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Leading UK Plastic Surgeon Mr Andrea Marando answers all of your questions about tummy tucks.

Q&A: How long after a tummy tuck can I wear a bikini again?

Answer: Most patients can comfortably wear a bikini around 6 months after a tummy tuck, but sometimes as soon as 8 weeks, depending on how extensive the procedure was. This timeframe allows the swelling to subside and scars to begin maturing and fading. Individual recovery times vary, so it’s essential to follow your individual postoperative care instructions and attend follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress.

Q&A: How long after a tummy tuck can I be physically active again?

Answer: After a tummy tuck, most patients are advised to avoid strenuous physical activity, including exercise for about 6 to 8 weeks. Light activities and gentle walking can typically resume within a few days post-surgery. It’s crucial to follow Mr Marando’s specific guidelines, as overexertion too soon can impact your recovery and results. Always get clearance from your surgeon before resuming any vigorous physical activities.

Q&A: How Painful is a Tummy Tuck?

Pain tolerance varies from person to person, making it difficult to assign a specific pain level to a tummy tuck procedure. We prioritise our patients’ s comfort, providing necessary support to ensure they can manage any discomfort effectively.

Patients typically walk out of our clinic the day after surgery and do not experience significant pain.

Q&A: What results can I expect from a Tummy Tuck?
A tighter, firmer stomach muscle area that enhances your overall body contour. 

Q&A: How long does surgery take?
Typically, abdominoplasty surgery takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete. Your procedure will take place in one of our two theatres at STAR Clinic.

Q&A: Will I need to stay overnight?

Yes, typically patients have at least one night stay in one of our private ensuite suites on our four bedroom wards. We like to ensure effective pain control is achieved before our patients leave.

Q&A: What about aftercare after I leave the clinic?

Mr Marando offers 24/7 after care as standard to all of his patients – ensuring you feel fully supported throughout your recovery journey.

Q&A: What anaesthesia is used for a Tummy Tuck?
General anaesthesia ensures your comfort and safety throughout the abdominoplasty procedure.

Q&A: How long will it take me to recover from a Tummy Tuck?
Plan for up to 6 weeks of recovery time to allow for proper healing and optimal results.

Q&A: How do I go about booking a tummy tuck?

Your first step will be to arrange a consultation with Mr Marando who will talk you through your options in detail.

Please contact one of our team if you would like to make a consultation.

 

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