose Medbelle and talk to a BAAPS/BAPRAS expert surgeon to get the toned stomach you’ve wanted.

Choose Medbelle for Your Tummy Tuck in London

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Medbelle Surgeons

Medbelle surgeons take their areas of expertise very seriously, but also realise that patient satisfaction is not just about a safe and effective procedure – it’s also about friendly service, competitive pricing, and facilities geared towards an experience that’s as comfortable and convenient as possible. With a Medbelle surgeon, you get it all: safe, effective treatment with sophisticated technology, and the highest level of patient care. Plus competitive financing options make getting a tummy tuck in London easier than you could have imagined.

Our Tummy Tuck (Full) surgeons in London

Walid Sabbagh

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  • Walid Sabbagh qualified from the University of Aberdeen in 1992 and became a fellow of the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in 1996
  • After completing training in Plastic Surgery at the most renowned units in London (2002), he was awarded FRCS(Plast) and admitted to the GMC specialist register

"- Qualified from the University of Aberdeen in 1992 and became a fellow of the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in 1996 - Awarded FRCS(Plast) and admitted to the GMC specialist register"

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Edmund Fitzgerald

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  • Was the 1st in National Selection out of 276 candidates for Plastic Surgery Training
  • Has published over 30 peer-reviewed publications and volunteers for BFIRST charity providing trauma and burn reconstruction work and training in less economically developed countries

"Throughout his career he has written, published and presented over 30 research papers relating to leading cosmetic, reconstructive, and hand surgery techniques."

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Adam Topping

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  • Active teacher of future plastic surgeons due to his extensive career as a consultant
  • Published extensively in the field of plastic surgery with numerous TV appearances

"Adam has appeared twice in Channel 4 programme ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ where he performed breast reduction surgery."

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Richard Baker

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  • Expert in the minimisation of scarring when treating patients
  • Published 16+ research papers in highly-regarded medical journals

"Richard Baker is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in hand and wrist surgery, correction of abnormalities in children and cosmetic surgery."

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Foiz Ahmed

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  • Innovative surgeon with a Masters in Surgical Technology, utilising the most advanced techniques and equipment
  • Has attended international training programmes in order to be able to offer expertise in a range of cutting edge plastic and cosmetic surgery treatments

"He has attended international training programmes in order to be able to offer expertise in a range of cutting edge plastic and cosmetic surgery treatments."

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Tania Cubison

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  • Received the McGregor Gold Medal in her FRCS(Plast) exam among other prestigious awards
  • Appeared on National TV as part of BBC's "NHS in a Day" for Burns and Amputee care

"Miss Tania Cubison is one of a very small number of female plastic surgeons in the South East of England."

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Medbelle Locations for London Abdominoplasty

London’s medical district has been a mecca for international patients for decades. Choosing to get your abdominoplasty as one of Medbelle’s London clinics makes sense – our many locations are conveniently located, comfortable medical facilities that offer you the very best in patient care from the moment you first discuss your treatment to the day you have your last post-surgery check-up. No matter which location you choose, rest assured that its staff are highly trained and see to your every need pre- and post-surgery.

Featured Medbelle Locations in London

Cosmesurge is a high-end private aesthetic clinic that puts your comfort and satisfaction as first priority from the moment you step through their doors. Specialising in cosmetic treatments of all kinds, the staff and expert consultants provide one of the finest patient experiences in London.

Highgate Private Hospital is an attractive and easily-accessible location nestled in London’s leafy Highgate. This well-maintained clinic has been offering patients an exemplary standard of care and comprehensive on-site services since 1980.

Cadogan Clinic is a purpose-built private facility that boasts a handful of the world’s leading experts in cosmetic procedures. Cadogan’s pleasant, comfortable location and expert team guarantee you a procedure that’s convenient, comfortable, and discreet.

Your London Tummy Tuck

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An abdominoplasty, also called “tummy tuck” surgery, is a fairly common procedure in the UK. Aging, pregnancy or weight gain can all cause the tissues of the abdomen to lose firmness and lack tone. If you’re experiencing this problem you might be a candidate for abdominoplasty.

A tummy tuck in London can help to restore a flat, tight, and toned appearance as well as tighten the underlying muscles of your abdomen that may have been damaged or changed by pregnancy, for example. Depending on how much excess tissue there is, different kinds of incisions may be made. Generally the more extensive the procedure, the more the chance for scarring and the longer the recovery time.

