Mr Olivier Amar says: “Loose skin and tummy bulges often leave women feeling self-conscious, particularly when they are wearing fitted clothes or swimwear. A mini tummy tuck can help you to feel confident about your body again.”
WHAT IS A MINI TUMMY TUCK?
A mini tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a procedure to remove sagging skin on the lower abdomen only, leaving you with a smoother, tauter, firmer stomach. It is not as invasive as a full tummy tuck, so there is less scarring.
WHY CONSIDER A MINI TUMMY TUCK?
Having a baby, losing weight or just getting older are all reasons why you may have loose skin below the navel. No non-surgical treatment can remove this excess skin. A mini tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, so the ideal candidate will be in good health, close to their healthy weight and will not require muscle tightening.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?
For your safety, Mr Olivier Amar personally examines every patient and takes a medical history before considering the correct course of treatment for them.
During a mini tummy tuck, an incision is made close to the pubic area, in the bikini line. This incision is usually similar in size and position to a caesarean scar. Indeed, if you have a previous caesarean scar, Mr Olivier Amar can utilise this and even improve the scar at the same time. Excess skin, along with any stretch-marks on it, will be carefully removed, and the remaining skin pulled taut and stitched into place.
Mr Olivier Amar can perform liposuction at the same to help remove stubborn fat and leave you with a slimmer and firmer abdomen.
The resulting scar is placed so it may be concealed when you are wearing underwear or a bikini and should soften and fade with time.
If you opt for liposuction, Mr Olivier Amar can utilise the fat that he removes for body contouring, augmenting the breasts and buttocks and for facial rejuvenation if this is desired.
Mini tummy tuck and liposuction procedures are both performed as day surgery.
They are performed under total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA), a technique of anaesthesia which uses a combination of agents given exclusively via the intravenous route without the use of gas anaesthesia. This means you will sleep comfortably throughout the procedure and wake immediately afterwards with a significantly reduced likelihood of feeling groggy or nauseous. The anaesthesia will be explained to you by your anaesthetist during the preoperative consultation. Having surgery with TIVA allows you to go home the same day to rest and recuperate in comfort. Mr Olivier Amar’s practice is happy to arrange the procedure at a hospital with an overnight stay facility if you wish or assist with a nurse to stay with you overnight, as well as helping you find local accommodation after your surgery if necessary.