Tummy Tuck Surgery in Dubai

Tummy Tuck Surgery in Dubai

Quick Information

Surgery time

3 to 3.5 hours


General anaesthesia


The patient goes home 1 day after surgery

Recovery Time

2 to 3 week for full recovery

Post-operative Care

Bed rest for 24-48 hours, limited mobility for 10 days. compression garment for 6 weeks (lipo-abdominoplasty) prescription medication for 7 days, no strenuous activities including exercise for 6 weeks (excluding walking).

Abdominoplasty in Dubai

Tummy Tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) surgery can flatten your abdomen by removing loose, excess fat and skin that does not shrink with diet and exercise. It can also remove some of the stretch marks on your lower abdomen. It is a popular cosmetic procedure usually opted after pregnancy, significant weight loss, or whenever a flabby abdomen with weak muscles affects your upper body contours. This surgery usually results in a flat tummy and instantly improves self-confidence and body image.
A tummy tuck is also recommended for reducing lax, saggy skin caused by ageing, previous surgery, or spinal deformities with or without abdominal muscle weakness. However, you must know that this procedure does not reduce weight by removing large quantities of fat but is performed only to offer aesthetic contouring to the abdominal region.

Tummy Tuck Surgery in Dubai - Dr Adnan Tahir

Am I a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery?

There are a number of factors to consider before the tummy tuck procedure. So if you wish to get this surgery, here are some essential factors you need to know:

You must be physically healthy and in relatively good physical shape to tolerate this procedure.

If you have internal or external scars from any previous abdominal surgery, this may also affect how suitable this procedure is for you.

Your weight needs to be stable. Slender individuals with extra fat and loose skin in the lower tummy are the best candidates; if you are obese, this procedure is not appropriate for you.

If you have a significant amount of fat around the internal organs in the abdomen area, you may need to slim down before considering a tummy tuck. A patient with a high-fat ratio and sagging will not achieve the same results as someone with a healthy weight and skin tone.

You should not be a smoker. Smoking slows down the healing process and increases the risk of serious complications during and after surgery. If you smoke, you must quit at least six weeks before surgery.

You should be emotionally mature enough to understand your motivations for undergoing the procedure. It is critical to have realistic expectations, and you must understand that the procedure is intended to improve rather than be perfect.

Tummy tucks are most suitable for those who won’t have children in the future. The muscles that are repaired during an abdominoplasty can separate again during a future pregnancy.

What to expect during your tummy tuck consultation?

During the consultation, Dr Adnan will take a detailed medical history and examine you to check if a tummy tuck would be appropriate for you. This process will also include choosing the right treatment options, such as a mini or full tummy tuck procedure with or without liposuction.

Dr Adnan will discuss the detailed treatment plan, placement of scars, potential risks, post-operative recovery, expectations and alternative treatments. This procedure is usually performed under general anaesthesia. All other aspects of this procedure are also discussed during the initial consultation. Please feel free to ask Dr Adnan any questions that you have.

How much does tummy tuck surgery cost in Dubai?

The cost of tummy tuck surgery in Dubai starts from 45,000 AED (excluding VAT). However, it is a highly customised procedure that requires the surgeon to develop a unique treatment plan whose cost will differ based on the following factors:

Dr Adnan will help you understand all the costs and expenses during your consultation, and the final cost may vary from the amount mentioned above.

Preparing for an abdominoplasty

Any surgery necessitates planning, which begins with a consultation with your plastic surgeon for a thorough examination. Dr Adnan needs to be aware of any health issues, medications you regularly take, allergies, and any other concerns you may have.

It’s critical to communicate the outcomes you’re looking for. You can use some before and after examples to show what you want to accomplish. Because each case is unique and the outcome is dependent on the initial body problems and genetic characteristics, it is critical that you have realistic expectations. Dr Adnan will tell you if you’re a good candidate for an abdominoplasty and what to expect from the procedure.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for your abdominoplasty in Dubai:

How is the tummy tuck surgery performed?

