Tummy Tuck Finance Options
We understand finance availability can sometimes be a barrier to undergoing tummy tuck surgery. With manageable payments, we can provide a feasible solution to suit your needs. We have a range of finance options available to help you pay for your abdominoplasty - simply ask at your no-obligation consultation.
Please contact one of our Patient Advisors or call 0800 288 4110. Alternatively, you can discuss your financial options with one of our Patient Advisors during your consultation at your local clinic.
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Frequently Asked Abdominoplasty Questions
The risks with Tummy Tuck surgery are the same as with any surgical procedure performed under a general anaesthetic. However, your Watford Abdominoplasty Surgeon will talk you through these before you make any decisions.
With a Full Tummy Tuck, 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. An extensive tummy tuck may also require a scar from navel to breast bone.
With a Mini Tummy Tuck the incision will be made as lower on the abdomen, closer to the bikini line, and will be smaller - only slightly larger than a C-Section scar.
Your 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 Watford Tummy Tuck Surgeon and read about our highly effective scar revision treatment
The results of Tummy Tuck surgery will last for many years if you maintain a healthy weight. However, it is important to be aware that our bodies change as we get older, so you may find that your skin loses some of its elasticity. If your weight fluctuates this may be exacerbated.
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 abdominoplasty surgery at our Watford clinic.
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 Watford Abdominoplasty Surgeon.
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.
At The Harley Medical Group Watford we highly recommend researching all of your options when considering surgery to ensure you are happy with your decision.
One possible option is the NHS, who operate with BAPRAS and BAAPS surgeons, and we highly recommended speaking with your GP to see if the NHS can help. However we have found that increasingly there is a reluctance to perform 'cosmetic' procedures, particularly a tummy tuck, on the NHS.
Here at our Watford Tummy Tuck clinic we see many patients who explain that the wait for their procedure is either too long or they have been advised that they are not presently eligible. For example many women who come to us have been told that they need to maintain a BMI below 25 for two years before they can be placed on the long waiting list. Often the excess skin is the cause of the increased weight and they find it impossible to drop their BMI lower.
Also, many surgeons who work with the NHS how are required to perform a wide number of surgery's, this means unless they are specialists e.g. gynaecologists they may not frequently perform tummy tuck procedures. At The Harley Medical Group are surgeons are dedicated Cosmetic Surgeons who are specialists in Abdominoplasty surgery