From your very first consultation, Ramsay Surgeons will provide first class information and advice to help you identify the treatment most suitable for your personal requirements. You will also be given time to reflect upon your decision before any agreement to provide surgery takes place.
There are two different types of Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery.
Full Abdominoplasty: A full tummy tuck will take place when a patient has excessive fat deposits as well a drop in the underlying muscle and skin layer. In some cases - if required - the surgeon will also be able to fashion a new site for the umbilicus (belly button).
Modified Abdominoplasty: A modified tummy tuck is more suitable for those patients with good muscle tone but too much abdominal skin causing the stomach to look crinkly in appearance.
Both procedures involve the removal of unwanted fat and skin through an incision along the pubic hairline. Following treatment, a surgeon may also recommend additional liposuction (see next page) to enhance the overall result.
More information on tummy tuck.
Liposuction and Liposculpture (Fat Removal)
Dependent on a patient’s skin condition, fat removal techniques (such as liposuction and liposculpture) can reduce or remove stubborn, out of proportion areas of fat resistant to normal diet and exercise regimes.
Liposuction can provide impressive and permanent results on hips, outer and inner thighs, knees, abdomen and buttocks as well as (in men) the chest area (for the treatment of gynaecomastia).
This procedure involves the surgical removal of surplus fat through suction keyhole surgery resulting in a slimmer shape and more proportionate contour rather than dramatic weight loss.
More information on liposuction.