Tummy tuck / abdominoplasty

We can help you achieve a permanently beautiful, flatter stomach with a surgical tummy tuck

After significant weight loss or pregnancy, the abdominal wall can become severely damaged or slack as a result of prolonged stretching. This can cause the abdominal wall to lose its elasticity and therefore its original shape. The abdomen then appears without elasticity and hangs like a sagging apron on the body. Diets and exercise are of little help here.

In such cases, the Tummy tuck in Frankfurt (abdominoplasty) is the only reliable treatment option. Surgery to tighten the abdominal wall involves removing excess skin and fatty tissue to make the abdomen look firmer, slimmer, younger and healthier.

Find out more about your tummy tuck operation from our experienced plastic surgeon.

Brief information on abdominoplasty

AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia
Stay in our clinic2 nights stationary
(depending on the scope of the operation)
When can I go back to work?Depending on work activity, socially acceptable after 7 to 14 days
CostsCustomised - depending on the scope of the operation
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Can I pay in instalments?possible depending on creditworthiness
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After the operation" Check-up appointments after 7, 14, 21 days, 6 weeks, 6 months and 1 year
" Wearing a compression girdle for 6 weeks
Which specialist will treat me?

Oliver Ruiz
Dr Norbert Kania


Reasons for a tummy tuck

As a rule, patients opt for a tummy tuck with a plastic surgeon for the following reasons:

  • Overstretching of the skin after weight loss
  • Excess skin after pregnancy
  • Medical complaints (e.g. repeated fungal infections, skin eczema, etc.)

Tummy tuck a solution for physical and psychological problems

Women with a damaged abdominal wall in particular often suffer a great deal. Especially when their figure does not meet expectations, even after a disciplined diet. Or when an unshapely stomach, as a permanent consequence of a longed-for pregnancy, neither disappears through exercise nor can be hidden by loose clothing. But many men who have restricted their lifestyle are also familiar with this problem. A surgical tummy tuck can achieve a lasting improvement in your figure and at the same time improve your attitude to life.

Procedure and procedure for a tummy tuck

Before you decide to have a tummy tuck operation, a preliminary examination and consultation is necessary. Our experienced plastic surgeon Dr Kania will determine your initial situation. This will determine the exact course of treatment, duration of the operation, surgical method, etc.

Before you decide to undergo the procedure, a preliminary examination and consultation is necessary. Our experienced plastic surgeon Dr Kania will determine your initial situation. This will determine the exact course of treatment, duration of the operation, surgical method, etc.
Tummy tuck
tummy tuck surgery
During the operation itself, Dr Kania first marks the areas on the skin that are to be removed during the operation very precisely in accordance with the preliminary discussions.
If a major abdominoplasty is performed, the belly button is first cut around so that the navel is in the right place again later. A further incision is made above the pubic mound. Any existing adhesions between the various layers of skin and fat, as well as the muscle tissue, are then removed. If the abdominal wall is slack, an internal tightening (fascia duplication) is also carried out at this stage to achieve more firmness. A mesh made of surgical suture material can also be incorporated. This is recommended for very weak, overstretched abdominal muscles.
The legs and upper body are then lifted so that Dr Kania can easily remove the excess skin and remaining fatty tissue.

What are the risks of a tummy tuck?

As with any operation, complications can occur during or after a tummy tuck. These include, for example Post-operative bleeding, wound healing disorders or infections.

Our strict safety and hygiene standards minimise these risks in our clinic.

In general, there is a risk of haematoma and bleeding during a tummy tuck. Infections can also lead to wound healing disorders. Swelling and haematoma in the treatment area usually heal on their own.

After the operation, numbness may occur due to compressed nerves or other positioning damage. In most cases, this subsides over time.

As part of your preliminary examination and consultation, we will explain all individual risks (e.g. risk of thrombosis, etc.).


Healing process: What to consider after the operation?

The following should be observed after a tummy tuck to ensure good healing: Rest and avoid sport for 3 weeks.
For stabilisation and support, the Wearing a compression bodice necessary for 6 weeks. Do not smoke (or smoke as little as possible).

For 8 to 10 weeks after a muscle lift No heavy loads are lifted and no abdominal exercises are performed.

You will not have the final result of the image immediately after the operation. Swelling of the tissue is present and must first subside. The The final result is usually after 6 to 12 months visible.


Many patients in our practice say that they feel healthier and more self-confident with a firmer stomach. This is also noticed by those around you. You automatically stand up straighter and can do without your loose clothing. 

