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Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck

  Duration: 2 hr 30 min

Because of weight fluctuations, genetics or post-pregnancy you might struggle with the loosening of the abdominal tissues and a “pooching” of the abdomen underneath the belly button, or a bulge of the abdomen above the belly button. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, can address these problems by not only removing the extra skin and fat of the belly, but also by performing a muscle repair. With a muscle repair the “six-pack” muscles of the abdomen are fixed. Meaning the annoying separation of the stomach muscles is gone. Dr. Rotsaert focuses on tightening the muscular substructure of the abdomen to create a narrow and feminine waist. The incision is hidden underneath your panty line, placed as low as possible and may be planned to go over an old c-section scar in applicable patients. 

Both men and women might benefit from this type of surgery. Often the loose skin is not only aesthetically unpleasant but also is a physical burden.

It is important to realise that a tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss. You have to be at a stable sustainable weight for a significant amount of time.

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TREATMENT SUMMARY

Time off work
2-3 weeks
Hospital stay
Case-by-case
Shower
After 2-3 days
Sleeping position
On back for first 6 weeks
Bras & garments
Garment for 6-8 weeks
Full recovery
8 weeks
Driving
3-4 weeks
Physical activity
8 weeks

An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck happens in 3 stages: 

  • Loose muscles are tightened again. This can allow for a stomach reduction of up to 10cm, resulting in a tighter and younger looking stomach.
  • Dr. Rotsaert removes excess skin and repositions the belly button.
  • Eventually, Dr. Rotsaert often carries out to some additional liposuction on the stomach to perfect results.

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BEFORE
AFTER

Procedure performed: Abdominoplasty (no liposuction) – result shown after 2 weeks

BEFORE
AFTER

Procedure performed: Dr. Rotsaert performed a Mummy Makeover (tummy tuck and breast enhancement combined) on this beautiful woman after twin pregnancies. She is super proud of what her body has achieved but feels more confident now that her loose skin is gone, her breasts are full and perky again.

560cc round Motiva implants placed behind the muscle shown at 6 weeks post-op

BEFORE
AFTER

Procedure performed: Abdominoplasty (no liposuction) – result shown after 2 weeks

Why choose abdominoplasty surgery with Dr. Veerle Rotsaert

What sets female Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Veerle Rotsaert apart is that she truly cares about her patients. She spends copious amounts of time getting to know each and every patient, because building trust is crucial for the best possible outcome. She prides herself on her 5-star aftercare and she sees patients countless times. Her patients describe her as an extremely hands-on and die-hard perfectionist. She is only happy when her patients are happy!

Dr. Rotsaert performs drainless tummy tucks. Some liposuction is often incorporated during the procedure to target stubborn areas of fat. Women interested in abdominoplasty should ideally be past childbearing to make sure the results are not compromised.

Having worked in major plastic surgery units Dr. Rotsaert will tell you all about certain risks and complications involved with this procedure. This procedure starts with an in-depth consultation and proper assessment of your abdomen. Dr. Rotsaert and you, the patient, will decide on the desired result and goals together, to get the best possible outcome. 

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