Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Surgery or Abdominoplasty Surgery is designed to tighten and remove loose skin and repair abdominal wall looseness or muscle separation that can occur as a result of weight fluctuations or pregnancy.
Achieve a flatter, toned tummy with expert tummy tuck surgery in Kenya. Our skilled surgeons provide safe and effective procedures.

Our board-certified surgeons at AJ Plastic Surgery Centre pride themselves on a commitment to patient satisfaction. They go above and beyond to ensure that your cosmetic procedure is the perfect fit for your unique needs.

What is Tummy Tuck?

Tummy Tuck Surgery or Abdominoplasty Surgery is designed to tighten and remove loose skin and repair abdominal wall looseness or muscle separation that can occur as a result of weight fluctuations or pregnancy.

Weight gain or pregnancy stretches the skin and causes the skin to lose its elasticity and many times creates stretch marks. It can also pull apart the muscles and loosen the abdominal wall creating a pooch or bulging.

Diet and exercise, although important, often cannot repair or treat the skin and underlying muscles that have been stretched. Even some of the thinnest patients have excess skin that they just can’t remove that a tummy tuck can help with.

If there is excess fat in addition to excess skin, patients may also need to have liposuction as an additional procedure. If the mons pubis is also hanging, patients may also need to have a pubic lift.

 

Achieve a flatter, toned tummy with expert tummy tuck surgery in Kenya. Our skilled surgeons provide safe and effective procedures.

FAQ

Yes. However, the tightening that was done with the tummy tuck will likely stretch out again and you may need to re-do the tummy tuck.

 

It’s really a personal choice. It’s ideal to wait until you are done having kids, but many patients do get tummy tuck before then. Many of AJ Plastic Surgery Centre patients want to have a flatter and tighter stomach now and don’t want to wait for years until they are much older.

The most important thing to know is that you may need to re-do the tummy tuck after future pregnancies.

 

At AJ Plastic Surgery Centre, we have done many tummy tucks on patients after weight loss surgery. It is one of the things we specialize in.

 

The only difference between a tummy tuck and an extended tummy tuck is that an extended tummy tuck is for patients with wider anatomy.

At AJ Plastic Surgery Centre, we will determine which procedure you need when we assess your anatomy during the consultation.

 

What you are describing is usually caused from excess fat in mons area and over-pulling of the pubic area in an unnatural direction. If patients have excess fat, we perform liposuction of the mons at the same time as the pubic lift and also, we carefully tailor the way the pubic area is elevated.  That way the mons and pubic area has a natural and blended shape.

 

The tissue from tummy tuck and other surgeries is placed in biohazard waste and disposed-off. 

 

A tummy tuck repairs the abdominal muscles, tightens the abdominal wall and removes and tightens excess skinLiposuction removes and thins excess fat.

Patients’ desired goals and anatomy determines the choice of procedure. The best thing is to do a consultation with AJ Plastic Surgery Centre, and we’ll discuss all options.

 

AJ Plastic Surgery Centre would not recommend this for several reasons.

First off, the total amount of OR time is very long. Both surgeries have long incisions and to properly close them meticulously in layers for the best possible scar, it takes a very long time.

Second, the tummy tuck pulls the skin downward, and this also pulls on the breast lift scars.

Lastly, for post op care. When doing the tummy tuck, patients cannot use their abs and must use their arms to pull themselves out of bed, out of a car etc., and for breast surgery, patients cannot use their arms to pull or lift for 2 weeks.

Therefore, to properly care for each surgery site the best we believe in doing them separately.

 

The surgical plan depends on each person’s anatomy and aesthetic goals but in general AJ Plastic Surgery Centre usually recommends a tummy tuck first in order to tighten the core, remove excess skin, and put it in place. 

Then we usually do 360 Lipo with or without fat transfer to the butt in order to refine the curves and overall shape. We usually perform the breast surgery last because we feel that it is easier for women to visualize what breast size is the most proportionate to the rest of their body once the waist and hips are set.

AJ Plastic Surgery Centre would recommend being close to your goal weight before having surgery. And continuing a healthy diet and exercise is recommended after surgery.

 

Yes, but it depends on your anatomy, total OR time, and the areas that need to be liposuction. The blood supply to the stomach skin during the tummy tuck runs through the fat so it is not recommended to do extensive or aggressive liposuction at the same time as a tummy tuck.

AJ Plastic Surgery Centre often perform liposuction of the mons pubis in conjunction with tummy tuck surgery.

 

It is recommended that your BMI be close to 30 to have a tummy tuck. However, there are some exceptions that can be made based on patient anatomy and overall health.

 

First please get clearance for the surgery by your primary care or specialist first before scheduling your consultation. AJ Plastic Surgery Centre will see you in consultation and review on a case-by-case basis.

You should bring your clearance with you to the consultation. As long as your diabetes is well controlled and your Hemoglobin A1C and glucose are normal and you are overall healthy, you should be able to get a tummy tuck.

 

If patients have an umbilical hernia, the hernia is repaired at the same time as the tummy tuck by one of our general surgeon colleagues. This is the best time to repair the hernia since we are all focused on protecting the blood supply to the belly button.

Usually during umbilical hernia repair (not done with the tummy tuck) the general surgeon cuts off the base of the belly button and fixes the hernia- but then if patients want a tummy tuck in the future, the belly button has already been cut off.

So, if you have an umbilical hernia and need a tummy tuck- PLEASE do it at the same time.

 

Updated on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

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