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Tummy tuck surgery cost from £ 1135

Abdominoplasty procedure (tummy tuck) in Ukraine

Abdominoplasty is amongst the five most popular plastic surgical procedures conducted today. Over the last 10 years, the demand for abdominal surgery has risen by 70%.

Surgeons take great delight in tummy tuck procedures, from a sculptural perspective and for the dramatic and positive results of their patient’s appearance. The results of which are noticeable immediately.

  • Spending just 7 days in Ukraine for a tummy tuck results in patients departing 2–3 sizes smaller.
  • Abdominoplasty and liposuction can be carried out during the same operation.
  • The cost of tummy tuck surgery in Ukraine is 75-90% cheaper than in the UK.
  • The operation is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon with 20 years experience.
  • Both the surgeon and clinic personnel speak English.
  • The cost of our clinic fees per night are equivalent to a 3* hotel.
  • Overseas Medical Ukraine will take full responsibility of all of the necessary arrangements

What is tummy tuck surgery?

Many people both men and women, all over the world dream about losing weight. Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to get rid of excess fat in the stomach area and tighten the skin to create a perfect shape. It may also be performed when a person has already lost weight but as a result has loose skin, which can appear unsightly. Very often women experience these problems after pregnancy, as their skin and muscles were overstretched.

This is radical and effective plastic surgery for the correction of the exterior abdominal wall that can reduce the stomach size and thus provide an attractive and appealing shape.

What the surgery will not do

The tummy tuck will not remove stretch marks, unless they are located in the lower abdominal skin, which is removed during surgery. Stretch marks are in the skin and to date there is no treatment for them. This operation will not make the hips or bottom smaller; that requires a specialized diet or fat removal (see liposuction section). The surgery will however tighten the abdomen and, dependent on the muscle tone and the volume of fat inside the abdomen (as opposed to under the skin) will provide a flatter, or even a totally flat abdomen. It will not make skin drum-tight, and it will not eliminate the nat­ural skin folding that occurs when you bend over. That fold is found in virtually everyone over 30 years of age. Exercise and careful dieting will flatten the stomach further post surgery.

Is abdominoplasty for women or men?

This operation is successfully conducted for both women and men. However, there is a a slight difference between abdominoplasty for men and women. Sometimes, women require abdominoplasty combined with liposuction in the pubic region.

For women who are planning a future pregnancy, it is preferable to postpone the idea of undergoing abdominoplasty because there is a risk that previously sutured vertical muscles may separate during pregnancy.

What are the medical reasons for tummy tuck surgery?

  • There is excess body fat on and around the stomach.
  • A post-natal structure causes changes in the convex shape of the abdomen and thus an inability to tone the stomach muscles (rectus abdominis) due to their depletion.
  • Excess skin that occurs after childbirth.
  • Severe weight loss.
  • Loss of elasticity and excess soft tissue in the front of the stomach.

In all the above cases, the appearance demonstrates an apparent roundness of the stomach, and potentially loose skin below the waist, resembling an apron.

What are the different types of tummy tuck surgery?

There are four potential options:

  • Endoscopic Abdominoplasty.This type of stomach surgery is suggested for younger patients who have a minor problem with weakened abdominal muscles. Skin tightening is not required. Surgery is performed using an endoscope, which is introduced near the navel area with some additional punctures made in the bikini area.
  • Mini Tuck.This method is used when the stomach needs a little aesthetic adjustment with a small amount of skin causing fat folds needing to be removed. An incision is made in the bikini area, but the navel is not removed.
  • Middle abdominoplasty.This is for the excision of excess skin, removing fat and tightening the muscles of the peritoneum, by utilising additional vertical incision.
  • Full abdominoplasty.This requires an extensive correction of excess fat, not only from the abdomen but also from the thighs and back. In addition to excess skin and fat being removed, and muscles reconstructed, stretch marks and scars will be eliminated.

How Long It Will Last

Tummy tuck operations are permanent to a great extent. The fat and skin that are removed are not able to return. However, the tightened muscles could stretch again, particularly if weight is gained or there is a further pregnancy. Thus our recommendation that surgery is conducted once weight is stable and/or the final pregnancy has been experienced.

When to have it

The most opportune time for abdominal surgery is when the cause of the stom­ach extending is no longer in existence; when all children have been had, and all weight has been lost. Preferably when the patient is in fairly good physical shape.

If a patient undergoes this procedure and then experiences a further pregnancy, it may not completely undo all the works, but it will destroy some of it. The skin and muscle tone will be left noticeably stretched, even though not as apparent as prior to surgery.

This operation is uncommon in young people, due to their rarely having experienced pregnancies, extreme weight loss and/or surgeries that create the need for this procedure. However, a young person whose skin and muscles do reveal symptoms of having been stretched, would certainly benefit from a major tummy tuck.

How is the tummy tuck procedure performed?

