Abdominoplasty – Sydney & Canberra
Abdominoplasty (commonly known as a Tummy Tuck) is an operation that is designed to remove excess fat and skin from the middle and lower abdomen as well as restoring weakened or separated abdominal muscles. This type of surgery is usually sought after by patients suffering from loose tissue following pregnancy, or individuals that have undergone major weight loss.
The Abdominoplasty Surgery is more extensive than Liposuction Surgery, as it involves removal of skin and fat with tightening of the abdominal muscles, rather than just fat removal. The extent of surgery will depend on the amount of excess skin and the laxity of the abdominal muscles.
Prior to Abdominoplasty Surgery, the amount of skin that is to be removed is carefully marked. The operation is carried out under general anaesthesia. An incision is made in the bikini line and the excess skin is pulled down and inward and is removed along with underlying fatty tissue. The muscles are tightened as required, the skin is carefully redraped and the incision closed with several layers of suture.
If You Are Considering Abdominoplasty…
Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a “Tummy Tuck“, is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. Bear in mind, it does produce a permanent scar, which, depending on the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct it, can extend from hip to hip.
If you’re considering Abdominoplasty, this will give you a basic understanding of the procedure – when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Please ask your surgeon about anything you don’t understand.
The Best Candidates For Abdominoplasty
The best candidates for Abdominoplasty are men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise. The surgery is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal. Loss of skin elasticity in older patients, which frequently occurs with slight obesity, can also be improved.
Patients who intend to lose a lot of weight should postpone the surgery. Also, women who plan future pregnancies should wait, as vertical muscles in the abdomen that are tightened during surgery can separate again during a subsequent pregnancy.
Abdominoplasy Costs & Prices
Abdominoplasty prices vary widely depending on your overall situation and expectations. The initial consultation is $200. Should you have applicable Private Health Insurance, the price will range between $12,000 – $16,000 with an approximate rebate of $4,000 – $6,000.
Your initial consultation can be undertaken at our Double Bay clinic in Sydney or our Deakin Clinic in Canberra.