Tummy Tuck ManchesterPublished on 11th May 2019

Tummy Tuck Surgery Manchester

Information on tummy tuck surgery in Manchester:

The abdominoplasty procedure is more commonly referred to as tummy tuck surgery and is an operation to remove surplus skin and fat from the tummy area, tightening the stomach and the stomach muscles if required. Your cosmetic surgeon will carry out a detailed assessment prior to surgery and it is advisable to maintain a stable weight to achieve the best results from your tummy tuck surgery in Manchester.

Why decide to have a tummy tuck?

Abdominoplasty surgery may be suitable if you have extra skin caused by significant weight loss, weight gain, or following pregnancy. It is important to understand that this surgery is not a weight loss solution and is not performed to lose weight.  The abdominoplasty procedure can also remove excess fat, stretch marks and scarring. Tummy tuck surgery can repair the stomach wall muscles (divarification of the recti), often caused by childbirth and pregnancy.

Will I have scars from the abdominoplasty surgery?

After your tummy tuck surgery, there will be visible scarring which is usually across the lower abdomen area and can normally be concealed by underwear. The tummy will look and feel strange initially, however swelling should ease and the stomach should start to feel better within a few weeks and gradually over approximately 12 months, scarring should fade. The most common surgery is the standard abdominoplasty surgery, however there are additional options such as a mini tummy tuck, extended abdominoplasty, extended and the Fleur de Lis techniques, which will be discussed with your plastic surgeon, who will suggest the most appropriate option for you.

What should I expect following the procedure?

The abdominoplasty procedure usually takes approximately 3 hours in theatre under general anaesthetic and will normally require a two nights hospital stay. Following tummy tuck surgery in Manchester, it is very important to rest for the first two weeks and it is necessary to take things easy initially as the tummy will be tight, sore and swollen for several weeks. A tight-fitting support pressure garment will be fitted to help with your recovery and the corset will assist in reducing swelling and pain, particularly during the first month. You will need to take from work to recover for two to four weeks, depending on which type of surgery is performed.

Can I drive after abdominoplasty surgery?

Your plastic surgeon will normally recommend refraining from driving approximately 2 weeks after surgery has been performed, to assist with recovery and for insurance purposes.

How long after surgery can I exercise?

Your surgeon will advise not to commence any strenuous exercise for 6 weeks following your tummy tuck procedure. You can however start walking and light exercise 2-4 weeks following surgery, depending on your treatment plan.

For further information on tummy tuck surgery Manchester and techniques visit British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons BAPRAS 

Mr Sohail Akhtar plastic surgeon specialises in tummy tuck surgery in Manchester and offers free impartial advice at the BMI Hospital in Rochdale.

After significant weight loss or following pregnancy, unfortunately diet and exercise alone are not always sufficient to address excess skin, which can be distressing to ladies. He provides assessments and consultations to discuss the risks and benefits of abdominoplasty surgery. For a suitable patient, tummy tuck surgery can improve quality of life and enhance confidence significantly.

Take the first step and contact us today for confidential advice or to arrange advice with Mr Akhtar plastic surgeon to discuss tummy tuck surgery in Manchester.


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