Tummy Tuck (Full) in Swansea

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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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If you have lost a lot of weight or if you have been through pregnancy, then you may have found your stomach area is not as taught as it once was. In addition, you may have lots of excess skin hanging over your stomach causing you embarrassment and low self esteem.
Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck surgery, works by removing excess skin and tightening the muscles of the abdomen to give a tighter appearance to the tummy area.
At Medbelle we are pleased to be able to offer abdominoplasty as one of the many surgical procedures we provide to our patients here in Swansea.

Choose Medbelle for Your Tummy Tuck in Swansea

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Medbelle surgeons
If you are considering a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to improve the appearance of your stomach area, we know that your top priority is finding the best surgeon for the job. At Medbelle, all our surgeons are BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) or BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons) members.
So, no matter where you live in Swansea, our qualified and caring surgical and aftercare team will take the very best care of you. Plus, with simple and affordable finance options to suit you, getting an abdominoplasty in Swansea couldn’t be easier.

Our Tummy Tuck (Full) surgeons in Swansea

Iain Whitaker

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  • Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery
  • Deputy Editor for The Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (JPRAS)

"Iain has published approaching 200 papers and has won multiple National & International Fellowships, awards and prizes."

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Medbelle Locations in Swansea
Considering surgery to correct an aspect of your appearance you are unhappy with is a big step. We totally understand this, and we recognise that as a patient your top priority is getting the results you want in a safe and professional environment, as well as being looked after throughout all stages of your treatment.
That’s why every aspect of your consultation, procedure and aftercare are given the utmost level of care and attention at Medbelle. Let our comfortable surroundings and professionally accredited surgical team and staff take care of you during your tummy tuck in Swansea.

Featured Medbelle Location in Swansea
HMT Sancta Maria is a state of the art new facility. It includes an additional operating theatre and dedicated day surgery unit. The private hospital treats NHS and private patients, with 6 surgeons who provide cosmetic surgery.

Your Tummy Tuck in Swansea

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If you are considering undergoing an abdominoplasty procedure, you might be wondering what can be achieved as well as what’s involved. The procedure is designed to create a smoother abdomen. This could be following the result of extreme weight loss or pregnancy, which has left the skin very loose and stretched. It is not possible to remove this skin through diet or exercise alone, and so an abdominoplasty can offer a very satisfactory solution.
How your surgeon achieves a flatter looking stomach area, is to make an incision following one of 4 commonly used patterns, removing loose skin and fat, whilst tightening abdominal muscles. The type of incision that would be most suitable for you depends on a number of factors and this will be discussed with you prior to surgery.
Your surgeon may also combine a tummy tuck with liposuction for the best results.

You should expect to have a 1-3 day stay in hospital, with a full recovery after about 6-8 weeks.

The result will be a tighter, flatter looking stomach area.

Swansea Abdominoplasty: Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking about getting a tummy tuck in Swansea? Here we will answer some of your top queries below. If your question doesn’t appear here, remember to ask your Medbelle surgeon during your consultation.

  • Is abdominoplasty a weight loss solution?

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    This is a common misconception. A tummy tuck is intended to repair the muscles of the abdomen and remove excess skin and tissue which is left following excessive weight loss or other factors like pregnancy. It should never be used as a tool for weight loss, especially considering weight loss after liposuction can change the look of your results.
    You should ensure you are at your ideal weight before surgery, as this is something you will need to maintain after your operation. This is to ensure the skin does not re-stretch or sag due to weight gain, which will effectively reverse your operation.

  • How do I prepare for surgery, and what does the aftercare consist of?

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    Before your tummy tuck operation, you will be kept fully informed about how to prepare and what to expect at each stage of your treatment.

    Be sure to follow any guidance given to you regarding eating and drinking before your operation. You must bring any current medication in with you.
    Please note that if you currently smoke or vape any nicotine products, you will need to stop at least 6 weeks before and refrain at least 6 weeks after your treatment. This is because smoking reduces the body’s ability to heal by constricting blood flow. If you need help or advice relating to stopping smoking, the NHS offers free services to support you.

  • How long does abdominoplasty take?

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    A tummy tuck procedure will take between 2-4 hours. You may require up to 3 days in hospital before you are allowed to return home.

  • I’m thinking of getting pregnant after my abdominoplasty. Can I still have surgery?

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    Due to how the stomach muscles change and stretch following pregnancy, you should look to complete your family before considering a tummy tuck.
    It is recommended you wait until you are 6 months postpartum before you have the operation. This gives your body time to heal and settle after pregnancy.

Reviews

My experience with Medbelle has been an amazing one. I felt nervous and had concerns whether to undergo an abdominoplasty procedure. My allocate… read more
Bethan Jones, 01/11/18
After years of thinking I finally took the plunge and contacted Medbelle. My patient care advisors name is Jon Corke. Straight away I knew I mad… read more
Sharon Nedin, 22/10/18
I would recommend Medbelle to anyone! I have been looked after from beginning to end. David was my consultant from Medbelle and he was incredibl… read more
Philip, 03/08/18