Do you struggle with loose saggy skin or stubborn fat in your abdominal area? At My Cosmetic Clinic, we have expert tummy tuck surgeons in Sydney to help you discover your ideal figure. Our specialists in tummy tuck surgery will help you get rid of excess fat and tighten your abdominal muscles to give you a firmer and smoother abdominal profile.
What is Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery is a cosmetic procedure that removes undesired fat and excess loose skin from the abdomen. Tummy tucks may also include tightening of the abdominal muscles.
A tummy tuck is an effective solution if you have stubborn abdominal fat, saggy skin or loose abdominal muscles due to pregnancy, weight changes or age. A tummy tuck helps to restore the shape of the abdomen and gives you firm abdominal muscles for a smooth and sculpted profile.
You can choose between a full or mini tummy tuck depending on your condition and desired outcome. Tummy tuck surgery is often combined with liposuction to recontour and reshape the entire midsection including the abdomen, waist, hips and flanks.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
The benefits of tummy tuck surgery are both cosmetic and health-related. If you struggle with excess skin, loose abdominal muscles or excess fat, here are some key reasons a tummy tuck is worth considering.
- It tightens the abdominal muscles and gives you a toned, well-defined stomach
- Helps to get rid of excess skin after weight loss
- It can help to eliminate stretch marks
- A tummy tuck can strengthen your core which may help improve your posture
- It can help to minimise symptoms of post-pregnancy stress urinary incontinence by tightening muscles around the abdomen, pelvic floor and urethra.
- Minimises the risk factor for diseases such as diabetes, gallbladder disease and cardiovascular issues linked with carrying excess fat around the abdomen.
Best Candidates for a Tummy Tuck Procedure
Both men and women can undergo a tummy tuck procedure. However, you need to be in good health to undergo tummy tuck surgery. The best candidates for this type of plastic surgery Include:
- Women who have loose muscles and excess skin in the abdominal area after pregnancies
- Men or women who have managed to lose a significant amount of weight but are left with saggy or excess skin and fat deposits around the abdomen.
- Men or women who due to age or other natural factors have stubborn fat and excess skin around the abdomen.
Before undergoing a tummy tuck procedure our resident expert will evaluate you and prescribe the best tummy tuck procedure for your needs.
Options in Tummy Tuck Surgery
Depending on your condition and desired outcome, you can opt for a full or mini tummy tuck procedure.
Mini Tummy Tuck (also known as skin-only abdominoplasty)
A mini tummy tuck or mini abdominoplasty is best for patients who only need to have a small amount of sagging skin removed from the abdominal region. It can also be ideal if you only have excess fat below the belly button.
A mini abdominoplasty leaves less scarring and has a quicker recovery time since it is less invasive. However, this procedure involves a smaller incision so the results of a mini abdominoplasty will not be as dramatic as a full tummy tuck.
Full Tummy Tuck
A full tummy tuck or extended tummy tuck is recommended for patients with a considerable bulge around the abdominal region, lax abdominal muscles and sagging skin. An extended tummy tuck involves the relocation of the belly button and reconstruction of the underlying muscles to create smooth and firm abdominal muscles.
The doctor may also recommend liposuction at the same time as the full tummy tuck surgery to remove excess fat from your hips and flanks as well.
How is the abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) done?
Abdominoplasty is a surgical or invasive procedure that is typically performed under general anaesthesia.
During the tummy tuck surgery, an incision will be made across your lower abdomen from hip bone to hip bone. Once the incision is made, the Dr will systematically remove excess skin, tissue and fat and tighten your abdominal muscles.
Recovering from a
Post-surgery, it is normal to experience some discomfort and swelling. The doctor will prescribe pain medication as needed and advise on steps to follow for a quick recovery. The surgeon will also have you wear a compression garment day and night for 4 to 6 weeks to prevent fluid buildup and provide abdominal support while you heal.
It is best to avoid high impact physical activity like running or aerobics and strenuous work for 4 to 6 weeks following the tummy tuck surgery. If you work in an office, you may be able to resume work in 7 to 10 days, but the doctor will advise you based on your recovery and progress.
How to ensure Long-Lasting Results
After a tummy tuck, the treated area will not expand again provided you maintain a healthy weight. Pregnancy can alter tummy tuck results so it is best for female patients to have the procedure after they are done having children. Most patients will never need another abdominoplasty surgery to maintain their slimmer contour.
