Tummy Tuck Sydney

Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck

Restores your aesthetic abdominal contour to compliment your body and lifestyle.

Your desired abdominal contour is hard to maintain with age and even harder to restore following major life events.

Diet and exercise alone are unable to reverse changes to your abdominal contour caused by ageing, pregnancy and weight fluctuations that result in stretched and weakened abdominal six-pack muscles, accumulation of fat, and excess skin.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck is a procedure designed to restore your aesthetic abdominal contours by tightening the six pack abdominal muscles and removing excess skin and fat to create a flat and toned tummy. In nearly all patients, ‘touch up’ liposuction is required to restore the contours and curves to improve the results.

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General Anaesthesia in Hospital


Inpatient, with average hospital stay of 3 days

Length of surgery

3-4 hours procedure


Light activities in 2 weeks when swelling and bruising resolves. Avoid strenuous activity for 6 weeks.

Compression garment for 6-12 weeks for optimal results.

Post Operation

Regular follow up visits. Scar management protocol for 3 – 6 months


Within three to six months and can vary depending on the patients age, quality of skin, weight and complexity of the procedure

What Can Tummy Tuck Surgery Do For You?

Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck is best suited for women who are at their best in terms of health and physical fitness and close to or at their ideal body weight.

If dieting and exercising haven’t helped to tone the abdominal six pack muscle or tighten loose skin, surgery can help.

Patients report that one of the many benefits of abdominoplasty surgery includes feeling confident to buy clothes that fit and there is no need to hide the body shape.

Some of the other benefits of abdominoplasty surgery include:

  • Relief from removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen
  • Better core strength and posture from tightening abdominal muscles
  • Restore aesthetic abdominal contour and a smooth flat tummy
  • The freedom to choose clothes that fit well
  • Reduce irritation, chafing and infections in lower abdominal skin fold
  • Improve exercise tolerance and assist with health and wellness

Types of Tummy Tucks

At Forme Institute, ther are 4 main types of Tummy Tucks that we perform

  1. Mini Tummy Tuck
  2. Full Tummy Tuck
  3. Full Tummy Tuck with Lipo suction
  4. Fleur De Lis

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck is focused on the area below the belly button. The incision is shorter and a lesser amount of skin is removed as compared to a full tummy tuck. This procedure is recommended for patients who still have abdominal muscle integrity and definition above the belly button, but extra fat or skin below the belly button.

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Full Tummy Tuck

A full tummy tuck is carried out in two layers.

  1. The first layer (superficial repair) removes extra fat and skin of the abdominal wall and reshapes the belly button.
  2. The second layer (deep repair) repairs the separated muscle layer which underlies the skin and fat layers. This type of procedure is popular with women who have had children. In pregnancy, the skin is stretched to accommodate the growing baby. Once the baby is born, sometimes skin doesn’t spring back to how it used to be and in some cases the stretched skin will spill over the underwear line (known as an ‘apron’).
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Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

A tummy tuck and liposuction is used in cases where extra fat, extra skin and muscle separation occur. The belly button is also reshaped during a tummy tuck and liposuction procedure.

Liposuction removes the extra fat underneath the skin and involves no skin
removal. The incisions are small and the procedure is used in cases where
the patient is unsatisfied with the appearance of their stomach due to fat
rather than muscle separation or extra skin.

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The Fleur de Lis Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

is designed to remove extra excess skin that cannot be achieved with just a conventional tummy tuck. In addition to the horizontal incision create from a traditional tummy tuck, there will also be an incision that runs vertically up the middle of the stomach.

How Many Tummy Tucks Procedures Have You Performed?
The Surgeons at Forme have performed more than 1,000 Tummy Tucks.
How Many Years of Experience Do You Have?

35 Years of Combined Experience in Plastic Surgery

Is It Worth It To Get a Tummy Tuck?
A Tummy Tuck has a 95% “Worth It” rating on RealSelf.


If you are eligible for Medicare cover and your private health insurer has confirmed coverage.

Your total out of pocket costs are from $15,000 This includes the surgeon’s fee, surgical assistant’s fee, anesthetist’s fee, garments and after care.

The reason we have mentioned the term ‘from $15,000’ is to factor in any additional procedures like liposuction because whether you need Liposuction to contour your abdomen can only be decided at the time of the consultation.

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure and is not covered by either Medicare or your private health fund. So, if liposuction is necessary, it is important to itemize it, and pay for it separately in a manner that is transparent to your health fund.


The cost of a Tummy tuck, if I am not eligible for Medicare or health fund cover

The cost will be from $23,000 and this includes the surgeon’s fee, anesthetist’s fee, 3 nights in hospital, garments and after care.Soon after the consultation we will request a formal quote from the hospital and send it to you.


For More Details

To provide a true cost, a full consultation is required. Factors such as type of procedures, need for liposuction, recovery, etc are all contributors to final costs. For a detailed explanation, please visit our in-depth blog article. It gives a full breakdown and discusses options.

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

Tummy Tuck Recovery and Scar Minimisation

After Tummy Tuck surgery, your skin will not be in the same place after surgery. The re-arrangement of skin also changes the area’s blood vessels and lymphatic drainage. In addition, your body will require some time to recover from the new changes in your body.

Read our article to understand the recovery process on a daily and weekly basis.


There will be some tummy tuck scarring; completely removing the scars is impossible. However, we can implement some methods to hide and minimise their appearance. At Forme Institute, we have recommendations and therapies to minimise scarring.

Read our article to understand how to minimise tummy tuck scarring.

Our Clinics For Tummy Tuck Surgery Consultation in Sydney

Castle Hill,  The Barwell Centre Suite 25, 7–9 Barwell Avenue Castle Hill, NSW 2154

Westmead, Westmead Private Hospital Suite 2, Cnr of Mons and Darcy Road, Westmead NSW 2145

Bondi Junction, Suite 1305, 101 Grafton St, Bondi Junction
NSW 2022

Bella Vista, Suite 212, Level 2, 10 Norbrik Dr Bella Vista
NSW 2153

Are You An Ideal Candidate?

The best candidates for a tummy tuck are those whose excess abdominal skin and separation of the abdominal six pack muscle causes health issues such as infection, restricted movement, skin rashes, low back pain and as a result they are unable to engage in activities of daily living and physical activities resulting in a negative impact on health and wellbeing.

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