Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy tuck surgery or Abdominoplasty – the medical term for this procedure – is an operation that flattens the abdomen by way of removal of excess skin and fat, and the tightening of the muscles in the abdominal wall.

A tummy tuck can be ideal for a number of individuals for a number of reasons. These reasons can include the after-effects of pregnancy, ageing or extreme weight loss. Any of these can cause skin in the tummy area to become weak and lose its elasticity, leaving excess skin to sag and look unattractive.

Why have a Tummy Tuck?

Toning the body using exercise is a sensible and necessary component of any body sculpting and or general fitness regime. Unfortunately however, if excess and sagging skin exists then in order to have it removed it will be necessary to seek the help of a professional such as a plastic surgeon. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty will be required in order to achieve a flat, sag free, smooth abdominal area.

Due to the increase in obesity amongst the population, there has also been an increase in the number of individuals who have firstly gained a lot of weight and then lose that weight, leaving them with sagging excess skin. This sagging skin requires a tummy tuck in order to achieve a satisfactory look. A tummy tuck is designed to tighten the muscle wall and the skin so that they fit you snuggly. As with any procedure, the best and safest results are achieved if the patient is within their healthy weight range.

Having tummy tuck surgery is extremely common and is performed all over the world. It is also increasingly common to combine tummy tuck surgery with another plastic surgery such as liposuction or breast surgery. Tummy tuck procedures are also undergone by many men; again, often performed in conjunction with other surgeries such as pectoral implants or chest reduction procedures.

Tummy tuck surgery roughly takes around two hours and is completed under a general anaesthetic. It is a reasonably serious procedure and requires some research and consideration. Generally you can expect to stay in hospital for two or three nights followed by at least 10 days rest at home. Prior to the procedure, the surgeon will request a consultation, which is where the surgeon will look at your abdominal area and mark the areas with a pen where they will remove the skin. The plastic surgeon will also go through where the scars will be in order for you to be prepared. In this consultation, you will decide which areas of the abdomen needs more work than others and go through how much skin needs to be removed in order to achieve the desired results.

Upon arrival to the clinic and before the procedure you will be required to have a blood test and some other regular tests to ensure that it is safe for you to have a general anaesthetic. The surgeon will then go through the procedure again to make sure you are clear and happy with what needs to be done. The surgeon will then discuss with you all of the risks that can occur whilst you are under the general anaesthetic.

Once you are under anaesthetic, the surgeon will make an incision across the base of the abdomen, from one hip to the other in order to remove the overstretched skin. The muscle under the skin will also be repaired with permanent stitches that are not visible. The reason for repairing the muscle under the skin is to create a foundation of tight, repositioned muscle for the skin to stretch over. The surgeon will then stitch along the original incision line and remove the excess skin.

Risks and Complications

Generally modern day surgery is considered safe. Approximately one-third of patients who receive an anaesthetic during surgery will experience “anaesthesia sickness” or post-operative nausea and vomiting (POVN).

There are risks and complications associated with all surgeries. There are also risks involved for undergoing a general anaesthetic and these can include; suppressed breathing, deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in leg), blood clot in lung respiratory complications, heart problems, heart failure and even death.

The risks and complications associated with the tummy tuck surgery can include:

Infection is a risk that can affect patients who have just had tummy tuck surgery. Also, as a preventative measure, most tummy tuck patients require a drain to be inserted in order to prevent a seroma from forming which is a collection of fluid around the wound which can cause pain and possibly infection.

Haematoma is another complication that can form after the surgery and can result in the blood having to be drained. The majority of bruising will calm down after a period of time.

Another risk and complication is pain, as the surgery is extremely invasive this can result in pain, the surgeon will prescribe the relative painkillers to help.

Q. Is there any swelling after the surgery?

A. Yes, it is completely normal to experience some swelling after the surgery. This is a sign of the body trying to heal itself. This can obscure what you see after the surgery, as it will look like the tummy tuck has made little difference. Over a short period of time, the swelling will go down and you will start seeing the benefits of the tummy tuck.

