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What is Body Surgery?

We often reflect our satisfaction with our own body and good looks in a good mood and self-confidence. On the other hand, if we are not happy with ourselves, our personal, social, and business lives can suffer. The source of dissatisfaction can come from different causes, whether that be from; injuries, congenital anomalies, or simply details on the face or body that we do not like.

Aesthetic body surgeries include surgical procedures that significantly alter and improve the appearance of the body. Body surgeries include treatments that alter parts of the body affected by; weight gain, sudden or continuous weight loss, pregnancy, or excess skin caused by any of these conditions.

Your surgeon will tailor each procedure to specifically meet both your body and your desires. Furthermore, body surgery can be either more or less extensive, your specialist surgeon will discuss this with you during your consultation.

It is important to mention that operations on certain parts of the body, such as the breast, do not belong to this group. Although they are anatomically in the ‘body’ group they already have a large number of surgeries. Therefore, they form separate categories in plastic surgery.

Am I a Good Candidate for Body Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is technically demanding but can give excellent results when carefully selected procedures are performed on the right candidates.

For this very reason, it is important that in collaboration with your specialist surgeon, you determine if you are the right candidate for a particular surgical procedure on your body.

There are many factors that influence the decision of a specialist surgeon on whether you are a good candidate for body surgery. Perhaps a non-invasive procedure is a better solution for you. Medical conditions, taking certain medications, medical history, and general health are just some of the factors that will influence a surgeon’s decision.

But there are certain qualifications that every patient must meet in order to be able to undergo body plastic surgery. These are:

  • Non-smoker
  • Good overall health
  • Having realistic expectations
  • Not suffering from medical conditions as diabetes, high blood pressure, bleeding disorder, heart disease, or depression.
  • Other medical conditions that can impair healing or increase the risk of surgery.

What Are The Benefits Of Body Surgery?

The goal of cosmetic surgery is not to obtain perfect body shape, because they are individual. The purpose is to remove or reduce those shapes or forms that are a source of discomfort and dissatisfaction in the patient, and represent a social, psychological, and physical problem, thereby automatically impairing their health.

This is where the greatest benefits of plastic surgery for every patient lie. Although they, like the procedure itself, are individual, patients feel better and more satisfied after surgery. They also experience an instant increase in self-confidence.

Regardless of whether the benefits of surgery represent an aesthetic or functional improvement, most patients feel better and more confident after body surgery.

It’s for this reason that it is important to emphasize the psychological factor, which is the greatest benefit most patients experience.

Aesthetic body procedures are one of the most sought after in the world of plastic surgery. Life rhythm, age, stress, and habits greatly affect the appearance of our bodies. No one is immune to these factors.

Precisely for this reason, surgical procedures such as Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, and Labiaplasty are among the most popular in the world. They occupy high positions in the TOP 10 surgical procedures each year.

For example, last year alone, nearly 270,000 patients opted for liposuction. This is an increase of 3% over the previous year. This makes this surgery the second most sought after in the world, just behind breast surgery.

The most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures on the body are:


If you have unwanted fat deposits that you can’t get rid of either through diet or exercise, then liposuction may help to give your body a more beautiful shape. Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries that does not solve the problem of being overweight. It surgically removes the accumulation of adipose tissue in places where it is not possible to achieve in any other way. This results in a change in the contour of the body.

Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty/Tummy Tuck is a procedure that treats both overly droopy skin and stretched muscles in the abdomen area, mainly after a large increase or loss of body weight. The goal of the operation is to reduce the fatty tissue on the abdomen and form an aesthetically acceptable appearance. A flatter and tighter abdominal wall.

Mummy Makeover

Mommy makeover is a comprehensive term that refers to a combination of aesthetic body contouring procedures, which are performed to neutralize and minimize the physical changes that occur in pregnancy. Mummy makeover refers to a common group of surgical procedures, in the field of plastic cosmetic surgery, that many mothers look for after pregnancy and childbirth.

Body Contouring After Weight Loss

In the case of large weight loss, either surgically or naturally, patients lose body contours causing excess skin and general dissatisfaction. A set of surgical procedures called Body Contouring Surgery can restore a firmer, more sculpted body contour.

