Abdominoplasty before & after

Mr Oliver’s patients are happy to share their surgical outcomes so you can see for yourself how surgery has changed their lives. Patient confidentiality is paramount and all photographs are gratefully reproduced after discussion with Mr Oliver and having given written consent to publication on this website.  This consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Publication of images is to show a range of possible outcomes from surgery and to help enable future patients in making their own informed decision about whether to consider cosmetic surgery.



Abdominoplasty and liposuction


Results shown are six weeks after surgery.

David Oliver Abdominoplasty surgery results before & after Feb 2021

“The operation has made a huge difference. It is only six weeks after surgery and I am looking forward to getting back to my usual exercise”.

MJ, Age 42, Torquay, Devon, Abdominoplasty and Liposuction.

This patient underwent a full abdominoplasty with liposuction. The result shown and scar is at six weeks. The scar can be expected to fade over the next 6 to 12 months. By performing a full abdominoplasty it is possible to stretch the skin which is folded above the umbilicus and bring it down to the pubic area. It depends how much laxity there is in the skin as to the scar position or whether a short vertical component will also be needed which can be useful to lower the longer horizontal scar.

Most patients who undergo this procedure, unless they are very slim, will benefit from some additional liposuction to the central abdomen and hips which can be performed at the same time. It is important to have the operation when you are very near your target ideal weight.

You can see that there is some laxity in the suprapubic area as well. This will usually be improved with an abdominoplasty but if it is excessive then a secondary procedure at additional cost may be required. This can usually be carried out under a local anaesthetic, depending on patient preference, to minimise the cost of this operation. Sometimes an additional lower scar in the pubic area is needed. This is always carried out as a secondary procedure depending on how much elevation of the suprapubic area is achieved with the abdominoplasty. This patient had a good improvement of the suprapubic area and did not need any additional procedures.


Abdominoplasty and liposuction


David Oliver Abdominoplasty Surgery before & after Results Jan 2021

“Overall I am really pleased. I had forgotten what I looked like before”.

LN, Age 42, Exeter, Devon, Abdominoplasty and liposuction

This patient underwent a full abdominoplasty with liposuction after a gastric band. Care was taken to avoid the port site in the upper abdomen during the procedure. Post operatively there was an area of wound infection which required some revisional surgery to revise a short section of the scar. At the same time she had a little more liposuction and a suprapubic lift. The scar can usually be hidden in appropriately selected underwear or swim wear.

A Fleur de lys abdominoplasty can also be used in this situation which results in an additional vertical scar which can be unsightly but does help to take out some additional lateral laxity. This will be discussed during your consultation depending on your preferences.

With large weight loss the suprapubic area will generally be improved to some extent, but can still sag down. A second procedure may be needed to address this area either under local or general anaesthetic.


Fleur de Lys Abdominoplasty


Early results are shown at 8 weeks following surgery

David Oliver Abdominoplasty surgery before & after Jan 2021

“I am over the moon; I wish I had done it sooner and I am now looking forward to running the couch to 5k”.

IY, Age 43, Okehampton, Devon

This lady had a Fleur de Lys abdominoplasty with a vertical scar due to weight loss after a gastric band which is still present. This gastric band port site can be avoided during the operation if care is taken not too perform liposuction or excision too close to the port site.

Approximately 2.2KG of tissue was removed with a further 500 ml of liposuction to help contour the abdomen. These results are shown at 8 weeks when the scar is still a little red and there is still some swelling in the skin particularly above the scar.

This will settle down over the next few months and sometimes lymphatic massage can help speed this process up. A vertical scar abdominoplasty is more suitable for some patients particularly if they have lost a very significant amount of weight and which option is your preferred choice will be discussed at your consultation as to which is the best option for you .


Abdominoplasty with liposuction


David Oliver Devon Abdominoplasty with Liposuction Surgery Before & After Result January 20920

“Recovery was quick although I had a fluid collection that required draining with a needle and a steroid injection in clinic after the operation. It has made a huge difference and I am so glad I had it done.”

MD, Age 38, Exeter, Devon

This lady underwent an abdominoplasty removing 1.5 kg of tissue with a further 1000 cc’s of liposuction These are the results are 10 weeks after the operation . A fluid collection can occur after this procedure which can required draining in the clinic using a needle and syringe and this sometimes needs to be done once or twice to allow the fluid or seroma to be removed.


Abdominoplasty with liposuction


David Oliver Devon Abdominoplasty with Liposuction Surgery Before & After Result December 2019

““It was well worth doing I feel much more confident.”

SM, Age 55, Torquay, Devon

This patient also underwent a brachioplasty or arm lift. Results of the surgical procedures are shown at 3 months.


