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Title: Tummy Tuck Treatment London- Harley Street Skin Clinic


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Harley Street Skin Clinic
  • Tummy TUCK Treatment in London

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What Is Tummy Tuck
  • Abdominoplasty or "Tummy Tuck" is a cosmetic
    surgery procedure used to make the abdomen
    thinner and more firm. The surgery involves the
    removal of excess skin and fat from the middle
    and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle
    and fascia of the abdominal wall. This type of
    surgery is usually sought by patients with loose
    or sagging tissues after pregnancy or major
    weight loss.

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What Is Tummy Tuck
  • Sometimes, regardless of how much exercise we do,
    our abdomen becomes flabby whether this is due
    to pregnancies or previous weight loss. This
    excess fat causes low self-esteem and can be
    embarrassing for some people and having a Tummy
    Tuck London helps to eliminate this problem as it
    removes loose excess skin and firms muscle to
    improve the shape of your abdomen.
  • It can also improve the appearance of stretch
    marks and scarring on your abdomen.

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Tummy Tuck Treatment
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Tummy Tuck Procedure
  • The treatment involves a two-three hour surgery,
    but this depends upon how much fat and skin
    youre having removed, as the operation technique
    may differ. Your doctor will discuss this with
    you during consultation to find out which method
    will best suit your individual needs.
  • A Tummy Tuck involves the patient going under
    general anaesthetic during the operation, which
    will be one of the following methods

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Standard Tummy Tuck
  • An incision is made from hip to hip just above
    the pubic area.
  • Another incision is made to free the navel from
    the surrounding skin.
  • The skin is detached from the abdominal wall to
    reveal the muscles and fascia to be tightened.
    The muscle fascia wall is tightened with sutures.
  • Liposuction is often used to refine the
    transition zones of the abdominal sculpture.
  • A dressing and sometimes a compression garment
    are applied and any excess fluid from the site is
    drained.

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Standard Tummy Tuck
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Mini Tummy Tuck
  • A smaller incision is made.
  • The skin and fat of the lower abdomen are
    detached in a more limited fashion from the
    muscle fascia. The skin is stretched down and
    excess skin removed.
  • Sometimes the belly button stalk is divided from
    the muscle below and the belly button slid down
    lower on the abdominal wall.
  • Sometimes a portion of the abdominal muscle
    fascia wall is tightened.
  • Liposuction is often used to contour the
    transition zone.
  • The flap is stitched back into place.

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Mini Tummy Tuck
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Extended Tummy Tuck
  • An extended abdominoplasty is a complete
    abdominoplasty plus a lateral thigh lift. The
    resulting scar runs from the posterior axillary
    line (when placing your open hands on your hips,
    the thumbs lie along the posterior axillary
    line.) The operation does all of the abdominal
    contouring of a complete abdominoplasty and
    allows further improvement of the flank (waist),
    as well as smoothing the contour of the upper
    lateral thigh.

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Extended Tummy Tuck
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Recovery Period
  • Depends on the problem to be treated, surgical
    technique(s), and other factors. Can take one to
    four weeks and patients are advised to take at
    least a portion of this recovery time off from
    work.
  • Heavy activity especially is best avoided during
    this time.
  • Initially there may be bruising and discomfort.

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Recovery Period
  • A supportive abdominal binder or compression
    garment can minimize swelling / bruising, and
    support the repaired tissues. This compression
    garment is also effective in helping the skin in
    the treated area conform to its new shape.
  • Patients are advised to avoid all forms of
    nicotine for a month or longer prior to surgery
    and also during the recovery period.
  • Full recovery takes 36 months, with further
    fading of scars thereafter. Scars may appear red
    and prominent at first, but with proper care,
    they heal into a thin, silvery line.

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Tummy Tuck Results
  • A Tummy Tuck is a one-off treatment with results
    that should last, although this depends upon your
    lifestyle and whether you gain weight over the
    years.
  • You will be left with firmer muscles and an
    improved stomach profile although you should
    not expect weight loss, as a Tummy Tuck is not a
    treatment for weight control or a substitute for
    regular exercise

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Tummy Tuck Risk
  • Bleeding
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Poor wound healing
  • Skin loss
  • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
  • Anaesthesia complications
  • Skin discoloration and/or prolonged swelling
  • Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die
    (fat necrosis)
  • Major wound separation
  • Asymmetry
  • Recurrent looseness of skin

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Tummy Tuck Risk
  • Pain, which may persist
  • Persistent swelling in the legs
  • Nerve damage
  • Possibility of revisional surgery
  • Hematoma (may occur in 3 to 4 of cases)
  • Keloid (heavy scar)
  • Seroma
  • Suture rupture
  • Swelling
  • Visible scar
  • Death

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Contact Us
  • Address
  • Harley Street Skin Clinic48 Harley Street
    London W1G 9PU
  • Tel 020 7436 4441
  • Email enquiries_at_harleystreetskinclinic.com
  • Website http//harleystreetskinclinic.com/
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