What Is an Abdominoplasty?
Women often find following pregnancy or large weight loss, they are left with excessive loose skin, stretchmarks or deposits of fat around the abdomen area. These stubborn areas can be hard to eliminate with exercise and weight loss alone.
An abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) may be able to improve this, and assist to achieve a flatter, more toned abdomen. Also in achieving this, long term lifestyle changes are recommended to maintain a more long-term result from your abdominoplasty tummy tuck surgery.
Is It True I Will Have to Remain in Hospital for Several Weeks After a Tummy Tuck?
Many patients believe that a tummy tuck requires them to remain in hospital for several weeks; this is far from the truth. With the arrival of new techniques and surgery methods, most patients can leave the clinic on the day of the surgery.
The new method of tummy tuck called lipo tuck is now performed by Dr. Lanzer as a total out-patient procedure. This means that you go home that night. There are respite centres where one can go for the evening too. However, there is no need for hospital admission. The procedure that has changed tummy tuck is the tumescent method, where liposuction is performed before the removal of the skin.
What Is the Aim of an Abdominoplasty?
The goal of the tummy tuck is to develop a smooth skin on the stomach. It is ideal for patients after their pregnancy, or those who have lost a lot of weight where the skin is loose and sagging. In some patients, there is also weakness and splitting of the underlying muscle; this will be corrected at the same time.
What’s New with Abdominoplasty Liposuction?
The new breakthrough has been the lipo method. There are three types of tummy tucks. One is where just the skin is removed. The other is where a mini tuck is performed just below the umbilicus. The final full tummy tuck which is called a full abdominoplasty is where the skin and fat are removed, the muscle is tightened and corrected, and the umbilicus (belly button) is replaced in its new position.
Where in Australia Can Abdominoplasty Liposuction Be Performed?
Dr. Lanzer performs this procedure in his state-of-the-art fully accredited and registered day surgery centre in Melbourne. Dr. Lanzer’s clinic has full ISO and the latest ten standards of registration laid out by the health department. He was one of the first, if not the first clinic in Australia, that is fully designated for cosmetic surgery to receive accreditation.
How is Abdominoplasty Liposuction Performed?
The procedure is performed by using the tumescent liposuction technique to remove all the unwanted fat. Often other areas are treated at the same time such as the flanks and hips. Once that has been performed, the excess skin is cut and removed by placing a long incision along the bikini line. Usually this is about 6-7 cm from the groin. Multiple layers of sutures are used to close the stomach to give it strength. A drain tube is left in place for some time after the treatment.
Discover Abdominoplasty Liposuction Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Abdominoplasty Liposuction procedures. The results are visible pretty soon after the procedure. However, there may be swelling which needs to first go down.
If you’re looking to remove fat from your tummy, get a free consultation at Melbourne Abdominoplasty Liposuction clinic with Dr Lanzer.
Why Is Liposuction Needed with an Abdominoplasty?
Liposuction in conjunction with an abdominoplasty could alter the aesthetic of the treatment area. Naturally, the changes are dependent on the treatment areas where liposuction is performed. To get a better idea of what to expect after an abdominoplasty, we recommend checking in with Dr. Daniel Lanzer and asking for his advice.
How Long Does Abdominoplasty Surgery Take?
The duration of abdominoplasty is subject to the amount of excess skin and fat that must be removed during the procedure. The complexity of the procedure could also affect the duration.
Before you have your treatment, Dr. Lanzer could give you an estimate on your procedure; this could be requested by the patient when the patient has someone intending on picking them up after the procedure.
What Results Are Commonly Expected After an Abdominoplasty?
The goal of a tummy tuck is to remove all the loose skin and often a lot of the stretch marks so that the skin is flat and tight. In most cases, there will be a faint scar on the lower abdomen.
What Is the Healing Time for the Tummy Tuck?
Generally, we advise patients not to do anything strenuous for 3 weeks. The stitches start to dissolve after the first 1 or 2 weeks. A garment is used as a compression for the first 2 weeks as well.
What Other Options Are Available Aside from Abdominoplasty?
Some patients do not need tummy tuck, but can get away with the liposculpture superficial method; this treatment can remove fat and tighten skin. If a patient is very overweight, the patient must consider weight loss first; this through a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. The Dr. Lanzer Clinic can also advice patients on weight loss.
What Is the Average Cost of Abdominoplasty Liposuction?
The cost of an abdominoplasty may vary for each patient; this since the procedure is subject to the amount of fat to be removed, the experience of the surgeon, the complexity of the treatment, and more. Therefore, it is always advised to request a quote from the Dr. Lanzer Clinic to get an accurate representation of your treatment cost.
How do I decide if I need a tummy tuck or a liposuction?
This is often a difficult question and is something that Dr. Lanzer will help advise you on. There are advantages and disadvantages with both procedure and every procedure has a risk. Tummy tuck’s risks are higher than liposuction in Melbourne and this needs to be considered. The skin will be flatter and tighter, but there will be a scar.
What Else Should I Know About the Abdominoplasty?
A tummy tuck could be a serious consideration for patients after pregnancy. Pregnancy causes stretching, not only of the skin and fat, but also of the underlying muscle. These all need to be addressed with tummy tuck.
Who Has a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck can be performed at all ages. We have even performed it on people in their 20s following pregnancy, in young men, and in older people, ideally, on a patient who is within 20-30 kg of his desired weight.
Is It True Dr. Lanzer Has Been Featured on Television Regarding the Tummy Tuck?
Dr. Lanzer was featured in 2014 on “Today Tonight” with a gentleman who lost 200 kilos. Following that weight loss, Dr. Lanzer performed a very large tummy tuck removal of over a meter’s width of skin and fat with the tummy tuck method.
For more information about the tummy tuck, or to book a consultation for a tummy tuck at the Dr. Lanzer Clinic, please contact the Dr. Lanzer Clinic via email, telephone, or the website contact form.