Tummy Tuck in Nigeria

Tummy tuck in Nigeria or abdominoplasty, is an operation performed in Nigeria to flatten the abdomen by removing excess skin, fat, and repairing separated muscles.  A protruding abdomen can be a cause of distress for men and women alike. To treat these problems, Dr. Okoro and his group of American Board Certified Plastic Surgeons will remove excess abdominal skin and fat. We aim to provide the same level of care available in the United States, but closer to home. We offer both regular tummy tuck and lipoabdominoplasty in Nigeria

Why come to Dr Okoro for your Tummy Tuck in Nigeria? View the video below.

To learn how Tummy Tuck is performed, view the video below

Why get Tummy Tuck in Nigeria?

Common after pregnancies or major weight changes, Nigeria women develop excess skin and fat across the abdomen which is often resistant to diet and exercise. Additionally, stretched or separated abdominal muscles generate visibly poor muscle tone in this area. Stretch marks are also a common problem in this area and a tummy tuck often eliminates them. Because every case is unique, Dr. Okoro and his American team of doctors will tailor your abdominoplasty to your concerns.

Who is a candidate for tummy tuck in Nigeria?

You may be a good candidate if you

  • Have completed child bearing
  • Have excess abdominal skin and fat
  • Do not smoke (or plan to quit)
  • Do not have medical conditions that prohibit safe surgery and normal wound healing
  • Have realistic expectation

To determine if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Okoro and his team will review your health history and perform an examination during your consultation.

Initial Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Okoro and his team will review with you the various options available for abdominal rejuvenation. He will pay close attention to skin tone, existing scars, possible hernias, fat deposits, and muscle abnormalities, as all are important factors that can influence the surgical result. We will also take preoperative photos during your visit. During the consultation, Dr. Okoro and his associates will understand your goals and desires and he will review available options and techniques.

Steps before surgery

Prior to surgery, you may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking well in advance of surgery
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

Do I need Tummy Tuck Surgery to Flatten my Stomach?

There are three basic techniques used to flatten a protuberant abdomen: liposuction, minitummytuck, and full tummy tuck. The best technique for you will depend largely on your goals and your specific problem. Liposuction alone can produce a thin abdominal wall for some. If your laxity and excess skin is below your navel, a mini tummy tuck may be right for you. For those with severe laxity of their abdominal muscle or excessive skin, a full tummy tuck may be their only solution.

A mini tummy tuck is usually performed in conjunction with liposuction of the upper abdomen and the flank areas. With a mini tummy tuck, a smaller incision is made in your bikini area and no incision is made around your belly button. Dr Okoro will remove your excess skin and fat through this incision. Permanent sutures may also be placed through this incision to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. To blend the contours, Dr. Okoro may recommend liposuction to the waist and abdomen during this surgery.

A full tummy tuck involves an incision around the belly button and another incision that runs from hip to hip. Your entire abdominal wall is tightened with permanent sutures, and the excess skin and fat is removed. Dr Okoro will remove your excess skin and fat through this incision. Permanent sutures will also be placed through this incision to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. To blend the contours, Dr. Okoro may recommend liposuction to the waist and abdomen during this surgery.

Regardless of which procedure you have, your incisions are closed with small sutures. Small drains may also be inserted to eliminate fluid buildup. Snug elastic bandages are then applied to the area.

Surgery location

Your tummy tuck procedure will be performed in Abuja, Nigeria. The exact location will be determined after your consultation with Dr. Okoro and his associates. He usually performs tummy tuck surgery as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia by certified & qualified anesthesia doctor. Dr. Okoro performs surgery in the hospital to ensure your safety.

If you prefer, your surgery can also be performed in the United States. However, you will be responsible for the additional cost of transportation and housing in the USA.

How much will my Tummy Tuck surgery cost?

Your satisfaction involves more than a fee. When choosing a plastic surgeon for Tummy Tuck in Nigeria, remember that the surgeon’s experience, results, safety, and your comfort with him are just as important as the final cost of the surgery. Dr Okoro’ s concerns are your safety, excellent outcome, and satisfaction. Your fees are discussed with you after your consultation with Dr. Okoro. You will be provided an estimate for your procedure. All fees are paid prior to your procedure.

How about recovery from a Tummy Tuck Surgery?

After your tummy tuck, bed rest is recommended for the first day or so. Most patients experience some numbness in the area of their abdomen, which may last for some time. Any pain or discomfort that follows surgery can be controlled with oral medication. If drains are used, they may remain in place for 3 – 7 days until discharge fluids decrease. Dr Okoro uses sutures that dissolve, meaning there are no sutures to remove. An abdominal support garment is often necessary for several weeks. There will be some scarring that will fade significantly over time. During your recovery, you must refrain from any strenuous activity or lifting. Most patients are back to work within 2 – 3 weeks, depending on the extent of their surgery. Dr Okoro will decide when you can resume normal activities. Patients may drive and return to work once they discontinue narcotic pain medicine.

For more information about Tummy Tuck surgery in Nigeria, or to schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Okoro, please call our Atlanta office at +1 770 485 1554.  Feel free to contact us by email: info@abujaplastics.com  All e-mail correspondence are highly confidential.

All data and information provided within this website and related blog is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Georgia Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, PC makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. Treatment information and medical recommendations must be made on a case-by-case basis; it is recommended that you seek personalized care from a board certified medical doctor for any medical questions or health issues you may have. Some photos in this website feature models for illustrative purposes. Photos of actual patients can be found in the before and after photo gallery.