Abdominoplasty (Fleurs –de-Lys technique)


David Oliver Fleurs-de-Lys abdominoplasty surgery before & after Sept 2015

“I feel much more confident, I am very pleased.“

MP, Age 37, Devon, Fleurs –de-Lys Abdominoplasty

Vertical scar technique for massive weight loss patient
This technique, which leaves an extra vertical scar, is sometimes needed when there is too much skin excess to remove with just a horizontal lower scar. This is usually following very significant weight loss. These scars can be expected to fade over the coming months.


Abdominoplasty


Results shown are before surgery, 2 months after surgery and then 4 years after surgery.

David Oliver abdominoplasty surgery before & after October

“Overall I am very pleased, well worth doing & I wish I had had it done 10 years ago.“

KS, Age 62, Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty with liposuction to the central abdomen and hips.
Total weight excised 700 g with 500ml liposuction.

Generally liposuction is a helpful complementary procedure with abdominoplasty in most patients. It helps to contour the hips and central abdomen. The hips and lateral end of the scar can look rather prominent without this.  Mr Oliver will discuss these areas with you to help you to plan you the type of procedures which should give you the best results.  This will take into account your body shape and any previous scars you may have.

These scars shown can be expected to settle further over the coming months.


Abdominoplasty


David Oliver Cosmetic Surgery Abdominoplasty before after 6 weeks & 6 months post op

NC, Age 66, Exeter, Abdominoplasty

This patient underwent this procedure removing 802g of skin and fat from the lower abdomen (about 2 lb) with additional liposuction of 1100 mls using a tumescent technique. This was fatty tissue in the central abdominal area and around the hips. The results are shown at 6 weeks after surgery and then 6 months post surgery to show the scar has faded over time.


Abdominoplasty


Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) by David Oliver, plastic surgeon before & after results 2

“Brilliant job, absolutely changed my life”


Abdominoplasty


Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) by David Oliver, cosmetic surgeon before & after results 3


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David Oliver abdominoplasty before & after surgery result June 2013

“It was definitely worth doing I am 100% happy with the result“

LY, age 33, Exeter, Devon, Abdominoplasty


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David Oliver Plastic Surgeon - Abdominoplasty before & after photos - September 2013

“It has made a big difference to my life and I was up and about straight away“

RE, age 57, Exeter, Devon, Abdominoplasty


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David Oliver before & after abdominoplasty surgery

“I am really pleased with the results“

SB, age 41, Devon, Abdominoplasty


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David Oliver Abdominoplasty surgery before & after July 2015

“I can now wear clothes that fit me I am really pleased with the result“

EH, Age 46, North Devon, Abdominoplasty and plication of the weakness in the anterior abdominal wall.


Abdominoplasty


David Oliver Abdominoplasty surgery before & after August 2015

“I wish I had the procedure 10 years ago“

LM, Age 54, Torquay, Abdominoplasty – 1.2KG Abdominal reduction with 1200 mls liposuction.


Abdominoplasty following weight loss


David Oliver abdominoplasty weight loss surgery before & after results January 2016

“My surgery was the culmination of a team effort during my weight loss prior to surgery and at the time of the operation. I found my personal trainer really helpful preparing for surgery. I couldn’t have asked for more from surgery.“

BH, Age 49, Exeter, Abdominoplasty following weight loss

Following 10 stone of weight loss through diet and exercise this patient underwent an abdominoplasty with liposuction.

During the operation a further 4.4 kg of abdominal tissue was excised  along with 750mls of liposuction.

When surgery is planned after weight loss it is important to reach your desired weight prior to surgery. This will not only help to reduce the risks and complications from being overweight but will also make the operation easier to perform. If further weight is lost following a procedure then this may result in loosing of the skin and the potential need for a further adjustment procedure.  So the general principle is to have surgery at your target weight and not before to achieve the best results. This can be discussed at your consultation which can take place towards the end of the weight loss process.


Abdominoplasty following weight loss


David Oliver abdominoplasty weight loss surgery before & after results December 2015

“Very chuffed – I am much more confident in general and now I can go on the beach without needing a baggy T shirt.“

TE, Age 20, Abdominoplasty following weight loss

Despite losing 7 or 8 stone this patient has not needed a vertical scar Fleur de Lys procedure, although there is a little excess horizontally as well as vertically.  The vertical scar procedure can lead to a much more visible scar,  particularly in men as it is hard to cover up in swimwear. All scars can be expected to fad over the next twelve months and the lower horizontal scar can usually be hidden under board shorts on the beach.  The incision just around the edge of the umbilicus is generally well concealed with time.


Abdominoplasty (Fleurs –de-Lys technique) following weight loss


David Oliver abdominoplasty surgery before & after July 2017

“I am very happy with the results.“

FD, Age 24,Torquay, Devon, Fleur de Lys Abdominoplasty following weight loss

Fleur de Lys abdominoplasty for 12 ½ stone weight loss following diet and exercise. Photographs at 2 months following surgery. The scars can now be expected to fade over the next 6-12 months. This type of vertical scar procedure is often needed after such significant weight loss as the skin needs to be tightened in both the vertical and horizontal directions.


