According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), over 28,000 cosmetic procedures were carried out in 2018. The tummy tuck in Manchester, also known as abdominoplasty, is just one of these procedures and one of the most popular.

There are any number of reasons for this. The rise of celebrity culture is definitely a factor. Even BAAPS discusses the ‘Love Island effect’ on plastic surgery procedures. So, too, is how accessible and affordable plastic surgery has now become, here and abroad. What, though, does a tummy tuck actually involve?

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is an operation involving the removal of extra skin and fat from the stomach. It removes scars and stretch marks and tightens tummy muscles after significant weight loss or pregnancy.

Choosing a Tummy Tuck

As with all operations, however, there are risks that come with having a tummy tuck, and patients should be aware of these. This is why it’s important to choose a surgeon registered with the General Medical Council. Ideally, they should also be a Specialist FRCS in Plastic Surgery and a member of professional bodies such as BAAPS.

Their surgeon will walk the patient through the risks and the steps involved in preparing and going through with the surgery. This includes completing a medical examination and recommending steps a person can take to reduce any risks. For example, a patient may be told to stop smoking, exercise regularly, or lose weight. The consultation also offers the patient the chance to ask any questions they may have.

Arranging a Tummy Tuck in Manchester

Patients in Manchester looking to book a consultation should speak to Mr Irfan Khan. Mr Khan has over twenty years’ experience carrying out plastic surgery procedures and can work with you to understand what you want to achieve. To find out more, contact him today on 01204 404 404.