Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty

A Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess fat and loose skin from the abdominal region and/or the tightening of the underlying abdominal muscles. Our clinic has experienced professionals who perform abdominoplasty surgery.

Surgical Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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Tummy Tuck Surgery at Me Clinic Melbourne

Tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss treatment. However, it can be an effective method to create a firmer and smoother abdominal profile following a period of significant weight loss or to restore weakened or separated abdominal muscles following pregnancy.

The results of tummy tuck surgery can be long-lasting, but factors such as weight gain can affect the results. For this reason, we recommend that tummy tuck surgery only be considered after you have achieved your desired underlying body shape through diet and exercise.

Types of Tummy Tuck Surgery

There are two types of tummy tuck surgery—a partial abdominoplasty (such as a mini tummy tuck or an endoscopic abdominoplasty) or a full abdominoplasty. A full abdominoplasty procedure may provide significant changes to the physique, depending on individual circumstances. However, a full abdominoplasty may not be required. Your plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon will recommend the most suitable tummy tuck method based on your individual condition and your surgical goals.

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Performed By: Dr Simon Rosenbaum (MED0000957217)

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is ideal for treating loose or sagging skin and stretch marks below the belly button where the underlying muscle does not require tightening. During the procedure, excess skin between the belly button and bikini line is removed to produce a flatter and smoother abdomen. The belly button remains in place and the underlying muscle is left untouched which typically results in less scarring and good body contouring with a faster recovery.

Endoscopic Abdominoplasty

Where the abdominal skin in your midsection is in relatively good condition, an endoscopic abdominoplasty allows the underlying abdominal muscles to be tightened without removing any excess skin. During the procedure, a single incision is made near the public bone and the underlying muscles are tightened and sutured into place while ensuring any scarring will be minimal and discreet. The recovery period is also significantly quicker when compared to a full abdominoplasty.

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Performed By: Dr Simon Rosenbaum (MED0000957217)

Full Abdominoplasty

A full abdominoplasty can be performed by a specialist plastic surgeon to treat loose or sagging skin below the belly button while also tightening the underlying abdominal muscles. During a full abdominoplasty, an incision is made along the bikini line, the abdominal muscles are tightened and sutured in place and any excess skin and fatty tissue is removed. If necessary, the navel may also be repositioned. The procedure will result in some scarring. The visibility of the scars can vary depending on individual healing and the type of clothing worn.

This surgery may involve a short hospital stay during initial recovery. In some cases, tummy tuck surgery can be combined with liposuction, depending on individual circumstances and goals.

Choosing Me Clinic for tummy tuck surgery

At Me Clinic, we provide a discreet and understanding environment where you can find out more about the various treatment options available to you. Our surgeons have extensive experience in cosmetic surgery and have performed a significant number of tummy tuck procedures. To find out more about undergoing tummy tuck surgery procedures and patient care at Me Clinic, contact us to arrange a personal consultation with one of our surgeons.

Tummy Tuck surgery cost

The cost of a tummy tuck procedure at Me Clinic can vary depending on a range of factors. Please arrange a consultation for a personalised quote. The cost of tummy tuck surgery is influenced by a range of factors including the type of tummy tuck performed, surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees, hospital fees, the theatre time required for the procedure, and whether it is being combined with an additional treatment such as liposuction or body lift. It’s important you arrange a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons to obtain a personalised quote.

We have performed hundreds of tummy tuck procedures at Me Clinic for removing loose skin and creating a firmer, smoother profile. Find out more about the cost of tummy tuck surgery in Melbourne.

What to Expect after Tummy Tuck Surgery

Immediately following tummy tuck surgery, you may feel drowsy from the anaesthetic so it is important to have someone drive you home and stay overnight while you rest. You will be provided with our after-hours support contact number if you have any concerns.

In the days following surgery, you should expect to experience some bruising and swelling, as well as some discomfort or pain around the abdominal area. You will be wearing a compression garment to aid recovery. While the recovery following tummy tuck surgery largely depends on the plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery method used, here is a general overview of the expected post-operative care and recovery time frames:

Partial Abdominoplasty (Mini Tummy Tuck or Endoscopic Abdominoplasty): The recovery time can vary, but some patients may be able to resume non-strenuous activities within 1-2 weeks following a partial abdominoplasty. Patients should avoid more strenuous physical activity for six weeks.

Full Abdominoplasty (Full Tummy Tuck): The recovery time can vary, but some patients may require at least one week away from non-strenuous work following a full abdominoplasty, and may need to wait around 6-8 weeks before attempting any more strenuous physical activity.

Compression stockings should also be worn for several weeks following the procedure to reduce swelling and strengthen the abdominal wall. Your surgeon will fully explain what you can expect following tummy tuck surgery and the anticipated recovery time frames. Your post-surgery recovery will be monitored through a number of follow-up check-ups.

Tummy Tuck Results—Before and After

The results following tummy tuck surgery will vary between patients. Some may experience a firmer abdomen with tauter skin. Depending on the method used, tummy tuck surgery can restore weakened or separated abdominal muscles and even reduce itching and skin infections caused by excess sagging skin. At Me Clinic, we have treated many tummy tuck patients. The results vary and depend on individual circumstances. Visit our clinic in Melbourne and meet our expert team.

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Our Practitioners Who Perform Tummy Tuck Procedures in Melbourne

Dr David Ross

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Mr Amir Tadros

Specialist Plastic Surgeon Read more

FAQs

Tummy tuck surgery will leave a scar. The visibility and duration of the scar can vary depending on individual healing. Your surgeon will endeavour to make any incisions below the bikini line or lower abdomen to ensure the scar is as discreet and inconspicuous as possible.

Tummy tuck surgery is usually performed in a hospital under general anaesthesia, so you will be asleep during the procedure. In cases where general anaesthesia is not suitable, the surgery may be conducted with the use of local anaesthetic and sedation.

The recovery time following tummy tuck surgery can vary. Some patients may be able to resume light physical activity 1-2 weeks after the procedure, depending on individual circumstances. You should avoid more strenuous physical activity for at least 6 weeks following surgery.

While both treatments can be effective for use in the abdominal area, liposuction and tummy tuck surgery do not treat the same issues. Tummy tuck surgery provides an effective method to tighten the abdominal muscles and remove excess skin, while liposuction works as a fat removal treatment.

 

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