If you would like to learn more about getting a tummy tuck in Sydney, contact My Cosmetic Clinic today at 1300 85 4 9 89 to schedule a consultation with your Cosmetic Surgeon.
What is the cost
of a tummy tuck
The cost of a tummy tuck surgery in Sydney starts from $12,000. However actual rates will depend on your condition and the best procedure for your needs and desired outcome.
When you come to My Cosmetic Clinic for your tummy tuck consultation, the Dr will assess your condition and advise on the best course of treatment and the tummy tuck cost.
Why Choose MY COSMETIC CLINIC for your tummy tuck procedur?
Our team of Surgeons will ensure that your personalised care starts from your initial contact with our clinic to the conclusion of your treatment. We strive to provide compassionate, personalised and professional care to all our patients.
How can I book my appointment for an abdominoplasty?
You can book an appointment by calling My Cosmetic Clinic at +61-1300 85 4 9 89. You can also schedule an appointment online via our website.
For any of our services, you can reach My Cosmetic Clinic online, call us
at 1300-854-989 or visit any of our clinics below for a consultation.
- Castle Hill
Suite 15, Level 16-8 Old Castle Hill Rd,
Castle Hill NSW 2154
- Crows Nest
113a Willoughby Road,
Crows Nest NSW 2065
Shop 6, Erina Plaza 210 Central Coast Highway,
Erina NSW 2250
Ground Level, 26 Honeysuckle Drive,
Newcastle NSW 2300
34a Berry Street,
Nowra NSW 2541
- Sydney CBD
Suite 12, Level 7, 428 George St.,
Sydney NSW 2000
Shop 20, Level 1, The Cannery,61 Mentmore Avenue,
Rosebery NSW 2018
Suite 4, 74 Kembla St,
Wollongong NSW 2500
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You can learn more about abdominoplasty in the answers to frequently asked questions below.
How long is tummy tuck recovery?
On average it takes 4 to 8 weeks to recover from a tummy tuck. Recovery times tend to be shorter for a mini tummy tuck since it is less invasive. Your recovery period will also depend on how extensive the tummy tuck procedure was.
Is a tummy tuck permanent?
Tummy tuck results are permanent because the excess skin and excess fat cells removed during the procedure cannot grow back. However, it is important to maintain a healthy weight after the tummy tuck surgery to maintain firm and smooth abdominal muscles.
Does a non-surgical tummy tuck offer similar results?
Non-surgical tummy tuck treatments cannot give you the same significance as a tummy tuck surgery because they do not have any effect on the underlying abdominal muscles and fascia.
Will my health insurance cover the cost of my tummy tuck?
Although very unlikely, there are instances where your health insurance company might cover the cost of anaesthesia or hospital admission fees. Check with your insurance company before you schedule your procedure.
Where will my scars be located?
Nearly all tummy tuck procedures involve incisions across your lower abdomen which will leave a scar above the pubic hairline. You may also have a scar around your navel if your belly button is repositioned during your surgery.
How can I minimise my scars after my tummy tuck?
Around two to three weeks after your surgery, you can begin to apply silicone sheeting or gel to your incision. These products have a proven track record of improving the healing of scars.
Does abdominoplasty take care of stretch marks?
Stretch marks located in your lower abdomen will be shifted downward as the skin is relocated. Any remaining stretch marks are tightened and smoothed to some extent, but not necessarily eliminated.
Does abdominoplasty take care of cellulite?
Abdominoplasty removes some cellulite, but it may not eliminate cellulite entirely. Weight loss in conjunction with a tummy tuck is often the most effective way to reduce cellulite.
Can I get pregnant after a tummy tuck procedure?
Women can have healthy, full-term pregnancies after a tummy tuck. However, most plastic surgeons recommend having a tummy tuck procedure after you have finished having children to ensure that the results of the tummy tuck are permanent.
Is a tummy tuck safe and what are the risks if any?
Tummy tucks are generally safe procedures but like any other surgery, there are some possible risks including infection, bleeding, infection or an adverse reaction to anaesthesia.
Can I combine a tummy tuck with other procedures?
Tummy tucks are often combined with liposuction to ensure that excess skin and fat are removed from the thighs and flanks as well as the abdomen. However, the doctor will advise on whether you can combine a tummy tuck with another procedure based on your condition.