A Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure and the most effective way of reducing the abdominal area. It also allows us to remove loose, wrinkled skin and stretch marks below the belly button and fat deposits in the upper abdomen. The abdominal muscles can also be retightened so the abdominal wall no longer bulges when sitting or bending. No need to hold your stomach in anymore!
The Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty, can be performed using general anaesthesia or deep sedation in combination with local anaesthesia, depending on the needs and preferences of each patient. The first step consists of removing excess skin and fat between the belly button and pubic hairline. The muscles of the abdominal wall are retightened from below the ribs to the pubic bone, then the skin is pulled tight and reattached. The belly button is then moved to its new position, and, if necessary, liposculpturing of the abdominal area is performed to compliment the new abdomen.
Mini abdominoplasty, mini tummy tuck can minimize scars. In a mini abdominoplasty, plastic surgeon Dr Richard Fakin, only removes a small section of skin between the bellybutton and the pubic hairline, stretching it tight but without needing to move the bellybutton. The lower part of the abdominal wall muscles can also be repaired. Using this method means the scar is shorter and recovery is quicker.
A full tummy tuck, described in this animation, is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat and loose skin, and includes tightenting muscles in the abdominal wall. Often, factors such as multiple pregnancies, substantial weight gain or loss and inherited traits can contribute to loose, sagging skin, fat deposits, and stretch marks in the abdominal region. These conditions may persist despite proper diet and exercise, and can make the abdomen appear disproportionate with the rest of the body. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can restore the appearance of a firmer, flatter abdomen.Abdominoplasty full PDF
A mini tummy tuck, described in this animation, if your lower abdomen appears disproportionate with the rest of your body, a mini tummy tuck, or partial abdominoplasty, may be your best option for a firmer, flatter abdomen. A mini tummy tuck is less complex than a full tummy tuck because the position of your navel is unaffected and the incisions are typically smaller.Abdominoplasty mini PDF
Abdominoplasty Surgery on a 50 year old male patient. In this plastic cosmetic surgery video the plastic surgeons from Ocean Clinic perform a Lipoabdominoplasty. During this Lipo Tummy Tuck procedure 4000ml of fat are removed, the abdominal muscles are tightened and the skin excess is removed. Lipoabdominoplasty is an advanced type of tummy tuck, safely combining liposuction and abdominoplasty to achieve the best results.⇒ find more videos
Tummy tuck actual before and after plastic surgery photographs by Ocean Clinic.
Tummy tuck improved shape of the tummy area. Photos supplied by Ocean Clinics board certified cosmetic surgeons.
Tummy tuck real patient results from many of Ocean Clinics cosmetic surgeries.
Tummy Tuck is removal of excess loose skin and fat from the abdomen, with or without repair of the muscle wall and repositioning of the umbilicus (bellybutton).
Between 2-4 hours, depending on the extent of the Abdominoplasty surgery.
The scar is normally between 15-20cm long and hidden below the bikini line, just above the pubic bone, if the bellybutton is repositioned there will also be a fine scar around the edge.
If your Abdominoplasty included muscle repair-4 weeks, if not, 2 weeks is normally sufficient time for recovery.
Normally 1-2 nights.
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Hi my name is Anna I had my tummy tuck 3 months ago at the age of 34. I have had two 10 pound babies which did nothing for my stomach!! I decided after a year of serious exercise and healthy eating the only option to get my stomach back would be to have plastic surgery. I visited a few plastic surgery clinics before I chose to go with Ocean Clinic.
I felt very at ease with the plastic surgeons of Ocean Clinic, from my first appointment he explained the whole procedure in great detail and showed me exactly where the scar would be. ( Which was my main concern as I still wanted to wear a bikini with out it being noticeable) He decided that for the best results for me would be to have a tummy tuck, some lipo around my hip area and also to connect all my muscles which had been separated. He also showed me several before and after pictures so I was fully aware of what to expect.
