An abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the front of the abdomen. In addition, Mr Thornton will also tighten the abdominal muscles which can become stretched, particularly during pregnancy/weight gain. An abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure, but is performed to improve appearance by means of removing excess skin/fat still present following weight loss/pregnancy. Best results are achieved by having the surgery at your healthy target weight.
Mr Thornton performs the full range of abdominoplasty techniques under general anaesthetic, including mini-abdominoplasty (umbilicus/belly-button undisturbed), full abdominoplasty (re-siting of the umbilicus), Fleur de Lys abdominoplasty (includes an additional vertical midline scar to excise circumferential skin excess) and also apronectomy. An abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction if indicated to get the best aesthetic outcome. Whilst having the abdominoplasty it might be possible to remove or reduce stretch marks/existing scarring such as a Caesarean section scar to further improve appearance.