Tummy Tuck | Sydney, Canberra & Adelaide

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Quick facts about Tummy Tucks

  • For people with excessive loose skin and muscle separation who want to achieve a flat surfboard look.
  • Performed under general anaesthetic.
  • You will have a scar from hip to hip which usually can be covered by your underpants.
  • It is best to prepare for 4 weeks* of downtime and no heavy lifting.
  • Removes excessive skin and protrusion of the tummy.
  • Cost: $12,000- $16,000 with Dr Ellis Choy.
  • Complications may include infection, hyperpigmentation and keloid scarring.

*Disclaimer – results may vary from patient to patient

Tummy Treatment vs. Liposuction – at a glance

Tummy Tuck (technically known as Abdominoplasty) is an operation that is designed to remove excess skin from the  tummy whilst at the same time, tightening the abdominal muscles. It is useful for patients with loose skin and muscle separation to reduce the appearance of a protruding tummy.


If patients do not want the downtime associated with a tummy tuck then the doctor may suggest that  Vaser Liposuction or CoolSculpting as a suitable option. 

Tummy Tuck vs Vaser Liposuction

Tummy Tuck
Vaser Liposuction
Large scar across the abdomen. Tiny scars.
Best for excessive loose skin. Will tighten moderately loose skin.
General Anaesthesia. Conscious Sedation.
Prolonged recovery. (1 Month)* Quick recovery. (1 week)*
Tummy area only. Can treat whole body.
Will repair muscle separation. Will not help muscle separation.
Cost: From $12,000-$16,000 Cost: From $4,400

(* Results may vary from patient to patient)

What is a Tummy Tuck?

The operation involves removal of skin and fat, with tightening of the abdominal muscles. For this reason, it is more extensive than Liposuction. The actual extent of surgery will depend on the amount of excess skin and the laxity of the abdominal muscles.Mini Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty

* Results may vary from patient to patient

Prior to Tummy Tuck surgery, the amount of skin that is to be removed is carefully marked. The operation is usually 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 sutures (stitches).

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 pregnancy.

Abdominoplasty can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.

What are the costs of a Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty?

Tummy Tuck costs and 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.

Tummy Tuck locations

Your initial Tummy Tuck procedures consultation can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Double Bay – Sydney or Deakin – Canberra..


Do not use this website as a substitute for medical advice or self or other diagnosis. Seek the advice of a medical practitioner.
The examples, predictions, and results offered on this website vary from individual to individual. Results take time. They can be seen in as little as 6 weeks. This time may vary considerably depending on each individual. 6 weeks is a typical example. Results are effected by a number of factors, predominantly the way in which a patient follows instructions post surgery and the manner in which the patient behaves generally post surgery. Diet and exercise play an important part in the health and well being of a patient and in the maintenance of their body shape. Results will also vary purely based on the general make up of each patient and whether they have had surgery previously.

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