Tummy Tuck Cost By Leading Cosmetic Surgeon - Dr Lanzer

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Tummy Tuck Cost

Tummy tuck costs in Australia varies on the liposuction method, volume of fat cells, the surgeon, and more. Patients also tend to have questions about Medicare rebate and the involvement of private health insurance. Learn more about tummy tuck costs at Dr Lanzer.

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What Is A Tummy Tuck?

What Is A Tummy Tuck?

Dr Lanzer performs a specific type of full tummy tuck called lipo-tuck; this combines tumescent liposuction with the tummy tuck. The tummy tuck provides the patient with a firmer abdomen and a body lift by removing excess abdominal skin.

Is a Tummy Tuck Safe?

Is a Tummy Tuck Safe?

There have been studies to show that this surgical procedure is relatively safe, and since Dr Lanzer is an expert with over 22 years of personal experience in tumescent liposuction, he has chosen this form of tummy tuck for his patients. Naturally, this has a positive influence on the overall tummy tuck cost of your procedure when you visit the Dr Lanzer Clinic.

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    Who Can Obtain a Tummy Tuck?

    Most patients who are looking for a tummy tuck have undergone a considerable amount of weight loss, leaving them with problems such as loose skin. When a person loses quite a bit of weight quickly, it can prevent the skin to snap back as it should. While some people try to fix this problem with exercise, people who experience a large amount of excess skin will not be able to correct it with exercise alone. A large amount of excess skin and fat can cause physical discomfort, including yeast infections and rashes between the skin folds.

    A tummy tuck is a procedure that allows a patient to get rid of their excess fat and skin in the abdomen, arms and legs. To get a better insight into the possibilities for the excess skin you’re experiencing, please consult with your cosmetic surgery.

    Some patients considering a tummy tuck may suffer from lower back pain. This pain is often caused by a separation of the abdominal muscles. By restoring these muscles with a reconstructive technique, the cosmetic surgeon can reduce back pain caused by separated muscles.

    What Are the Different Types of Tummy Tuck Surgery?

    Please note that there is a difference between surgical procedures such as the mini tummy tuck, tummy tuck, and full abdominoplasty. These procedures can involve the removal of excess fat and skin but also the tightening of the abdominal muscles. In some cases, the surgeon will also remove the belly button from the abdominal wall and place it in a new location.

    Full Abdominoplasty

    Full Abdominoplasty

    The full abdominoplasty tummy tuck involves the removal of the excess loose skin and fat through a surgical excision, which usually extends up and beyond the belly button and a lower excision line below the bikini line or underpants. The umbilicus is repositioned across the lower abdomen. The full tummy tuck involves more work, takes longer, and generally has more costs.

    Mini Tummy Tuck

    Mini Tummy Tuck

    The second form of tummy tuck is a mini tuck. It is common for Dr Lanzer to perform this where just the skin and the fat of the lower abdomen requires removal. To give the stomach its best and flattest appearance, Dr Lanzer may suture together that muscle layer with a very strong suture.

    Skin Tuck

    Skin Tuck

    There is also the skin tuck, the third form of the tummy tuck; this procedure is also referred to as the dermo-lipectomy. During this procedure, the surgeon will only remove skin; this is typically seen in people who have lost a lot of weight and just have loose skin.

    Discover Tummy Tuck Cost!

    An increasingly large number of patients now opt for tummy tuck procedures. The initial consultation will be both with himself and then with his fully qualified nurses. Dr Lanzer also has personal assistants who are happy to discuss the tummy tuck cost over the telephone or via the internet.

    If you’re looking to remove fat from your tummy, get a free no-obligation consultation at the Tummy Tuck clinic with Dr Lanzer.

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    How Much Does A Tummy Tuck Cost?

    Variables to consider

    The price of a tummy tuck can vary considerably from patient to patient; this does not only depend on common factors such as the amount of excess skin and fat to be removed, but also on the type of tummy tuck performed by the cosmetic surgery. It also depends on whether the anaesthetist uses a general anaesthetic or a local anaesthetic.

