Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck
Restores your aesthetic abdominal contour to compliment your body and lifestyle.
At Forme Institute, ther are 4 main types of Tummy Tucks that we perform
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.
A full tummy tuck is carried out in two layers.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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