Tummy Tuck London and Chelmsford

Our tummy tuck surgery is are available in the heart of London in the renowned Harley Street area. You can also arrange to have a tummy tuck at our exceptional Chelmsford hospital in Essex.

Tummy Tuck London and Chelmsford

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your stomach, despite diet and exercise? If so, a tummy tuck might be the solution. Also known as an abdominoplasty, this surgical procedure is a popular option for reducing excess fat and skin in the stomach area, producing a flatter, smaller tummy. 

Tummy tucks are popular as they can help you feel more confident in your body and allow clothes to fit better. Book a consultation today to learn more, and to find out if it’s the right option for you.


What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is a type of cosmetic surgery designed to remove any excess or undesirable fat and skin from the lower stomach area. This leads to a smaller, tighter abdomen.

What is a tummy tuck?

Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

While there is no one ideal type of candidate for tummy tuck surgery, and you should discuss your suitability with your plastic surgeon, there are some factors that would make recovery easier. 

Ideally, you will have had a stable weight for at least 6 months, and have a BMI of less than 30, as this will reduce your risk of wound healing problems. To give you the best chances of seamless recovery, you should be generally fit and healthy and be a non-smoker. 

The most important thing is that you have realistic expectations of the surgery, associated risks and the outcome for you and your body. 

Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

Types of tummy tuck we offer

Depending on how much excess skin and fat you are looking to remove, we offer several different types of tummy tuck. Most people opt for the standard tummy tuck, however depending on your individual requirements, your surgeon may suggest an alternative.

During the surgery, you will be under general anaesthetic. Depending on the type of tummy tuck, you may be able to leave on the same day, or you may be required to stay overnight.

Standard tummy tuck

This involves a horizontal incision from hip to hip and the use of liposuction to remove fat from the stomach.

Brazilian tummy tuck

This involves taking out an ellipse of skin between the tummy and pubic area, and liposuction to remove the fat.

Mini tummy tuck

A surgeon carries out a mini tummy tuck on the lower abdominal area, removing fat from between the lower tummy and pubic area. This is ideal if you have small amounts of fat or loose skin.

Full lower body lift

A full lower body lift includes a standard tummy tuck plus the removal of fat and skin around your hips and back. It lifts up the outer thighs, buttocks and pubic area. This is recommended for weight loss patients.

Tummy tuck recovery

The recovery process for tummy tuck surgery is usually fairly straightforward. You will need to wear a compression garment for 6 weeks.

You may wish to take 1-2 weeks off work, and you will be advised to take it easy for the first week following surgery. You should not go to the gym or do any kind of strenuous activity for 6 weeks.

You will see a nurse for a post-operative appointment one week after your surgery, and you will see your surgeon for a follow-up about 3-4 weeks afterwards. In this follow-up, your surgeon will assess your recovery progress and ensure everything is healing as it should.

Tummy tuck recovery

Our surgeons

Mr Fateh Ahmad

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Mr Jonathan Britto

Specialty: Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery and specialist in Twilight Sedation

Mr Nigel Carver

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Mr Matthew Griffiths

Specialty: Cosmetic Surgery

Mr Adam Sierakowski

Specialty: Cosmetic, Plastic & Hand Surgery

Tummy tuck FAQs

How long does a tummy tuck take?

A tummy tuck usually takes around 3 hours, however this can vary depending on the surgeon.

Is a tummy tuck safe?

Yes, a tummy tuck is generally a safe procedure. You are very unlikely to experience any major complications.

How long does a tummy tuck last?

A tummy tuck should last a very long time, provided your weight doesn’t fluctuate too much. Gaining or losing weight, pregnancy and ageing can affect your results. It is therefore recommended that you try to maintain your weight by keeping an active and healthy lifestyle.

What are the risks from tummy tuck surgery?

Like any surgery, tummy tucks do pose some risk, however complications are usually rare.

Minor complications could include wound healing problems, seroma (accumulation of fluid), or local infections.

More serious risks include bleeding at the surgery site, haematoma, serious infection, deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Your surgeon will give you the best advice on how to minimise your risk of complications.

Book your tummy tuck

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your tummy and would like to find out if a tummy tuck is right for you, call us today to book your first consultation. Your surgeon will not pressure you into getting the procedure, but will discuss your options and give you plenty of time to think about your decision!

You can book an appointment calling our London team on 020 7079 2100 or our Chelmsford team on 01245  801234 

Lines open weekdays between 8am and 6pm.

Alternatively, you can complete the enquiry form below and a member of the team will get in touch to answer any questions your might have and get you booked in.

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