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Abdominoplasty is the medical term for what is commonly known as a tummy-tuck. It involves the removal of some, or all, the lower tummy skin and fat below the belly button to a horizontal line that is concealed where your underwear would lie. At the same time, it also involves a tightening up of the central core abdominal muscles. Modern abdominoplasty has now evolved to use the complimentary technique of liposculpture to contour the waist, lower back and upper abdomen at the same time. It is one of the most common plastic surgical procedures performed today, particularly for women after they have had children.
A ‘mummy makeover’ usually describes a combination of operations designed to help women reclaim their curves after having children. Usually it involves a procedure to the breast (such as a breast augmentation or implant with a lift) at the same time as a procedure to the tummy. Overall, you won’t find me talking about these operations as a makeover. I don’t like using this term because I believe it makes women feel like they are broken after having children- something I disagree with as without all those changes to your body you’d never have been able to make your children. It’s a pretty amazing trade off when you think about it.
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Choosing the right procedure and surgeon is important. I believe that helping my clients make informed decisions is key to a great result so if you have a question or would like to know more about something specific, please let me know – Regards, Alex.