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What Is A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes loose skin and stubborn fat deposits, and tightens weakened abdominal muscles, with the purpose of creating a smoother, firmer profile.

There are several types of tummy tucks; the procedure your surgeon selects for you will be determined by the particular area you want to target and the desired outcome. Here at Flawless Skin by Abby, our goal is a happy patient that receives arguably the best tummy tuck Nigeria has to offer.

Why Choose Us for a Tummy Tuck?

It is our surgeons’ passion to help each of their patients achieve their goals and feel beautiful. They back this up with years of rigorous training and experience, for which they are well known by both patients and peers. They are supported by an equally passionate team of practitioners, trained to provide you with the best service possible, in one of the most luxurious medspas on the planet – truly world class.

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What Should I Expect?

Overview of the Tummy Tuck Procedure

There are five basic steps to a tummy tuck, regardless of the type of incision that is used:

  • Administration of a general anesthesia so that the abdominal muscles stay relaxed during the entire surgery.
  • Creation of the incision, which will have been discussed with you prior to the procedure.
  • Tightening of the abdominal muscles, which is done by separating the skin from the abdominal walls, then pulling the muscles more tightly and sewing them into position.
  • Trimming away the excess skin.
  • Reattaching or sculpting a new navel, depending on which will have a more aesthetic result.

Our abdominoplasty in Abuja typically takes from two to five hours.

Types of Tummy Tucks

There are five types of tummy tucks:

  • Traditional – For the entire abdominal area, this requires a hip-to-hip incision.
  • Mini – For the area below the navel only, this is for patients within 10% of their normal body weight. Usually, no readjustment of the position of the navel is needed.
  • Endoscopic – Typically used only to tighten weak abdominal muscles, this does not remove fat or skin tissue.
  • Circumferential – Often used for patients who have lost massive amounts of weight from gastric bypass surgery, it is also called a “body lift” and can include the thighs, tummy and buttocks.
  • Extended – Often called a “partial body lift,” it can extend from the abdomen to removing fat and excess skin from “love handles.”

A Mini Tummy Tuck usually takes about 1½ hours; other types can involve from two to five hours.

What Is The Recovery From A Tummy Tuck Like?

The first two weeks are critical to your recovery. Consider in-home assistance, especially if you have children. Also, you should sleep with your head elevated to help minimize fluid retention.

Most patients who work in an office can return to work after two weeks, but it will be about six weeks until full recovery.

What Kind Of Scarring Should I Expect?

The degree and location of scarring will depend on the incision but will have been carefully planned so it can be hidden by swimwear or underwear.

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Flawless Skin by Abby has you covered

Dearest Clients,

We are open for all your appointments starting on Monday, May 4th, 2020!

We have made some changes to meet with safety measures and Federal Government requirements. Our number one priority is the safety of our clients and due to that, Flawless Skin by Abby is taking extra precautions and putting measures in place to ensure the health and safety of our clients, so that you may continue to feel calm and confident about receiving your spa, wellness and medical aesthetic treatments from our team.

All of our providers are knowledgeable, well trained and diligent about sanitizing on a regular basis, but we are adding additional precautions of using face masks, gloves, hand-washing, hand sanitizer and cleaning/disinfecting rooms between each client service.

Temporary changes to our normal schedule/services:

  • Our work hours are Monday to Saturday 9am to 7pm. Closed on Sunday.
  • We are now offering all services.
  • Appointments will be scheduled and spaced appropriately to allow time for thorough cleaning between clients and to keep our lounge area clear.
  • We are offering both in-office and Virtual Consultations that will be done via video calls (Zoom, Skype or Whatsapp).
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It’s important to remember that during stressful times, taking care of yourself is more important than ever. Above all else, stay calm and know that you are in good hands. We are committed to provide you with a place to rejuvenate, relax and look and feel your best.

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