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 This consent can be withdrawn at any time.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.
“Brilliant job, absolutely changed my life”
“It was definitely worth doing I am 100% happy with the result“
LY, age 33, Exeter, Devon, Abdominoplasty
“It has made a big difference to my life and I was up and about straight away“
RE, age 57, Exeter, Devon, Abdominoplasty
“I am really pleased with the results“
SB, age 41, Devon, Abdominoplasty
“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.
“I wish I had the procedure 10 years ago“
LM, Age 54, Torquay, Abdominoplasty – 1.2KG Abdominal reduction with 1200 mls liposuction.
Abdominoplasty 9 (Fleurs –de-Lys technique)
“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.
“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.
2 months post op.
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.
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 following weight loss
“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 2 following weight loss
“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
“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 1
“I wish I had it done years ago. I am very pleased with the results.”
KT, Age 49, Torquay, Devon
Abdominoplasty & Liposuction 2
“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 3 (2 Months post operation)
“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 4
“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 5
“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 6
“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.
Mini Abdominoplasty & Liposuction
“I am really happy with the results.”
KC, Age 42, Cornwall