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Tummy Tuck


Bulging tummy. Loose tummy. These all happens as a result of pregnancy or significant weight loss. Furthermore, wearing a bikini can sometimes be a daunting issue and can affect one’s self-esteem.

A tummy tuck is a type of operation that removes these loose, bulging tummy through surgical removal of excess fat and skin. With a tummy tuck operation, it is important to note that a long surgical scar is expected and the recovery time is longer compared to some aesthetic operations like breast augmentation.

The tummy tuck surgery can be done in our Dubai Healthcare City Day Surgery Clinic under intravenous sedation, a type of anaesthesia that involves a cocktail of sedative medications and pain killers given through a vein. Sedation, when compared to general anaesthesia, involves fast recovery and can be done as a day case surgery. With tummy tuck under sedation, it does not necessarily require an overnight stay at the clinic.  

The entire surgery will typically last from 3.5 to 4 hours. A compression garment will be worn immediately after the operation and may also involve the attachment of a couple of drains. These drains will help with the swelling by draining excess fluids. Usually, the drains are kept for a day or two until the drained fluids are less likely to cause any complications like seroma (the accumulation of fluid within the surrounding tissues.

During the first couple of weeks, it is crucial to be careful when moving or doing chores. Some individuals are moving up and about after the first week. Although this may seem so, it is still important to take everything at minimal until the first month.

The first couple of weeks, you may already feel tightness on the tummy as a result of the stitches made on the muscles. This helps achieve a flatter tummy and involves suturing the muscles together. 

A full tummy tuck surgery involves transposition of the belly button. Moreover, a scar is expected on the same place as the previously positioned navel; while a mini tummy tuck only involves a horizontal scar along the bikini line.

A tummy tuck has been proven as an efficient operation in achieving a flatter tummy however, certain issues such as long recovery, permanent scars, must be considered.

Here in Dubai, Tummy Tuck is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.

To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393, WhatsApp +971 52 915 1461 or email

To book an appointment at our LCAS 15 Harley Street, London practice, please call +44 207 636 4272 or email