Cosmetic Surgery for the stomach
Plastic surgery for the tummy: stomach correction, abdominal correction or liposculpture?
The skin around your tummy or abdomen may start to sag or become stretched for various reasons. With a stomach correction - also called an abdominal correction, tummy tuck or abdominoplasty - the plastic surgeon can correct a sagging tummy. The result means that you regain your stunning figure and can fit into your clothes once more.
The Wellness Kliniek is well-known for its aesthetic abdominal corrective procedures. This is why these treatments are included in our top 5 most commonly performed procedures.
Depending on the extent of the sagging abdominal skin and abdominal wall, the surgeon may opt for:
Liposculpture - Liposuction
Liposculpture of stomach and abdomen:
If you have good elastic skin but too much subcutaneous fat then liposuction - liposculpture of the stomach and belly is sufficient. This is a simple procedure which leaves no visible scars and gives fast, permanent results.
Liposculpture + tightening of the abdominal muscles:
If you have good elastic skin, excess fat and slack stomach muscles you can opt for liposuction combined with subcutaneous tightening of the stomach muscles.
Standard result for Liposculpture for the stomach
Liposculpture in one zone is often enough to achieve a flat stomach.
Mini tummy tuck
If you just have excess skin around the lower stomach (between the navel and the pubis) then a mini tummy tuck is the right option. With a mini tummy tuck the slack muscles of the lower stomach can also be tightened. A mini tummy tuck can be performed on an outpatient basis under intravenous sedation. After the procedure you rest in one of our private patient rooms. You can return home or to your hotel the same evening.
Mini-Tummy tuck and liposculpture
Mini tummy tuck: removal of skin and fat from the area around the lower stomach
Sometimes a combination of treatments yields the best results. Fat is removed, a little skin is removed, sagging abdominal muscles can be tightened: The result is a tighter tummy and a beautiful figure.
Full tummy tuck
If your abdominal wall is completely loose and you have sagging skin and slack muscles above the navel then a full abdominoplasty (full tummy tuck with tightening of the muscles) is the best solution. With this treatment we remove the excess skin above and below the navel, up to the ribs. The navel is transposed. A full abdominoplasty is a larger operation: You will normally stay one full day and night at the Wellness Kliniek.
Standard result for a Full-Tummy tuck
During a total tummy tuck, the surgeon makes incisions near the pubic mound and around the navel. This will always result in a visible scar around the navel. The scar above the pubic mound can be covered with underwear and swimwear.
Fleur-de-Lis Tummy Tuck
If you have a lot of excess skin and/or fatty tissue around your stomach you could opt for a Fleur-de-lis tummy tuck.
Just as in the mini tummy tuck and abdominoplasty, with a Fleur-de-lis tummy tuck the plastic surgeon will make a horizontal incision above the pubic hairline. A vertical incision is also made upwards, from the pubic hairline to the ribcage. The scar is stitched in the form of an upside-down T.
During this procedure the navel is almost always moved and stitched back in place. As a result there is also a visible scar around the navel.
In a Fleur-de-lis tummy tuck the plastic surgeon makes an incision above the pubic hairline, from the pubic hairline to the ribcage and around the navel.
Lower Body Lift
If you have too much skin and fat on your thighs and/or buttocks, as well as a lot of excess skin and fat around your tummy, the plastic surgeon may consider a Lower Body Lift – circumferential torsoplasty. A Lower Body Lift lifts the tummy, buttocks, as well as the outside of the thighs. After this procedure you are left with a scar around the lower body. The scar fades after about a year and can be concealed by underwear and swimwear.
In a Lower Body Lift an incision is made all around the lower body.
Plastic Surgery of the Stomach: Which treatment is suitable for me?
Liposculpture, tightening the stomach muscles and a mini tummy tuck can be performed on an outpatient basis. This means that in the morning you arrive at the Wellness Kliniek for your procedure. After the operation you spend the rest of the day at the Kliniek in one of our patient rooms. The same evening you are fit and well enough to return home or to your hotel.
If you are having a full tummy tuck you will stay at the kliniek overnight. Each tummy tuck procedure is extremely individual and a thorough assessment is necessary to achieve the most beautiful, permanent results. During the consultation the surgeon will determine which is the best technique for you and exactly what you can expect.
Stomach correction: your appointment
At the consultation the doctor will examine the cause of the problem. Are your stomach muscles too slack? Do you have excess skin or fat? Comprehensive tissue examination by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon is the first step to achieving a stunning result!