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Having lost weight is a huge achievement, so congratulations.

I’m sure that you have been feeling revitalised with a new burst of energy and a renewed look on life. Your increase in confidence brings a fresh outlook on life. Everyone has noticed.

Now that you have lost your weight goal, you may have noticed some flabby areas that no amount of exercise will shift. So what can you do about this

There is the option of an abdominoplasty.

Would you like to chat with a surgeon about your options?

Abdominoplasty

What is an abdominoplasty?

The procedure removes excess abdominal skin and fat. Sometimes it may also involve tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall for a smoother, flatter looking you. That sounds great and who doesn’t want that.

Not everyone can achieve the same results; after all, we are different. Abdominoplasty can be combined with other procedures, such as liposuction, and some request breast surgery at the same time.

Is this for me?

If you have, excess or saggy abdominal skin, an abdomen that bulges out and is out of proportion to the rest of your body, abdominal muscles that have separated and weakened, excess fatty tissue that seems to be around your abdomen. If this sounds like you then an abdominoplasty maybe just the thing you need.

What are the costs?

Lower Abdominoplasty Package (Mini Tummy Tuck)
Price Guide: $6,990
This price includes surgeon fee, anaesthetic fee & 6 weeks follow up.  It assumes top hospital cover with a private health fund. If fund cover does not apply in your situation, plan for additional costs of around $2,500 for the hospital.

Abdominoplasty combined with Abdominal/ Flank Liposuction
Price Guide: $9,990 – $11,990
This price includes surgeon fee, anaesthetic fee & 6 weeks follow up.  It assumes top hospital cover with a private fund. If fund cover does not apply in your situation, plan for additional costs of around $6,500 for the hospital. You may be eligible for $600 Medicare rebate.

Liposuction / Liposculpture/Liposoft
Price Guide:
$5,990 – 1 Area
$6,990 – 2 Areas
$7,900- $11,000 – 3 Areas
$9,900- $15,000 – 4 Areas
An “area” is: Neck, Upper abdomen, Lower Abdomen, outer thighs (both), inner thighs (both), “love handles”(both), Pubic area, Upper arms (both), Knees (both), calves and ankles (both). This price includes surgeon fee, anaesthetic fee, day surgery fee, liposuction garment & 6 weeks follow up.

Consider this if you have

  • Excess or saggy abdominal skin
  • An abdomen that bulges out and is out of proportion to the rest of your body
  • Abdominal muscles that have separated and weakened
  • Excess fatty tissue that seems to be around your abdomen

The Results

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FAQ

You may have a few questions at this point, like:

Where will the incisions be?

With any operation there will be incisions. Generally a horizontal incision is placed just within or above the pubic area and the length extends out towards the pelvic bones, it will depend on the amount of skin that is to be removed.

How long will the operation take?

It will take between 2 to 3 hours.

How will I look and feel?

You will have stitches along the incisions, which usually are removed between the 4th to 7th days. These may seem red at first but eventually they will fade. You will have some swelling and bruising. The bruising will disappear over a few weeks. The swelling will take over a few months to completely subside, and then you will see the final result of your abdominoplasty. The new you.

When can I resume normal activities?

You may able to return to light work between 1 to 3 weeks after surgery, depending on your type of work. You may also be able to do some form of mild exercise, after a few weeks.

Should I be experiencing pain?

You may feel some mild discomfort and swelling, but this is normal. If however you feel severe pain you should report this to your surgeon.