Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck
Abdominoplasty is a plastic surgical procedure which removes excess skin and subcutaneous tissue as well as tightening the muscles from the abdomen.
this sort of surgery is normally sought by people who have saggy tissues after pregnancy or massive weight loss
It is ideal for patients who are fit and healthy but have resistant excess skin and subcutaneous tissue despite a healthy lifestyle. This procedure is not a substitute for exercise and a healthy diet.
Patients who are suitable for this procedure are non smokers (or ex smokers) who are generally fit and healthy. They should have a steady weight which does not fluctuate widely and not have had any major surgical scars on the upper half of their abdomen.
Prior to any surgery Mr Stanley Loo will fully assess you in a consultation at his rooms at East Care Medical Specialist Centre (260 Botany Rd, Howick, Auckland, or Ormiston Specialist Centre, 125 Ormiston Rd, Flat Bush, Auckland) to determine your requirements and your suitability for this procedure. There are many different types of abdominoplasties and Mr Stanley Loo will also explain the best procedure for you, answer all your questions and give an indication of what can be achieved.
Abdominoplasties performed by Mr Stanley Loo are generally performed under general anaesthesia at Ormiston Hospital, Botany, Auckland. The operation takes approximately 3 hours and involves excising excess skin and subcutaneous tissue from the abdomen and also tightening the underlying abdominal muscles
For patients who have had a full abdominoplasty, the unbilicus is moved to a new position. The resulting effect of an abdominoplasty is a flatter more youthful abdomen. In females the waist in narrowed to give a more shapely hourglass appearance.
Patients who undergo this procedure will have a hidden scar along the lower abdomen which is placed below the underwear elastic. This scar improves with time so that it becomes less obvious after approximately 1 year.
Patients generally stay 1 - 2 nights at Ormiston Hospital before going home to ensure that they are comfortable. They will need to wear a compression garment for a few weeks and will need to sleep with 2 pillows under their knees for up to 2 weeks. They should also avoid heavy exercise for a few weeks after the procedure.
Mr Stanley Loo will see you for your follow up appointments in his clinic at Ormiston Specialists Centre orEast Care Medical Specialist Centre, to ensure that post operative healing is optimised.
If you would like further information regarding an abdominoplasty, an appointment can be made with Mr Stanley Loo at Eastcare Medical specialist Centre, 260 Botany Rd, Howick, Auckland. Ph. (09) 277 1540 or Ormiston Specialist Centre, 125 Ormiston Rd, Flat Bush, Auckland, Ph (09) 271 3305
Patient before undergoing abdominoplasty + liposuction thighs
3 months after surgery of abdominoplasty + liposuction thighs (inner and outer)