Post pregnancy stretching, weight loss and previous surgery can alter the shape of a natural abdomen
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A tummy tuck is one of the most common procedures in Mr Saleh’s practice. The biggest group of patients he treats are those who have had the abdominal skin stretched during pregnancy or weight loss and the excess skin remains. In the majority of cases, no amount of abdominal muscle toning can flatten the excess skin, and on occasion skin infections can result from the rubbing of the skin in the tummy crease.
Tummy rejuvenation restores the abdominal contour, integrity of the muscles and improves function and allows you to wear appropriate clothing. It can simply make you feel ‘in proportion’ again. In the majority of tummy tucks, the tummy muscles are tightened giving you good support,
Tummy tucks are frequently performed together with breast rejuvenation procedures in women, often referred to as a ‘mommy / mummy makeover’, which is a term Mr Saleh challenges. There is nothing wrong with having stretched skin after pregnancy, it is a natural process, and does not have to be corrected. But tummy tucks have the benefit of enabling women who have had pregnancies, to restore their appearance and regain physical confidence if such has been lost, often together with breast rejuvenation.
Mr Saleh’s hybrid tummy tuck is used in patients that also would benefit from some lift of the upper thigh regions as well. This doesn’t require additional scars, it is all done using the same tummy tuck incision!
HOURS IN THEATRE
NIGHTS IN HOSPITAL
DAYS BEFORE YOU CAN DRIVE
DAYS BEFORE YOU CAN RETURN TO WORK
WEEKS BEFORE YOU CAN RETURN TO A GYM
Mini Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty
The mini tummy tuck is best performed for patients that have some excess skin, but this excess doesn’t include all the skin around the tummy button (umbilicus) so the excess skin is confined to around the area that the waistband sits just above our pubic hair line. The mini tummy tuck re-contours the lowest part of the tummy and leaves a well concealed scar that is typically shorter than the standard tummy tuck. The recovery time is also reduced.