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Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UL

01892 531111
Helpdesk 01892 552 932
Physiotherapy 03450454845
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Why choose Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital for your tummy tuck surgery?

Our recently refurbished private hospital in Tunbridge Wells boasts some of the most experienced cosmetic surgeons in the south east. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do when it comes to treatment, care and comfort.

Your recovery will play an important role in the success of the tummy tuck procedure, which is why your package includes any aftercare that your consultant approves. You may be in hospital for a couple of nights, however your private room contains en-suite facilities and Wi-Fi, while freshly cooked meals and flexible visiting hours ensure a homely feeling.

If you are interested in having cosmetic surgery at Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital, like an abdominoplasty procedure, come along to one of our free cosmetic open events. Here you will be able to find out more about the surgery, including costs, before asking our consultant any questions you may have.

Is a tummy tuck procedure right for me?

  • You are most likely to benefit from a tummy tuck if you are self-conscious about what your abdomen looks like
  • This is sometimes because the skin of the abdomen does not shrink back after pregnancy or after losing a lot of weight
  • This procedure is not appropriate for people who are over weight or as an attempt to lose weight
  • Your surgeon in Tunbridge Wells will carry out a thorough assessment before deciding if surgery is suitable for you
  • The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and usually takes between 2 - 5 hours.

The different surgical options available:

  1. Full abdominoplasty - is suitable if you have a lot of excess skin. Your surgeon will make a curved cut from one hip to the other. They will remove any excess skin and fat. Your surgeon will then cut under the skin above your umbilicus (belly button), pulling it downwards and tightening it. Sometimes they will need to reconstruct your umbilicus and tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall.
  2. Mini abdominoplasty - is suitable if you only have a little excess skin. Your surgeon will only need to make a small cut just above the pubic area to remove the excess skin.
  3. Endoscopic abdominoplasty - is suitable if you only need to have the muscles of your abdominal wall tightened. Your surgeon will make small cuts and use special surgical instruments to tighten the muscles.

Going home after having an abdominoplasty at Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital

  • The length of your hospital stay depends on which procedure is performed.
  • With full abdominoplasty you should be able to go home after 2 - 3 days.
  • You may have dressings and drains (plastic tubes) coming out of both sides of your abdomen.
  • The drains area usually removed before you leave hospital.
  • You will be given post-operative pain killers.
  • Most patients are mobile from day one and return to normal activities within 6 weeks.
  • We recommend discussing returning to work with your surgeon.
  • The results of an abdominoplasty improve gradually over the first 6 months.
  • To achieve the best outcome patients should maintain a balanced diet and exercise regularly.

Most people make a good recovery and return to normal activities. However, although rare, as with any surgery there can be complications:

  • Developing a swelling
  • Numbness or persistent pain
  • Cosmetic problems

Tummy tuck surgery costs

The cost of tummy tuck surgery may be more affordable than you think. Our prices are inclusive of all costs and have no hidden surprises. You have the option to pay for your procedure as a one off payment or if preferred, you may be eligible for an interest free loan.

We are confident that the price for your treatment at Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital will be competitive and we are proud to deliver outstanding clinical care at a fair price.

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