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Cheapest "Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty" in UK
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:44 AM
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Question Cheapest "Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty" in UK

Hi !
After having 2 kids i am left with wrinkly ,baggy and streachmarked belly . No diets/exersice will change it .
The only way to get rid of the extra skin and some streatchmarks is plastic surgery (Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty).
I dont want it done abroad,want it done here in UK .
I looked at many many websites,and its very expensive (5000-6000).
Anyone knows where to get it done cheaper ?
When i searched the web,it says it costs in UK from 3000 , but i havent found anyone who would do it for 3000 .
I can afford to spend 3000 on it,but not 5000-6000 .
Thanks !
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Old 11-02-2010, 7:08 AM
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I would say the average price for a tummy tuck is in the region of 5 - 6k I would be wary of anywhere offering it at 3k. Remember cheaper is not always the best - you have to be vey careful when picking a plastic surgeon and not just choose someone because they are the cheapest.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:09 AM
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after 2 years of my doctors trying several things with me they suggested the only way I could get rid of it was by a tummy tuck. At the time i thought it was ridiculous as i am very slim (size 8) and would have never had any surgery done.

After 2 boys though i look like i am 5 months pregnant and is bloody horrible. My muscles also seperated too so there is no point to excercising these muscles.
i suggest you speak to your doctor about it as mine has been brilliant and so supportive and really helpful and my plastic surgeon is lovely too. There is a long waiting list on the NHS but i think it will be worth the wait and it also means you have a reasonable time to think about it properly.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:14 AM
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Cosmetic surgery is not something that you should choose on price.

If you buy a cheap washing machine and it's crap, it's a lesson learnt, but nothing is harmed.

If you get a cheap tummy tuck and it's crap.................?
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:21 AM
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What about investing the 3000 till you can afford it, and just save for it for a while....how long ago is it since you had the kids? Are you positive you are not going to have any more?
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Thank you for your replies . Hmmm,i think you are right,maybe i shouldnt choose the cheapest one !
My kids are 4 and 3 year old.Not having any more kids ! 2 boys keep me very busy lol .
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Invest it in premium bonds, and you might win a whole new body!
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2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
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Thank you for your replies . Hmmm,i think you are right,maybe i shouldnt choose the cheapest one !
My kids are 4 and 3 year old.Not having any more kids ! 2 boys keep me very busy lol .

Its important because AIUI future pregnancy would reverse all the good work, or have strong likely hood of it. 3, in the scheme of things, isn't very old, or long afterwards. If it were me I'd put what you have aside, keep adding to it...and keep trying new exercises in the mean time...it certainly can't hurt.
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Old 15-02-2010, 4:23 PM
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HI

I have had a mini tummy tuck done in the uk i had a c-section years ago and so had a pouch and nothing would get rid of it also have had liposuction in Belgium and a boob job in the uk so i think i have had the three major procedures that most women inquire about ( my husband thinks its great as he says he got a new wife)

MINI TUMMY TUCK
I paid 4700 in Bristol with doctor Timothy Burge who is an excellent surgeon I saw several surgeons over a period of 6 months went to transform harley medical ect and he was the only one i felt comfortable with he knew exactly what i wanted and i was confident that he could do it he has his own private practice and dose not work for any of the big companies I paid 100 pounds consultation fee to see him for my appointment -

The other surgeons all sugested that i should have a full tummy tuck but mine was not because of putting /lossing weight ect it was because of the c-section pouch and i did not want a full tummytuck as i felt that it was uneccessary for what i wanted to be done

The operation took 45mins to do and it was done at 2pm in the afternoon and i was home by 3pm the next day
I will tell you this now it was the most painfull thing i have ever ever done ( but i do not regret it although at the time i did think what on earth have i done )
I could not stand up sneeze cough laugh cry in fear of hurting my stiches
I took neurofen like smarties and spent the entire christmas led on the sofa feeling about 100 years old and walked around like the hunchback of notre dame as i could not stand up straight at all actually your not allowed to stand up straight for at least a week because of the stiches and its a real hard strain on your back and waist