    There are numerous variables that make up the overall cost of your procedure. The surgeon’s fee, the country where you have your procedure, hospital fees, and theatre fees are just some of the costs that can be incorporated into the overall costs. To avoid confusion with patients, we always recommend taking advantage of the free no-obligation appointment available to new patients. During this appointment, you can learn more about the abdominoplasty procedure, but also get some insight into the overall cost without having to pay any fees.

    Is A Tummy Tuck Covered by Insurance?

    Although rare, tummy tucks can be covered by insurance in some instances; this usually applies to patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight. Patients who have lost large quantities of weight are often left with excess skin, which could cause problems for them in the form of skin rash, and restricted movement; this since the excess fat may be in the way during exercise or regular daily activities. Since the tummy tuck could be obtained for a medical reason in these cases, it may be covered by health insurance.

    What About Hospital Fees?

    The other factor that may influence tummy tuck cost is a potential hospital stay. Most tummy tucks performed in Australia involve hospital admission. If a patient has a private health insurance cover, then they may be able to cover part or the full hospital stay. If a patient does not have full private health, then there may be considerable costs associated with the hospital admission. Dr Lanzer performs his tummy tuck as an outpatient procedure; this means that the patients do not require hospital overnight stay.

    Are There Extra Pocket Costs post-surgery?

    There are no extra fees. Dr Lanzer does not charge for aftercare or follow-up appointments after a lipo tummy tuck. There is only one initial payment and all other care is included. Dr Lanzer is very hands-on, and he will like to see his patients quite frequently over quite a long period of time. In some rare instances, a touch-up may be required after a certain period. Only in these instances can an extra cost be charged to the patient.

    Before & After Photos

    Click on the picture above to see a range of ‘before & after’ pictures of Dr. Lanzer’s amazing Tummy Tuck results.

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    Dr Lanzer on Tummy Tuck

    View a recent Channel 7 ‘Today Tonight’ episode where Dr. Lanzer’s Tummy Tuck results are discussed.

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    Frequently Asked Questions for Tummy Tuck Costs

    A tummy tuck involves removing unwanted excess skin and fat from the stomach. Not all tummy tucks or abdominoplasty is the same. Dr Lanzer combines a combined liposuction tuck called lipotuck. The most common and least invasive tuck is a mini tuck where the skin of the lower stomach is removed together with the mons pubic area. A full tuck is required when there is loose skin on top of the stomach and a reverse tuck is not indicated. With a full tuck sometimes, the underlying muscle is sutured tight as well.

    A tummy tuck takes between 1-2 hours to perform.

    A tummy tuck starts at $10,000 plus associated costs. This depends on the level of anaesthesia and if a full or mini tuck is required. Your cosmetic surgeon can give you more insight into the cost of treatment during your initial consultation. The same applies to other surgery procedures that are available at the Dr Lanzer Clinic, this includes breast surgery such as the breast lift, mummy makeover, breast reduction, and breast augmentation.

    The stitches are removed in 7 days. Generally, one week is needed off work and strenuous exercise for 2-3 weeks.

    The dressing is removed the next day and a garment is worn under your clothes for two weeks.

    Recovery time after a cosmetic procedure is different for everyone; this also applies to patients who had a tummy tuck. The recovery time of patients is subject to the scope of the procedure, more specifically how much fat and skin got removed during the procedure, but also on the individual healing rate of the patient. Patients should expect some recovery time for the abdominal area after the procedure. It can take some time for the skin to settle and results tend to improve over the course of the months post-procedure. As with all body contouring procedures, following the recovery guidelines and attending your follow-up appointments will promote your overall recovery.

    The tummy tuck procedure is executed under a local or a general anaesthetic; this means that patients will not experience any pain during the procedure. Patients can experience some discomfort after their treatment though. Any discomfort experienced after the procedure is managed with over-the-counter pain medication or prescribed medication provided by your cosmetic surgery. It is not uncommon for patients to experience common side effects such as bruising and swelling post-procedure. To reduce these side effects, you will be given a compression garment that is specially made for the abdominal region. The compression garment will reduce bruising and swelling from the procedure, but also helps the area get used to its new shape. Do you require more info about liposuction at the Dr Lanzer Clinic? Click here for more Liposuction information.

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