According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), tummy tuck surgery was the third most popular surgery in the UK in 2019. This is especially true of women looking to tighten their stomachs after losing weight or childbirth. What, though, is a tummy tuck? And what does someone wanting tummy tuck surgery Bolton need to know?

What’s Involved In A Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery removes extra skin or fat from the stomach. It can also remove scars and stretch-marks.   There are three types of surgery. The most common is the standard tummy tuck. This involves a cut from hip to hip. Extra skin is then removed up to the belly button and tightened. A mini tummy tuck cuts between the hips too. However, it only removes skin from the lower tummy. Finally, a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck is for those with significant amounts of excess skin. It cuts across the hips and up to the belly button. With all tummy tucks, there will be a scar. However, here it goes up as well as across. Your surgeon will discuss the best option for you and what you want to achieve.

Choosing A Tummy Tuck Surgeon

As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to get the right surgeon. Make sure to choose one who is registered with BAAPS as well as the General Medical Council. Check their specialisms too. Are they, for example, a Specialist FRCS in Plastic Surgery? A good surgeon will be able to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. This includes looking at the benefits, risks, and recovery time.

Arranging A Consultation For Tummy Tuck Surgery Bolton

The best way to make a decision is to arrange a consultation with a qualified surgeon such as Mr Irfan Khan. He can talk you through the procedure and whether it will work for you. Contact him today on 01204 404 404 to find out more.