Tummy Tuck, also known as Abdominoplasty is where the fat is removed from the abdominal area to create a firmer abdomen.

The surgeon will make a surgical incision across the base of the abdomen, from hip to hip in order to be able to repair the overstretched or damaged muscles and remove fat. The surgeon will stretch the skin into place, stitch it along the original incision line and remove any excess skin.

This type of surgery is usually sought by patients with loose tissue after pregnancy or individuals with sagging after considerable weight loss.

The Risks

  • Bleeding/ blood clots
  • Infection
  • Scarring/abnormal scarring
  • Nerve damage
  • Skin damage / skin necrosis
  • Seroma (a collection of clear fluid under the skin)

If you have suffered from any of the above issues or if you are suffering any other problems after undergoing a tummy tuck procedure, contact our all-female specialist team and they will be able to talk to you about your issues and discuss if you have a claim for compensation.

As well as claiming or any pain, suffering and inconvenience, you may be able to claim back additional costs such as:

Remedial surgery – if you have to have your surgery corrected, the additional cost involved could form part of the claim against the surgeon or company that carried out the original operation

Loss of income – if you need to take additional days off work or you are unable to go back to work due to the negligence of the surgeon or company carrying out the procedure, your loss of income will form part of your claim.

There is no need to be embarrassed or worried. We speak to women in your position every day and will discuss your case with you in the strictest confidence.

Contact our specialist all-female Cosmetic Surgery team today on: 0800 083 6290.