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“Extremely clean, tidy and organised Hospital. Staff were all well dressed, well trained, very polite and calming. My post op visit was very reassuring, I have felt extremely well looked after, a first class experience.”Mrs C
“I was very pleased with everything at Baddow Hospital and I would be more than happy to return (if necessary) Thank you all so much”Mr G
“I have never been in an environment where I have left so comfortable and at ease prior to any treatment. All staff well and truly magnificent, cheerful and pleasant manner and a credit to your company.”Mr L
“ I had expected a 6-8 week wait with the NHS, I was booked in for my procedure within 2 weeks. Superb and excellent facilities, felt like being in a hotel.”Mrs E
“I was warmly greeted by lovely receptionists. The Waiting area was light and airy with todays Newspapers at hand with plenty of tea, coffee and water facilities.”Mrs K
“Very clean, friendly staff. Will not be going back to NHS, very impressed with the level of service and care.”Mrs J
Cosmetic and Aesthetic at Baddow Hospital

Tummy Tuck  

Abdominoplasty, otherwise known as a ‘Tummy Tuck’, reshapes the stomach and abdomen area to give a flatter, smoother profile. It is ideal for removing excess skin after pregnancy or weight loss and for tightening stretched abdominal muscles.

A flat, well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control but, although tummy tucks are not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise programme, sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.

Tummy Tuck Cosmetic Surgery cannot correct stretch-marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin to be excised, generally the area below the belly button.

Your consultant will carry out a detailed assessment before deciding if surgery is suitable for you and may use one of several techniques.

 

Full Abdominoplasty

Full Abdominoplasty Surgery is suitable if you have a lot of excess skin. Your surgeon will make a curved cut from one hip to the other. They will remove any excess skin and fat and will then cut under the skin above your belly button, pulling it downwards, before tightening it. Sometimes, they will also need to reconstruct your belly button and tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.

 

Mini Abdominoplasty Essex

If you only have a little excess skin, a Mini Abdominoplasty may be suitable. In this case, your surgeon would  only need to make a small cut just above the pubic area to remove the excess skin.

 

What To Do After A Tummy Tuck In Our Essex Hospital

The length of stay in Baddow Hospital depends on which procedure is performed.

With a Full Abdominoplasty, you should be able to go home after one to two days, while a Mini Abdominoplasty may be undertaken as a day case.

You may have dressings and drains placed at both sides of your abdomen. The drains are usually removed before you leave hospital.
For most people, Abdominoplasty Surgery is straightforward and there are no side effects. Rarely, however, complications may occur, including:

  • Pain
  • Wound infection
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Numbness

You will need to rest during the first week post-surgery and may be required to wear a surgical corset for up to six weeks. It is advisable to avoid strenuous exercise or physical activity for up to six weeks, although most people can expect to return to work after two weeks. You will have recovered in four to six weeks but if it is necessary to repair the muscle, your recovery will take a little longer.

 


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