For many women, no amount of dieting and exercise can address fat or skin in the tummy and waistline area. Un-affectionately known as the spare tyre, loose skin, fat deposits and lower tummy bulges often develop after childbirth or weight loss.
A tummy tuck is the surgical removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen, and the repositioning of abdomen muscles into a tighter formation.
It involves an incision at the lower abdomen, possibly a second incision at the navel. Liposculpture is used to contour the tummy and part of the hip, and to reduce skin damage and the length of the scar.
Tummy tuck procedures vary from patient to patient, and the extent of the surgery will dictate the recovery time for your unique situation. Dr Gahankari will discuss your surgical options and recovery times at your initial consultation.
The surgery will result in a flatter firmly contoured stomach and well defined waistline. Normal activities can generally be resumed within two weeks, though the pressure garment must be worn for some weeks to support the repair of the muscles and reduce swelling and bruising. It may take up to a year for your body to completely adapt to the new abdominal configuration. With proper diet and exercise, the striking results of the surgery will be long lasting.
Packages start from $12000 + GST, based on a standard procedure. This fee includes: surgical fees, theatre fees, anaesthetic fees, and post-operative follow up care. Please phone 07 5539 4611 for details.
*Initial complimentary consultation will be with our aesthetic nurse.
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Surgical procedures explained.