Tummy tuck

Many people today dream of having a flat and toned stomach. Whether you want to adjust your abdominal circumference, tighten sagging belly skin, or seek a more defined tummy, our distinguished team, led by Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad, a former NHS consultant plastic surgeon, is ready to help you at every stage. From initial consultation to comprehensive aftercare.

What do you know about tummy tuck surgery?

Simply put, a tummy tuck is a procedure that removes excess fat and sagging skin in the abdominal area. In addition, through the procedure, you can restore your muscles that have become weak after severe weight loss or after repeated pregnancies and childbirth.

Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad may combine the process of tightening a sagging abdomen with other procedures, such as liposuction, in order to obtain the best possible result and a tightened and sculpted abdomen.

Different techniques for tummy tuck surgery from Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad Center

The tummy tuck techniques used in our center vary according to each client’s condition. There are two types of tummy tucks: partial (mini), and full. The appropriate technique for you can be determined during the initial consultation with Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad. Below is a quick overview of both technologies:

Partial tummy tuck

It is a type of plastic surgery performed on clients who only need to remove a small amount of skin or fat.

  • The surgeon makes a large cut across the lower area of ​​the stomach.
  • After that, the skin is separated from the abdominal wall located directly below the belly button, removing excess fat and skin and tightening sagging abdomen.
  • The surgeon pulls the skin together and sutures it in place.
  • There is relatively less scarring than a total tummy tuck, and the navel will remain in the same place, although it may be slightly different in shape.

Total tummy tuck

Through a total abdominoplasty, surgeon Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad:

  • Make a large cut across the lower abdomen, just above the pubic area.
  • A second cut is made to free the navel from all surrounding tissue.
  • Separating the skin from the abdominal wall and reorganizing the abdominal muscles.
  • Excess fat and skin are then removed before cutting a new opening for the belly button and sewing it back in place.  
  • Repair and tighten the muscles, which is a key point when reshaping the appearance of the abdomen.
  • Pull the remaining skin together and sew it back in place.

Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad: The best tummy tuck surgeon in Cairo

Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad stands out as a recognized expert in the field of plastic surgery, with extensive experience and excellence in this field. Thanks to his 20 years of experience and his specialization in several cosmetic surgical procedures, such as tummy tuck surgery and body sculpting, Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad works to achieve patients’ goals with the highest levels of professionalism and quality.

He also pays great attention to post-surgical customer care, ensuring an exceptional treatment experience for every patient who trusts his experience and expertise in this field.

Finally, making your decision about tummy tuck surgery requires a clear understanding of the procedure, including its advantages and disadvantages. It is important to consult with an experienced specialist doctor to obtain the necessary advice and make the optimal decision that suits your health condition and expectations. Call now and discover how Dr. Ahmed Abdel Gawad can achieve your plastic surgery goals in the most effective and professional manner possible.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Case Studies

Comprehensive Transformation with Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

Patient Profile:

  • Age: 34 years
  • Weight Loss: remarkable loss of 4 kilograms.
  • Concerns: Excessive skin and overhang on the lower abdomen post-weight loss.

Consultation and Decision:

  • Available Options: Discussed various treatment options to address the overhang and excess skin.
  • Consensus: Mutual agreement on a comprehensive approach—opting for a full abdominoplasty combined with extensive liposuction for sculpting.

Procedure Details:

  • Full abdominoplasty: abdominal muscles are tightened, and extra skin is surgically removed to give the abdomen a more toned appearance.
  • Extensive Liposuction: Liposuction is performed widely to eliminate the excess fat, offering a sculpted and contoured torso.

Postoperative Outcome:

  • Sculptured Torso: The combined approach of abdominoplasty and liposuction resulted in a sculpted and refined torso.
  • Enjoying the New Look: The patient is now comfortable in her new appearance, free from the concerns of excess skin and overhang.

