Tummy tuck

Flatter, Firmer, Shapely Abdomen

  • Flatter shapely abdominal profile
  • Remove excess abdominal skin
  • Tighten abdominal muscles

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a very effective way to remove loose skin and fat from the abdomen and trunk area that is commonly seen after significant weight loss or can be inherited, where no amount of exercise can effectively resolve this problem.

A tummy tuck may also tighten muscles that have been separated and weakened by pregnancy. The procedure can also improve the appearance of stretch marks in the lower abdomen.

A tummy tuck can also have a reconstructive component and correct abdominal abnormalities, epair abdominal hernias created from previous surgery.

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Tummy tuck FAQs

Is it right for me?

An abdominoplasty is a procedure that is specifically tailored to each individual.. You are a good candidate for abdominoplasty if you have

  • excess or sagging abdominal skin
  • a protruding abdomen that is out of proportion to the rest of your body
  • weakened and separated abdominal muscles
  • localized fatty tissue concentrated in your abdominal area
  • a non smoker or will stop smoking prior to and during the post operative period.

If you are still planning on having children it is advisable that you wait until you have completed your family. An abdominalplasty is advisable once you have achieved a stable weight as fluctuations will affect the final result. It is also not a substitute for weight loss or and exercise training program.

Will I need anaesthesia?

Dr Rajapakse performs all abdominoplasty under general anesthesia. This safe and effective and allows the optimum surgical treatment together with patient comfort. Beware of some budget cosmetic clinics both in Australia and overseas that advertise twilight sedation as there are many risks associated with this.

Dr Rajapakse will engage the services of a qualified anesthetist who is a fellow of the Royal Australian and NZ College of Anesthetists (FRANZCA).

Your anesthetist will ask you about all the medications that you are taking or have taken and any allergies that you may have.

Will there be scarring?

Unfortunately scars are an inevitable part of any surgery and depending on how each person heals, there can be no guarantee for a perfect outcome.

Dr Rajapakse is highly skilled to minimize scarring and to keep your scars as inconspicuous as possible by placing the incision in natural crease lines.

Scars do fade and if scarring is a concern for you after surgery, Dr Rajapakse will provide you with specially tailored treatment plan to expedite the healing of your scars.

Where is the surgery taking place?

All surgeries are performed either as a day case or over night stay at reputable internationally accredited facility.

What is the recovery period?

Recovery times vary from patient to patient and will also depend on the extent of the surgery. Prepare to have 2 weeks off work and allow for 3 weeks for all swelling and bruising to disappear. Light exercise may be resumed within 2-3 weeks but strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 6-8 weeks. You will be given post-surgery instructions and a garment to wear. It is very important to wear the pressure garment for 2-4 weeks to obtain optimal results.

What are the costs?

You have the right to be informed about the costs associated with you surgery.

When choosing a surgeon for your cosmetic surgery, remember that factors such as surgeon’s training, qualifications, experience and your comfort them are just as important.

Costs associated with the procedure may include:

  • Dr Rajapakse’s surgical fee
  • One year of Surgical follow up
  • Accredited hospital facility cost
  • Anaesthesia fee
  • Prescription for medications
  • Post- surgery garments
  • Medical tests

After your consultation an informed financial consent will be sent as well as an information pack to read before the second pre-surgery appointment. This second optional appointment is free of charge and your preoperative photos and measurements for your compression bra’s will be taken.

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