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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.

Tummy tuck can be associated with :

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

The price of 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.

For any inquiry please send us an email : [email protected] or telephone +33 1 53 81 44 45

Abdominoplasty before and after pictures or tummy tuck Paris


What is a tummy tuck ?

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck 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, i.e. the relaxation of the abdominal muscles after pregnancy (mommy makeover).

After tummy tuck 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.


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What are the goals of tummy tuck ?

The objectives of tummy tuck are:

  • Treatment of abdominal fat
  • Treatment of excess skin and sagging belly skin
  • Aesthetic 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.
  • Ageing can lead to relaxation of the muscle wall.

What are the risks of tummy tuck ?

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 anaesthesia consultation and a preoperative blood test are also necessary.

Tummy tuck procedure

A tummy tuck 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 anaesthesia. It lasts from 1h 30 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 oedema 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 tummy tuck 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 €5000



price of tummy tuck : from €5000

The price depend on the complexity of your case and the associated surgical procedures.

Tummy tuck insurance coverage

Coverage by social security is possible in certain cases:

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

FAQ : All about tummy tuck

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)

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

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

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

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

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

If BMI > 30 we speak of obesity.

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

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

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

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Poor healing
  • Seroma


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