Q. How long will the tummy tuck last for?

A. The tummy tuck will last for many years. However, if you do get pregnant or have an excessive weight gain, this can cause the skin to stretch out again and therefore will require another tummy tuck. However, if this does not happen, then the affects of the tummy tuck are relatively permanent.

Q. How long should I take off work?

A. The recovery process is relative to the individual however, the time usually required to take off work will be between two to three weeks. However, for some individuals the healing process can take longer with some patients requiring more than a month off work.

What does Abdominoplasty cost? What does a tummy tuck cost?

As with almost any plastic surgery, the cost depends on the surgeon and hospital you choose. It can also vary depending on the amount of hours the surgeon anticipates your particular surgery to take. Make sure you ask your surgeon if his cost estimate includes the hospital stay, anaesthetist and any pre and post surgery appointments and care.

Approximately $6,000 to $16,000

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Your Body Contouring Guide June 27, 2018 - Muffin top, spare tyre, jelly belly, paunch… Most of us have parts of our bodies where we’d like to get rid of a little bit of stubborn fat (can you tell mine’s around my belly?). There are quite a few surgical and non-surgical ways to get rid of these frustrating little fatty bits and give our bodies the profile and contour that we want. Dr Mark Edinburg and the Eden Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery and their Eden Medispa in Sydney offer their patients several options for body contouring and they chatted to us about these so we could create your body contouring guide. Dr Edinburg says while they always encourage patients to stick to a good diet and exercise regime and keeping to a healthy meal plan which can help you lose weight and improve your overall health, their patients sometimes need a bit of extra help. He says, “An interesting fact told to us by our patients is that often, once they have had procedures like CoolSculpting or Liposuction or Tummy Tuck, they are so pumped by the new look that they find themselves more motivated to keep working.” So, what are the body contouring options? 1. […]
Sophie’s Abdominoplasty and Muscle Repair June 7, 2018 - Sophie recently had an abdominoplasty with Dr Craig Rubinstein from Cosmetic Surgery for Women and Men in Hawthorn, Victoria where she had excess skin removed and muscle repair. It has given her so much more confidence and she looks amazing. Here’s her story… Trish: Hey Podcasters. So, I’m here today with the beautiful Sophie and Sophie has just recently had abdominoplasty surgery with Dr. Craig Rubinstein at Cosmetic Surgery for Women and she is elated with her results so we’re gonna have a bit of a chat to her about the process. So, welcome Sophie. Sophie: Thank you, Trish. Glad to be here. Trish: Thanks for joining us today. Awesome. So, tell me, first of all, what made you decide that you wanted to have abdominoplasty procedure? Sophie: Okay, I was quite apprehensive initially. I had a bit of a problem with a hernia as well so I had quite a bit of bloating at the time and I thought I’d take care of that, I may as well do the whole thing. And so, it was both. We had a surgery for the hernia and that corrected with the muscle repair that we did, which helped. Then there was […]
Steph’s Plastic Surgery Journeys – Tummy Tuck, Arm Lift, Breast Reduction and Upper Blepharoplasty (Eye Surgery) June 6, 2018 - I’m continuously being blown away by the journeys that some people go through when having their plastic surgery. It’s not always fun and games, and there’s so many situations where things get worse before they seem to get better. Today I had the pleasure of chatting to Steph who has lupus (an autoimmune disease) and the incredible journey she has been through. It makes us very aware of choosing our surgeons wisely. Steph’s surgeon Dr Marcus Pyragius went above and beyond through the whole experience – you’ll love this real story. Trish Hammond: I’m here with Stephie today and Stephie has got a fantastic story. She, like a lot of us, so she’s been through to hell and back with her weight. Then she’s had plastic surgery after it, so we’re going to have a chat to Steph today. Get her to tell us a little bit about what she went through, and Steph’s surgery with Dr Marcus Pyragius in Adelaide. So I’m really excited that you’re here, so hey Steph. Stephie: Hey. Trish Hammond: Thank you so much for sharing tonight, it’s really, really good ’cause it’s really great to share what you’ve been through with people who are […]
