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A belt tummy tuck, or belt lipectomy, is a highly effective surgical procedure that tackles excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen and back. The technique focuses on tightening the skin, to provide tone and improve body contouring. It’s of particular help for people who have undergone extreme weight loss and are now looking for a solution for eradicating loose skin.

Losing a lot of weight is not an easy journey and if you’re in the position of having achieved that goal, you should be feeling great and congratulating yourself. However, often following extreme weight loss, people unfortunately find the loose skin left behind even harder to get rid of than the weight itself. Having lost the fat tissue, the skin can ‘hang’ from the body, creating folds – on the stomach this is often referred to as a ‘belly apron’. Despite a healthy diet and rigorous exercise regime it can be impossible to resolve naturally and in cases such as this a belt tummy tuck is an incredibly effective solution.

Belt tummy tuck surgery is similar to a straight abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), where an incision is made, the skin pulled upwards, stitched into the new position and excess skin is then removed. However a belt tummy tuck involves an incision around the entire waistline, which allows the procedure to focus on the lower back as well as the stomach, whilst also providing a lift to the buttocks.

The technique can be performed in conjunction with a thigh lift and full buttock lift to provide a wider sphere of body contouring and redefinition, this combination of procedures is often referred to as a lower body lift.

For many people, belt tummy tuck surgery is the last step in a long journey to obtaining the body they’ve been working incredibly hard to achieve. It’s a very effective procedure, boasting instantly obvious results, and as such can be life changing for those who chose it.

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Surgeon

Mr Sheikh Ahmad

Mr Sheikh Ahmad has over 30 years of surgical experience, with extensive experience in both cosmetic and aesthetic procedures.

A consultant surgeon with a special interest in post-weight loss tissue reduction surgery, Mr. Ahmad provides a wide variety of cosmetic procedures to address the issues that are faced following extreme weight loss, including thigh lifts, brachioplasty (arm lift), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction. He is also a specialist in cosmetic breast surgery.

A limousine service is available on request, which provides the client with comfortable and private transport both to and from the hospital. This service is extended to clients who wish to have their surgery in a different city. It’s provided at a subsidised rate, is unique to Mr Ahmad’s practice and has been very popular with his clients.

Weekly clinics are held at his private clinic in Truro in Cornwall, Duchy Hospital in Cornwall and Riverside Hospital in London. To find out more and book a consultation, please make an appointment with Mr. Ahmad by contacting his secretary via email or telephone on 01872 248325.

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Summary of Treatment

Procedure Time

3-5 Hours

Full Recovery

2-3 Weeks

Anaesthetic

General

Hospital Stay

2 Nights

Duration of Results

Long Term Results

Cost

From £7,500

Frequently asked questions

ABOUT BELT TUMMY TUCK/LIPECTOMY SURGERY

+ What Is A Belt Tummy Tuck/Lipectomy?

A belt tummy tuck, or belt lipectomy, is a highly effective surgical procedure that tackles excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen and back. The technique focuses on tightening the skin, to provide tone and improve body contouring. Itu2019s of particular help for people who have undergone extreme weight loss and are now looking for a solution for eradicating loose skin.

+ Will A Belt Tummy Tuck/Lipectomy Get Rid Of Cellulite And Stretch Marks?

When combined with liposuction it can be very effective at removing stubborn pockets of fat on the stomach and as such cellulite. A belt tummy tuck/lipectomy removes excess skin and tightens the remaining skin, which in combination both physically removes stretch marks and stretches the skin so reducing the appearance of any stretch marks that remain.

+ Does A Belt Tummy Tuck/Lipectomy Leave Scars?

Whenever incisions are made as part of surgery there is a risk of scarring. During belt tummy tuck surgery, the incision made around the entire waistline sits relatively low, which means it can be easily covered. Mr. Ahmad has over 30 years of surgical experience and is particularly skilled in leaving very little long term marks on the body following surgery.

+ Will Belt Tummy Tuck/Lipectomy Surgery Remove The Saggy Skin Following Weight Loss?

Yes, belt tummy tuck surgery is a highly effective solution for people who have undergone extreme weight loss and are now looking for a solution for the loose skin left behind. It can be combined with liposuction, which works brilliantly to eradicate stubborn pockets of fat and provide a wider sphere of body contouring and redefinition.

+ Can A Belt Tummy Tuck/Lipectomy Be Performed With Liposuction?

Yes. Belt tummy tuck surgery and liposuction work together brilliantly to both remove loose skin, whilst also eradicating stubborn pockets of fat and providing a wider sphere of body contouring and redefinition.

+ How Much Does Belt Tummy Tuck/Lipectomy Cost?

Prices start from u00a37500.

CONSULTATION

What Happens At My First Consultation?

Mr Ahmad takes a brief history and then assesses your abdomen, lower back and buttocks. All treatment options are discussed in detail and Mr Ahmad gives his suggestions regarding the best options available. Fees and surgery venue are discussed. A second appointment is then scheduled to finalise your treatment.

SURGERY

How Is Belt Tummy Tuck Surgery Performed?

Belt tummy tuck surgery is similar to a straight abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), where an incision is made, the skin pulled upwards, stitched into the new position and excess skin is then removed. However a belt tummy tuck involves an incision around the entire waistline, which allows the procedure to focus on the lower back as well as the stomach, whilst also providing a lift to the buttocks.

How Long Does Belt Tummy Tuck Surgery Take?

The procedure takes between three and five hours.

How Painful Is Belt Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Generally speaking belt tummy tuck surgery pain is tolerable and managed with pain control. Strong painkillers are required for the first week and in most cases paracetamol in combination with Ibuprofen is adequate after the first week. By the third week occasional Paracetamol is adequate.

How Will I Feel After Surgery?

Post-operatively you are kept comfortable with strong painkillers. You are kept in a particular position with flexion at the hip and knee joints to minimise wound pain and tension. Gentle mobilisation is started the day after surgery.

How Long Will I Be In Hospital?

You will be in hospital for at least two nights (included in the package price).

What Clothes Should I Bring To Wear After The Operation?

You are advised to wear an abdominal binder for six weeks starting immediately after surgery.

Are There Any Side Effects To The Operation?

The most common side effect is feeling sleepy for a few hours. Sometimes the anaesthetic makes you feel sickly, but usually for a short time only.

You may feel slightly bloated for a few days. This is often due to slight constipation caused by medication. A gentle laxative will help resolve this.

POST SURGERY, RECOVERY & THE FUTURE

Will I See The Surgeon Again After Surgery?

Mr Ahmad sees you post-operatively and the day after surgery. A follow-up appointment takes place 10 to 14 days after surgery.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Belt Tummy Tuck?

Recovery is gradual over the course of the first few weeks. Most individuals are comfortable doing all routine tasks within two to three weeks. You are however advised to refrain from doing intense activity for at least six weeks.

Do I Need To Take Time Off Work After Surgery?

Yes, depending on the nature of your work you are advised to take four to six weeks off work.


To find out more and to book a consultation, please make an appointment with Mr. Ahmad by contacting his secretary via email or ring her on 01872 248325.

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