What Is Abdominoplasty Surgery?

Abdominoplasty Surgery is a form of plastic surgery which will change your abdomen's appearance. The operation may include removing excess fat and skin and repair weakened or loose muscles. This procedure can also be known as a 'tummy tuck'

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Abdominoplasty Surgery wait times in public hospitals

Waiting Periods For Abdominoplasty surgery

0 days

The Public health system in Australia has a waiting period for Plastic Surgeries - 90% of Patients waited this length of time for this procedure in the 2019/2020 calendar year.

Abdominoplasty SURGERY DETAILS

Who is Abdominoplasty surgery for?

For individuals who want to remove excess sagging fat and skin, and repair any separated or weakened muscles in the abdomen area caused by obesity, ageing, pregnancies or rapid weight loss.

What are the benefits?

Removal of excess skin and fat to improve the appearance of a flabby belly. Repair and tighten the loose abdominal muscles that are causing discomfort or skin irritation. Your abdomen should be firmer and have a better shape.

What happens During Surgery?

The operation may take between 2 to 5 hours. Depending on whether you have a full or partial (mini) abdominoplasty different techniques will be used.

You will receive a general anesthetic before the operation commences.

There are different types of abdominoplasty depending on how much skin, muscle and fat needs to be restructured, and your surgeon will make an assessment on which procedure will be right for you.

In both full and mini abdominoplassty surgeries, the incisions will be either stitched, taped or clipped together.  The wounds will be covered with dressings, and sometimes one or two small tubes will be inserted to drain any blood or fluid. The tubes may be left in for a few days.

How long will I stay in hospital?

You can return home after 2 or 3 days of staying in the hospital.

What is my recovery time?

You will spend a few days in recovery after the operation. Pain, bruising and swelling may be present after the operation. You might need to take over the counter medicine to reduce the pain and prevent blood clotting.

Lie down with your upper body raised and knees angled for the first few days after the operation. You may be asked even on the first day to walk around to prevent blood clotting.

Wear an elastic bandage or compression garment to keep the abdomen swelling down. Avoid any strenuous activities for at least 6 weeks. You should be able to return to light work in 1 to 3 weeks.

SURGERY - criteria

Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this surgery if:

  • You have a Body Mass Index under 28
  • You are over 16 years of age
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
  • You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months

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