THE SCALPEL ROUTE
FOR A WOBBLY TUMMY – ABDOMINOPLASTY Where: How:
Stomach. Most women never regain a flat stomach after pregnancy and are stuck with a pouch of loose skin resistant to diet and exercise. There are various methods available, but the new ‘micro-tuck’ focuses on the lower tummy, and is less traumatic than a full-on tummy tuck and has a much faster recovery rate. The incision is very short and best for women who are in good shape but have a small amount of excess skin. You will need downtime of at least two to three weeks for recovery. From £6,500.
BANISH BINGO WINGS – BRACHIOPLASTY Where: How:
Upper arms. When there is a significant amount of loose skin then an arm lift – called brachioplasty – is the only answer, but this is major surgery, which requires the patient to have a general anaesthetic, and leaves significant scarring. The surgeon will remove excess skin and tissue through an incision that extends from the elbow to the armpit, resulting in a visible scar that stays pink for about a year. Downtime is up to one month. Prices start at £5,500.