The operation can be completed with an umbilicoplasty or without, with the aspiration of fat or without, and with an allocation of waist contouring or without.

A combination of liposuction and abdominoplasty is feasible. A mini abdominoplasty is a less complex procedure than an abdominoplasty itself. It is completed when there are fat deposits only in the lower part of stomach area, below the navel. Liposuction it is carried out when excess fat is required to be removed via suction from underneath the skin, without the tightening of the skin afterwards.

How long is a tummy tuck procedure?

This operation generally takes between 2-3 hours. A full abdominoplasty could take up to 5 hours.

What happens during the operation?

During the operation, the anaesthetist would either administer a general anaesthetic or an epidural injection, which numbs all areas of the body from the waist down.

During a mini abdominoplasty, a considerable incision is made below the navel. The surgeon then removes fat deposits, will remove excess skin (if necessary) and then realigns the skin. Also, the navel will be re-positioned to ensure that it is not left in an unnatural shape post the skin being manipulated and sutured.

During a full abdominoplasty, a substantial incision is made below the navel from hip to hip, followed by a second incision to free the navel. The surgeon removes fat deposits, tightens the muscles, realigns the skin, removes excess skin (if necessary), makes allowance for a new navel and then sutures.

What happens after operation?

A tummy tuck is a major operation, which is conducted in a hospital operating theatre on an inpatient basis. Patients will be required to stay in the clinic for several days after the operation.

Some patients are able to return home after a few days post the procedure. Depending on the complexity of the surgery, patients may be advised to stay up to 3-4 days in the clinic due to the drainage of excess fluids post surgery. To surmise, abdominoplasty surgery recovery time is between 2-4 weeks, and we recommend rest at home during this period for a swift and successful recovery.

For approximately 2 weeks after the operation, there will be a general feeling of discomfort in the abdomen. During this period, we recommend wearing a special compression garment (“grace-belt”). It will also be necessary not to partake in any intense exercise for approximately 1 month, and avoid lifting heavy loads for 3 months.

Sutures are generally removed on day 8-10. After which we recommend wearing a light bandage, and thereafter a special abdominal support garment for several weeks.

What is the recovery time after a tummy tuck?

Post tummy tuck surgery, it could take up to a year before feeling identical prior to surgery. For 3-6 months, the skin surrounding the scar might be slightly swollen, and it is normal to feel a slight numbness. Our clients who are in good shape tend to recover faster than those who are less fit. All the aforementioned recovery details are very individual, and the surgeon will advise patients personally on their individual case.  We would be delighted to welcome prospective patients in Ukraine for a short visit to the clinic, for the purpose of a prior consultation with a surgeon. He will provide answers to all questions using his own and his colleagues extensive experience.

Is it covered by the National Health System?

Patients who would like to undergo abdominoplasty surgery are not eligible for treatment under the NHS.

Before and After

How It Works

This operation removes excess skin and as much excess fat as is possible from the abdominal area, together with tightening the defunct abdominal muscles. The only negatives to note are a re-positioned navel and some potential scarring. If the only issue is due to extreme weight loss with a consequence of excess skin in the lower abdomen, a full abdominoplasty may not be necessary. Removal of the excess skin may be sufficient, with this operation being known as a “mini tuck.” Dependent upon the scope of the operation, the stay period in the clinic may differ, therefore indicating that the time for your medical tour may fluctuate.

Step 1. Consultation and quotation

  • Send us your request with photographs and a description of your desired correction.
  • Include Skype contact details to enable our doctor to conduct an on-line consultation.
  • Consultation with your doctor. The doctor will contact you and schedule a mutually convenient time for an on-line consultation. This will be free of charge.
  • After a consultation you will be sent a fully comprehensive report, containing a quotation.
  • The quotation will include: the final cost, anaesthetic options and staying arrangements at the clinic. This will also include any necessary consultations with other doctors (physician and anaesthetist), number of nights stay at the clinic, preferred ward type (single or double), compression garments and medication to take home.

Step 2. Lab tests and scans

  • Contact us once you have come to a decision on the treatment. The doctor will provide you with an exact list of medical tests/scans required, assuming that you do not have any contraindications.
  • The tests could be conducted in your home country. However, due to the low cost of tests and consultations in Ukraine, it is worth considering a short visit to Ukraine over a weekend (Saturday – Sunday).
  • Our standard package of 10 medical tests, 5 scans and a doctor’s consultation costs circa £130 in Ukraine.
  • During this visit, you may wish to further enhance your treatment with procedures such as Dental treatmentWellness & SPA or Sightseeing & Leisure – all of which are 60-70% cheaper than in the UK.

Step 3. Reserving a date of treatment

  • When the doctor is fully satisfied with your medical tests result, you will be contacted to make an appointment for your chosen medical procedure.
  • We will require you to transfer 50% of pre-payment to the clinic’s bank account.
  • Upon receipt, the clinic will then be able to reserve a date for the operation, and you will receive pre-operative instructions.

