A tummy tuck, the common name for abdominoplasty, is a popular cosmetic procedure available in Chester with acclaimed female plastic surgeon, Anca Breahna.
The aim of the procedure is clear: remove excess skin and fat from the mid and lower abdomen and then to also tighten the muscle. This creates a stomach that is flatter and leaner and more athletic looking, perhaps returning it to how it looked previously.
The benefits of a tummy tuck can also extend well beyond the purely aesthetic into mental health too. Having concerns over our appearance can lead to a lack of self-confidence and self-esteem and this can impinge on all areas of our lives – work, relationships, friendships and more.
In this page, we all outline key details relating to tummy tuck surgery in Chester and also provide a few words on Anca Breahna – why she stands apart among cosmetic surgeons in the north west.
What Is A Tummy Tuck?
In simple terms, a tummy tuck is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the stomach region. It targets a specific concern rather than overall obesity and so would typically be for someone who is in good overall health but has some annoying fat to shift.
There are actually different degrees of tummy tuck, these essentially relate to the amount of fat and skin to be removed and how much of the abdominal area needs to be addressed.
The traditional tummy tuck is most common, this is for the entire abdominal region and involves the removal of a significant amount of skin and fat. The belly button will also be moved to ensure it remains in a natural-looking position.
A partial, or mini tummy tuck, as the name implies, is for when there is less excess skin and fat, it would usually be for those who only want or need to address the part of the abdomen that is below the naval.
The third option is the extended abdominoplasty, this is suitable when there is more skin and fat to be removed than would be the case in a traditional tummy tuck and will also factor in the hips and lower back leading to substantial changes in a person’s figure.
The tummy tucks can also be performed in combination with other procedures such as liposuction around the hips and flank or break augmentation, potentially with fat grafted from the abdomen used to reshape the breasts. The tummy tuck combined with breast augmentation is often colloquially referred to as a mummy makeover as it is a popular procedure for mothers who have given birth and wish to regain their figure.
Suitability for a Tummy Tuck
Your suitability for a tummy tuck would be ascertained in a detailed consultation at our Chester clinic.
In broad terms, it is suitable for anyone who has fat and excess skin in this area that they wish to address but is in otherwise good health. However, there would be exceptions and so a person’s full medical history is taken into consideration, so too whether the results they hope to achieve are possible.
An experienced surgeon will only consider surgery when it is truly in the prospective patient’s best interests.
The prospective patient also does not need to be an expert in the various forms of tummy tuck or know which one they might be best suited to. Instead, this will be discussed during the consultation.
The consultation is your chance to talk and for the surgeon to listen and then suggest a plan of best action.
A second consultation is then common, this to allow you time to consider whether surgery is truly for you and to think of any follow up questions.
Tummy Tuck Results
A tummy tuck can have a very visible impact on appearance, removing the excess fat and skin and so tackling what was once a cause for concern aesthetically.
Results can be discussed in terms of percentage of fat removed, but often it is best to also see before and after images to see the impact this surgery has had for others. The results can be truly profound.
A tummy tuck is also a procedure whereby the results are easy to predict, in that removing a certain amount of skin and fat will lead to a new appearance that can be easily ascertained pre surgery. There is not the uncertainty of wondering precisely how results will settle down.
Full results will not be visible until; around 12 weeks post-surgery as the body recovers.
Post-Surgery Recovery from Tummy Tucks
Abdominoplasty is relatively major surgery and so there is inevitably a period of recovery required.
You would need to take things easy for a number of weeks and surgical garments will need to be worn, driving will also be prohibited for a while and obviously physical activities, especially strenuous ones such as sport are off limits initially.
You would have regular checkup and follow-up appointments with your surgeon, in the case of Ms Breahna these would be at 1, 2 and six weeks and then 3 months, six months and one year post surgery.
You would also be provided with full details relating to recovery and any things that should be avoided or advice to follow.
If you are considering a tummy tuck procedure and would like a consultation near to your Chester home, please contact us today.
Miss Breahna would welcome the opportunity to hold a detailed consultation with you, this the first step in addressing your cosmetic concerns.
Please contact by calling 07538 012918 or using the Contact Form.
A Leading Cosmetic Surgeon in Chester
There are many fine cosmetic surgeons in and around the north west, why consider Anca Breahna?
Her full biography is on site, please do take the time to read it – and also follow similar steps for any surgeon you may consider.
One of the few female plastic surgeons in the region, she brings a unique female perspective to any consultation and procedure.
She holds the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Plast), the Fellowship European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (FEBOPRAS), the Post Graduate Diploma for Hand Surgery at the BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand) and a Master of Science Degree at the University of Manchester and she is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery.
Miss Breahna is currently a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, a post she has held since 2018, and also holds practicing privileges at Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital in Chester and Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Wirral.
She has presented in a training capacity both nationally and internationally for approaching two decades.
Miss Breahna is a member of the General Medical Council and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Chester is a beautiful walled city located within the county of Cheshire and on the River Dee.
The city was founded as Castrum, the Roman fort located there called Deva Vitrix – this was one of the main army camps in the UK. Deva then became a major settlement in its own right.
Chester has a long and rick history, it was given city status as far back as 1541 and its importance is shown by the castle and walls, these remaining among the most complete city walls in the UK. The castle received numerous extra fortifications through the centuries, the initial castle built under the instructions of William the Conqueror.
Chester remained important through later centuries, for instance the nearby Newtown, with the Shropshire Union Canal were key to distribution.
The city is now a popular one for tourists, this a key industry, so too are public administration and retail.
A large number of well-known celebrities and famous people were born in Chester, or lived in the city, these include Russ Abbot, Beth Tweddle, Ben Foden and many people’s favourite James Bond – Daniel Craig.