Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and tightens the underlying muscles. This procedure is often sought after by individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight, or women who have had multiple pregnancies. However, like any surgical procedure, it is important to carefully consider the potential risks and benefits before undergoing an abdominoplasty.

What you should consider before undergoing abdominoplasty surgery

Overall Health

One important consideration is your overall health. Abdominoplasty is a major surgical procedure, and you should be in good health before undergoing the procedure. Your surgeon will likely ask about your medical history and any pre-existing conditions that may affect your ability to safely undergo major surgery. You may also need to undergo certain medical tests, such as blood work and a physical exam, before being accepted for surgery.


It is also important to have realistic expectations about the results of an abdominoplasty. While the procedure can provide significant improvement to the appearance of your abdomen, it is not a substitute for weight loss or a healthy lifestyle. It is also important to understand that the results of the procedure may not be permanent, particularly if you gain weight or become pregnant after the procedure.

Risks and Complications

Another consideration is the potential risks and complications associated with abdominoplasty. Like any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with anaesthesia and the surgical procedure itself. Potential complications can include bleeding, infection, and poor wound healing. It is important to discuss these risks with your surgeon and understand the steps that will be taken to minimize them.

Recovery Process

Finally, you should consider the recovery process associated with abdominoplasty. The recovery period can vary depending on the extent of the procedure, but generally involves a few weeks of rest and limited activity. You may need to take a few weeks off work and avoid certain physical activities during this time. You should also plan for someone to help you with daily tasks and childcare if needed.

In conclusion, abdominoplasty can provide significant improvement to the appearance of the abdomen, but it is important to carefully consider the potential risks, benefits, and costs before undergoing the procedure. You should be in good health, have realistic expectations, and understand the potential risks and recovery process associated with the procedure. By doing so, you can make an informed decision about whether abdominoplasty is right for you.

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About LASE Cosmetic

LASE Cosmetic is a luxury clinic operating in the North East specialising in surgical and non-surgical procedures.  Our ethos is to offer the very highest standards of patient care and service while, at the same time, adopting evidence-based cosmetic treatments that allow our patients to benefit from modern techniques and perhaps avoid the need for traditional general anaesthetic-based, overnight surgery, providing the best plastic surgery in Newcastle.

At LASE’s clinic in Jesmond in central Newcastle-upon-Tyne, you can expect the very best in advanced cosmetic treatments, many of which are exclusive to us in the North East.

At the heart of everything the clinic offers is the welfare of the patient – the team will always cross-refer between our surgical and non-surgical capabilities to ensure the patient is given the best advice on cosmetic surgery in Newcastle upon Tyne.