Category: tummy-tuck

Aurora Clinics: Photo of Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery

When’s the right time to have a Tummy Tuck after weight loss?

If you’re looking into tummy tuck surgery, you’ve probably heard the advice to wait until you’ve reached your goal weight first. But with excess skin distorting the figure on the scales, and weight loss plateaus, it’s not always that simple. So how do you know when it’s the ‘right’ time? Deciding when the time is […]

Aurora Clinics: Photo before Tummy Tucks Surgery

Shameless star Tina Malone to have tummy tuck surgery filmed for own show

With the stage-managed public lives of image-conscious celebrities, you rarely hear the famous talk about their tummy tucks. But Shameless star Tina Malone has ripped up the rule book. She’s just revealed plans to have her tummy tuck surgery filmed for TV.  Her new show, Tina Malone: My New Body, will see her go through an incredible […]

Aurora Clinics: Photo showing how tummy tuck surgery can help you achieve a flat tummy

A patient’s Tummy Tuck diary

We’re always delighted when patients get back in touch to tell us how they’re getting on. This week, Marie, one of our recent abdominoplasty patients, has been kind enough to share the diary she kept during her surgical journey. Read Marie’s honest, informative, heartwarming, and often very funny account of her Tummy Tuck surgery at […]

Aurora Clinics: Cosmetic surgery 'mummy makeover' gaining popularity

Mummy Makeover – what’s involved, and is it right for you?

There’s not much that can compare with the joy of holding your newborn baby for the first time. Perfect tiny toes and fingers, the unmistakeable, wonderful smell of your baby’s head… But for many women, fitting back into their pre-pregnancy jeans comes a close second! And since pregnancy treats every woman’s body differently, it can […]

Always great to get patient feedback, especially the edible kind…

Aggie and I were delighted to receive these giant cookies from a patient who had undergone an extended tummy tuck.     She had lost 5 stone and I fear we will go the other way when we eat them… It is great to get such positive feedback from a patient, particularly from her 4-year-old […]

What is a Brazilian Tummy Tuck?

As its name suggests, the Brazilian Tummy Tuck started life in Brazil. Originally developed in 2001 by Sao Paulo surgeon Dr Osvaldo Saldhana as a modification of the traditional tummy tuck, it has quickly gained popularity among surgeons worldwide. The technique, also known as lipoabdominoplasty, has several advantages over the traditional approach. Namely a lower […]

Got a bikini body that’’s dying to get out? Introducing Tummy Tuck Surgery

It might not surprise you to learn that Tummy Tuck is one of our most requested procedures at this time of year. After the excesses of the festive season, thoughts turn to getting in shape –- especially as for many of us, January’’s also the time for booking those much-–anticipated summer holidays. So, for those […]

Kanye West “forbids” post-baby Tummy Tuck for pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian

Hollywood and music’’s latest power couple are expecting their first child in July this year, but Kim Kardashian is supposedly worrying over the significant weight gain the pregnancy is already causing. Friends of the reality TV star and LA socialite claim that she had planned to undergo a tummy tuck following the birth, but boyfriend […]

Your Questions Answered by the Surgeons at Aurora Clinics

Advice needed – Tummy Tuck after weight loss

Tummy Tuck question: Hi there, I am thinking of having a tummy tuck and would like some advice please. I lost 3 stone as a teen and was left with excess skin and fat around my abdomen. I exercise and have a healthy diet. I do not require muscle repair or lipo to the area. […]

Who makes a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery?

Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a very effective way to remove stubborn excess skin and fatty tissue (that does not respond to diet or exercise) from the lower part of the tummy. It is usually performed on people who have too much excess skin as a result of having babies, or from losing significant amounts […]

Kerry Katona still unhappy with her body after tummy tuck

She announced earlier this year that she’d had a tummy tuck, posing in swimwear in magazines to show off her new look, but now Kerry Katona has revealed she still “hates” her body. She elected to have the surgery in May this year after getting fed up with the saggy skin on her stomach. After […]

The Top 2 Cosmetic Surgery procedures for Mums

Are You a Mum Considering Cosmetic Surgery? Many people mistakenly believe that mums don’t or shouldn’t consider cosmetic surgery because of their busy lives with their children. In fact, at Aurora Clinics we have found this not to be the case. We actually treat a lot of mums with children of varying ages. Why Do […]

Introducing Aurora Clinics’ Team of Expert Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeons

Meet Some of our Aurora Clinics’ Expert Surgeons If you have been researching Aurora Clinics UK for your cosmetic surgery procedure, chances are that you found lots of videos and articles by Mr Adrian Richards. Adrian Richards (Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon) Mr. Richards is Aurora’’s Clinical Director and a fantastic surgeon – he was voted […]

BAAPS Statistics 2011: Cosmetic Surgery Trends at Aurora Clinics and Beyond

The annual BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) cosmetic surgery statistics got a little lost this year amidst the PIP Implants media frenzy. Nonetheless, they make for interesting reading so we thought you might like a summary of the findings and how they relate to us here at Aurora Clinics. UK Cosmetic Surgery Last […]

3 Tips to Get The Best from your 2012 Cosmetic Surgery

Last year, our ‘New Year: New You Resolutions’ blog was a big hit. This year, however, with the media dominated by the PIP implant scandal and talk of a second recession getting people down, it is easy to forget how little changes – not just the big ones like cosmetic surgery – can really get […]

Is your man a bit of a Pudding this Christmas?

