Dr Kian
Dr Kian

And what are the different techniques for tummy tucks?

I am trained in a wide range of abdominoplasty techniques and the scar pattern that you could expect will depend on your individual circumstances. At your consultation, I will discuss with you what your goals and examine your tummy before advising on which tummy tuck technique is suitable for you.

Below are some of the more popular techniques that I use:

Full (standard) abdominoplasty

– this involves a hip-to-hip scar and a scar around your umbilicus (belly button). The skin in your upper and lower abdomen is tightened and muscle separation can be corrected fully.

Mini abdominoplasty

– this involves a shorter lower abdominal scar compared to a full abdominoplasty with no scar around your umbilicus. The muscles in your lower abdomen can be tightened at the same time. This technique is best when the problem is mainly in your lower abdomen.

Brazilian abdominoplasty

– this procedure which is favoured by myself, combines the use of liposuction to remove excess fat alongside a full abdominoplasty. This is a specialised technique that preserves the blood supply to your skin, reducing the risk of complications.

Fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty

– this is a procedure for people with a lot of excess skin and fat in both the upper and lower abdomen. Apart form the hip-to-hip scar which you get from a full abdominoplasty, there is also a vertical scar in the midline of your abdomen. The two scars join into an inverted-T pattern.

Do you have any non-surgical alternatives to a Tummy Tuck?

Yes actually I do, there are a couple of treatments at my clinic in Manchester than can help tone your tummy.


Tixel is a great treatment for skin resurfacing and toning you abdomen.

Tixel utilises advanced fractional thermal energy technology to rejuvenate your skin without the use of lasers. This state-of-the-art rejuvenation system is used to tighten the skin on your “tummy”, with less downtime compared to traditional CO2 laser resurfacing treatments. If you are looking for non-surgical skin rejuvenation, Tixel skin rejuvenation is expertly carried out by myself at Lumiere Clinic. 


This treatment can help with tightening any loose skin around the abdomen.

The ULTRAcel Q+ treatment is so quick, a tummy treatments can take up to just 15 minutes. 

PLUS, there is zero recovery time! Patients may notice that skin is smoother and tighter immediately after the treatment. The full result however, will take place over the following 6 months as new, fresh collagen is produced. ULTRAcel Q+ will target down to the muscle layer of the skin. 

How much would a consultation be?

You’ll be happy to hear that Cosmetic Surgery consultations with Dr Kian are FREE!


and how do I go about booking one?


To book in for a FREE plastic surgery consultation, simply visit the contact page . Here you will find all the details you need, and we’ll arrange a date and time to suit you.


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