Tummy Tuck Surgery
Abdominoplasty surgery in Sydney
A “tummy tuck” refers to the procedure called an “Abdominoplasty.” An abdominoplasty is an operation designed to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. It also is used to tighten the abdominal muscles which have become loose and weak.
The tummy tuck procedure is a good option for individuals who may have experienced rapid weight loss or after child birth developed loose skin in the lower abdomen which cannot be treated with liposuction.
Tummy Tuck Surgical Technique
Some patients may have relatively little excess skin and fat that may not be adequately treated by liposuction alone. In these cases, a “Mini” abdominoplasty may be a good option. In this procedure, less skin and fat is removed and less dissection is performed. The same incision for a “Full” or “Radical” abdominoplasty is used. For those patients with a significant amount of skin and fat, a full abdominoplasty is needed. This operation also facilitates tightening of the abdominal muscles.
Please appreciate the exact procedure for each individual is determined only after a full examination and consultation is completed.
Light walking is recommended as soon as possible. Most patients will engage in light activities after about 5 days.
Drains may be used to help remove excess fluid from the site of surgery. These are usually removed after one week. A compressive abdominal binder and garment is also worn during this time.
Most patients return to light chores and activities after a week and a half. Patients tend to return to full activities after approximately 4-6 weeks.
Specific post surgery instructions will be given to you based on your surgery at the time you are discharged from hospital.
How much does it cost?
The surgeon’s fee for a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is between $9900 to $16,600.
Additional fees for theatre/bed fee, hospital stay if required, anaesthetist fee and post surgery compression garment will be given to you at your consultation. The theatre/bed fee and the anaesthetist fee is based on duration of the procedure which is determined at your consultation.
Medicare and Private Health fund rebates may apply.
Please keep in mind not all patients are alike and some will require a slightly different operation than others. Rest assured, you will receive a specific price quotation during your consultation visit. Our staff are always happy to discuss these matters with you in more detail.
Cost of Consultation : $250.00
The cost of the consultation fee (face to face, Skype or FaceTime) is payable at the time of the booking. This amount is a non-refundable/transferable amount in an event of a no show, cancellation, rescheduling, change of mind etc etc. You are essentially paying for the time we are exclusively reserving for you.
Please do not book an appointment if you are unsure of your availability. The consultation date and time is exclusively booked for you.
What should be my next step if I am interested to pursue this option?
Your first step is to see your Gp and organise to get a referral to see our plastic surgeon. Once you have received your letter of referral, kindly call the clinic on 1300 378 336 and schedule an appointment for a consultation with our plastic surgeon.
Is there patient financing?
Patient financing is completely independent from the clinic. For patients wanting affordable payment plans please apply directly with Total Lifestyle Credit. This facility is subject to approval. Our advice to all patients is to be financially responsible when undertaking finance for elective surgical procedures.
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