On the day of my Tummy Tuck surgery (admittedly I was nervous) the surgeon came and saw me to mark me up and also to reassure me that I was in very safe hands. The operation lasted about 3 1/2 hours the only thing I remember is waking up in my private room wearing a corset. The surgeon came at about dinner time to see how I was getting on, to be honest I felt pretty good just a bit tight. I had a very comfortable nights sleep and even managed to get up and have a little walk. The following lunch time the doctor came and took out the drains and said I was fine to go home.
I went back to Ocean Clinic after 6 days to have the dressing changed, I managed to have a little look, I was most surprised at the lack of bruising. After 10 days I went back to have my stitches out. I continued to wear the corset for 3 weeks after the operation. It has now only been 3 months since the operation and I am so happy with the results. I can´t wait for summer to show of my new figure in a new bikini!!
I would not hesitate to recommend the plastic surgeons from Ocean Clinic, to anyone thinking of have any plastic cosmetic surgery.
Hi, my name is D., I am 40 years old and I had an Mini Tummy tuck done by the plastic surgeons at Ocean Clinic; it was a very positive experience which I would like to describe here for other future patients. I was not overweight, but I was looking to find a solution to tighten my tummy skin which had become loose after two pregnancies, and to define the hips a little bit more. I work out a lot, but I could never get rid of those small, nasty love handles.
In the first consultation the plastic surgeon of Ocean Clinic, sat with me for an hour and a half explaining the difference between a liposuction, an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and the possible outcome of each procedure. He was in no hurry, he took his time to respond to all my questions, even went further to show me pictures of previous patients and opened up a file with all my personal information, all the drawings and his suggestions as to which one was more appropriate for me. He was the third doctor that I visited regarding this procedure and the only who took the time to explain it and clarify the pros and cons of it. At the end he recommended a combination between a mini tummy tuck and a small liposuction of the hips. The day before the surgery, I went to his consultation for the final details. He took the before pictures, measured me and gave me instructions to follow the night before the abdominoplasty surgery.
The following morning the doctor came and marked all the points where the incisions would be done. The operation lasted 3.5 hours, but I don’t remember anything, and when I woke up I had no pain, only a feeling of tightness. Approximately 1.5kg. of skin and fat were removed from my stomach, and the small scar lies where my caesarian scar was anyway . Everything went so smoothly that I did not feel any pain or discomfort. The next day the doctor came to discharge me personally, and I could go home walking by myself with only very little pain in the abdomen and around the hips.
The following two and a half weeks Ocean Clinic were in contact with me on a 3-4 day basis. He requested that I visit his consultation in Ocean Clinic almost every 3 days to check the incision and to make sure the skin was healing properly. Before the operation he also gave me prescriptions for pain killers; antibiotics and a compression garment that I had to wear for support. 10 days later the stitches were removed and I went back for a final check up and the after pictures on December 12th. My recuperation at home was very easy and my scar healed perfectly and quickly.
Ocean Clinic and his staff met my expectations at every level. His professionalism and caring from beginning to end was excellent. He made me feel very secure and relaxed at all times and took care of all the spoiling and caring during my stay. It has been almost 6 months now and my scar is almost gone, I have a flat tummy with hardly any scars and I look fantastic. Thank you Ocean Clinic!
Doctor Fakin, founder of Ocean Clinic in Madrid, one of the best plastic surgeons in Spain. PD Doctor Fakin is a registered plastic surgeon at the Medical College of Zurich and Madrid, a member of the European Board of Plastic Surgery and an associate professor at the University of Zurich. He specializes in cosmetic, reconstructive and secondary optimization surgery. He is the author of numerous reviewed scientific publications and numerous contributions for books.
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One of the best clinics for plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine specialized in tummy tuck surgery. With more than 1000 surgeries a year, 15 years of experience and great international reputation, Ocean Clinic in Madrid's Barrio de Salamanca. Luxuriously equipped paying homage to the style and elegance of the building where it is located.