Abdominoplasty surgery, also called tummy tuck, is an operation to remove excess fat and skin from your tummy and tighten your abdominal muscles. It can give you a tighter, flatter stomach and remove or reduce the appearance of stretch marks on your lower abdomen.
Doctors that perform Abdomninoplasty in Australia
If you are doctor that performs Abdominoplasty Cosmetic Surgery in Australia you may consider listing your name here.
Doctors that perform Abdominoplasty in Australia are surgeons who are recognised by at least one of the following professional bodies.
The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons – see surgeons
The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery
The Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australia
Average Cost in Australia
Average prices for a tummy tuck in Australia go from $1,500 to $16,000
Examples of prices by real doctors in Australian can be seen here SOON.
The price of a tummy tuck depends on different things:
- The surgeon and his qualifications (Recognised Plastic Surgeons normally charge more)
- The location of your surgeon may make a difference (in some cases surgeons charge cheaper if you are treated at a less fancy consultancy room)
- Anaesthetists Fees
- Theaters Fees
- Hospital Fees
- Pre and Post Operation Consultations
- Extra Costs for special requirements
For a tummy tuck you might be able to get a Medicare rebate.
You might also need to consider the time off work since this is a major operation and you cannot get back to work straight away.
I have been informed that you do have to take it easy after the operation so you don’t compromise your scar. It is a major procedure since your tummy is open hip to hip.
For more information on prices about Plastic Surgery in Australia you can read this article.
Can Abdominoplasty be covered by Medicare?
Sydney Doctor Dr Jeremy Hunt explains here that in some cases Medicare could cover the costs of Tummy Tuck.
Covered by Health Fund?
Yes, Health Funds may cover some of the expenses related to your surgery but you have to understand what is covered and how much money will come out of your pocket before you make a decision.
Is Finance available for a Tummy Tuck?
Yes, there are loans that can be obtained for medical purposes. Your doctor might already have an agreement with a Financing Company. Ask your doctor about his choices.
Some people consider having a cosmetic surgery procedure done overseas. You have to make sure that you are dealing with a qualified professional. Before making a decision consider also how long it is going to take you get back to your normal life and evaluate if you could travel home after the operation or if it still works out cheaper to get the operation in a different country. You might need someone you know near you to help you out. This is what I have been told in regards to Tummy Tucks that you need help in the first weeks.
Thailand is normally the most sought option for cosmetic surgery overseas.
You might want to consider a company specialised in medical tourism that promote holiday makeovers.
Average cost of abdominoplasty in Thailand
For an Abdominoplasty in Bangkok you would be looking at paying around $4,000 dollars. It is hard to decide specially because the range of prices for a tummy tuck is very broad. For a tummy tuck I’d check around prices in Sydney first before getting that procedure done overseas and far away from home.
Although some people say that exercise would not have the same results as a tummy tuck for the sagging skin you might like the improvement that you get in you ab just by having a firmer and stronger tummy. I have tried yoga and pilates to make my tummy firmer and I am so proud of what I am achieving.
There are other non-surgical procedures like skin tightening that might improve the appearance of your tummy that you might be happy with them and avoid the major operation.
Remember I am not against or in favor Abdominoplasty. Everybody is different and you should have your reasons if you want to go through that procedure.
Things you have to remember before deciding:
* There are risks
* You will get a big scar
* You still have to look after your body weight after the operation so you can stay in the after operation shape
* Most women do not have a perfect flat ab
Remember that there are risk like in any other cosmetic surgery procedure. Make sure you understand the risks and consequences.
Articles about Abdominoplasty:
The before and after picture included in this post is a case of Dr Barnouti – Sydney Plastic Surgeon.