The South Revealed As Tummy Tuck Capital

A cosmetic surgery poll revealed that the south of England has noted a huge increase in the amount of Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck) procedures being carried out.

Exeter came first in the poll with tummy tuck procedures up a whopping 260 per cent since 2009 and Bristol came in second having seen a 75 per cent increase in people opting for this procedure. Surprisingly, image conscious London came only third with a 57 percent increase since 2009.

Mr Ali Juma of Feel Younger Cosmetic Surgery in Liverpool, Chester and Wirral offers the Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck) procedure and has performed many of this type of operation during his position in the NHS as a Senior Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.

Who is a candidate for Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck) surgery?

According the to BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) anyone who has abdominal skin and fat may be a candidate. Pregnancy can often cause problems for women, which is greatly aggravated by weight loss. The abdominal wall muscles may be weakened by pregnancy and literally pulled apart in the middle (divarification of recti). Men are also affected by weight loss and stretch mark (striae) scars which are left after extreme stretching of the skin. They are usually most apparent on the lower part of the abdomen and there is no specific treatment for these stretch marks, but many of them are excised during an abdominal reduction and those which remain are tightened making them look less obvious

Mr Juma states “This procedure is the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. It is used to improve the appearance of the stomach including the unmbilicus, incorporating scars and contours and to tighten the muscles. A tummy tuck is not a substitute for exercise, but is beneficial after considerable weight loss and pregnancy, where the skin may appear loose and has developed stretch marks. Even after frequent exercise some women are unable to tighten the abdominal wall, therefore a flatter and smoother abdomen can be achieved with this procedure. The best results are obtained by already being the correct weight in proportion to height. During the operation, your abdominal wall may also be tightened to achieve a flatter stomach.”

The Tummy tuck operation requires a general anaesthetic which normally requires a 2 night stay in hospital and Mr Juma recommends approximately 2 weeks recovery time from work, with a pressure garment necessary for the first few weeks after surgery.  Light activities may be resumed at up to 20 days post operatively, with no sporting activities for 6 weeks post surgery. 

Please call 0151 707 9050 today to find out more about this procedure and consultation dates.

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