Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck

This operation reshapes the abdomen, which may need remodelling after weight gain or loss, pregnancies, and ageing.

Abdominoplasty removes excess skin and fat whilst the underlying muscles are tightened. There are two types of surgery: an extended tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. The latter is an additional option for sagging skin in the lower abdomen and can be performed under conscious sedation. The choice between both will be discussed with the plastic surgeon.

The operation can be performed under local anaesthetic, with oral sedation, conscious sedation, or general anaesthesia. The post-surgery discomfort can be controlled with oral medications or a nasal spray. The sutures will be removed in two to three weeks, with drains removed after two to seven days, and light activities resumed in one to three weeks. A garment should be worn for four to six weeks.

About Dr. Matteo Vigo

Dr. Matteo Vigo has more than 10 years of practice in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. He graduated as a Medical Doctor from the University in Milan (Italy) in 2004 and started his residency period in the Plastic Surgery and Burn Unit in Verona, Italy in 2005. He worked in the Breast Unit where he developed his skills in breast reconstructive and aesthetic surgery alongside the full spectrum of plastic surgery procedures. In 2009, he qualified as a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon for his work on “Total Breast Reconstruction with Fat in Patients with Breast Implants” for which he received a quotation of 70/70, cum laude. During his work in the field of aesthetic surgery, he developed in-depth experience in breast surgery, liposuction and body reshaping techniques. He was the main instructor and lecturer for Europe and the Middle East for “Celution and Pure Graft systems” by Cytori (a San Diego-based Company), lecturing in various specialised congresses around the world. Dr. Matteo Vigo started working in Dubai in 2012. He was Chief of Surgery and Chief Medical Officer at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital until March 2017. During his time at the Bioscience Clinic Middle East, he developed an interest in the field of regenerative medicine focusing on the use of stem cells. Dr. Matteo Vigo joined the aesthetic team at the Amwaj Polyclinic in September of 2018. He became Medical Director of the clinic in December 2018.

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