More About Tummy Tuck
More About Tummy Tuck
The tummy tuck is a well-known procedure amongst the Australian population. However, even though most people are familiar with the term, not everyone knows the details of the procedure. If you are considering a tummy tuck, it is important to gain as much information as possible about liposuction before you make your appointment at a cosmetic surgery clinic. So, to give our patients the information they require before their appointment, we have created an overview of information about the tummy tuck Sydney below.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a procedure focussed on the removal of both excess fat and skin. In some cases, the surgeon also restores separated and weakened muscles; this to create a smoother and firmer abdomen for the patient.
Many people try to obtain a toned abdomen through diet and exercise. However, in some cases, they cannot obtain this physique through diet and exercise alone due to the presence of persistent fat deposits. In these cases, the tummy tuck could provide a solution.
What are the Causes of Sagging and Loose Skin?
Most patients obtaining a tummy tuck do so because they suffer from an amount of sagging and loose skin after a significant amount of weight loss. However, there are other causes of sagging and loose skin too; this includes genetics, ageing, pregnancy, surgery and weight fluctuations.
Many patients aim to solve a sagging skin problem through exercise and diet first. Of course, there is only so much excess skin that can go back to its natural shape. Skin can be like a balloon, it can only be stretched so far. So, some patients will need a tummy tuck to remove the excess skin around the abdomen.
Which Patients Are Good Candidates for a Tummy Tuck Sydney?
The tummy tuck is a suitable procedure for patients with a stable bodyweight. The patient in question must also be in good overall health and be a non-smoker.
Of course, to be eligible for a tummy tuck, patients must have realistic expectations about the procedure. Before the treatment takes place, the patient gets the opportunity to speak with their surgeon about their expectations, after which the surgeon can determine if this treatment is right for that patient.
Is a Tummy Tuck a Weight Loss Treatment?
It is a common misconception that a tummy tuck Sydney is a weight loss treatment, because it is not. The tummy tuck is usually implemented in patients who are on their target weight, but still have a small number of excess fat deposits and some excess skin.
Since the tummy tuck is not a weight loss solution, patients must be aware that they must maintain a healthy lifestyle after the procedure to keep benefiting from the results they have obtained through the procedure. Therefore, patients are advised to enjoy a healthy diet and plenty of exercise as soon as they have recovered from their tummy tuck.
Because of the nature of the procedure, there are certain patients that should wait and have their procedure later in life. A good example of such a patient is a woman who still plans to have children. During a pregnancy, the muscles of the abdomen can get separated again, subsequently nullifying the results obtained from the tummy tuck. Therefore, these women should postpone their surgery until they had their last child.
Discover Tummy Tuck Liposuction Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Tummy Tuck Liposuction procedures. The other advantage of using this method is that often less skin needs to be lifted and on the upper stomach this means less risk to the blood supply of the skin.
If you’re looking to remove fat from the body, get a free consultation at Tummy Tuck Sydney clinic with Dr Lanzer.
Is a Tummy Tuck a Treatment for Stretch Marks?
The tummy tuck is not a treatment for stretch marks, although some stretch marks can be removed during the procedure through the removal of excess skin displaying stretch marks. Of course, this means that patients can be left with some stretch marks after a tummy tuck procedure, more specifically in the areas where skin was not removed.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?
The cost of a tummy tuck can vary considerably from patient to patient. It depends on the amount of fat and skin that needs to be removed, but also the complexity of the procedure. The cost of the tummy tuck Sydney can also be influenced by the experience of the surgeon and the equipment available at your cosmetic surgery clinic.
To determine the cost of a tummy tuck at the Dr Lanzer Clinic, patients can obtain an individual estimate. On this estimate, patients can find the cost of the surgery, but also additional fees for the anaesthetist. Based on this estimate, you can make a clear decision about having the treatment or not.
What Should I Know About the Recovery from a Tummy Tuck?
After your tummy tuck Sydney surgery, you will get some dressings and bandages applied around the treatment area. In some cases, the treatment area can also be wrapped in an elasticated bandage or a compression garment. This bandage or garment reduces swelling, but also lets the body conform to its new shape.
Naturally, there are some questions you need to ask your surgeon or the medical team about your recovery process. One of the most important pieces of information you need to receive from your clinic is how you need to care for the incisions and the drains. You also need to know about the medications you need to take and be aware of common signs of infection.
Before you leave the clinic, make sure you have a follow-up appointment booked with your surgeon. The follow-up appointment is important to evaluate the results you obtained from the procedure, but also to check for any possible complications. Of course, if you notice any signs of complications before your follow-up appointment, it is essential to contact your clinic and ask for an emergency appointment.
How Do I Make an Appointment for a Tummy Tuck at the Dr Lanzer Clinic?
Are you considering getting a tummy tuck at the Dr Lanzer Clinic, but do you wish to visit our clinic first? Do you want to get more familiar with our medical team and Dr Lanzer to make sure you are comfortable? Contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic via telephone today to make an appointment. Alternatively, you can also make an appointment with our surgeon via email or website form.