The natural aging process, pregnancies and weight changes can lead to sagging of the abdominal wall. The underlying cause is usually the weakening or separation of abdominal muscles (rectus diastasis). In pronounced cases, a so-called fat apron emerges, which can lead to physical and mental stress. The skin does not retract even with exercise. In most cases, the only corrective option is to remove the excess tissue by surgery and to tighten the abdominal muscles the so-called Tummy Tuck.

What happens during the surgery?

The tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is done under general anaesthesia. Excess skin is removed. The incision is made parallel to the pubic hairline. The resulting scars are barely visible after healing. In the case of separated abdominal muscles (rectus diastasis), we carry out an additional internal tightening. After the surgery, a compression garment must be worn for six to twelve weeks. The stitches do not have to be removed as we use self-dissolving stitches. Sports should be avoided for that period.

If, in addition to the excess skin, there are also deposits of fat, we usually recommend liposuction in combination with a tummy tuck for the perfect result.

Before your surgery, we will book you in for an initial consultation to discuss your expectations and explain the risks.