Abdominoplasty(Tummy Tuck) +/- repair of hernia


  • Excess abdominal skin folds after pregnancy or weight loss
  • As part of a hernia correcting procedure
  • Recurrent irritation or infection beneath the skin fold
  • Poor appearance after trauma or surgical scarring
  • Difficulty placing stoma bags
Abdominoplasty Diagram
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  • Maybe just liposuction alone if minor excess
  • Mini-abdominoplasty
  • Full abdominoplasty
  • Full abdominoplasty and repair of hernia

After Care

  • An overnight stay after surgery
  • Leave Dressings on until you are seen in clinic
  • No showering for 48 hours
  • When starting to shower dry tapes afterwards with a hair dryer
  • Wear the provided compression garment day and night for 3 weeks to help remould your abdomen
  • No strenuous exercise for 12 weeks if you have had a hernia repair
  • No smoking to reduce wound healing problems
  • You may drive if you feel well enough to do an emergency stop
  • Scar care 3 weeks after surgery
Different types of Sutures and Stitches Diagram