Body Contouring/Shaping Surgery
Many people would like to re-shape parts of their body, particularly the abdomen, legs and trunk. Some people find they have unsightly fatty areas which they cannot improve despite dieting or exercise. Localised deposits of fat can often be effectively removed with liposuction. An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is an effective way of smoothing out the abdomen and removing excess skin and fat. People having this surgery have often had children or have successfully lost weight.
Liposuction techniques are effective in removing excess fat from specific areas of the body. Fat is removed through small skin incisions and several areas can be addressed at one time. The technique is effective in removing stubborn pockets of fat which cannot be shifted by diet or exercise. Depending on the extent of liposuction proposed, the procedure is either performed under local or general anaesthesia.
Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck Operation
An abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) operation aims to remove excess skin and fat from the front of the abdomen. This surgery is most effective in people who have loose skin on their trunk, often following weight loss or pregnancy, and who are now at a stable weight. The procedure takes about two hours and is performed under general anaesthetic. Although the procedure leaves quite a long scar in the pantline, most patients are delighted with the results achieved.