Unlike most cosmetic surgeries, a tummy tuck isn’t performed as an outpatient procedure in most cases, meaning you may have to stay at the hospital for at most a day after the surgery. It is a complex procedure that requires extensive pre-planning to treatment setups to achieve the desired results. Dr Adnan, who frequently performs tummy tuck surgery in Dubai, typically conducts it in the following steps.

Types of tummy tuck surgeries

Mini Tummy Tuck:

A mini-abdominoplasty is recommended when there is moderate skin looseness but no abdominal diastasis. Mini abdominoplasty is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen (below the belly button) without affecting the abdominal wall muscles. It is not necessary to remove skin above the navel or treat the navel itself in these cases.

Full Tummy Tuck:

Abdominoplasty is recommended for patients with more noticeable skin looseness, excess fat, and a prominent abdomen due to diastasis; it involves removing excess fat and skin and repositioning the muscles and belly button.

Extended Tummy Tuck:

An extended tummy tuck is recommended when the patient also needs to improve the appearance of love handles on either side of the hips, in addition to the upper and lower abdominal skin. It involves a longer incision and more extensive surgical work for creating a lean and attractive figure.

Combining Abdominoplasty with Different procedures

Liposuction with Abdominoplasty :

Abdominoplasty and liposuction are frequently combined. Abdominoplasty and liposuction are both surgical procedures that aim to improve the abdomen’s appearance, but they differ significantly. While liposuction is recommended for patients who havlocalIt’s’shavlocalIt’s’s fat and good skin elasticity, abdominoplasty is recommended for patients who have excess fat, saggy skin, or abdominal bulging (due to muscle stretching).

If an abdominoplasty candidate only has liposuction, the result will be an abdomen with less fat but more pronounced sagging. Abdominoplasty and liposuction, on the other hand, complement each other. Because most people who want an abdominoplasty also have fat in their abdomen and other parts of their bodies, most abdominoplasty surgeries are combined with abdominal liposuction.

Liposuction with Abdominoplasty


If an abdominoplasty candidate only has liposuction, the result will be an abdomen with less fat but more pronounced sagging. Abdominoplasty and liposuction, on the other hand, complement each other. Because most people who want an abdominoplasty also have fat in their abdomen and other parts of their bodies, most abdominoplasty surgeries are combined with abdominal liposuction.

Breast Surgeries:

Many abdominoplasty patients, particularly women who have given birth or lost a significant amount of weight, also experience changes in their breasts. As a result, an abdominoplasty is frequently combined with a breast lift  or reduction. In the case of men, removing excess fat or breast tissue is a common treatment for gynecomastia, often combined with a tummy tuck.

Arm, Tight, & Butt Lifts:

These are common procedures, particularly in obese patients with saggy skin in the abdomen and other body areas. Here, the surgeon performs liposuction around the thighs, buttocks, and/or underarms to reshape their contours to suit the new abdominoplasty results.

Recovery from Abdominoplasty

One of the most common concerns among abdominoplasty patients is the recovery time. Is it going to be painful? Is it okay if I drive afterwards? When will I be able to return to work or the gym? These are common concerns, and you should be aware of them so that you can prepare better. If you have abdominoplasty or a mini-abdominoplasty, here’s what you can expect during recovery.

After Surgery

Symptoms to expect following an abdominoplasty include pain in the treated and surrounding areas along with discomfort, swelling, and bruises which will subside in some time.

Days Immediately After The Surgery

You will feel tired and exhausted when you wake up from surgery. The first three days are the most unpleasant, with swelling, bruising, and the sensation of “pull” d” abdomen. Patients who are unable to stand straight and have a curved posture are very common. At this point, take the prescribed medication to help relieve the common discomfort or pain.

After One And A Half Weeks Of Surgery

Most post-operative symptoms will fade in 1 to 2 weeks, but swelling and discomfort are expected. After ten days, most patients can drive, socialise, and perform light activities. After about two weeks, you should be able to return to work.

