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Surgery Process Guide to Partial Abdominoplasty

“You are most likely to benefit from an abdominoplasty if you are self-conscious about what your abdomen looks like. It is not appropriate for people who are overweight or as an attempt to loose weight.” – Nuffield Health

A partial or mini abdominoplasty involves a small incision being made just above the pubic area so the excess skin can be removed.


You will be given either a general or local anaesthetic.


The surgeon will make one small incision slightly above the pubic area.


The surgeon will then begin to tighten the muscles and remove any excess fat. 


Liposuction techniques can sometimes used to remove excess fatty tissue.


After this, the surgeon will stretch the skin downwards towards the incision, removing any excess tissue.


The incision is then stitched.


A temporary drainage tube may be placed in the incision area.

Complications / Negligence Signs

Excessive scarring along the lower abdomen


Persistent pain in the abdominal area – if symptoms worsen, seek medical advice. 

Surgical Risks

As a procedure, general anaesthetic carries numerous risks, however, these are very rare (typically, these risks will occur one case in every 10,000). 

These complications can include:

-Anaphylaxis (a harmful reaction to the anaesthetic)

Inherited reaction to the anaesthetic

In extremely rare cases, death (approx. 1 death for every 100,000 general anaesthetics given).

These problems are more likely to arise if:

you are undergoing emergency surgery

you have other illnesses 

you are a smoker

you are overweight 

Your surgeon should talk you through these risks before your operation. 


Read the S.A.F.E. Choice Guide for crucial information, including impartial advice and key guidance on the things you need consider before deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery.  

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