Abdominoplasty ManchesterPublished on 3rd July 2019
What is abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty surgery in Manchester is a cosmetic surgery procedure carried out to make the stomach area firmer, tighter, and flatter.
Also referred to as a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty involves the removal of excess skin and fat and the tightening of the abdominal muscles. Those who request abdominoplasty surgery have often undergone significant weight loss already and have been left with residual excess skin and fat pockets which can be unsightly and problematic. It is also a common procedure for women whose abdominal muscles are weakened, and skin is lax after pregnancy and who want to restore their pre-pregnancy appearance. An abdominoplasty can also address the issue of stretch marks, some of which can be removed, and others made less noticeable.
Typically, patients who undergo abdominoplasty surgery have very stubborn areas of fat and loose skin that don’t respond to diet and exercise.
It is not weight-loss surgery
It is a commonly held belief that tummy tuck surgery is a weight-loss procedure, but this is incorrect. Ideal candidates for tummy tucks are people who are in a normal weight range or just above. It is the removal of excess skin and SOME stubborn excess fat – it is not an alternative for weight-loss.
Whilst some weight loss will occur as a result of the removal of skin and fat deposits –those who seek significant weight loss should explore other options.
Although weight loss should not be the reason an abdominoplasty is sought, it does have a weight loss effect; that is, it is very effective for streamlining the abdomen and vastly improving the appearance of the area. Those who have undergone abdominoplasty can appear as though they have lost significant weight because of the tightening and smoothing effect of the surgery.
The result of the removal of the loose, saggy skin and pockets of fat from the stomach area is a more desirable flatter, smoother appearance and a much- improved silhouette, often enabling the patient to wear smaller clothes than previously.
What to expect
Surgery takes between 2 and 4 hours and is carried out under general anaesthetic. It involves an incision being made hip to hip along the pubic area as well as an incision around the belly button. Drains are usually inserted at the end of the procedure which are in situ for a day or two postoperatively. Patients are required to stay in hospital for around 2 nights.
Once discharged it is important to move about gently, but it is important not to do too much after surgery so as not to strain the muscles or stitches which could hinder recovery. Full recovery takes around 6 weeks, but this varies from patient to patient.
Abdominoplasty surgery is associated with very high patient satisfaction, with the vast majority of those who undergo it being very pleased with the results of the procedure. The results of abdominoplasty are permanent but further weight gain, pregnancy, and weight-loss can affect long-term surgical outcome.
Abdominoplasty is carried out by leading cosmetic surgeon Mr Sohail Akhtar at the BMI Highfield Hospital, Rochdale. Mr Akhtar has carried out hundreds of surgeries for very satisfied patients throughout the North West and is highly experienced and respected in his field.
Mr Akhtar will carry out a thorough consultation to ensure patients are suitable for the procedure and to ascertain expectations. Visit BAAPS for further information HERE
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