Regrettably, some patients might have their initial Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty surgery with less experienced or non-specialist surgeons. Most of the problematic patients Dr Wilson encountered had been treated before by General Surgeons. Patients usually request a Secondary Abdominoplasty Tummy Tuck when they find the outcome of their previous surgery unsatisfactory. The surgeon might have done a tummy tuck during a hernia repair, but the resulting deformity became totally disfiguring. Sometimes the former surgeon might have even totally removed the belly button. These patients request further treatment in the form of revision Tummy Tuck.
During your consultation, you will learn about the redo Tummy Tuck, its limitations and risks, and possible complications. Prof Wilson will examine the deformity carefully, paying particular attention to your belly button and status of muscles. He will consider such factors as the site and shape of your scar, quality of your skin tone and the contour of your body. He will explain which surgical techniques are most appropriate for you, including options to make a new umbilicus (belly button), if necessary. The surgical assistant will take photographs, and you might like to schedule an additional consultation to view computer imaging so that you can visualize the anticipated results of your surgery.
You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. This will include information about any medical conditions, and full report of your previous surgery that caused the problem. Dr Wilson will clearly indicate the pros and cons of secondary Tummy Tuck.
He will try to use the previous cut of the prior surgery, to try to minimize scars.
Regrettably, Secondary Abdominoplasty Tummy Tuck may end up with longer scars. Furthermore, it might not be feasible to place these scars in hidden areas.However, Prof Wilson will try his best to make them as inconspicuous as possible. Contour deformities are a possibility and recurrence of a hernia might occur. Prof Wilson will create a new belly button if necessary, and will try to achieve the best outcome in a single surgery. Again, depending on your tissues, multiple revisions might be needed to achieve an optimum outcome.
Professor Wilson believes that affordable cost plastic surgery is the right of every individual. Many factors affect the cost of secondary tummy tuck, including the extent of surgery, type of surgery, use of endoscopy, and other factors. After the consultation, the patient coordinator will offer you an affordable price quote.