For many patients, this has a very liberating effect. And instead of hiding the annoying fat apron with hunched shoulders and wide trousers, you appear much more confident and can regain your old self-confidence.

Tummy tuck Frankfurt

novoLinea Clinic - Expertise in plastic surgery in Frankfurt am Main

At the novoLinea Clinic, we have the right solution for our patients - let our plastic surgeon Dr Kania and his team give you personal and comprehensive advice. During the consultation, you will find out which method suits your desired result and your body. We will inform you in detail about treatment methods and possible risks. You will also receive a detailed breakdown of the costs of the treatment. Thanks to the empathetic and competent support, you will not feel alone as a patient.

Our clinic has excellent air conditioning so that you will have a pleasant stay with us even on hot summer days.

novoLinea in Frankfurt - over 20 years of experience for your tummy tuck

Dr Norbert Kania Frankfurt
Dr Norbert Kania
Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery
Oliver Ruiz
Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery

Our aesthetic and plastic surgery specialists attach great importance to individualised patient care. Thanks to our many years of medical experience, we have been repeatedly recognised by FOCUS. Take advantage of his extensive experience for your tummy tuck.

Would you like to find out more about your tummy tuck?

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Frequently asked questions about a tummy tuck

We have summarised frequently asked questions about the surgical procedure for you below:

In which cases is a tummy tuck suitable?

The abdominal wall is slack, the abdomen is no longer firm after pregnancy or weight loss, there is excess skin and fat on the abdomen. In most cases, there is also a muscular weakness of the abdominal wall (rectus diastasis).

How does a tummy tuck work?

The abdominal wall is permanently tightened surgically. This abdominoplasty is available in two versions, depending on the findings. Without displacement of the belly button (minor abdominoplasty) and with displacement of the belly button and simultaneous muscle tightening (major abdominoplasty).

How long does a tummy tuck take?

The tightening of the abdominal wall takes around two to three hours and is performed under general anaesthetic. The patient then stays in the clinic for one to two days.

What should you consider before the operation?

Weight loss

Before the operation, you should reach a weight that you can realistically maintain. Even if several kilos of skin and fat sometimes have to be removed, the aim of the operation is not to lose weight, but to restore the body contour and stabilise the abdominal wall.

Scar progression

Bring your favourite bikini/swimming trunks with you to the clinic. Dr Kania will then be able to adapt the scar to your exact requirements. The result is a long scar that can be easily hidden in your bikini/swimming trunks and a very inconspicuous U-shaped scar on the lower edge of the navel (large tummy tuck).

Wound healing

If you are prone to sores in the fold (fat apron), these areas should be healed before the operation. Your family doctor or dermatologist will help you with this.

What are the advantages of a tummy tuck?

The result of a successful tummy tuck includes

Permanently flat stomach. When the annoying fat apron is no longer there, self-confidence improves.

When to have a tummy tuck with or without liposuction?

A tummy tuck is often performed in combination with liposuction, or after a diet or pregnancy if there is still excess skin after the reduction of fatty tissue that does not disappear on its own. 

In a pure tummy tuck, the excess, usually sagging skin is surgically reduced and tightened so that the abdomen regains a significantly flatter contour.

What is the difference between a minor and major tummy tuck?

A pure tummy tuck is not used to reduce weight, but to shape the body region and stabilise the abdominal wall. There is the small version, without moving the navel, and the large tummy tuck, in which the navel must be moved after the skin has been removed. The operation can also be combined with liposuction.

Are there any scars after a tummy tuck?

An abdominoplasty requires longer incisions with correspondingly longer scars. Such scars from a tummy tuck can be easily concealed later in everyday life and can even be adapted to the cut of your own bikini or swimming costume.

Is a tummy tuck a method for fat reduction?

With the help of abdominoplasty, we can give your body a slimmer and more even contour. However, abdominoplasty is not a suitable method for weight loss. If you are generally overweight, you will need to take dietary measures. If excess tissue remains after weight reduction, we can remove it surgically if desired. If stubborn fat deposits are to be removed after the individual's ideal weight has been reached, an abdominoplasty can be performed if necessary. Liposuction become interesting.

Can I finance the cost of my tummy tuck?

Yes - Financing of the costs of your tummy tuck is possible via our partner if you have the appropriate credit rating.

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Do you have questions or want to find out more about a tummy tuck?

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