Body Contouring with Surgery – Removing Excess Skin May 30, 2018 - Australians are getting fatter. Approximately one third of us are obese which amounts to approximately 5.2 million Australians. As more of us become dangerously overweight, more Australians than ever are opting for surgery to help them lose it. Whether it’s lap band, gastric sleeve or just through sheer hard work, many do manage to lose the weight but that’s only half the battle. Patients often find themselves even more depressed than they were before they lost the weight because of the huge amounts of excess, sagging skin that leaves them feeling like a deflated balloon. They can also experience a whole new set of medical problems and emotional issues if this goes unmanaged. Dr Matthew Peters, Director of Plastic Surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and co-owner of Valley Plastic Surgery in Brisbane counts his body contouring procedures as some of the most rewarding and was happy to chat with us about why removing excess skin is such an important final step in the weight loss journey. The Excess Skin Issues When skin is stretched to the point of no return it won’t bounce back once the fat underneath it disappears. It will simply droop down, often giving […]
Tummy Tucks – The Facts May 18, 2018 - A tummy tuck, otherwise known as an abdominoplasty, is a procedure most often undertaken by women after having children, or after massive weight loss. Either of these circumstances often leaves you with excess skin that can only be removed via surgery. In the case of women after childbirth it can also help repair muscle separation and improve bladder weakness. There are a few things to know about tummy tucks if you are considering having the surgery and with the help of Dr Mark Edinburg, one of Sydney’s leading Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeons. Here is a list of Tummy Tucks – The Facts. 1. There is more than one tummy tuck procedure A tummy tuck procedure is not just a one size fits all procedure. There are different techniques depending on what your individual requirements are. A full tummy tuck or abdominoplasty will remove excess skin and fat. This will help to flatten the abdominal line and I will also repair muscle separation, if present (often necessary after childbirth). To explain in more detail about what is involved in this procedure we asked Dr Edinburg. He said, “During full tummy tuck surgery, an incision is made from hip to hip […]
Samantha’s Breast Augmentation, Extended Tummy Tuck and Revision Surgery with Dr Marcus Pyragius May 1, 2018 - Today I spoke with Samantha who has lost a phenomenal 57kg’s and started her plastic surgery journey. She’d had previous surgery with a different doctor, and decided to have a revision and more surgery with Dr Marcus Pyragius. She shares her journey with us …… Trish Hammond: Great, well I’m here today and I’m talking with Samantha today, and Samantha has recently had surgery with Dr Marcus Pyragius, who’s based in Adelaide. Can I call you Sam? Samantha: Sam is fine. Trish Hammond: Awesome. Sam, so what’d you have done? Samantha: I had a breast lift done by a different surgeon and I wasn’t happy with that result so I saw five different surgeons here in Adelaide, decided to go with Marcus so I had a breast augmentation and an extended tummy tuck and some scar revisions from my previous surgery as well. Trish Hammond: Awesome, so a breast reduction, with a lift or without a lift? Samantha: Yup so a breast reduction and a lift, I’ve lost 57 kilos. Trish Hammond: How many? Samantha: 57 kilos. Trish Hammond: Congratulations you. Samantha: Thank you. I actually thought that I’d be happy with small boobs … Trish Hammond: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Samantha: […]
I have Lupus and had an abdominoplasty OMG here’s what happened … thank gawd for my surgeon! April 27, 2018 - Sometimes we can do all the right things and things can still go wrong. Our bodies all react differently to different things. Cindy suffers from an autoimmune disease – Lupus – here she shares her journey with us, and talks about the exceptional service she received whilst she was over 3000km’s away from her family. Trish: Hey, everyone. I’m here tonight with Cindy. Now, Cindy recently had some plastic surgery with Dr Marcus Pyragius. We’re really keen to share her story because sometimes things don’t go perfectly, so it’s really nice to hear someone’s story whose journey wasn’t quite so easy. Welcome, Cindy. Cindy: Hi. Trish: Hi. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. Cindy: No worries, Trish. Trish: So you’ve had some plastic surgery, so tell us a bit about your journey. What did you actually have done, and where are you from? Give us a bit of a background. Cindy: I am from Queensland. I travelled to Adelaide to see Marcus back in August last year, after doing about a year’s worth of research for surgeons around Australia. We only have one in our town. I wasn’t a hundred percent satisfied there, so I went […]

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