Step 4. Air-tickets, hotel booking

  • We suggest that you proceed with travel arrangements personally, as it is much more cost effective than booking through a tour operator.
  • We recommend you consider the hotels/apartments within the vicinity of the clinic and central Kiev.
  • For further guidance, please visit our web page Organising your trip.

Step 5 - Day 0. Friday: Arrival in Ukraine

  • There are a great number of overseas flights to Borispol airport, which arrive in Kiev (the capital of Ukraine) during the afternoon.
  • A guide from Overseas Medical Ukraine will greet you at the airport and transport you straight to your apartment/hotel.
  • It is likely you will arrive in time for dinner, or an evening walk.
  • We strongly recommend that you consume your last meal before 11pm of Day 0 and refrain from drinking alcohol.

Step 6- Day 1. Saturday: Appointment and operation

  • Check-out from your hotel/apartment as abdominal procedures require overnight stays at the clinic.
  • At 9am we will collect you from your hotel/apartment and bring you to the clinic. A completely empty stomach is vital.
  • You will have a consultation with a physician and anaesthetist.
  • Ther will also be time spent completing paper work formalities.
  • The operation may take up to 5 hours under a general anaesthetic.
  • Post surgery, an English-speaking nurse will assist you with your needs and ensure you are comfortable.
  • You will be provided with a compression garment (£45 – £80).
  • It is a requirement to stay in hospital for several days post surgery.

Step 7 - Day 2.Sunday: Post op visit and Recovery

  • A nurse will be beside you to assist with all your morning activities. She will administer all your medication.
  • We will provide all meals.
  • You would be required to stay in the clinic between 3-4 days due to intravenous drainage of excess fluids post surgery.

Step 8 - Day 3.Monday: Recovery and Post-op therapy

  • Generally speaking, you will start to feel much better around this time.
  • Your nurse will be able to assist you throughout the day.
  • A patient coordinator form Overseas Medical will visit during the day to ensure that all is well.

Step 9 - Day 4.Tuesday: Recovery and Post-op therapy

  • Usually inflammation starts to subside.
  • You will undergo a final check-up prior to departure. Your doctor will suggest recommendations for the immediate future and answer any questions that you may have.
  • We will in addition organise for you to take home some post-operative medication (£30 – £45).
  • You may stay in the clinic overnight.

Step 10 - Day 5.Wednesday: Departure home

  • Many international flights depart during the morning.
  • Our driver will pick collect you up to 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure time, and take you to Borispol airport, Kiev.

Aftercare and Post-op therapy

  • Should you have any needs that require a follow-up consultation with the doctor, we will arrange for this to be conducted on-line.
  • On day 7 post-surgery, your sutures will be ready to be removed. Some sutures may be removed on day 8-10. Your local home clinic will be able to do this.
  • Alternatively, you may wish to pay a short weekend visit to Kiev for this post-operative procedure (if required or desired) in combination with further enhancing treatments, such as Dental treatmentWellness & SPA or Sightseeing & Leisure.

Prices for Abdominoplasty (tummy-tuck) procedure

Procedure GBP EUR
 Endoscopic abdominoplasty £ 1705 € 2058
 Mini abdominoplasty £ 1135 € 1370
 Middle abdominoplasty £ 2000 € 2445
 Full abdominoplasty £ 3262 € 3937
 Suture of eventration (Straightening a convex shape of the abdomen) £ 699 € 844
 Suture of diastasis recti £ 371 € 488
 Extended suture of diastasis recti £ 785 € 948
 Fat aspiration (1 area) £ 399 € 410
 Ultrasonic fat aspiration (1 area) £ 475 € 570
 Extended ultrasonic liposuction (1 area) £ 570 € 689

When estimating the total cost of abdominoplasty surgery we recommend considering the scope of the surgery required:

  • Number of areas: usually in 1 operation there are 2 areas affected (above and below the naval).
  • Liposuction fees if aspiration of excess fat is required.
  • Therapist consultation.
  • Lab tests and checks.
  • Anaesthetic.
  • Clinic fees.
  • Compression garments.
  • Medication for post-operative period.

For further information see Prices.

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What Other Patients Say

Isabel: Leotard Perfect

“I was 30, slim, the mother of one child, and a devotee of body building when I came to see a surgeon in Ukraine for a mini-tuck. My complaint was that my “line” in my leotard held my back from success in body building competition. The bulge was from weak muscles, damaged from a Cesarean section and I wanted it surgically corrected. I had no excess fat…” Read more

Mother, 26 (after a pregnancy and losing 20 pounds):

“My hus­band got worried when I had the surgery. He joked that it meant I was getting ready to leave him. He said he loved me, no matter how I looked. Pregnancy destroyed my figure, and I wasn’t about to live with that—at any age. I went to Ukraine after the Christmas. Read more

 

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