Tummy tuck

Tummy tuck removes excess sagging skin and fat throughout the area between the navel and the pubis.

Abdominoplasty (or abdominoplasty) is a lifting technique used to remove excess sagging skin and fat. It is the most complete belly surgery, it removes all the excess skin between the navel and the pubis.

The indications for abdominoplasty

A tummy tuck should be used whenever there is significant sagging skin with excess fat and stretch marks or scars.

The abdominoplasty can act on three defects at the same time:

  • A surplus of fat in the belly: It appears with age in men most often from their forties and in women after menopause.
  • Excess skin: What is visible is the classic abdominal apron following pregnancy or significant weight loss.
  • A separation of the abdominal muscles (diastasis of the rectus abdominis) of congenital origin or following a cesarean section.

If the excess fat is significant and the skin sagging moderate without distension of the muscles, liposuction of the belly is sufficient to cause a limited retraction of the skin, but still sufficient.

In case of significant excess fat and skin with muscle relaxation, it becomes necessary to perform a tummy tuck.

When the patient has a tummy without an abdominal apron and does not want a scar, she can use the Renuvion technique which couples radio frequency and helium gas to create a thermal effect that retracts the skin.

The aftermath of the intervention

A compression bandage and drains are installed and kept for one to two days before being replaced by a compression sleeve that the patient will wear day and night for one to two months.

The threads are removed after 15 to 20 days. The scar is often pinkish for the first two to three months, then gradually fades for one to three years without completely disappearing.

The results of abdominal surgery

The result is immediately visible. The excess fat and skin have completely disappeared as well as stretch marks and the stomach is flat. It becomes definitive after two months, when the edema above the scar has completely reduced. The belly is then flat and tense, the waist is slimmed down.

The price of a tummy tuck

General anaesthesia. Stay 1 to 2 nights. PRICE TTC * From € 6,000