Debbie had a very large pannus (lower abdominal apron - overhanging tummy), which she found made it very difficult to carry out her job and exercise. She was also overweight with a high Body Mass Index (BMI), making the risks of a surgical procedure high from the point of view of clots on the legs (DVT) and poor wound healing. An apronectomy was planned, rather than a cosmetic tummy tuck. This is as short a procedure as possible in order to minimise the risks.
We were able to remove about 3kg from her lower abdomen in a 3 hour procedure. We avoided the need for drains, and we were able to preserve her belly button (which sometimes needs to be sacrificed in this type of procedure).
What the Patient said
After 2 C-Sections, both with minor complications, I was left with a large area of saggy skin that just would not go away. I looked into cosmetic surgery so that I could have it removed. It made me feel sad to have this left over from pregnancy. I chose Refine Surgeons as I was able to research them and read about each individual surgeon. I was put at ease by my consultant (Mr Bahia) and felt very reassured, with all my questions answered fully.
I am very pleased with the results and could not be happier about how I look now.
What the Surgeon said
Debbie has had a good result, and has rid herself of a large, heavy and cumbersome apron of tissue from her lower abdomen. She has healed well, with no significant complications and was back to her work, after only the minimum of time off. We were able to save her belly button and I am delighted that Debbie was pleased with the final result.