Tummy Tuck

About Tummy Tuck Surgery

The tummy tuck procedure is particularly popular with new mums and with those women who have lost a significant amount of weight and have been left with excess, loose skin. The surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic and is used to remove any excess skin and fatty tissue, reshape the area and create a slimmer, smoother and tighter abdominal area. A tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction for those women who are looking to achieve a slimmer waistline*.

Feeling self-conscious about your figure can make it really difficult to be confident in yourself and can even stop you wearing outfits you'd love to look good in. Having a firm, flat stomach can make a huge difference to the way you feel and when it's not possible to achieve this through diet and exercise alone, Tummy Tuck surgery can be the right option.

Our Tummy Tuck patients are often mothers who have had children or men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight in a short amount of time.

The first step to a new, more confident you is a free consultation with a member from our qualified team. During this initial session, you will be invited to ask all your questions to ensure you are happy and comfortable, we will discuss the procedure itself and our excellent aftercare.


*Tummy Tuck results and benefits can vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed

Making the Right Choice?

Why Choose The Harley Medical Group? 

Our many years of experience & highly skilled cosmetic surgeons.

Our medically led team of surgeons and cosmetic surgery nurses have many years' experience in performing Tummy Tuck procedures in our clinics nationwideTummy Tuck

With extensive experience in performing Tummy Tuck surgery, all our Surgeons & Nurses are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC)


Our focus on care: before, during and after.

Patient care and safety is our number one priority. That's why we insist on a minimum of two pre-surgery consultations, a full assessment of your current health and medical history and ongoing post-operative care

Our expertise lies in being medically sound, with our staff retaining the highest standards in knowledge and ethics for all our patients.


*Tummy Tuck results and benefits can vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed


Tummy Tuck Real Life Stories

Read real life Tummy Tuck stories from our patients. And if you book a free consultation, we can show you many more from our hundreds of tummy tuck success stories.

He carried out the Tummy Tuck and when I woke up and saw what terrific and neat job he did, I cried. I am forever indebted to him - God works through this man’s hands!!


Well I've now had my procedure and am grinning like a Cheshire Cat, I feel absolutely fantastic!! I went on my first shopping trip last week and for the first time absolutely LOVED it!!


The hospital is very clean and the nurses were very friendly. They checked on me all the time. The food was pleasant. The after was also good. And my result WOW amazing!


*Tummy Tuck results and benefits can vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed


Tummy Tuck - Before and After Photos:

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*Please note that these images have been provided by our surgeons/patients who have allowed us to use them and have not been altered or photoshopped in any way. Tummy Tuck results and benefits can vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed.

Click through below to see more before and after photos of tummy tuck procedures conducted by our experienced surgeons.

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Tummy Tuck Prices

Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) Prices

The price of a Tummy Tuck starts from £4,500.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Prices

Overnight Stay

Mini Abdominoplasty £4,500
Mini Abdominoplasty + Liposuction£5,290
Full Abdominoplasty £5,850
Full Abdominoplasty + Liposuction£7,540

We always endeavour to be completely transparent at every stage of your journey with us which is why all prices quoted are complete and include all pre-operative tests, post surgery garment and all. There are no hidden extra costs. 


Tummy Tuck Finance Options

We understand finance availability can sometimes be a barrier to undergoing a Cosmetic Surgery procedure, with manageable payments, we can provide a feasible solution to suits your needs. We have a range of finance options available to help you pay for your procedure, ask at your Free consultation and your counsellor will be happy to take you through these.

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Is it possible/safe to breastfeed with breast implants?

Yes absolutely. It is important to let your surgeon know if you plan to have children and breastfeed as it may influence where the incisions are made.

What is capsular contracture?

Capsular contracture is when natural breast tissue (from scar tissue and collagen) can form around the implants, which in time may thicken and harden the breast. This can cause discomfort and the breasts to look and feel different. 

When you have Breast Enlargement surgery, your body will usually form a layer of healthy tissue around the implant to make it a part of your body. This thin layer of natural breast tissue is called the capsule and is a natural and healthy part of the healing process. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation or pain, you should always contact your clinic immediately. 


What are the Benefits of Mentor Breast Implants?

At The Harley Medical Group we use Mentor breast implants. Mentor, a Johnson & Johnson brand, has been producing the highest quality breast implants for more than 20 years. They are approved by the US FDA (Food and Drugs Administration), come with a 10-year warranty and exceed CE and MHRA testing standards following more than 20 years of clinical data. They are also the UK’s leading provider of implants for breast reconstruction patients. 

Do I need to take any long-term precautions after Breast Enlargement surgery? 

No. The only precautions you’ll need to take are any that you took before you had your surgery. There are many myths surrounding breast implants and flying for example, but these have no basis in truth.

What aftercare is available to me?

