Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy, weight loss, or general ageing can cause unattractive loose skin around the abdominal area. An abdominoplasty is used to surgically remove excess skin from the abdomen in order to create a tight, smooth contoured finish.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Pregnancy, weight loss, or general ageing can cause unattractive loose skin around the abdominal area. A Tummy Tuck, also known as an Abdominoplasty is used to surgically remove excess skin from the abdomen in order to create a tight, smooth contoured finish and may be used to treat:

  • Excess abdominal fat
  • Sagging skin
  • Weak or separated abdominal muscles
  • Stretch marks

A Full Tummy Tuck involves removal of excess skin above and below the navel.

A Mini Tummy Tuck involves removal of the “pooch” under the belly button.

Recovery From a Tummy Tuck?

Recovery varies from patient to patient. Most patients describe the pain as mild discomfort which is usually controlled with prescribed medication.

Patients will experience swelling and there may be bruising after the procedure. Major swelling usually subsides by three months, and the final results are noticeable at around the one year mark. The compression garments are required to be worn continuously for six weeks after surgery.

The majority of patients should expect to take around one to two weeks off work. Patients with office jobs can usually return to work after one week, however more physically demanding jobs will require a longer recovery period. Patients can usually return to their normal activities, including gym work by six weeks.

Patients are required to have a dressing change at one week, two weeks, and three weeks postoperatively. Out of Town Patients will be provided with a letter containing detailed dressing change instructions to give to their GP if they are unable to attend dressing change appointments at the Brisbane clinic.

Postoperative appointments will be scheduled throughout the following year. These appointments can be conducted via our Virtual Waiting Room or in person at our Brisbane clinic.

Scarring After A Tummy Tuck

Scarring depends on extensibility of work performed. The Incisions are discretely placed to minimise scar visibility, and can be concealed with clothing. Most scarring will fade over time with appropriate postoperative care.

The Cost Of A Tummy Tuck

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Prices are fully inclusive to cover all fees associated with surgery, including: surgeon fee, hospital & anaesthetic fee, postoperative garments, emergency contact with a registered nurse, and one year of postoperative appointments.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are complications and risks associated with a tummy tuck?

All surgeries carry associated complications and risks. Including: bleeding, infection, reaction to anaesthesia, changes in breast or nipple sensation, capsular contracture, implant rupture, dissatisfaction with cosmetic result. Please request a copy of our information sheet and surgical consent for more information.

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