Tummy Tuck

Dealing with a Protruding Abdomen


Abdominoplasty is a major surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen to reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. This type of cosmetic surgery is also called a tummy tuck. It should not be seen as an easy surgical solution to lose some weight and centimetres around the abdomen as conventional methods such as regular exercise and a balanced dietary intake are the recommended methods for weight loss. However, women who went through pregnancies could have developed stubborn fat deposits and loose skin in the area, which can be resolved with abdominoplasty.


The Procedure


The procedure involves the surgeon removing excess skin and fat deposits from the middle and lower abdominal areas. This includes the tightening the abdominal muscle wall to result in a flatter and slimmer appearance afterwards. By surgically tightening the skin and muscle wall and removing fat deposits in the vicinity, you can expect a sculpted abdomen that is no longer plagued by loose skin or fat.


Consulting a Professional


A tummy tuck starts with a consultation with a professional surgeon on this type of surgery. During a consultation with one of our surgeons, you will get a comprehensive assessment of your abdomen and how a tummy tuck can be beneficial for you. You will also get a walkthrough on how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect during recovery afterwards. If you need financial aid to pay for your surgery, we can direct you to a consultant as well.


The Recovery


Once your surgery is done, your body must recover. You can expect some swelling and pain from your middle and lower abdomen for the first few days following your surgery. You will receive prescribed painkillers to deal with the pain and discomfort during your recovery. If you are a smoker, refrain from smoking for at least 2 months before your surgery, as well as 2 months afterwards. You will get instructions on how to shower and change your clothes while your body is healing from surgery to optimise the results and avoid any complications during this period.


Centurion Cosmetic Clinic is your first choice when you are considering a tummy tuck and live in Gauteng. We also offer a selection of cosmetic surgeries for women and men to meet all your needs in this department. For more info on how we can assist you, please browse our website or contact us to book your consultation today.

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