It took about 10 days for me to actaully start feeling more human i had the operation done on the 21st dec and went on holiday on 5th of jan with my husband for 3 weeks I could wear a bikini with a sarong by when i was on holiday but i was still a bit swollen and still walked slower than ususal but if you didnt know me then you wouldnt have known anything was wrong
i was still quiet swollen and bruised from the op but by the time i came back which was around six weeks after the op i was fine and back at the gym all the swelling and bruise had gone and i was just a bit stiff and sore but nothing major
i still have the c -section scar its just a bit longer now but my stomach is rock hard - seriously seriously hard and flat as a pancake and i love it

If price is the issue then i would reccomend going abroad,
http://www.clinicbeaucare.co.uk/wome.../homepage.html i had lipo with them paid approx 2200 pounds

I know that you said you dont want to go abroad but take it from me You will not get a t/tuck in the uk for less than 4500 and if its a full tummy tuck where they reposition the belly button then you will be looking at around 6000 -6500
I had liposuction at http://www.clinicbeaucare.co.uk/wome.../homepage.html a few years ago i flew out on the thursday night operation was on friday afernoon and i was back home in Bristol on the Sunday My husband and son who was 10 at the time came with me
Again similar afterward to the tummy tuck ,very swollen and bruised for around 2/3 weeks but i lost over a stone within a month my body changed drastically cant see any scar ( cant even find them) i have not put the weight back on since and have kept my shape and overall lost 2 stone in weight

While i cant reccomend them for a tummy tuck as i did not have a this operation done with them - I can only tell you of my own experience of liposuction with them was very very good

this is there prices
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Belly / tummy tuck / abdominoplasty THIS IS WHAT I HAD DONE IN THE UK

1400
mini abdominoplasty :

1780 - 2350
full tummy tuck / lifting belly :
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The only reason that i did not go abroad again to have my tummy tuck done was that i want to be at home and wanted to find a surgeon that was close to Bristol I was not sure about the travelling either after such an operation However if i had stayed in Belgium for a week or so after the op then im sure that i would have been ok if my recovery had been the same as it was at home

Also had a boobjob with the medical group in Birmingham which was straightforward and no probs 3200

If you want to know any more them pm me with your email address i will send you some pictures if you want them
if you are going to consider going abroad i can give you lots of info on how to make it better for you and what you will need to take ect ect

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Hi !
After having 2 kids i am left with wrinkly ,baggy and streachmarked belly . No diets/exersice will change it .
The only way to get rid of the extra skin and some streatchmarks is plastic surgery (Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty).
I dont want it done abroad,want it done here in UK .
I looked at many many websites,and its very expensive (5000-6000).
Anyone knows where to get it done cheaper ?
When i searched the web,it says it costs in UK from 3000 , but i havent found anyone who would do it for 3000 .
I can afford to spend 3000 on it,but not 5000-6000 .
Thanks !
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Old 26-02-2010, 2:58 PM
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I'm currently in hospital recovering from a full tummy tuck. I had the op 3 days ago & deffo wouldn't want to be abroad. The pain is really bad, I'm due to go home tom. The procedure cost me 5k & was done by the Spires group used to be bupa. Hope the pain is worth the final result.
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I too have that horrible wrinkley baggy pile that no amount of doing anything will move. It hangs and its like its numb - I swear I could stick a pin through it and not feel anything. I have gone through 3 births and am in proportion / slim elsewhere -its def. left over stretched stuff that has gone beyond its elastic limit !!
I would so love to have it taken away but the price !!!!!!!

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Can't understand why this type of cosmetic surgery is offered by the NHS. Isn't the NHS stretched enough without paying for this type of procedure? After all it's not life threatening to have saggy skin, it just dosen't look nice.
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I had a friend who had twins and managed to get a tuck on the nhs. Hubbie had the chop and then guess what...... few years later they went and collected his wigglies and had another one..what a waste of money....

