Tummy Tuck Stockton

Controlling your weight and exercising is not the only answer to having a toned flat stomach. A protruding stomach with loose or sagging skin can still occur despite being of a normal weight which can be disheartening. If you are local to Stockton-on-Tees or the surrounding areas, do not hesitate to get in contact with Dr. Kim for some more information.

Common causes of loose or sagging skin include:

  • Pregnancy.
  • Weight change.
  • Heredity.
  • Ageing.
  • The results of previous surgery.

Benefits of surgery include:

  • The removal of unwanted skin and/or fat.
  • Weakened or separated muscles restored to create a firm appearance.
  • May have a positive impact on your self esteem.

There are two Abdominoplasty surgeries; mini and full. Liposuction can be used alongside a Tummy tuck attain the greatest results. You will be under a general anaesthetic for the procedure which may take around three hours, but the length will be determined by the extent of the surgery that is required. The method of your surgery that will achieve the greatest results will be discussed before the procedure.

Mini Abdominoplasty

An incision will be made along the lower abdomen (bikini line). The skin will then be detached from the stomach wall and extra skin and fat will be removed. The skin that remains will be sewn together.

Full Abdominoplasty

A cut will be made across the lower abdomen (bikini line). A second incision is then made to free the belly button from tissue and the skin. The stomach muscles are tightened if required and a new hole is cut for the belly button. The remaining skin is brought together with stitches.

You will be required to stay in hospital for two to three nights. Your wound will be reviewed seven days post your operation. It is essential that you wear a supporting corset four weeks to ensure that your skin heals correctly around the affected area.

For professional tummy tuck procedures in Stockton that you can rely on to give you great results contact Dr. Kim to arrange a consultation by calling 07933 239 554.