Tummy Tuck Surgery (also known as Abdominoplasty) is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to reduce unwanted abdominal fat, restore weakened or separated abdominal muscles and remove any excess loose skin, resulting in a firmer and smoother abdominal profile.
At Me Clinic, we’re often asked about the cost of tummy tuck surgery. While there are a range of factors that can contribute to the final cost of tummy tuck surgery, to provide an indication of how much it might cost you, you can expect a tummy tuck procedure at our Melbourne clinic to cost between $12,800 – $19,500.
This is however only a general guide—the cost of a tummy tuck procedure can be influenced by factors including the type of tummy tuck being performed, the theatre time required for the procedure, whether it is combined with additional treatment such as liposuction and the skill and experience of the surgeon performing the procedure.
Because the requirements of each patient we see can vary greatly, it’s important you attend a consultation with one of our surgeons who can assess your requirements, recommend the most suitable treatment option based on your individual needs and requirements and provide a personalised quote.
The total cost of a tummy tuck procedure is usually comprised of a number of components, including a consultation fee, a surgeon fee, theatre and hospital fees, an anaesthetist fee and the required post-procedure care.
At our Melbourne clinic, the price we quote you includes all associated costs so you’ll be fully informed from the beginning without any surprise bill-shock down the track.
Generally there is a fee for the initial consultation, when you meet with the surgeon, where they will provide an assessment of your individual condition and whether you are a suitable candidate for tummy tuck surgery. This is usually a standard fee and is disclosed to you at the time of booking your appointment. Should you proceed with the surgery, the consultation fee is deducted from your total procedure fee.
You will be charged a surgeon fee for the procedure itself (the surgeon fee is included in the price we quote you). The amount of the surgeon fee is largely determined by the complexity of the procedure and the level of aftercare that will be required.
Tummy tuck surgery is usually conducted as a day-procedure in a hospital or clinic, which will attract theatre and hospital fees. These fees can vary significantly depending on where the procedure is performed but are largely determined by the amount of time required in theatre and the length of your stay in the facility. In some cases you may be required to stay at an overnight facility, where you will be under medical supervision during your stay. Your surgeon will advise if you will be required to stay at an overnight facility. Additional fees will apply if an overnight stay is required.
Tummy tuck surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic, requiring the services of a qualified Anaesthetist who is a member of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA). me Clinic only uses the services of ASA-qualified Anaesthetists.
Anaesthetists do not follow a standard scale of fees and can cost anywhere up to $800 per hour. Visit the ASA website at www.asa.org.au for further detail about how anaesthetic service fees are calculated.
It is our protocol that patients wear a compression garment following the surgery to aid the recovery and achieve optimum results. The cost of the compression garment and medication is included in the procedure fee.
The amount of post-operative care required following tummy tuck surgery can vary according to your general wellbeing and the complexity of the procedure performed.
Your surgeon should provide a detailed overview of the post-operative care you will receive following your tummy tuck procedure at your initial consultation. When you undergo a tummy tuck procedure with Me Clinic, all post-operative care services are included in the price quoted.
There are several tummy tuck methods that can be used to achieve different results and the cost of the procedure will vary accordingly.
A mini tummy tuck is a procedure that removes excess skin from below the belly button, tightening the abdominal skin. During a mini tummy tuck, the underlying muscle tissue if not tightened, making it a slightly less invasive procedure that results in minimal scarring and a quicker recovery.
A mini tummy tuck typically costs less than an endoscopic or full abdominoplasty procedure.
An endoscopic abdominoplasty is a similar procedure which allows both the skin and muscles to be tightened, without the need to remove excess skin. By making only small incisions in the pubic area, the procedure is less invasive than a full abdominoplasty, also resulting in minimal scarring and a shorter recovery period.
An endoscopic abdominoplasty typically costs more than a mini tummy tuck, but less than a full abdominoplasty.
During a full abdominoplasty, excess skin is removed from below the belly button and the underlying muscle tissue is also tightened. A full abdominoplasty can generally achieve the best overall improvement to the physique, but often results in a longer scar across the bikini line (which is generally not visible when wearing underwear or a bikini.
A full abdominoplasty will typically cost more than other tummy tuck methods.
It is not uncommon for a tummy tuck procedure to also be combined with liposuction to remove excess fat and achieve the best overall result. The overall cost of tummy tuck surgery will vary depending on whether liposuction is used during the procedure and the volume of fat that requires removal.
At Me Clinic in Melbourne, the cost of tummy tuck surgery costs from $12,800. While this gives you an indication of what you can expect your tummy tuck procedure to cost, this can vary according to the individual procedure.
For this reason, you should book a consultation with one of our highly experienced surgeons to receive a personalised quote for treatment. During your consultation, the surgeon will assess your individual circumstances and discuss the various treatment options available.
Cost is usually an important factor when planning any type of cosmetic surgery, however, you shouldn’t base your decision on cost alone.
If you’re considering having tummy tuck surgery, it can be tempting to consider having the procedure performed at an overseas clinic offering the surgery at an attractive price, but there are a range of risks associated with undergoing cosmetic surgery overseas.
It’s important you consider all the risks associated with overseas surgery before making your decision, such as:
Before undergoing a tummy tuck procedure overseas, we strongly suggest you attend a consultation with a Me Clinic surgeon who can discuss the possible risks in more detail.
You’ll be in good hands when you choose Me Clinic for your tummy tuck procedure.
Not only does the level of care and attention we dedicate to understanding our patients’ needs sets us apart from our competitors, but with more than 35 years of experience in cosmetic surgery, our safety and patient satisfaction record and quality post-surgery follow-up support program are unparalleled in the industry.
Our highly skilled and experienced team of surgeons and physicians take the time to listen to your unique needs and requirements, fully explain the various treatment options and create a personalised treatment plan to ensure you achieve the best possible result.
From the moment you contact Me Clinic, until your last post-surgery check-up, we endeavour to make your tummy tuck journey a positive experience. Here’s what you can expect when undergoing tummy tuck surgery at Me Clinic:
When you contact us, we will arrange a one-on-one consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced surgeons. During your consultation we will:
2. Medical assessment
If you decide to proceed to have tummy tuck surgery, we will arrange a pre-operative consultation and further medical assessment to ensure you are medically fit to undergo the procedure.
3. Book your procedure
We will book a time for you to undergo the tummy tuck procedure at a time that is suitable for you.
4. Undergo your tummy tuck procedure
The procedure is usually performed in a hospital under general anaesthetic. Most patients are able to return home on the same day, but in some cases it may require an extended overnight stay.
5. Post-operative care
You will be required to attend the clinic the day after your procedure for your first post-operative check, then our surgeons and nurses will continue to monitor your recovery over a series of post-operative check-ups. They will also be available to answer any questions or discuss any concerns at any time.
Please contact the me clinic. We have over 35 years of Cosmetic Surgery experience to share with you. We ensure you will be fully informed and understand your options before any procedure.