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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Functional abdominoplasty – when a tummy tuck is more than just about aesthetics… March 23, 2021 - Abdominoplasty for women after having children is often a lot more than just getting rid of some belly fat or skin that doesn’t budge no matter how much exercise you do. Forget about the fact that our skin is stretched past the point of no return… think trying to squeeze a beach ball (full of air) to fit into a condom and you might get some sort of indication as to what our bellies go through when we carry a child. There’s also a lot more going on on the inside of our bodies as well. The muscles in our abdomens stretch, lengthen and separate, our backs bend and adjust to carry the extra weight that lasts for months and our vaginas… well, let’s just say that anyone who’s had a vaginal delivery will know the amount of stretching and misshaping that goes on down there. Abdominoplasty for postpartum women was removed from the Medicare schedule in 2016 much to the disappointment and astonishment of women and plastic surgeons all over Australia. There has been a renewed momentum and energy to the fight to have it reinstated into the schedule recently, so we thought we’d take a closer look at […]
Jamie's Mummy Makeover Kaiya’s Mummy Makeover Journey with Dr Gavin Sandercoe February 27, 2021 - So often, it’s easy to look at someone else and think they look amazing and should be happy with their body. However, this is not the way it works. We all have to be comfortable in our own skin, and just because someone might be super fit, does not mean they don’t have something they want to change about themselves. For some women having smaller breasts can often cause feelings of self-consciousness, and even if you have a partner who is happy with your body and your boobs you can still want more to feel more “voluptuous” or sexy! Kaiya is a woman who although she has a supportive and loving husband and family had always thought it would be awesome to have some more boobs! Kaiya shares, “I had always been unhappy with my ‘less than an A-cup’ sized breasts. I loved the size that I became when breastfeeding so it was my intention that once I was done having babies and breastfeeding, I would eventually have breast augmentation done. Shortly after my 4th baby’s first birthday I started to get back into my fitness pretty seriously. I was attempting to run 8+kms 3 times a week and doing short sessions […]
Mummy Makeover Dr Jeremy Hunt Facebook Live December 7, 2020 - Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s most recognised in mummy makeover, experienced and skilled plastic surgeons and we were lucky enough to have him on FB live. For those of you who missed it, here’s the video. If you have any questions regarding Mummy Makeover for Dr Hunt, please contact his clinic.   Further Reading about Dr Jeremy Hunt Mummy Makeover – Breast and Tummy Surgery post pregnancy Mummy Makeover Sydney by Dr Hunt See Before and After Mummy Makeover Sydney Patients Photos Read more Blogs by Dr Jeremy Hunt Chloe’s Patient Story – My New Nose and Breasts with Dr Jeremy Hunt One of these is bigger than the other – Breast Asymmetry with Dr Jeremy Hunt Dr Jeremy Hunt – Rhinoplasty to Improve Appearance and Airway Further Reading Related to Mummy Makeover  Post-Pregnancy Procedures Perth WA Plastic Surgeon | Post Pregnancy Surgery Perth Mummy Makeover in Sydney – Soliman Plastic Surgery Post-Pregnancy Surgeries Melbourne Contact Dr Jeremy Hunt Sydney Plastic Surgeon If you’d like to arrange a consultation with Dr Jeremy Hunt phone 1300 157 200, or email [email protected] To find out more visit  Dr Jeremy Hunt’s website.
Minimising Surgical Scars Minimising Surgical Scars with Dr Matthew Peters November 22, 2020 - How we scar after surgery varies widely from person to person. For one person who may have a surgical procedure, they can have virtually no scarring, while another person may have a more notable amount of scarring. Whenever the skin sustains damage, there is the possibility of scarring. But if you are having surgery, and your surgeon is highly skilled in their field such as Dr Matthew Peters, the outcomes can be aesthetically that much better than undergoing surgery performed by a less skilled surgeon. According to Dr Matthew Peters, “Producing the best possible scarring is a result of joint considerations, from a surgical perspective during the procedure, and patient factors.” Dr Peters further explains, “Surgeon factors include scar placement and gentle handling of tissue to minimise additional trauma. For patients, nutrition, activity modification, and following the advice provided by your Specialist Plastic Surgeon are the best ways to support healing and optimal scar development.” Below Is an Outline Of Some Suggestions to Ensure a Visually Minimal Scar as Possible from Surgery: Choose a highly qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon such as Dr Matthew Peters if you are undergoing surgery – this especially applies if your surgery is elective. Know your Risk […]
The Diary of a Tummy Tuck Patient – Day by Day Recovery September 21, 2020 - The Diary of a Tummy Tuck Patient Day 1 Good morning everyone. I survived my first night, slept intermittently amongst the beeping IV drip, the blood pressure machine and leg compression machine going off every few seconds. Pain wise I’m ok if I don’t move at all, so getting out of bed to use the bathroom warrants strong pain meds (endone) prior as it’s unbearable pain once on my feet. Was taken down to theatre around 11am yesterday awoke in recovery around 3pm, was told everything went well apart from my blood pressure dropping to 82/48 so that’s being monitored regularly as keeps going up to normal range then back down again. Plus my sugar levels are like 2.5 this morning so enjoying a glass of orange juice and biscuits at 5.30am. Am yet to speak with surgeon as to find out how much the excess skin around my abdomen actually weighed but will after, sadly he would not record the procedure or take a photo of said removed skin to satisfy my morbid curiosity. Can’t sleep on my side, only my back which is driving me crazy, am wearing a binder compression garment and have two drains in, one […]
Muscle separation after children Tummy Tuck for Muscle Separation After Children September 5, 2020 - Muscle separation, also called diastasis recti or separated abs, is a common condition many women find themselves with after pregnancy and childbirth. In fact, muscle separation actually occurs during the last trimester in the pregnancy when the growing baby pushes your abdominal muscles apart to fit! While many women’s muscles return to a somewhat normal position after the baby’s birth, some do not, and this can lead them to needing a tummy tuck for muscle separation. Dr Eddie Cheng spoke to us about what’s involved in this procedure and showed us some of his before and after patient photos. The new Medicare Item Number 30175 can now be used to partly subsidise your Abdominoplasty Surgery for Diastasis Recti if you meet the strict Medicare 30175 criteria. How do you know if you have diastasis recti, or separated abdominal muscles? Think you might have diastasis recti? You’re not alone. It is estimated that approximately 40% of women suffer from muscle separation up to six months after giving birth. One Norway study estimates that 30% of women have it up to a full year after birth. Besides most patients having the obvious physical symptoms it often presents, there are other signs you […]

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