Her tummy was not even that bad.....
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Old 25-03-2010, 10:51 PM
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considering tummy tuck.

Told cant get on NHS here. - its a postcode lottery apparantly.

I lost 7 1/2 stone plus had 2 large babies - one over 10lb

My muscles have parted company and I have a great upside down V from my belly button plus the general large gross apron. also above my belly buton I have a roll that hangs down which is skin.

I would very much like to have that all sorted - know it will give huge scar and be painful but that hasnt put me off.

I am currently saving hard and praying that something more important doesnt come up before I can get it done.

I think it should be available on NHS as its not purely cosmetic. In my case I get little infections in my belly button because it gets hidden in amongst it all in clothes. I hate the way it is and feel I am being punished for getting heavy in the first place.

Ive kept my weight off for 18 months now and have every intention of keeping up with it.
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Default Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) on NHS

hi new to this, so be kind...

I am due to have a full tummy tuck on the NHS 2 weeks today. I have 3 children, a 7 yr old and 4 yr old twins.

Following my first, my skin returned to normal and my shape returned with exercise. Being only 5 ft 2 and carrying twins who weighed 6lb 8oz and 7lb plus placenta, it is no wonder i was stretched beyond belief. I then had a wedding dress to get into when they were 13 months old, so lost a fair amount of weight fairly quickly. Since then, i have tried in the gym, personal trainer etc to lose the extra flap i have had since their delivery.

I began to realise this was elasticity that had gone and was not going to disappear. A consultant obstetrician colleague of mine said he had heard of a twin mum getting a tummy tuck on the NHS and i should ask.

At first my GP felt i had no chance but would write for me. After the PCT saying no 3 times, a very persistent GP and a trip to see a psychiatrist (to meet the terms), they agreed to it. So following seeing my plastic surgeon at my local hospital, i go into a top London Hospital 2 weeks today for my tummy tuck on the NHS.

I dont know whether it is because the consultant surgeon is so shocked to have a NHS patient or the fact that i work for the NHS, but the fact that he has told me he will do it personally fills me with confidence. I am aware of the pain and discomfort i am going to be in, but i think as it has taken me so long to acheive this on the NHS, i have not really had chance to think about the results. I would love to hear from someone who has had this procedure done. And also encourage others to persist with the NHS. I appreciate, especially working for the NHS, that funds are tight, but this is definately not just a case of "just a bit of skin hanging that does not look very good" It is a whole lot more believe me. Just because you have children, does not mean you should write yourself off as a woman.
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seems some areas will do it others wont at all.

Ive tried the GP quite a few times now and no luck.

Its not just cosmetic as such its infections, the whole thing that this does to me as a person but still cant do it which is a shame.

I will persist.

GOod luck with yours and I hope you get the results you are after. Do you know if they are doing a traditional TT or fleur de lys??
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Hi !
After having 2 kids i am left with wrinkly ,baggy and streachmarked belly . No diets/exersice will change it .
The only way to get rid of the extra skin and some streatchmarks is plastic surgery (Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty).
I dont want it done abroad,want it done here in UK .
I looked at many many websites,and its very expensive (5000-6000).
Anyone knows where to get it done cheaper ?
When i searched the web,it says it costs in UK from 3000 , but i havent found anyone who would do it for 3000 .
I can afford to spend 3000 on it,but not 5000-6000 .
Thanks !
I think you should pay at all because you don't aware of abdominoplasty, if a surgeon is charging the amount so is to treat you as well. Okey!
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I have just had a tummy tuck on the Nhs and it's the best thing that's happened to me, it's very hard going after and you can't do anything really as its painful.

If you want to apply for a tummy tuck then get a referral from your doctor to the referral centre for the plastic surgery department and see how it goes from there.

They could possibly refuse you the funding but you will need to appeal. You obviously have to state the grounds why your appealing but write the letter from the heart.
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Why are you ressurecting loads of old threads on tummy tucks? Fair enough you've just had one but really no need.
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Because its a forum and I thought there might be somebody else who might want to know some information as things do change.
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