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New South Wales 2000
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The mini tummy tuck means that Dr Lanzer will only be working on the area below the belly button. The belly button will remain in place and there will be no surgical treatment of the muscle above the belly button. Dr Lanzer can perform a mini tummy tuck under local anaesthetic or a general anaesthetic. These are things that Dr Lanzer and the anaesthetist will discuss with you during a free cosmetic consultation in his Day Surgery Centres.
Dr Lanzer will first perform liposuction on the stomach. The liposuction may include the area above the belly button to flatten the entire stomach area. Once the liposuction has been performed, Dr Lanzer will excise and cut out the loose skin that is situated from the belly button down to the bikini line or underpants line. To give the stomach its best and flattest appearance, Dr Lanzer may suture together that muscle layer with a very strong suture. Sometimes, the sutures are also required around the actual belly button due to the herniation of tissue. Once the muscle has been tightened and all the loose skin and fat has been removed, Dr Lanzer will then close the skin down by pulling the skin down to the bikini line.
Patients have little trouble getting in touch with Dr Lanzer for advice. He can even discuss the operation with you over the telephone or via the internet. Many patients fly from interstate to have surgery with Dr Lanzer; this is based on his long-standing experience, his reputation for being a very caring and precise doctor, and his reputation for always trying to select surgical procedures that are less invasive with fewer risks. For this reason, Dr Lanzer approves and recognises the benefits of a mini tummy tuck and would be happy to discuss the mini tuck costs with you at any time.
For more information about Liposuction, click here. Additional information about other procedures in Australia such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift or even tummy tuck cost can also be found on the website.
A cosmetic surgeon is the only one that can determine if a full or mini tummy tuck is most beneficial to you. The most suitable procedure usually depends on several denominators; this includes any excess skin present, but also the amount of excess fat that must be removed during the procedure.
The decision between mini-abdominoplasty and full tummy tuck can also come down to the presence of separated abdominal muscles. If a patient only has excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen, then a mini tummy tuck procedure would be recommended. Dr Lanzer has found that sometimes patients who really could do with a full abdominoplasty procedure, choose a mini tuck just for quicker recovery. Even though they may not get the absolute best result that they could get with the full tuck, they are happier with a shorter and smaller operation.
If the patient has excess skin all over the abdominal area as well as the lower abdomen, then a full tummy tuck may be required. For a full tuck, the umbilicus can be removed from the abdominal wall and repositioned for a more aesthetically pleasing result. Please note that a tummy tuck is never a solution for weight loss. It is a body contouring procedure that gives the patient a flatter abdomen and takes care of excess skin. So, patients must maintain a healthy diet and good exercise routine after this surgery.
Dr Lanzer does perform a type of mini tummy tuck which is called a mini lipo-tuck. The advantage of combining the liposuction with the tummy tuck is that liposuction performed with the tumescent fluid might reduce the chances of swelling, infection, and bleeding. Dr Lanzer finds that there are significantly fewer issues with bleeding, and in fact in the 22 years that he has been performing liposuction with the tumescent fluid, he has not had a single case of bleeding that has required fluid or blood transfusions. We need to mention that a tummy tuck is not suitable for the removal of stretch marks. For stretch mark removal, there are additional dermatological treatments that can be obtained.
An increasingly large number 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 face, get a free consultation at Melbourne Tummy Tuck Liposuction clinic with Dr Lanzer.Request consultation
The duration of a procedure always varies from patient to patient, since every patient is unique. Since patients can experience a variable duration for their procedure, the Dr Lanzer Clinic is uncomfortable posting exact time estimates. However, Dr Lanzer will explain the procedure in more detail when you visit the clinic for your appointment.
Overall, the duration of the procedure depends on how much sagging skin and excess fat needs to be removed. During your initial consultation, you should have a better idea of the scope of your procedure and its overall duration.
Most patients can resume their normal activities shortly after the procedure, but a mini tummy tuck is a surgical treatment that does require recovery time. To ensure your body heals properly, the Dr Lanzer Clinic recommends following the guidelines provided by our clinic closely but also recommends taking sufficient time off work as to not rush the patient’s recovery.
During your recovery, you will be wearing a compression garment, provided by your clinic. A compression garment reduces some of the bruising and swelling you can encounter during your downtime. It also helps your waistline and upper abdomen conform to its new shape.
Like all cosmetic procedures, the exact cost of a mini tuck can only be determined after a consultation with cosmetic surgery. Before an estimate can be provided, the surgeon must consider the complexity of the procedure, the amount of fat to be removed, as well as other factors that may influence the price of your procedure.
At the Dr Lanzer Clinic, patients can use a free, no-obligation appointment. During this appointment, they can learn more about the procedure, but also receive a cost estimate for their treatment. You can also ask about a possible Medicare rebate or private health insurance coverage. After the appointment, patients can determine if the mini tummy tuck is the right treatment for them or not.
You may find looking at the photographs on this website of benefit or watching one of the informative videos such as those that were produced for the Healthy Me TV internet station.
Dr Lanzer and his associates always stress that it is important to have realistic expectations about a procedure, even a minimally invasive procedure. For that reason, patients can find before and after photographs on the website, as well as additional information on the procedure itself.
To receive a free private consultation, simply fill out the online enquiry form.
Let us know the procedure(s) you are considering and your details and we will get back to you with a time and day to suit you. Dr Lanzer and his associates have clinics across the country, this includes in locations such as NSW and Sydney.
Click on the picture above to see a range of ‘before & after’ pictures of Dr. Lanzer’s amazing Mini Tummy Tuck results.
View a recent Channel 7 ‘Today Tonight’ episode where Dr. Lanzer’s Mini Tummy Tuck results are discussed.
A mini tummy tuck is the removal of excess skin and fat from the lower stomach. The umbilicus is not touched and the cut is smaller than with a full tuck.
The before and after photos can be viewed on our website. After the mini tummy tuck, the stomach is generally flatter and there is no hanging excess skin.
Stitches are removed after 1 week. Usually, one week is needed off work and 2-3 weeks with no strenuous exercise.