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Abdominoplasty

After pregnancy or significant weight loss it is quite common for there to be excess skin in the lower abdomen and muscle separation also called diastasis recti or rectus divarication. If the muscle separation persists it can cause a ‘pot belly’ appearance which can look as if you are still pregnant. Lower back pain and lack of core strength are commonly associated with this.  Abdominoplasty surgery is used to remove the excess skin, repair the abdominal muscles and restore the normal anatomy of the abdominal wall. Carefully planned surgery can dramatically improve core strength and cosmetic appearance in a single operation.


Before and After Gallery

A 41 yr old mother of 2, had a full abdominoplasty by David Floyd, with a muscle repair and a mesh repair of an umbilical hernia. The second pictures was taken 5 months after surgery.

A 36 yr old mother of 2, had a full abdominoplasty and muscle repair by Mr Floyd. The second image was taken 2 years post-op.

This 45 yr old developed a large umbilical hernia during her second pregnancy. David Floyd treated this with a mesh repair of the hernia, and a full abdominoplasty. The umbilicus was reconstructed at a second operation 6 months later. The second image was taken 18 months after the first operation.

This 54 year old had a full abdominoplasty and liposuction by David Floyd. The second image was taken 5 months later.

The 36 year old had 2 children and developed distortion and pigmentation around the umbilicus. She had a full abdominoplasty with central skin excision. The second image was taken 2 years later.

A 36 year old had a full abdominoplasty and umbilical hernia repair by David Floyd. Post op image was taken at 5 months.

This 39 year old developed a massive diastasis after a cesarian section and an umbilical hernia. She had a full abdominoplasty and hernia repair by Mr Floyd. Second image was taken at 8 months post-op.

A 48 year old had full abdominoplasty with liposuction to upper abdomen and inner thighs. Second image taken at 1 year post-op.

This 29 year old had 3 children. Mr Floyd carried out a full abdominoplasty with circumferential liposuction. The second image was taken 10 month post-op.

Please note that all images are original and un-modified and patients have kindly given consent for their use.

Thank you Mr Floyd for fixing me and all the other mothers like me so that we can feel normal again, bounce on trampolines with our children and chase around after them. You didn’t just fix my body but you fixed my mind too. You changed my life and I wont forget it.

EP, Abdominoplasty


Abdominoplasty – what you need to know

Length of surgery 1-2 hours
Anaesthesia General anaesthetic
In-patient stay 1-2 nights and always performed in a hospital operating theatre
Frequent Complications Bruising, swelling, temporary numbness
Infrequent Complications Infection, delayed wound healing, bleeding(haematoma), asymmetry, poor scarring, seroma
Recovery 5-10 days before socialising with friends and family
7-10 days off work
1st dressing at 1 week
driving 2-4 weeks
return to the gym 6 weeks
travel abroad 4 weeks
Follow-up 1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months

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