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Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a popular cosmetic procedure involving surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. Usually sought by patients with loose tissue after pregnancy or individuals with sagging skin following major weight loss, the procedure creates a firmer, flatter, redefined stomach.

Despite a healthy diet and exercise, excess fat, loose skin and stretches of flesh around the bottom of the stomach can be very difficult, sometimes impossible, to remedy naturally. A tummy tuck provides a very effective solution in these situations and the results can be profound, boosting self-esteem and confidence, helping people feel comfortable in their own skin once again.

It is often performed at the same time as liposuction and breast augmentation as part of a Mummy Makeover package.

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Mr Sheikh Ahmad

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

He has extensive experience in abdominoplasties and provides a variety of solutions to fit individual needs, including complete, partial (mini tummy tuck), extended, high lateral, circumferential tummy tucks (belt lipolectomy) and Fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty. Where appropriate, Mr Ahmad combines the procedure with contouring using high definition techniques with VASER liposuction.

During a comprehensive consultation, Mr Ahmad will provide a thorough assessment of the client, discussing the procedures available and tailoring a unique solution for each client. On the day of surgery a limousine service is also available to provide the client with comfortable and private transport both to and from the hospital.

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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Frequently asked questions

ABOUT TUMMY TUCK SURGERY

+ What Is A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes loose skin and excess fat from the abdominal area. It is also known as abdominoplasty.

There are a variety of tummy tuck procedures available, including complete, partial (mini tummy tuck), extended (incorporating a thigh lift), high lateral and circumferential (extended tummy tuck plus buttock lift).

+ How Much Does A Tummy Tuck Cost?

Costs for a tummy tuck start from u00a35000.

+ Can I Have A Tummy Tuck After A C-Section?

Yes you can. All efforts are made to incorporate the c-section scar into the abdominoplasty scar.

+ Will A Tummy Tuck Remove Stretch Marks?

Yes, stretch marks present in the lower part of the tummy are removed in the procedure, however some may extend beyond the area of focus.

CONSULTATION

What Will Happen At The Consultation?

After a full assessment Mr Ahmad discusses all options available, including all aspects of surgery and the potential risks. Different techniques are discussed including full, partial abdominoplasty, Fleur-de-lis and circumferential (belt lipolectomy).

SURGERY

How Long Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Take?

The time surgery takes depends on the extent of the procedure.

How Is Tummy Tuck Surgery Done?

Procedures vary depending on the variety of tummy tuck being performed, however most involve an incision to the abdomen, the skin is detached from the abdominal wall to reveal the muscles and fascia. Surplus skin and excess fat deposits are removed and the muscle fascia wall is then tightened with sutures.

Where appropriate, Mr Ahmad combines the procedure with contouring using high definition techniques with VASER liposuction.

In some cases the belly button is also reformed during surgery, to create a better end result for the client.

Mr Ahmad will discuss and explain all available procedures during the consultation.

POST SURGERY, RECOVERY & THE FUTURE

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 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?

All potential risks are discussed during the initial consultation. Abdominoplasty/tummy tuck is a safe procedure and complications are rare.

If Something Goes Wrong During / After Operation, Is Surgery Guaranteed & Will Problems Be Resolved Within The Original Cost?

Yes.

Will I See The Surgeon Again After Surgery?

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

How Long Does It Take To Recover From A 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 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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