The consultation with your surgeon is an opportunity to have an open discussion about what aspects of your body you are unhappy with, how the condition may have arisen and the results you may be likely to achieve. The surgeon will recommend the best course of treatment.
You can discuss this with your cosmetic surgeon, who may recommend that the procedures are carried out in stages, to lessen the strain put on the body during the recovery process.
Yes, we see patients who have lost weight through any type of weight loss method.
We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the body reshaping options available and whether tummy tuck surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from muscle placation and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.
At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.
On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Tummy tuck surgery involves making incisions around the abdominal area. Surplus skin and fat deposits are removed and if necessary muscles will also be tightened to leave a flatter stomach profile. Tummy tuck surgery usually takes 2-3 hours under general anaesthetic.
We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For tummy tuck surgery you’ll need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for two nights following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, you’ll be fitted with an abdominal binder (compression garment), which you’ll need to wear for the first six weeks of healing. We also recommend that you take a couple of weeks off normal activities to recover.
At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time