Arm Lift / Arm Reduction Surgery

Unfortunately, excess skin in the upper arm area cannot be solved with either exercise or various cosmetic treatments. The procedure that very effectively removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms is called Brachioplasty or popularly called Arm Lift.

Thigh Lift Surgery

A Thigh Lift is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the thighs and removes loose skin typically after weight loss surgery or significant weight change.


Labiaplasty or labia correction is a surgical procedure to reduce or reshape the labia minora in terms of achieving the previous appearance, which was altered by the influence of age, pregnancy, and other factors.

Recovery After Body Surgery

Aesthetic body corrections are individual, and as such result in individual recovery for each patient.

Body surgeries often involve several different individual surgical procedures combined into a single procedure. Some patients will undergo lighter and simpler procedures to achieve the desired appearance, while others will undergo more extensive surgery.

For this reason, it is impossible to estimate the time and severity of recovery for all patients. Each body is different, and as such requires a different recovery but there are a few universal facts that apply to all plastic and aesthetic surgeries.

Most importantly, following the surgeon’s instructions can greatly determine recovery as successful, quick, and painless. Following these instructions will help you get back to your daily life and activities as soon as possible.

Also, if your surgeon schedules a follow-up appointment, it is important that you attend it so that your surgeon can monitor your results and ensure a quick and stable recovery.

For more information on Body Surgery Recovery, you can visit our page with recovery instructions and guidelines to help you get your recovery going as smoothly as possible.

How Much is Body Surgery – Prices and Costs?

Some cosmetic Body Surgery procedures might fall under Medicare-covered procedures. However, as a rule, all procedures that are purely aesthetic are not eligible for cover by health insurance, while those that impair the functionality of your body and life are mostly covered.

It is important to consult with your provider to find out which procedures fall into the group of those funded by health insurance funds. You can visit our pricing page to learn more about payment, approximate prices, payment methods, and more.

Further Reading – Medical References

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FAQ’s About Body Surgery

Can you change your body shape with plastic surgery?

Yes, thanks to various surgical treatments, it is possible to shape your body the way you want. Of course, there are certain assumptions that the patient must meet in order to achieve the desired result, but you can learn more about this in consultation with a plastic surgeon.

What is Full Body plastic surgery?

Full Body Plastic Surgery would be a set of surgical processes, of wide extensiveness, by which the surgeon would change the appearance of your body to multiple areas in one process.

How much is full-body plastic surgery?

The price itself is individual for each patient. It is recommended that you avoid offers that contain a fixed price for plastic surgery, as each procedure is individual.

Are there any risks?

It is important to understand the risks of surgery are and what you can do to minimise or prevent them. However, it’s important to state that some complications and surgery risks may occur randomly, despite having chosen the best surgeon, top hospital and best practice procedure and wound care. Despite evidence-based medicine, all surgery carries risks.

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Where to Start

Achieving the body image you want is not always as easy as having a procedure, it is often just the part of the journey.

It is also important to ensure you are well aware of what each procedure involves, and whether or not it is the treatment for you.

Do your research, read the website pages and look at the Before and After Photo Gallery. Check and consider the qualifications and experience of your chosen surgeon or doctor.


About Dr Richard Sackelariou Plastic Surgeon

Dr Richard Sackelariou MBBS FRACS(Plas) is a Specialist Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive  Surgeon in Melbourne, Victoria and Sydney, Australia.

Dr Sackelariou is a highly sought-after Plastic Surgeon for precision procedures like nose reshaping, tummy tucks, breast surgery including transaxillary incision methods, implant removal/replacement and Breast Lift procedures.

His signature surgeries include – neck lift, facelift and eyelid rejuvenation procedures. He also performs expert cosmetic injections for facial rejuvenation.

Patients love his caring manner, his dedication to excellence and his extensive expertise in surgical planning for a natural-looking, harmonious result.

What’s Next

Book a Consultation with Dr Sackelariou in Melbourne or Sydney. A caring discussion with a Plastic Surgeon about all your options can really help. The best thing is to start with a phone enquiry and consider having a Consultation with Dr Sackelariou. Try the Free Nose Simulation Tool.


If you are considering cosmetic plastic surgery then Dr Richard Sackelariou is the specialist plastic surgeon for you.

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