Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)
We can help you arrange affordable Abdominoplasty overseas, in different countries all around the world!
Tummy Tuck Surgery, also known as Abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery designed to firm and smooth the abdomen.
It is particularly popular among medical tourists, because the prices can be so much cheaper abroad.
Abdominoplasty involves the removal of excess skin from the region, and may also reduce fat and tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. The result is a flatter abdominal profile.
Many women find that after pregnancy, the abdominal wall is weakened, so a Tummy Tuck can be very useful if this has happened to you.
Also, if you have lost a large amount of weight you may have been left with excess skin, especially around the tummy area. The actual methods used vary, and will be tailored to you as an individual.
It can also be combined with liposuction, which will often result in less surgery being necessary.
Cosmetic surgery abroad is a rapidly-growing trend, and as with most cosmetic surgery procedures, there are big savings to be made on Abdominoplasty overseas.
Within Europe, huge savings can be made in Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Spain.
Popular locations for US citizens looking for cheaper tummy tuck surgery are Argentina, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Panama.
Abdominoplasty is frequently combined with Liposuction, and there is sometimes an option of combining a Tummy Tuck with Breast Augmentation.
Combining treatments is often where even bigger savings can be found, but beware of having too much treatment at the same time, as it just adds to the risks.
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly can a Tummy Tuck do for me?
You may have found that after weight-loss or pregnancy(and especially multiple pregnancies) your stomach has become saggy.
You may be conscious of an excess of loose skin and fat, and your stomach muscles may be weakened.
Abdominoplasty can re-tighten those muscles, remove the excess skin, (which no amount of exercise would be able to do, unfortunately!) and even sometimes get rid of stretch marks.
What is the procedure for Abdominoplasty?
The procedure is essentially the removal of excess skin and fat.
Generally speaking, a horizontal incision is made just above the pubic region.
The length of the incision depends on the amount of skin to be removed. How this is approached exactly will vary a little according to the structure of your abdomen and the style of beachwear or underclothes you prefer.
Your cosmetic surgeon can be expected to discuss this with you.
If you have loose skin above the navel, a second incision may be made around the navel. The actual positioning of your navel will remain unchanged.
Any skin on your tummy with stretch marks may also be removed, and remaining stretch marks flattened-out.
What are my options?
Your surgeon should discuss the various options available, and help you decide which treatment to get for the optimum results for you individual case.
In some rare instances, where there is only minimal excess skin, and any excess fat is below the navel, all that will be required is on small incision.
Other times, your surgeon may suggest a Mini Tummy Tuck, which leave less scars than regular Abdominoplasty.
In other cases, your cosmetic surgeon may recommend liposuction as well as the Tummy Tuck. Often there is a lower cost attached to combining cosmetic procedures.
What are the risks involved?
Actual instances of complications are extremely rare. However, it goes without saying that it is important that your cosmetic surgeon is a fully-trained and accredited specialist.
Your surgeon will discuss any risks during your consultation.
How long is recovery after Abdominoplasty surgery?
Recovery time for a Tummy Tuck depends on the individual, and the exact type of surgery.
However, many people are able to return to non-strenous work within three weeks of their Abdominoplasty surgery, and may even to able to do mild exercise by four weeks.
Stitches will generally be removed over a period of one to weeks.
Bruising and swelling should disappear within about three weeks after Abdominoplasty.
It is possible you may need to wear a support garment for a few weeks.
Use of a scar cream is generally a good idea, but you mustn’t use it until advised that it is safe by your tummy tuck surgeon.
Over time the scarring from your Abdominoplasty operation should be barely noticeable, and will in any case be easily concealed by underwear or swimming costumes.
How much does a Tummy Tuck cost?
Prices can vary quite considerably! Getting your surgery abroad is often between 40% and 60% cheaper when compared to the price in the US or UK!
The best prices for Abdominoplasty are available abroad in Eastern Europe, Asia and South America.
Where will be most suitable for you will depend on where you live.
For instance, particularly convenient for US residents are Costa Rica, Mexico and Dominican Republic, which are all great for anyone wanting to combine a holiday in the sun with savings on state of the art cosmetic surgery!
Europeans find that many cost-effective destinations for cosmetic surgery abroad are in Eastern Europe, and also in Spain, Malta, Greece and Croatia.
South Africa is also becoming increasingly popular as a destination for cheap plastic surgery.
The very lowest prices will usually be found in India, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia, which are also for many people the first countries they think of when it comes to medical tourism.
We can help you to get treatment in many of these locations.