How Much Is A Tummy Tuck And Breast Lift?

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty as it is also known is a cosmetic procedure used to tighten up the muscles in the abdomen by removing the excess fat and skin from that area. It is a surgery that is usually carried out on patients who have sagging skin from losing a large amount of weight or those who have loose skin and muscles after pregnancy. Depending on the amount of surgery required, there are two types of abdominoplasty that can be carried out, either a partial one which can take up to two hours to complete or a full one which can take up to five hours. Either type of procedure will require the belly button to be re-located when the excess skin has been removed.

What Is A Breast Lift?

A breast lift or mastopexy is a cosmetic surgery procedure carried out to restore the bust line to its original appearance by lifting the breasts and making them firmer. It is often carried out on women who find that their breasts have reduced in volume and that they have stretched skin caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is most often carried out by making three cuts, one beneath the breast, one around the nipple and one from the nipple to under the breast. Any excess skin is then removed and stitched and the nipple is repositioned.

Breast Lift Procedure

A breast lift is a procedure that lifts uneven and sagging breasts, and can be used to treat “deflated” breasts with decreased volume as a result of breastfeeding, along with sagging nipples and stretched areolas.

A breast lift restores the breasts’ natural shape, creating a more youthful appearance. Carried out under a general anesthesia, the procedure can utilise a number of techniques to remove excess breast skin, and reshape the breast to achieve the desired effects. Your surgeon will discuss the various technique options available to you, and the one chosen will largely depend on factors such as size and shape, the position of the areola and the size, and the degree of breast sagging.

Your surgeon will remove excess skin and move the nipple and areola to a higher position so they are in proportion. Once this has taken place, the surgeon will close your incisions and sew the breast together by inserting sutures into the tissue. They may choose a number of methods to do this, such as the so-called “lollipop" lift, also known as a keyhole incision. This is made around the perimeter of the areola, and vertically downwards to the breast crease. A "donut" lift, also termed a "periareolar incision," is when an incision is made around the perimeter of the areola only. Other techniques include the less common "crescent" lift, during which an incision is made just along the top half of the areola to remove a crescent-shaped area of skin, and a "scarless" lift.


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What Is A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty as it is also known is a cosmetic procedure used to tighten up the muscles in the abdomen by removing the excess fat and skin from that area. It is a surgery that is usually carried out on patients who have sagging skin from losing a large amount of weight or those who have loose skin and muscles after pregnancy. Depending on the amount of surgery required, there are two types of abdominoplasty that can be carried out, either a partial one which can take up to two hours to complete or a full one which can take up to five hours. Either type of procedure will require the belly button to be re-located when the excess skin has been removed.

Tummy Tuck Procedure

Known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a procedure that removes excess fat and skin, and tightens the underlying abdominal muscles.

The procedure is suitable for anyone who has struggled to lose weight naturally, or who has experienced dramatic weight loss and therefore incurred excess sagging skin. There are three types of tummy tuck procedure - mini, standard, and extended. Which you undertake will be dependent on your own circumstances, and so you should have a consultation with your surgeon to determine the best course of action to provide you with the result you want.

During a mini tummy tuck, a small amount of excess skin and/or fat is removed. Your surgeon will begin by making an incision from hip to hip above your pubic area, removing the required skin and fat, but leaving the belly button in the same place. During a standard procedure, the surgeon will also create an incision around the belly button, and repair and tighten the abdominal muscles underneath. The remaining skin is pulled down and a new hole is made to create a new belly button in the right position. In an extended tummy tuck procedure, there is excess skin and fat removed from both your abdomen and the lower back. Known as a lower body lift, this procedure is necessary when there is a large amount of fat and skin to be removed.

All of these procedures will result in scarring, the extent of which will depend on which surgery you have undergone, and whether any complications arise during the recovery period. You should begin to resume normal activities a month after the surgery, and by two months, you should feel back to normal and see noticeable results.


How Much Will These Procedures Cost?

The cost of having these cosmetic surgeries carried out together can vary depending which part of the country you chose. The cost will also take into account the age and health of the patient, the clinic used and the skill and experience of the surgeon. On average to have both procedures at the same time will cost between £8,200 and £10,800. It can often be cheaper to have the surgery carried out abroad and add a holiday in to recover although you will then need to add in any charges for follow ups that need to be done in this country.

What Is The Recovery Time?

The recovery time for a breast lift is quite short with most patients able to return to their usual activities and go back to work after seven days. It is recommended that no strenuous exercise should be undertaken for the first ten days with recovery normally being complete after two weeks. The scars will, however, take some time longer to heal and often take several years to fade. The recovery time for a tummy tuck can take up to four weeks depending on the technique used. During the recovery all heavy lifting and strenuous activity should be avoided and a compression garment worn as this will provide support to the wound while it heals and help to reduce any swelling and bruising.

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