4–6 Weeks After Surgery

The true results are visible about a month after surgery when most of the swelling and bruising has subsided. After that, you can resume physical activity, but it is best to start slow as you have been inactive for some time. You can also stop wearing the compression garment at this point.

What To Expect from Abdominoplasty?

The swelling may ‘hide’ the true results early on. However, once you can fully stand up straight after 1 to 2 weeks, you will notice that your abdomen is flatter, firmer, and more proportional to the rest of your body.

As the recovery progresses, the results will become more apparent. After 3 to 6 months, the final result is expected.

Keep your follow-up appointments and let your plastic surgeon know if you have any concerns.

To reduce the risk of complications, follow all medical guidelines advised by the surgeon diligently. During your medical appointment, every risk and complication will be thoroughly explained.

If you suffer from post-surgical complications such as bleeding, infections, numbness, etc., reach out to Dr Adnan right away.

FAQs: Tummy tuck surgery in Dubai

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that makes the abdomen flatter, smoother and firmer. During tummy tuck surgery in Dubai, Dr Adnan first removes excess underlying fat deposits in the tummy, then repositions loose muscles into a firmer shape, and finally stretches and reshapes the entire abdominal skin to give sleeker and firmer contours.
A tummy tuck can also be used to treat abdominal scars and stretch marks post-pregnancy and as a solution for diastasis recti where your “six pack” muscles become separated at the midline of your abdomen, which can happen following pregnancy.

Though liposuction and tummy tuck both aim to get rid of abdominal fat, they are quite different and recommended in distinct scenarios, so you can’t swap one for the other.
Here’s how tummy tuck differs from liposuction:

Factors Tummy tuck Liposuction
Incisions Your surgeon will make multiple incisions that hide within the natural creases of the tummy A very small incision is made to suck the liquified fat from the fat belt
Applicable area(s) Tummy tuck applies to the abdomen only Liposuction can be performed on many body parts, including the abdomen
Anaesthesia Tummy tuck is performed under a general anaesthetic Local anaesthesia is given to numb the application site
When to choose Tummy tuck surgery in Dubai can be chosen:
  • To get rid of flabby skin and stretch marks from pregnancy or significant weight loss
  • To strengthen internal muscles (correct diastasis recti)
Liposuction can be chosen:
  • To lose excess fat
  • To eliminate a specific area of fat that you can’t shift through diet and exercise
  • When you want a procedure that is less invasive and does not disturb muscles and nerves
Results Significant aesthetic change in abdominal contours Flat contours in regions treated with liposuction

Tummy-tuck is recommended over liposuction in the following cases:
To tighten abdomen muscles that may be loose due to excess fat.
To tighten flabby abdominal skin (due to excess weight loss or pregnancy) and reconstruct its appearance.
Dr Adnan uses this procedure strategically to hide stretch marks and restore women’s pre-baby shape.

There are two main types of tummy tuck: full tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck. In a full tummy tuck, the entire abdomen is reconstructed, while in mini tummy tuck your surgeon will only work on the lower abdomen.
During your initial consultation, Dr Adnan will assess your abdomen to suggest the best suitable abdominoplasty for you.

When you book a consultation with Dr Adnan, he will ask you to share your reasons for choosing tummy tuck surgery and what you expect from the procedure. Next, he will ask you about your general health and wellbeing. Then, Dr Adnan will examine your abdomen and put together a plan for the best results for your individual case.

Tummy tuck surgery involves multiple incisions so it follows that you will have scars. But know that Dr Adnan will plan meticulously for your surgery so that the incisions will be hidden in the skin’s natural folds, making them less visible.
He will also prescribe effective scar removal gels so that your scars will fade away over time. Although the incisions will heal in a month, the scars may take six to eight months or up to a year to heal completely.

Reach out to him right away!

Dr Adnan Tahir

Meet Dr Adnan @

Valiant Clinic
City Walk 13th Street