Lax skin around the stomach and excess skin in and around the navel can be addressed through the combined effects of a tummy tuck and umbilicoplasty. The two surgeries work to tighten up the skin of the stomach and reshape the navel, creating a more aesthetically-pleasing, symmetrical tummy.
This article explores the many potential benefits that combining the two procedures can have for the appearance of your stomach.
If you’re interested in having a combined tummy tuck and umbilicoplasty in London, book a consultation today with Dr. Omar Tillo, the CREO Clinic’s double board-certified cosmetic surgeon and body contouring expert. Dr. Tillo has performed many successful tummy tucks and umbilicoplasty surgeries for patients with varying needs, and will work diligently to help you achieve your unique body goals.
Can You Get A Tummy Tuck and Umbilicoplasty At The Same Time?
Yes, in fact it’s often encouraged. The nature of a tummy tuck means that it is advisable to combine the benefits of a tummy tuck with those of umbilicoplasty, as a tummy tuck can sometimes alter the shape of your belly button.
At the CREO Clinic, for example, we perform umbilicoplasty as part of a full tummy tuck to ensure a more holistic aesthetic improvement for the patient’s abdomen. The surgeon will remove excess skin, repair muscle separation, and reposition the belly button, all in one surgery.
If you prefer a mini tummy tuck, an umbilicoplasty is performed as a separate procedure.
Benefits of Combining A Tummy Tuck and Umbilicoplasty
There are some important advantages to combining a tummy tuck and umbilicoplasty into one surgery.
Transform the Area Between Hips and Pelvis
Combining a tummy tuck and umbilicoplasty makes changes that can create a slimmer, more defined stomach and also shape a more aesthetically pleasing belly button, helping you achieve a natural-looking, holistic transformation of the abdomen.
One of the most notable advantages of combining a tummy tuck with umbilicoplasty is that you will only have one period of postoperative downtime, rather than two. Only one surgery will be necessary to complete both treatments, and your recovery will only be as long as a routine tummy tuck recovery.
Now let’s learn more about each individual procedure.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is an effective cosmetic procedure designed to remove lax skin around the lower abdomen, as well as treating diastasis recti (core muscle separation) where necessary.
About the Procedure
Depending on the type of tummy tuck you undergo, your surgeon makes incisions in different areas. For a full tummy tuck, an incision will be made around the belly button and across the bikini line, whereas a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck, or extended tummy tuck require incisions across the bikini line and along the flanks.
Once the incision is made, any excess skin will be removed and the incisions will be closed back up with dissolvable sutures, tightening up the skin. A mini tummy tuck will make one small incision at the base of the lower abdomen.
1-2 weeks after your abdominoplasty you should feel comfortable returning to work, provided it is not too strenuous. You should be able to return to light exercise after 3-4 weeks, but full recovery can take a minimum of 12 weeks.
Tummy Tuck Cost
At the CREO Clinic in London, the cost of tummy tuck surgery starts at £8,900 for a mini tummy tuck, and £10,900 for a full tummy tuck. Your final cost breakdown will only be available after your first consultation, as all surgeries are bespoke taking all your individual needs into consideration.
What is Umbilicoplasty?
Umbilicoplasty is a surgery that makes alterations to the belly button by removing excess skin, giving it better symmetry and a more aesthetically pleasing shape.
About the Procedure
Your surgeon first administers either sedatives or general anaesthetic, then makes an incision either inside or around your navel to allow them to remove excess tissue and skin. The exact position of your incisions depends on your particular needs.
Once the skin has been removed, your surgeon repositions your belly button to achieve the desired aesthetic, finally closing your incisions with dissolvable sutures.
When performed in combination with a tummy tuck, the umbilicoplasty is performed at the end of the procedure, just before the incisions are closed.
After surgery, you may experience some swelling and bruising around your navel, but this should subside within a few days.
Most patients find themselves able to return to work and light activities after a week, but you should hold off from more strenuous exercise until at least 2-3 weeks have passed.
The price of an umbilicoplasty at the CREO Clinic in London starts at £2,650. It should be noted that a full cost breakdown can only be provided after your first consultation, as all surgeries are tailored specifically to your needs.
If you wish to combine a tummy tuck with an umbilicoplasty, the cost may start around £10,900.
Schedule A Consultation With CREO Clinic Today
To experience the benefits a tummy tuck and umbilicoplasty can provide, book your consultation with Dr. Omar Tillo, the CREO Clinic’s double board-certified cosmetic surgeon.
Dr. Tillo is an experienced body contouring surgeon who has performed many successful tummy tucks and umbilicoplasty procedures over the course of his distinguished career. At the CREO Clinic, you can enjoy the benefits of both surgeries in a single tummy tuck treatment.