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Tummy Tuck Surgery in Melbourne and Sydney
Tummy Tuck Surgery – also known as Abdominal Reduction or Abdominoplasty – can improve the appearance of your stomach or overhang. This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the middle & lower abdomen to tighten and improve the appearance and comfort of the abdomen. A full Abdominoplasty can also include tightening of abdominal muscles and liposuction of your waist and flanks.
Dr Richard Sackelariou is a top Tummy Surgeon for Abdominoplasty Surgery in Melbourne or Sydney. The surgery can remove excess skin, fat and stretch marks, offering patients a flatter, more sculpted-looking abdomen.
Despite gym workouts, it can be difficult to get a perfect definition to your stomach. Sometimes exercise and dieting just cannot solve stubborn fat and excess skin. In some patients, Liposculpture surgery may not be enough if you have moderate or severe sagging skin.
A Tummy Tuck is designed to remove that excess skin and give you back your confidence.
Who can Benefit from a Tummy Tuck?
The best candidates for Tummy Tuck are those who are concerned by abdominal fat deposits or loose skin which hasn’t improved after diet or exercise. This procedure has been popular for women who have stretched abdominal muscles after childbirth. If you are planning to lose a large amount of weight or become pregnant, the procedure is best performed after this.
Post Weight Loss
Many patients have lost weight naturally or undergone bariatric surgery. But to complete their weight-loss journey they require a little help. The ideal candidate is a patient who has reached their ideal weight and has kept that weight for over six months. A combination of Liposculpture and Tummy Tuck may be required to get the flat stomach and abdomen that you desire.
Following pregnancy, some women experience loose abdominal muscles and sagging skin. These are often resistant to toning through exercise and diet due to skin laxity and stubborn fat deposits. A combined Tummy Tuck and Liposculpture procedure can help you regain your pre-baby body.
Ageing and genetics can play a huge role in what areas of your body are resistant to diet and exercise. Many people experience mild to moderate sagging skin around the stomach, combined with fat deposits and weak abdominal muscles. A Tummy Tuck can help tighten and improve the look of an ageing stomach and abdomen, giving you back a youthful look.
What do You want from Your Tummy Tuck?
Get Your Body back
Rapid and prolonged expanding of the abdominal muscles and skin can leave them sagging and weak after birth. Many women struggle to regain their self-confidence after the birth of their child because of this. A Tummy Tuck can help regain that pre-baby body many women desire.
Enhanced Stomach Definition
It can be difficult to get the curves and definition to your abdomen that you desire when you’re suffering from sagging skin. It can cause a loss of confidence, despite your amazing weight-loss achievement. A Tummy Tuck can help clear up the excess skin that is holding you back.
Reduce Excess Skin
It isn’t uncommon, after a large amount of weight loss, to find that you have sagging skin around the stomach and abdomen. It can ruin your confidence and even become painful from chafing. A Tummy Tuck can remove this excess skin, leaving you with the body you fought so hard for.
Improve Your Confidence
A Tummy Tuck to remove excess skin gives you back confidence in yourself and your body. It is especially beneficial for those who have endured large amounts of weight loss or pregnancy, which has drastically altered the body’s composition. You will feel more comfortable and at home in your body after the procedure.
Tummy Tuck Procedure Before and After Photos
Remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen to tighten and improve the appearance and comfort of the abdomen.
These before and after surgery photographs represent typical results of our patients.
*Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly.
Consider the Risks
There are three important factors you need to consider before proceeding with surgery:
- Always consult a surgeon before considering any surgery.
- There’s no guarantee with surgery – consider the complications and risks.
- The best candidates for surgery are those who have realistic expectations about the outcomes.
To give you an idea of what you can expect we will show you before and afters of previous patients as well as provide the opportunity to discuss the procedure with them.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the procedure performed?
The procedure is performed by making an incision across your lower abdomen, extending out to the hips. The skin and fat are elevated up to the rib cage, and if necessary muscles are tightened. Excess skin and fat are removed and upper abdominal skin is brought down, and a new opening is made for the navel in its normal position.
Abdominoplasty takes around three hours and is performed under general anaesthetic.
What should I expect after surgery?
After surgery, you’ll need to wear a garment that provides support to your abdomen. This garment is ordered and fitted prior to your surgery so that it fits comfortably; after all, you’ll be wearing this garment for six weeks after surgery. Sutures are removed one to two weeks after surgery.
While you won’t be able to stand straight in the early stage after surgery, walking as soon as possible will help circulation and lessen the risk of complications.
It is important to rest after surgery.
When can I return to normal activities?
Generally speaking, two weeks are needed off work although for some patients they will require more time. Gentle exercises can be commenced after three to four weeks, but rigorous exercise should be avoided for six to eight weeks.
It may take two to three months before you will feel you’ve returned to normal.
What you should do before and after surgery:
Three things you should do before and after surgery are:
- Avoid taking aspirin for two weeks before surgery.
- Don’t smoke for two weeks after surgery as this can delay healing.
- Once you decide to have abdominoplasty, you should stop taking the oral contraceptive.
Are there any risks?
It is important to understand your 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.
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.
He is particularly known for his signature surgeries – 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.
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