It is a surgical procedure, whose purpose is to remove excess skin and fat from the lower and middle part of the abdomen.


There are a variety of abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, procedures available, and operations can be tailored to suit a patient’s wishes and needs. 

Generally speaking, however, tummy tucks are most commonly carried out to remove excess skin, unwanted scars, stretch marks and fat, and to tighten the stomach muscles.

The ideal patient is someone whose weight is normal, particularly those who have been overweight and have lost the excess weight. Abdominoplasty is not an operation for people who are overweight, or as an attempt at losing weight. Inappropriate patients abdominoplasty can have a very marked effect and is associated with high patient satisfaction.

The candidates for a tummy tuck are those patients who are more or less in their weight but suffer from a bulky and unsteady abdomen, due to factors such as pregnancy or inability to reduce the abdomen despite physical exercise or diet.

The intervention lasts between 2 and 3 hours, is performed under general anesthesia, and usually requires two days of hospital admission, the drains are removed at 48-72 hours and the points at three weeks. The patient must rest for a week, in addition to wearing a tight elastic garment or girdle for a month to reduce swelling of the abdominal area, but from the second week and can make a normal life and starting the month to exercise.

To improve the appearance of the sutures that are removed after three weeks, a series of patches and silicone creams are used that improve and accelerate the healing process. In addition, the scars of the tummy tuck are hidden in the area of the bikini or underwear.

For this type of surgery, it is important that the patient does not smoke or has left it at least six months before the intervention, and has to be more or less in their ideal weight.

Cosmetic abdominoplasty and liposuction are generally not available on the NHS so you will have to consult a plastic surgeon as a private patient and pay for the operation yourself, so a lot of patients are looking for the treatment abroad because the price and the quality of the aesthetic surgery is very good in Spain





✓ Diagnostic consultation with the surgeon
✓  Intervention with all the medical team
✓ Anesthesia
✓ Two nights in the hospital


✘  UCI in case you need it
✘  Additional hospital nights
✘  Pre-anesthetic tests
✘  Compression sash


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