Medically reviewed by Mr. Omar Tillo — MD, MS, EBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast)
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a popular surgical procedure performed to give you a flatter stomach by removing excess skin and fat in the abdomen and, in some cases, tightening the abdominal muscles. In this article, we’ll explain how much a tummy tuck will cost in the UK.
Abdominoplasty Cost in UK
The price of a full tummy tuck surgery at the CREO clinic starts from £10,900. The procedure will be performed under sedation and involves the removal of excess skin and fat from your upper and lower abdomen. However, if your abdominal muscles need to be repaired, general anaesthesia will be required. The price of the latter procedure starts from £12,900.
Mini Abdominoplasty Cost in UK
The price of a mini tummy tuck at the CREO clinic starts from £8,900. The procedure involves the removal of excess loose skin and fat from the lower abdomen and doesn’t involve any muscle repair. The extent of your skin laxity and muscle weakness will determine whether a full or mini tummy tuck is needed to produce the best results.
Additional Tummy Tuck Costs
Although less common, some patients may require an extended or fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty to produce an optimal result. Both these types of tummy tucks start from £17,900 due to the surgical complexity of the procedures. Furthermore, depending on the amount of fat in your abdomen, your surgeon may also suggest combining your tummy tuck with liposuction (known as lipoabdominoplasty), which typically costs £13,900. We will provide you with the exact cost of your cosmetic surgery after a consultation, where your surgeon will assess the best course of treatment for you.
Other additional costs may include prescribed pain medications, tests, scans, and chaperone services. Furthermore, while less invasive forms of tummy tucks can be performed under sedation, patients can opt to undergo the procedure under general anaesthesia for an additional cost if they prefer.
Where Can I Get A Tummy Tuck In The UK?
Creo Clinic Tummy Tucks
All operations at the CREO Clinic are performed by Dr Omar Tillo in CQC registered facilities with consistently high ratings. Dr Tillo is a body contouring expert who has successfully performed all variations of tummy tucks on hundreds of patients. As a result, he has the skills to design a tummy tuck procedure according to a patient’s unique anatomy in order to create natural-looking results.
What To Look For In An Abdominoplasty Surgeon
If you are thinking about pursuing tummy tuck surgery, it is important you find a cosmetic surgeon that is both qualified and experienced in this specialist procedure. Make sure you check your surgeon’s qualifications to ensure they are board-certified, with extensive training demonstrated by their medical background. Additionally, ensure that they are registered to practise in CQC-registered facilities.
Patient Before And Afters
Most plastic surgery clinics will display before and after imagery on their website. Be sure to check out original before and after images of the tummy tuck surgeries performed by your surgeon. It will help you set realistic expectations of what a tummy tuck surgery can achieve.
Specialisation in Tummy Tucks
Performing this cosmetic surgery requires a unique set of skills and knowledge that can only be acquired by surgeons who devote their careers to mastering the procedure. Surgeons who specialise in a procedure have extensive experience and training in performing it. Therefore research your surgeon’s experience in performing tummy tucks specifically, as this will ensure they have the necessary skills and artistry to give you the optimum results that look natural to the rest of your body.
What Does A Tummy Tuck Involve?
A full tummy tuck requires an incision in the lower abdomen and around the navel to remove excess skin in the upper and lower abdomen. If needed, your tummy tuck surgeon will also repair any muscle separation in your abdomen. In some cases, the belly button may need to be repositioned to ensure that your results are natural-looking.
Partial Or Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure
A mini tummy tuck requires a shorter incision along the bikini line. This procedure allows the surgeon to remove excess skin in the lower abdomen. However, it does not tighten the loose skin above the navel or repair muscle separation. Therefore, a mini tummy tuck is only suitable if you have lower abdominal skin laxity.
You will need at least 12 weeks to make a full recovery following a tummy tuck, where you can resume all normal activities, including intense exercise. However, you may feel able to resume most of your daily activities, including returning to work 1-2 weeks after your tummy tuck and resume light exercise after 3-4 weeks.
During the tummy tuck recovery period, you may have swelling, bruising, and a degree of discomfort in the affected area, which will gradually disappear. You will be given detailed instructions on managing your recovery and be scheduled for two follow-up visits to assess your recovery.
Am I A Good Candidate For a Tummy Tuck?
Your eligibility for a tummy tuck can only be confirmed during a consultation with our plastic surgeon. However, most patients who have loose skin or muscle separation in their abdomen, a BMI below 30, and no underlying medical conditions are usually good candidates for a tummy tuck. Usually, patients undergo this cosmetic surgery to tone their stomach after pregnancy, weight loss, and ageing.
Schedule a Consultation with CREO Clinic Today
If you would like a more toned and stronger core, book a consultation today with Dr Tillo to discuss your suitability for tummy tuck surgery. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon with wide ranging training and experience in conducting abdominoplasty surgeries, he has the skills to contour your tummy while creating natural-looking results. You will also have the opportunity to discuss the final cost of your bespoke surgery during the consultation.