A Tummy Tuck procedure removes excess sagging skin, a protruding sagging abdomen or crepe skin, from the middle and lower abdomen, for a firmer and smoother stomach surface area. Excess fat can also be removed via Liposuction during surgery. This procedure is ideal for patients with loose or saggy skin or fat tissues following pregnancy or weight loss.
CosMediTour – Tummy Tuck
|Australian Surgery Destinations||Sydney|
|Surgeon:||Australian Trained Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon|
|Consultation:||$290 Plastic Surgeon Consultation Fee|
|Surgery Time:||2 – 6 Hours|
|Anaesthesia:||General Anaesthesia only is used|
|Post-Operative Appointments:||Local: will be arranged with the surgeon; Non-local the following day|
|Recovery & Results:||Up to 6 months|
|Compression Garment:||Must be worn up to 3+ months|
|Price List:||Full Price List & Hot Deals|
Abdominal surgery and/or contouring can include more than 1 standard procedure, some of these may include:
Involves removing the skin below the belly button and tightening the muscles. A Tummy Tuck can also be combined with abdominal Liposuction to remove the fat deposits.
By using this technique, you will achieve maximum tightening of the abdominal tissue. However, the incision will usually run from hip to hip.
Is used if weight loss has led to excess skin extending around the hip. An extension of the Abdominoplasty can be used to remove excess skin over the hip to improve body contour. The incision is slightly larger than that of a traditional Abdominoplasty.
Also known as ‘Lower Body Lift’, reshapes the abdomen, hips and buttocks, and is an extension of the Tummy Tuck. The incision runs completely around the front and back of the lower torso. Belt Lipectomy procedure redefines the deeper tissues of the abdomen and flanks, which can be ideal for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and wanting to remove the redundant skin around the lower torso.
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Potential Surgery Risks and Complications vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors and the extent of surgical work required. Regardless of how remote, the potential risks listed below are possible. Your own research is essential especially if you are considering surgery. Following pre and post-surgical care and instructions will also reduce your risks. See the following potential risks and complications include and not limited to:
- Temporary pain, swelling, bruising, infection, scarring, fluid build up (seroma), bleeding and haematoma, blood clots in the legs and chest, thrombosis, embolisms, numbness, Keloid scarring, heavy scarring, reaction to anaesthesia and medications
- Long recovery time
- Poor wound healing or Necrosis (common with smokers)
- Wound separation, Suture complications
- Numbness or other changes in skin sensation, nerve damage
- Asymmetry and uneven incision site (never guaranteed)
- Asymmetry of belly button (if repositioning)
- Dog ears at ends of the incision
- Skin loss and Skin discolouration and/or prolonged swelling
FAQ’s – Tummy Tuck
How long will I need to rest after surgery?
It is recommended to have bed rest for 3 – 4 days after your procedure but you should start walking as soon as possible to promote circulation.
Am I able to have a bath or change my dressings?
You will be given full instructions by your surgeon for bathing and changing of dressings during the recovery period.
How long will I be off work?
You should plan on taking at least 3 weeks off work to ensure that recovery times are met. However, if you have a physical job that requires lifting, you may need to take more time to recover or be put on light duties.
How long will it take for the swelling to subside and I can see the results?
With an Abdominoplasty procedure, visible results will be immediate, although the full recovery benefits may take from 2 – 6 months. Your scar may be red during this time, but will eventually fade but is not usually visible when wearing swimmers or underwear.
How long does the procedure last?
A Tummy Tuck can last for many years. If there are no large weight gains, and no pregnancies after the tummy tuck then the changes can be generally permanent.
What can I expect post-surgery?
You are usually able to walk immediately after surgery and it is in face encouraged to do so a number of times per day. However, at first you may not be able to stand up straight and may need to walk with a bent back. The reason is because the skin of the abdomen will be quite tight and you are usually instructed to remain bent over at least 45 degrees for the first 4 – 5 days after surgery.