Depending on your surgeons technical preferences, they may suggest including liposuction during your tummy tuck to shape and sculpt your stomach and provide you the exact result you want. Surgeons vary, however, so make sure to ask your Medbelle expert surgeon if you are interested in learning more about liposuction during your tummy tuck.

Your surgeon may make several small incisions between the hip bones to do an endoscopic tummy tuck, or make a single incision just a few inches long on the lower abdomen to remove a small amount of tissue for a mini tummy tuck.

For more extensive work, a full abdominoplasty may be required, entailing incisions that extend all the way from one hip to the other.

If you have a large amount of excess skin and tissue on your stomach, your surgeon may suggest a “fleur-de-lis” tummy tuck, involving incisions across the lower abdomen, a vertical incision, and a last one encircling the navel.

You’ll recover for 1 to 3 nights on-site before healing at home for a further 6 to 8 weeks. You can expect your swelling and discolouration to gradually diminish, revealing your fully healed flatter, tighter abdomen at around 6 months.

London Abdominoplasty: Frequently Asked Questions

It’s important to thoroughly understand what your tummy tuck entails, as well as the risks and benefits associated with surgery. To aid you in this, we’ve compiled a list of common questions and answers to give you an idea of what to expect.

  • Can I get abdominoplasty if I’m overweight?

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    Tummy tuck surgery is best suited for patients who have no major medical complaints, and a healthy BMI. Abdominoplasty is for tightening and smoothing the abdominal area. It is not a method for substantial weight loss.

    While a little extra fat tissue is not prohibitive, your surgeon may ask that you attempt to lose excess weight through diet and exercise first. The reason for this is that if you lose weight after a tummy tuck, you may end up with loose skin that spoils your results.

  • How painful is tummy tuck recovery?

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    Previously, abdominoplasty ranked as one of the most painful cosmetic surgeries. However, improved surgical techniques and more advanced pain management methods mean this is no longer the case.

    If you are nervous about your pain tolerance, discuss your pain management options with your surgeon during and after the procedure. Many methods are now available to make your recovery as comfortable as possible.

  • Can I get a breast augmentation at the same time as my tummy tuck?

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    It is possible to have these two surgeries simultaneously (i.e. the “mommy makeover”) and your surgeon can definitely talk you through your options if you wish to combine procedures.

    Bear in mind that more incisions and a longer surgery times put more stress on your body which means you will inevitably need more time for recovery compared to having one procedure.

    On the other hand, you may wish to do them both at the same time rather than recover from two separate procedures.

  • Can I get abdominoplasty on the NHS?

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    Tummy tucks are considered cosmetic surgery, so it is generally not covered by the NHS. However, consult your GP. They should be able to answer your questions and refer you to a specialist or clinic if necessary.

Our London Hospitals

The London Welbeck Hospital

I am very pleased with the treatment at LWH; this put me at ease for the procedure and set me up for a good recovery.All medical staff has been very accommodating and caring. Thank you.

One Hatfield Hospital

The only way to describe the experience with One Hatfield was amazing. I would recommend this hospital and I would definitely return if I wanted to undergo any other procedures

Cadogan Clinic

All the staff at the Cadogan Clinic were lovely and took very good care of me. I have felt in safe hands every step of the way and highly recommend to anyone.

Reviews

From the moment I spoke to Amy at Mebelle to book my consultant to have my tummy tuck and lipo done, I knew that I was in good hands. Amy was ex… read more
Leonie, 04/09/19
Sarah was my Medbelle contact from the beginning; she has been great at answering all queries/concerns, is patient and attentive, and is always … read more
Amy, 07/02/19
Was great dealing with Medbelle, was able to find the best surgeon for my surgery with continued support. I was in direct contact with Jon which… read more
Harjot, 25/01/19
Medbelle was great in not just finding a good surgeon but the type of surgeon I wanted and the type of information that I needed to make my pers… read more
Alexandra, 10/01/19
I had a great experience with Medbelle. My patient care advisor was Sadaf, she was lovely friendly and helped with whatever I needed. She answer… read more
Gemma, 14/11/18
My experience with Medbelle has been entirely positive . My adviser Shannon from my first contact with them has been friendly , informative and … read more
Jeremy Bisset, 08/11/18