Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery, otherwise known as “abdominoplasty” is a plastic surgery procedure that helps create a firmer, flatter, and a more defined abdomen. A tummy tuck removes all the excess abdominal skin and fat and can reposition the belly button as well. During the abdominoplasty operation, if needed, the plastic surgeon can tighten the underlying muscles and repair any hernias as well during the same procedure.

Abdominoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the UK with a high satisfaction rate. Tummy tucks are usually combined with liposucion to the flanks, upper abdomen, back or thighs. 

When should you consider a tummy tuck procedure? 

  • If you are trying to remove stubborn excess skin after weight loss after dieting or after having weight loss surgery.
  • If you want to remove excess skin after pregnancy, especially large pregnancies. 
  • If you want to tighten your abdominal muscles after large pregnancies and you are having back pain due to weak core muscles.
  • If your muscles have been separated as the result of a pregnancy. 

It is important to know that abdominoplasties are not designed to be weight loss procedures and they do not automatically improve strech marks. You must also realise that following an abdmoninoplasty there will be a scar in the lower abdomen, even though it will be concealed under most clothing and underwear. 

Abdominoplasty procedures are suitable for men and for women. The scar design in men is slightly different to women to take into consideration the different hip shapes between both genders. 

Who will Benefit from a Tummy Tuck?


A also know as a Tummy tuck, is an operation performed to either improve the shape of the tummy by removing excess skin and fat or the function of the abdomen by repairing the abdominal wall. Patients present for several reasons at different stages of life and related to multiple reasons. Women tend to present after multiple pregnancies that lead to excess skin or weakness of the abdominal wall. Men present after losing weight and having redundant skin that does not shrink after the weight loss.


The main benefits is that it will help to remove the excess skin and fat that would have been hard to remove with just exercise and weight loss. The procedure also allows for tightening of abdominal muscles, which will help in shape and strengthen the core of the body. The biggest benefit is removing excess skin, that no other treatment can help it shrink or go away. The procedure tends to have a high satisfactions rate. 

The procedure

The procedure can be combined with other procedures such as liposuction, breast surgery or arm and thigh lifts. It is performed under general anaesthetic. It can also be a full tummy tuck or a mini one. A full procedure involves tightening the muscle and repositiong the belly button. The mini procedure only involves the lower abdomen skin and fat. We will advise you what will achieve your goals after a clinical examination.  

How is a Tummy Tuck Prefomed

"The Abdominoplasty procedure that I do is one of the procedures that is truly transformational for my patients. They gain back their confidence in their body and it easier to shop for clothing afterwads."
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Dr Ali Soueid
Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Potential Patient Benefits