Conclusion: This case highlights the transformative impact of a comprehensive approach to body contouring. The 34-year-old patient, who had lost a significant amount of weight, wanted to address the resulting excess skin and a lower abdominal overhang. The decision to undergo a full abdominoplasty along with extensive liposuction not only eliminated the concerns but also sculpted a torso that she is now proud of. This successful procedure is a testimonial to the power of personalised, combined techniques in achieving a contoured body.

This is what you should usually expect after surgery.


Hours in surgery


Days in hospital


Weeks before driving


Weeks before strenuous exercise

There is a lot to talk about regarding surgery.

Frequently asked questions.

Both men and women can have this surgery. Many people believe

that this type of plastic surgery is usually performed on Women.

 Mr El Gawad is a cosmetic surgeon with over a decade of plastic

surgery experience. He offers Abdominoplasty surgery

(or Tummy Tuck) in Manchester, Newton Le Willows, Bolton and

Liverpool (Private Hospital as well as NHS). Mr El Gawad reports

that the number of men, booking in to have this popular surgery,

is rising year on year.


In some cases, although not strictly an alternative, you might be

able to instead have liposuction to help reshape the abdomen.

A special machine is used to remove excess fat from under the skin.

This depends on the quality of the skin and how elastic it is.

Liposuction is done to remove only excess fat, whereas a tummy

tuck gets rid of excess skin as well as fat. On a younger patient,

who has elastic skin, the skin will shrink back. Whereas if you have

loose skin or muscles before surgery, liposuction on its own

will not be effective.

Liposuction is very often used as well as a tummy tuck.

It depends on the degree of surgery that you require….

Tummy Tuck cosmetic surgery, performed by expert Mr El Gawad

is usually done under general anaesthesia,  is usually done under

general anaesthesia. This means you will be totally asleep during

the operation.

You’ll probably be asked to avoid food or drink for several hours

before the operation takes place. However, it’s important to follow

your anaesthetist’s advice that will be relevant to your individual


Explore the different types of surgery in the tabs below to discover

what usually happens during the actual operation. His clinic locations

include public and private hospitals in Liverpool, Manchester,

Newton Le Willows or Bolton.

Drains can be used to help with comfort. They collect any excess

fluid that is present and helps to relieve pressure on your abdomen. 

Drains are usually removed within a few days after surgery.

Mr El Gawad provides a drain free Tummy Tuck technique.

To ensure everything is healing correctly, your surgeon will likely

want to do a wound check a couple of weeks after the procedure.

Of course if you have any concerns in the meantime you

must contact your surgeon or phone emergency medical care.

There is no straight answer to that! It depends on the job that you

do and how you feel. Someone who does an office job for example would

be-able to return to work much quicker than someone who

lifts heavy things or has a very hands on job. 

But as a minimum try to take 2 to 4 weeks off work after

your procedure is done.

Over activity in the early days reduces healing and increases fluid


Expect it to take 4 to 6 weeks before you can go back to your normal

exercise activities.

It is advised that you do not attempt to do any vigorous sports

(or any activity) or carry anything heavy (including heavy shopping)

for at least four to six weeks after you have had tummy tuck surgery. 

One of the functions of the abdominal muscles is to protect the back

when you lift things: Therefore you need to take special care

until you are fully healed.    Be sure to speak to your surgeon –

and ask for personalised advice depending on the type of tummy

tuck surgery that you have had.

You will see an instant improvement after you have had surgery.

However it may be up to 6 months after surgery until you see

your final result after having a tummy tuck.

Specific risks.

This usually happens in the first few hours to a few days. 
This may require a return visit to the theatre.

This usually happens for the first few days.

This may require a course of antibiotics.

This may need frequent dressings and would leave a stretched scar.

The scar could be revised at a later stage.


This usually happens in the belly button area but may happen along

the scar line as well.


Collection of tissue fluid in the wound. This may need drainage

by a syringe.

However, the chances of re-accumulation are inevitable.


Scarring may be permanently become asymmetrical, red or lumpy .

No guarantee about the quality of the scar. No control what so ever

on the individual body healing.


Sutures; may spontaneously surface to skin and needs removal.