Did you know that almost a quarter of all men are Christmas Puddings? Funny as that may sound, recent research by clothes retailer High and Mighty showed that nearly quarter of all men are carrying excess weight. These men have been branded ‘Christmas Puddings’ in High and Mighty’s very festive guide to Male Body Shapes. Just […]

The Seriously Slimming Liposuction Dress! (ASO Kate Winslet)

Liposuction or Tummy Tuck Effects…From a Dress? Imagine a dress that took inches off you; gave you a svelte figure and teeny wasp waist, all without the aid of a corset. A dress that made it look like you’d had amazing expert liposuction or tummy tuck surgery! Well, keep breathing…that dress really exists and it […]

Explaining the latest Cosmetic Surgery trends: new 2010 BAAPS statistics

Some clear trends in Cosmetic Surgery were apparent when The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) released the UK’’s 2010 statistics this week. Despite the recession, there are more cosmetic surgery procedures being carried out in the UK than ever: a 5% increase on the previous year. But whilst some procedures are clearly on […]

Do I need Cosmetic or Plastic Surgery? The differences explained

The terms ‘Plastic Surgery’ and ‘Cosmetic Surgery’ are often used interchangeably or cause confusion: many people in the UK think that ‘Plastic Surgery’ is just the American term, when in fact it is a completely different field. When looking into procedures to change the way you look, it is important to get the basic terminology […]

Cosmetic Surgery for men

Do you think nip/tuck is only for women? Think again because there are many options available for men and becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Here are some statistics to start with: The top cosmetic surgery procedures for men in 2007 include liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, male breast reduction, and facelift. The top non-surgical procedures for […]

Fight Fat & Fight Cancer! 2011 Cosmetic Surgery Trend

2011 is the year of the war on obesity. So the big buzz in Cosmetic Surgery is Fat Removal procedures: “We’re talking freezing fat, zapping fat, melting fat away, as well as vacuuming fat from places where it is plentiful (thighs, tummy and love handles)”,” says Denise Mann (ed. Ceatus Cosmetic Surgery Group). This comes […]

All you need to know about Abdominoplasty Cosmetic Surgery

Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as ‘tummy tuck’, is a very common procedure for getting rid of sagging skin on the abdomen. Many women opt for tummy tuck to remove the excess skin from their abdominal region and tighten the muscles of that region. However, this surgery tends to leave a permanent scar, though it can […]

What is the ideal shape of a tummy button?

There has been much debate about the ideal tummy button shape and size in plastic surgical circles. Adrian Richards shares his thoughts… It is generally accepted that a youthful tummy button is slightly oval vertically in shape and small, with a gentle deep down slope to it rather like a valley. Often following pregnancy or techniques […]

How have Tummy Tuck scars changed over time?

Tummy tuck scars in the lower part of the abdomen have changed considerably over the years as underwear fashion has altered. Generally, the area in the centre has remained similar and the incision will be below a natural skin crease or a scar such as from a Caesarian or Hysterectomy. The scar will be removed […]

What is the ideal weight to have a Tummy Tuck?

Interested in tummy tuck surgery, but carrying extra weight? What’s the ideal weight to have a tummy tuck? This is a question we’re often asked and we always recommend that people have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of at least 30 or below before having surgery such as tummy tuck surgery or breast reduction surgery. […]

Patient Louise talks about her Abdominoplasty

Here Aurora Surgeon Adrian Richards interviews a patient who has just had Tummy Tuck surgery at our clinic. Hi Louise, you’re now 6 weeks post tummy tuck procedure. Can you just tell me how you managed to find us and why you decided to come along for this procedure? When I decided I wanted to […]

Standard Abdominoplasty

Interested in Abdominoplasty Surgery? Adrian Richards describes a recent procedure he carried out below.  Hello, my name’’s Adrian Richards. I’’m a Plastic Surgeon and the Surgical Director of Aurora Clinics based here in the United Kingdom. Today I’’m going to be talking you through an operation I did recently on a lady who was unhappy about the […]

Alison talks about her Tummy Tuck Procedure

Considering Tummy Tuck? Read Alison’s account of her surgery below. I had the operation after losing four and a half stone in weight but also, I had twins some 14 years before and I had very loose hanging skin. So having lost weight, decided to get rid of that excess skin because obviously it was quite […]

Abdominoplasty with Umbilical Float

Thinking about Abdominoplasty surgery? Below is a guest post written by Aurora Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards. Hello, my name’’s Adrian Richards. I’’m a Plastic Surgeon and the Surgical Director of Aurora Clinics. Today I’’m going to be talking about an operation I performed for a lady recently which was a mini abdominoplasty procedure.  Now she didn’’t have […]

Nicky discusses her recent Tummy Tuck procedure with Adrian Richards

Nicky had a Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty, performed by Adrian Richards six weeks ago. She discusses her experiences with us below. Hi Nicky, now you’’re six and a half weeks post op, could you tell us what was upsetting you about your tummy? I’’d had a late pregnancy at 42 which was a Caesarean section which left me with quite […]