A high level of aftercare is crucial after any surgical procedure, that’s why you’ll only ever deal with qualified, caring professionals at The Harley Medical Group.  From your first free consultation, to the dedicated check-ups following your procedure, you’ll have a committed nurse and surgeon team to guide you through. As our patient, we will do everything we can to ensure you have a full and speedy recovery.  Before you leave the hospital you will be given full post-operative advice, as well as a phone number you can ring 24-hours a day if you have any questions or concerns. We pride ourselves on always being there to put your mind at ease in the weeks, months and years following Breast Enlargement surgery.  We recommend that women with silicone gel-filled breast implants have an MRI three years after the procedure and every two years after that. It’s also important that you get into good habits straight away, by checking your breasts regularly for any changes in the shape, size or position of your implants.

What happens if I have an implant rupture?

We care about you and that’s why we use Mentor implants. We are completely confident in their high quality and very low rupture rate and that’s why they come with a Lifetime Replacement Policy for confirmed rupture. In this unlikely event, you will be entitled to free implant replacement regardless of the age of the implant. 

Is Tummy Tuck surgery (Abdominoplasty) right for me?

It’s important to understand that Tummy Tuck surgery is performed to tighten and remove the loose, excess skin gained from pregnancy or dramatic weight loss, usually leaving the Cosmetic Surgical option regarded as the best solution.


*Tummy Tuck results and benefits can vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed

What does the procedure entail and how long does it take?  

It is performed under a general anaesthetic and tends to take around two hours. You will be required to stay in hospital for one to two nights so your Cosmetic Surgeon can ensure you’re recovering as expected.

Your Cosmetic Surgeon will make an incision across the base of your stomach, from hip to hip before repairing, repositioning and tightening the damaged, stretched abdominal muscles with internal stitches.

Your Cosmetic Surgeon will then remove any excess skin before pulling the remaining skin into position and stitching back into place*. This is followed by an extensive aftercare programme.


*Tummy Tuck results and benefits can vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed

Do you have patient stories and before & after pictures to look at?

Your Cosmetic Surgery Nurse will be able to show you lots of before and after pictures during your free consultation, but you can also click to read happy patient stories.


*Tummy Tuck results and benefits can vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed

Am I too old / young for a Tummy Tuck?  

As an ethical Cosmetic Surgery provider, we do not perform Cosmetic Surgery on people under 18. We do not set an upper age limit for Tummy Tuck surgery. However, the older we get the longer it takes our bodies to recover, so your Cosmetic Surgeon will assess your current physical health and medical history to ensure you’re fit and well enough to undergo surgery.

Are the results of Tummy Tuck surgery permanent?  

The results of Tummy Tuck surgery will last for many years. Our bodies change as we get older, so you may find that your skin loses some of its elasticity.

Should I wait until after I’ve had children to have the procedure?

Because our bodies change dramatically during pregnancy, if you plan to have a family we recommend waiting to have Tummy Tuck surgery. However, this is not a medical requirement and is something you should discuss with your Cosmetic Surgeon.

Do I need to be at my ideal weight before surgery?  

Yes. Tummy Tuck surgery is not a recommended weight loss method as it primarily tightens loose skin on the stomach.  If you have the surgery then lose a significant amount of weight, you may find that you need to have another Tummy Tuck to remove further loose skin.


*Tummy Tuck results and benefits can vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed

Will a Tummy Tuck get rid of stretch marks?  

In some cases it can but we can’t guarantee this. Because the surgery involves pulling the skin taut and removing any excess, for some people the appearance of stretch marks can be reduced.


*Tummy Tuck results and benefits can vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed

How long will it take me to fully recover?

Full recovery from Tummy Tuck surgery usually takes between six and eight weeks during this time you are required to wear a light support garment. Some bruising and swelling is expected.  It’s important that you attend your post-operative follow up appointments.  You will need to take up to two weeks off work following Tummy Tuck surgery.  It’s likely you will need help with daily chores during the first week to avoid putting unnecessary strain on the lower abdominal area.  In the first six weeks you should avoid any strenuous activities.

Will I be left with scars?  

The incision will be made as low on the abdomen as possible so any scar will sit below your hip line and be hidden by your underwear or bikini bottoms. The scar will be visible in the first few weeks but should fade quickly until it’s barely noticeable. If you’re worried about scarring, please talk to your Cosmetic Surgeon and read about our highly effective scar revision treatment.


*Tummy Tuck results and benefits can vary and are different for every individual. Specific results cannot be guaranteed

What are the risks?  

The risks with Tummy Tuck surgery are the same as with any surgical procedure performed under a general anaesthetic. However, your Cosmetic Surgeon will talk you through these before you make any decisions.

Do I need to take any long-term precautions after Tummy Tuck surgery?

You don’t need to take any long-term precautions, however you will need to avoid any strenuous exercise in the first six to eight weeks.

How do I choose a reputable surgeon?  