Abdominoplasty & Liposuction


David Oliver Abdominoplasty & Liposuction surgery result before and after May 2014

“I wish I had it done years ago. I am very pleased with the results.”

KT, Age 49, Torquay, Devon


Abdominoplasty & Liposuction


David Oliver Surgeon Abdominoplasty before & after surgery result

“I would highly recommend surgery by Mr Oliver“

MN, Age 40, Exeter, Devon, Abdominoplasty and Liposuction

This patient underwent abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck) and liposuction using a tumescent (wet) technique removing 1.4 Litres of fat and fluid.

The abdominal skin excess was then excised weighing a further  1.4 Kg. The scars are still a little red but can be expected to fade over the next 12 months. Abdominoplasty is often combined with liposuction to achieve the best results.. In addition the abdominal wall has been tightened with sutures during the procedure as it is often a little lax after pregnancy. These are the results after 2 months. Mr Oliver will advise you during your consultation about the best combination of techniques that are suitable for you.


Abdominoplasty & Liposuction (2 Months post operation)


David Oliver Abdominoplasty surgery before & after Sept 2016

“It has taken 30 years off my abdominal appearance. It was absolutely worth doing, I have more energy and wish I had done it sooner“

NM, Age 67, Brixham, Devon,  Abdominoplasty & Liposuction

This patient underwent an abdominoplasty with liposuction and tightening of the abdominal wall. 1.5 Kg of tissue was removed from the lower abdomen and a further 1200 mls of liposuction. The results shown are at two months and the scars can be expected to fade over the coming 6 to 12 months. Modest weight loss usually helps to achieve the optimum result following abdominoplasty and liposuction however it is equally important to be near your target weight at the time of the operation.


Abdominoplasty & Liposuction


David Oliver Abdominoplasty & liposuction surgery before & after Jan 2017

“Just what I was expecting and I’m really pleased with the result“

RK, Age 47, Newton Abbot, Devon,  Abdominoplasty & Liposuction

This patient underwent an abdominoplasty removing 1.2 kg of tissue along with liposuction to the central abdomen and hip areas of a further 1000mls to help achieve the overall result.

Liposuction is usually needed with an abdominoplasty to reduce the hip area and to help contour the lateral ends of the incisions.  Generally most people will also have a little central fat in the abdomen and this needs to be removed to achieve a smooth contour around the umbilicus. The underlying abdominal wall has also been tightened which can often be a little lax after pregnancy.


Abdominoplasty with Liposuction


David Oliver Abdominoplasty surgery before & after May 2017

“I am really happy. I had very little pain, the liposuction was a little uncomfortable and I would definitely recommend some lactulose post-op.”

MA, Age 32, Torquay, Devon, Abdominoplasty & liposuction

This lady underwent an abdominoplasty with liposuction. 1.4 kg (about 3 lbs) of skin and fat was removed from the lower abdomen along with an additional 1400mls of liposuction to the central abdomen and hip areas. The results shown are at 6 weeks.  With an abdominoplasty it is important to lose as much weight as possible prior to surgery to get the best results. Often some liposuction will be helpful as in this case. Generally 2-3 weeks will be needed for recovery and perhaps a little more with a physical job.


Abdominoplasty with Liposuction


David Oliver Surgery Abdominoplasty surgery before & after January 2018

“I would highly recommend Mr Oliver to anyone considering surgery, he made the whole experience very easy and the care I received was 1st class from him and his team and also the staff at The RD&E. I am so pleased with results and wish I had done it years ago.”

TA, Age 42, Exeter, Devon, Abdominoplasty & liposuction

This patient underwent an abdominoplasty with liposuction. 963g (2lb) of excess tissue was removed from the lower abdomen along with 1100ml of liposuction to the central abdomen and the hips. The results shown are at 4 months. The scar can now be expected to fade over the next year or so.


Abdominoplasty with Liposuction


David Oliver Abdominoplasty & Liposuction Surgery before and after result Devon November 2018

“I am very pleased I had surgery. Overall I’m very happy with the result.”

MC, Age 67, Exeter, Devon, Abdominoplasty & liposuction

This patient underwent a full abdominoplasty and liposuction removing 515g of tissue and 1000mls of liposuction. The results are shown at 3 months after a minor scar revision.


Abdominoplasty with Liposuction


David Oliver Abdominoplasty & Liposuction Surgery results before & after Devon

“I wish I had it done years ago. I feel much more confident.”

ID, Age 54, Torquay, Devon, Abdominoplasty & liposuction

This patient underwent a full abdominoplasty removing 1600 g of fat and tissue from the lower abdomen and 1000cc of liposuction over the hips and central abdomen. Results are shown at 6 weeks. The scar can now be expected to fade over the next 12 months.


Mini Abdominoplasty & Liposuction


David Oliver, Plastic Surgeon mini abdominoplasty & liposuction before and after surgery results

“I am really happy with the results.”

KC, Age 42, Cornwall


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