Essential Tummy Tuck Information – Cost, Benefits, and Eligibility!
Essential Tummy Tuck Information – Cost, Benefits, and Eligibility!
One of the cosmetic procedures offered at The Dr Lanzer Clinic is the tummy tuck. The procedure is quite common in Australia and aimed at restoring optimal aesthetics for the abdomen; this through the removal of excess skin and the tightening of the abdominal muscles. It is one of the most popular surgery procedures among women and men who lost a significant amount of weight.
Patients must consider numerous factors before they have a procedure such as the tummy tuck; this includes more information about the cost, the benefits of the treatment, and even a patient’s eligibility for the procedure. If you are considering having a tummy tuck, please read the important information provided by The Dr Lanzer Clinic below.
What Is the Treatment Goal of a Tummy Tuck Procedure?
A tummy tuck, also known under the name abdominoplasty, is a treatment focussed on the removal of excess, loose skin and creating a firmer and more toned abdomen. The procedure also enables the tightening of the abdominal muscles (rectus muscles), providing the patient with a flatter and smoother abdomen.
The tummy tuck is most suitable for a patient who has gone through a significant amount of weight loss. Because of the large amount of weight loss, the patient can be left with excess skin, which can be removed during the tummy tuck procedure.
Patients can also obtain a tummy tuck after their pregnancy or multiple pregnancies. Some women are left with excess skin and separated tummy muscles after giving birth; this can also be corrected during a tummy tuck procedure.
Since the abdominal muscles are restored during this procedure, the tummy tuck could help with some physical complains such as back pain. When the muscles become separated, it can cause back pain and other physical discomfort. So, the tummy tuck can have more than an aesthetic goal.
Please note that the removal of stretch marks is not a treatment goal of the tummy tuck procedure. For the removal of stretch marks, the Dr Lanzer Clinic uses another non-surgical procedure. More information about this can be found on our website.
The tummy tuck procedure tackles the abdominal area in terms of excess fat and abdominal skin. Therefore, this procedure is often mentioned in other “umbrella” procedures, including the mummy makeover and the body lift (which can involve additional procedures such as breast surgery, breast reduction, breast lift, arm lift and more). In case of multiple procedures, it is vital to research each one to ensure you make an informed decision.
How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Procedure Cost?
The total cost of a tummy tuck procedure can vary considerably. The tummy tuck cost can be influenced by the amount of excess skin that must be removed during the procedure, as well as the amount of muscles that need to be tightened.
One of the main fees patient’s will encounter is the surgical fee or the surgeon’s fee. However, there are other variables to take into consideration such as the theatre fee. Fortunately, The Dr Lanzer Clinic has its own Day Surgery Centre, which means patients can avoid the theatre fee for their tummy tuck surgery. It also means they can benefit from an experienced surgeon while still keeping the procedure affordable.
The anaesthetic used during your procedure can also influence the cost. For example, if your procedure will use a general anaesthetic, then an anaesthetist will be used for your procedure. The latter will also have a fee which will be incorporated in the cost of your abdominoplasty procedure.
To get the most accurate cost estimate, it is advised to make an appointment with Dr Lanzer. During this appointment, Dr Lanzer can evaluate your abdomen and provide you with a cost estimate that is tailored to your needs. He will also be able to tell you if you might be eligible for medicare rebate or health insurance, health fund coverage.
The Dr Lanzer Clinic provides its patients with a no-obligation free appointment; this appointment is available to patients who are visiting the Dr Lanzer Clinic for the first time. To make this appointment, please use our online contact form or contact our team of receptionists via telephone or email.
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.
How Should I Select My Cosmetic Surgeon for a Tummy Tuck?
Experience is important for a procedure such as a tummy tuck. Before you select your surgeon, always check the amount of procedures your surgeon has executed and the follow-up you can receive at your chosen clinic.
When you are considering a specific cosmetic surgery, it is important to feel comfortable with this surgeon. You can evaluate if you are comfortable with your surgeon or not during an initial consultation.
Since any cosmetic procedure is subject to potential complications, choosing an experienced and trusted surgeon is vital. So, do not hesitate to ask your surgeon some questions if you need to.
How Is a Tummy Tuck Performed?
There are two different types of tummy tucks that can be executed, so the execution of the tummy tuck will depend on whether you are getting a full or a partial tummy tuck.
During a partial tummy tuck, the cosmetic surgery will make an incision along the lower abdomen. The surgeon then continues to separate the skin from the abdominal wall; this in the area right underneath the belly button.
Once the surgeon has access to the treatment area, the surgeon commences with the removal of fat and cuts away any excess skin that remains. Any remaining skin is then pulled together by the surgeon and stitched into place.
During a full tummy tuck, the surgeon will tack the entirety of the abdomen, opposed to solely the area underneath the belly button. The surgeon starts by making an incision from hip to hip, just above the patient’s pubic area. Then, the surgeon makes a section incision to remove the belly button from its surrounding tissue.
When the surgeon has gained access by separating the skin from the abdominal wall, the surgeon can commence the realignment of the abdominal muscles. Then, he will remove excess fat and skin. The surgeon also needs to move the belly button and stitch it into place. Once this is all done, the cosmetic surgery will pull together the skin and stitch it into place.
Please note that there is a difference between a regular tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck. The full abdominoplasty
Shortly after the tummy tuck, patients should wear their compression garment and only do some light exercise such as walking. While the procedure usually does not require an overnight hospital stay, patients should avoid the potential risks that can occur by incorrect recovery methods. Ideally, patients should do some light walking and refrain from strenuous exercise. The compression garment with help to reduce the bruising and the swelling that can be experienced after the procedure.
How Long Does a Tummy Tuck Take?
The procedure time of a tummy tuck can vary; this since the time of a partial tummy tuck differs from the full tummy tuck. The tummy tuck can take anything from one to three hours, although these standard times can vary too.
Patients who experienced significant weight loss can show common issues such as muscle separation as well as large amounts of excess skin. The larger the scope of the procedure, the longer the procedure usually takes.
Tummy tuck procedures can vary in scope and duration; this can influence the overall recovery time of the patient too. To maximise your recovery process, always follow the recovery guidelines provided by your cosmetic surgery and the clinic in question.
Do you want to book an appointment for a tummy tuck at The Dr Lanzer Clinic? Contact our friendly team via telephone, email, or the website contact form.