It is important that your Cosmetic Surgeon is fully qualified and experienced. To ensure your Cosmetic Surgeon is reputable, ensure the clinic is registered with The Care Quality Commission (CQC) or The Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW). You should also look for Cosmetic Surgeons who are registered with The General Medical Council (GMC) and ask if they are carrying out Cosmetic Surgery procedures on a daily basis.

What aftercare is available to me?  

Your full and quick recovery is our main priority, that’s why you will be seen by a fully trained, qualified medical professional to understand the recovery process and aftercare. Following your Tummy Tuck procedure, you will stay in hospital overnight so we can monitor your progress and ensure you’re recovering as expected. When you’re ready to go home we’ll give you printed advice to take with you, as well as a number to call 24 hours a day if you have any questions or concerns. Follow up appointments will be arranged and it’s imperative you attend these so you can receive ongoing aftercare from your team of medical professionals.

What's next  

To find out more about our procedures and treatments book a free, no obligation consultation with a member of our qualified team today.

How long will it take me to fully recover (and for any bruising or swelling to go)?

Recovery varies from person to person, but we usually recommend taking ten days off work and avoiding sports of any kind for the first three months. You will have bruising and swelling around the nose and eyes and a splint in place for between seven and ten days after surgery. This will be removed in the clinic and we will give you ongoing advice and care. To help reduce the swelling and advise you to minimise the blowing of your nose in the two weeks following the procedure. You can expect to see the full results of your Nose Reshaping surgery after six to 12 months.

What is ALCL?

ALCL stands for Anaplastic large cell lymphoma, the full title is Breast Implant Associate Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), and is an extremely rare cancerous tumour that can potentially grow around breast implants. The occurance of ALCL affects is estimated at 1 in 300,000 breast implants or an annual incidence of 0.1 to 0.3 per 100,000 women who have implants (source: Association of Breast Surgery June 2017).

It usually appears with a sudden swelling in the breast surrounding an implant, although it can present with a mass. It usually happens many years after the implants have been placed, an average of 8 years.
Most cases are easily treated by having the implant removed, along with the capsule that surrounds it (total capsulectomy).

Simon Smith, our Medical Director, comments:

 “BIA-ALCL is very rare - estimated at 1 in 300,000 breast implants, and can affect  women having implants placed for cosmetic or reconstructive reasons.  It seems likely that few women are likely to change their mind about  implants, but they should have full awareness of this condition before  agreeing to implants, as part of their consent process.

Women who have implants already, certainly should not be alarmed, but  if they get a sudden swelling in their breasts, they should seek a  referral from their GP to their local breast unit, who will follow  guidelines set down by the ABS to ensure that there is no underlying serious cause for it. Treatment for BIA-ALCL is usually simple, but it must be actively managed.”

Patient safety has been and always will be our priority which is why we recommend Mentor implants.  MENTOR® Breast Implants are backed by substantial clinical data demonstrating safety and effectiveness in patients having undergone primary and revisionary augmentation and reconstruction surgeries. Mentor continues to support ongoing inquiries into the association of ALCL and breast implants.

How long do the implants last?

Implants are not lifetime devices; therefore it is likely that they may need to be replaced sometime in your life. The time period varies from woman to woman. Some women need replacement surgery in only a few years while others may go 10-20 years. The accepted medical advice is that they last 10-12 years and patients should have an MRI scan after 3 years and then 2 yearly after that to monitor their implants.

Will the implants come with a warranty?

Mentor Memory Gel implants has one of the best warrantees on the market "You can’t put a price on peace of mind. So neither have we".

Limited Warranty Plan for Mentor® and PERT HESE™ Silicone Gel-filled Breast Implants*

• Free automatic enrolment
• Lifetime product replacement in case of confirmed rupture
• In the case of confirmed rupture, up to €1000 of financial assistance, for a period of 10 years from the date of its implantation
• Free product replacement in the case of confirmed capsular contracture Baker grade III and IV in augmentation surgery, for a period of 10 years from the date of its implantation

** For all other MENTOR® and PERTHESE™ Breast Implants,please refer to the Mentor Lifetime Product Replacement Policy

How soon after my procedure can I go on a sun-bed?

While at The Harley Medical Group we do not recommend the use of sun-beds under any circumstances we understand that they are a popular way to prepare the skin before a holiday. We recommend waiting for six weeks (by this time you will not have to wear your sports bra) before going on the bed, and then only if your nurse and surgeon have confirmed the wounds have healed normally. The incisions must be covered for the duration and we recommend also using at least SPF25 on them for additional protection. The scars should be white before they’re exposed to the sun, new skin can pigment if exposed to UV. 

How soon after my procedure can I fly?

If your surgeon is happy with the way you are your healing you can fly two weeks after surgery, however at The Harley Medical Group we highly recommend you wait for at least six weeks to ensure you are fully healed. This is also a practical recommendation, until six weeks post operation of your breast augmentation you will be unable to wear a bikini, go swimming in the pool, spa or sea or lift your luggage... which doesn’t make for the most entertaining holiday.