Is an abdominoplasty a demanding operation?

Abdominal surgery can be transformative for those who are have been left with an immovable paunch or excess, saggy skin after dramatic weight loss, be it after gastric bypass surgery or pregnancy.

Understand what is involved

During your Milton Keynes abdominoplasty consultation, plastic surgeon Mr Sudip Ghosh will note your medical history and conduct a physical examination. He will explain the potential risks, describe what will happen during the operation and the ensuing weeks and confirm that you understand the limitations of the procedure.

An abdominoplasty is an invasive procedure, requiring significant downtime; with this in mind, Mr Ghosh believes it is essential that anyone undergoing cosmetic surgery has realistic expectations, makes any decision both fully informed and free from pressure, and that they feel confident in their choice. After surgery, patients are sent home with comprehensive written instructions on aftercare, ensuring they understand the importance of giving their body time to heal.

What will my abdominoplasty surgeon do?

An abdominoplasty – or tummy tuck – is performed under general anaesthetic. The procedure takes around two hours and will require a one or two nights’ stay in hospital. Two incisions will be made: one around your belly button and one along your lower abdomen, from hip to hip. The surgeon will lift the skin, enabling them to access the abdominal wall where they will reposition and tighten the muscles, stitching them back into place. The skin will then be re-draped and pulled down with excess skin and fat removed before stitching it back into a its new, tauter position. It will also be necessary to create a new belly button after your abdominoplasty; Mr Ghosh, a highly qualified and experienced surgeon, has a variety of techniques to create one that is both discreet and aesthetically pleasing.

Mr Ghosh offers the full range of body shaping surgery to his Milton Keynes patients, including concomitant liposuction.

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