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Tummy tuck and abdominoplasty Paris

Abdominoplasty is the most common aesthetic surgery of the stomach and abdomen.

It is used to treat excess skin and fat in the belly and to repair the muscles of the abdominal wall (diastasis of the rights or hernia repair) in order to obtain a flat stomach thanks to a horizontal scar located at the bottom of the belly.

Abdominoplasty can be associated with:

  • to a treatment of diastasis: to repair the muscles of the abdomen
  • belly liposuction

The price of the abdominoplasty depends on the complexity of your case.

Support by social security is possible in the presence of an abdominal apron.

This medical information sheet was written by Doctor Rachel PESSIS who is a cosmetic surgeon in Paris.

Before and after photos of abdominoplasty or tummy tuck Paris

What is abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty or abdominoplasty can treat excess skin and excess fat in the belly that does not disappear despite sport and a balanced diet.

The abdominoplasty scar is placed on the lower abdomen to be hidden in swimsuits or underwear. The navel is preserved during this procedure.

The result is appreciable about 3 months after the intervention after disappearance of bruising and skin oedema.

Its price depends on the complexity of your case.

Support by social security is possible in the event of abdominal apron covering the pubis or diastasis recti, ie the relaxation of the abdominal muscles after pregnancy (mommy makeover).

After abdominoplasty with transposition of the umbilicus, anticoagulant treatment is necessary for 15 days to prevent phlebitis and pulmonary embolism.

Eligible patients must have a BMI (body mass index) of less than 30.

Abdominoplasty involves a horizontal scar hidden in the underpants.


What are the goals of abdominoplasty?

The objectives of abdominoplasty are:

  • Treatment of abdominal fat
  • Treatment of excess skin and sagging belly skin
  • Esthetic repair of the abdominal muscle wall
  • Slimming of the silhouette by aspiration of fat.
  • Beautification of the body and slimming of the waist
  • Treatment of an umbilical hernia
  • Treatment of a white line hernia
  • Obtaining a flat stomach
  • Treatment of diastasis and relaxation of muscles
  • Sculpt abs with an abdominal etching.

Who is abdominoplasty for?

Several types of situations can lead to a tummy tuck:

  • Significant weight loss, spontaneous or after bariatric surgery.
  • Pregnancy can also lead to a very damaged belly with stretch marks, scars and a very damaged muscle wall.
  • Weight gain can also lead to significant excess fat and an abdominal apron partially covering the pubis.
  • Aging can lead to relaxation of the muscle wall.

What are the risks of abdominoplasty ?

Abdominoplasty, like any medical and surgical act, involves risks that will be detailed and explained to you during your medical consultation: 

  • Bleeding during the procedure which may lead to a hematoma which may require revision surgery
  • Infection (rare)
  • Unsightly scar and delayed healing: quite common but benign, delayed healing may require specific post-operative care to obtain final healing.
  • Loss of belly sensitivity:
  • Pulmonary embolism: preventive treatment is systematically prescribed to you for 15 days.

All precautions are taken at each stage of your care to ensure your safety.

What is the modus operandi in our office in Paris?

Before the operation

The medical consultation is mainly aimed at determining which solution will be best for you to treat the abdomen. There are many procedures for treating the abdomen (liposuction, mini abdominoplasty, bodylift). It will be necessary to take the time to examine all these possibilities which are distinguished by:

  • Their complexity and risks
  • importance of recovery
  • time to return to sport
  • The scar
  • The cost

Dr Pessis and Abbou will examine you and advise you on the best solution for your case. There are some specificities in the case of an abdominoplasty for men.

An anesthesia consultation and a preoperative blood test are also necessary.

Abdominoplasty procedure

An abdominoplasty is a term that covers several types of intervention:

  • This may involve removing the abdominal apron (excess skin).
  • Intervention much more complete and with a much more important and spectacular result.

Dr. Pessis and Abbou think that if you perform an abdominoplasty, you have to treat the entire belly in all its aspects. The goal is to get the maximum benefit and result from the intervention and get a flat stomach. They will therefore offer you the following treatment plan:

  • Liposuction of the belly to reduce the fatty thickness.
  • Repair of the abdominal muscle wall (systematic diastasis cure to refine the waist.
  • Pubic lift.
  • Resection of all excess skin to tighten the skin of the belly. (belly lift)
  • They will also offer you the upper abdominal high tension technique.
  • This technique allows the traction tension to be distributed over the entire abdominal wall. The goal is to improve the quality of the scar.
  • Finally, they will very often offer you the Urgotouch laser which also improves the final scar.

The procedure takes place in the operating room under general anesthesia. It lasts from 1h30 to 3h depending on the complexity of the actions to be performed. You will stay overnight at the clinic for post-operative monitoring.


The postoperative course includes bruising for a fortnight, and edema for a month. You must wear a compression sheath for 6 weeks, and compression stockings for 15 days. Sport is prohibited for 6 weeks. The final result of the abdominoplasty is already clearly visible after 6 months. It will only be final one year after the intervention.

What are the prices of abdominoplasty in Paris?

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Abdominoplasty from 5 000 €

Abdominoplasty prices depend on the complexity of your case and the associated surgical procedures. Coverage by social security is possible in certain cases:

  • Abdominal apron that covers the pubis
  • Diastasis (muscle relaxation)

Questions most frequently asked by patients

Is the abdominoplasty reimbursed?

Reimbursement by social security is possible for an abdominoplasty in the following cases:

  • Sequelae of obesity with abdominal apron covering the pubis
  • Consequences of pregnancy
  • Abdominal muscle relaxation (diastasis)

What is an abdominal apron?

An abdominal apron refers to excess skin that covers the pubis and causes functional discomfort.

Can this operation be done without surgery?

Abdominoplasty can actually be done without surgery. We then speak of cryopolysis, which consists of losing belly fat without surgery.

When to have an abdominoplasty?

  • Excess belly skin
  • Excess fat and belly fat
  • Umbilical hernia
  • White line hernia
  • Diastasis of rectus abdominis
  • Stretch marks and damaged skin.

What BMI for an abdominoplasty?

To be eligible for abdominoplasty, your BMI or body mass index must be less than 30.

How to calculate your BMI or body mass index?

Body mass index is calculated by dividing weight by height squared.

If BMI > 30 we speak of obesity.

What is the cost of an abdominoplasty?

Between 5000 and 10000 euros depending on the complexity of your case.

When to have an abdominoplasty?

If you have a sagging belly with excess fat and excess skin.

Is the abdominoplasty reimbursed?

Yes the abdominoplasty is partially reimbursed in case of abdominal apron.

What are the risks of an abdominoplasty?

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Poor healing
  • Seroma


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