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'

Abdominoplasty Self Pay Surgery Package Includes:
  • Outpatient diagnostic and pathology services
  • Pre-admission assessment & testing
  • Hospital charges from admission to discharge
  • Surgeon fee
  • VR Assistant Surgeon fee
  • Anaesthetist fee
  • Prosthesis
  • Post op consultation
  • Take home medication
  • Post op care management

Abdominoplasty at Mulgrave Private Hospital



Book Now

Self Pay Surgery Costs for Abdominoplasty Surgery in Australia

Abdominoplasty Self Pay Surgery Package includes
Click the locations on the map below to compare package prices - currently showing the locations closest to you
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

Start your Self Pay Surgery Here

Please fill in the form and we will get back to you ASAP.

Self Pay Surgery is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, and we’ll only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the products and services you requested from us. From time to time, we would like to contact you about our products and services, as well as other content that may be of interest to you. If you consent to us contacting you for this purpose, please tick below to say how you would like us to contact you:

You can unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information on how to unsubscribe, our privacy practices, and how we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, please review our Privacy Policy.

By clicking submit below, you consent to allow Self Pay Surgery to store and process the personal information submitted above to provide you the content requested.

Mulgrave Private Hospital

Mulgrave Private Hospital is an acute medical and surgical hospital conveniently located in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

With 226 registered beds, a 24 hour Emergency Department, state of the art cardiac services and a wide range of on-site medical, surgical and allied health services, Mulgrave Private Hospital has more than 35 years’ experience
providing healthcare to our community.

Mulgrave Private Hospital is now offering Sleeve Gastrectomy, Orthopaedic, Urology and Gastric Surgery Self Pay Surgery Packages.

Mulgrave Private
Mulgrave Private Hospital

Self Pay Surgeries available at Mulgrave Private Hospital



Examining the lower digestive tract



Change the appearance of the abdomen

ACL + Meniscal Repair


Reconstruction of the ACL and suturing of torn meniscus

ACL Reconstruction


Reconstruction of a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament



BPH therapy for extra prostate tissue

Breast Reduction


An operation to reduce the size of breasts



Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin

Cystoscopy Flexible


Examination and biopsy of bladder via flexible cystoscope

Cystoscopy Rigid


Examination and biopsy of bladder via rigid cystoscope

Discectomy Level 1


An operation on the spine in the lower back.

Discectomy Level 2


An operation on the spine in the lower back.

Gas & Colonoscopy together


When you need both colonoscopy and gastroscopy



Examining the upper digestive tract with a camera



Remove severe haemorrhoids which are also known as piles.



To repair and strengthen the abdomen wall.

Hip Replacement


Replace damaged cartilage & bone tissue of the hip

Knee Arthroscopy


Keyhole surgery to diagnose problems in the knee

Knee Arthroscopy and Meniscal Repair


Repair of damaged tissue and suturing torn meniscus

Knee Replacement


Replacement of damaged cartilage and knee tissue



Enlarges your spinal canal to relieve nerve pressure

Laminectomy Level 2


Enlarges your spinal canal via 2 discs to relieve nerve pressure

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy


also known as gallstone removal surgery.

Mole Removal


Remove moles or skin lesions found on or just below your skin.

Robotic Prostatectomy


The surgical removal of the prostate with the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

Shoulder Arthroscopy and Rotator Cuff Repair


Keyhole surgery to fix tendons/muscles in shoulder

Shoulder Replacement


Replacement of damaged bone tissue of the shoulder

Shoulder Stabilisation with Labral Repair


Tighten ligaments and re-attach labrum

Sleeve Gastrectomy


Weight loss option removing part of the stomach

Surgery Missing?


Contact us to let us know what surgery you're looking for

Transurethral Resection of A Bladder Tumour


(TURBT) diagnose & treat early stage bladder cancer

Transurethral resection of the prostate


a.k.a. TURP - a procedure for serious prostate issues.



Surgery to prevent the transfer of sperm

Simple ways to Pay

Payment Plans

If you’re looking for ways to pay for your surgery, there are options available with Self Pay Surgery. From using your own superannuation, to getting finance from one of our Pay Later payment providers, check our Payment Plans page for the details.


Our mission:
full transparency

Our fully integrated medical services across the entire healthcare spectrum give every patient one-stop access. We collaborate with a wide network of partners, our own private hospitals, specialist surgeons, GP clinics and support health staff.