Tummy Tuck FAQs

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Can a Tummy Tuck Make My Stomach Flatter and More Attractive?

According to Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Steve Merten a tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is one of the most common types of plastic surgery performed in Australia. Many plastic surgeons offer this procedure, and the plastic surgery reviews are full of comments and ratings for tummy tuck plastic surgery.

You may want a tummy tuck because you have had children in the past and you now have a pouch that exercise and dieting will not eliminate. You could have excess skin in your abdomen area, and pockets of fat that will not dissolve despite all of your efforts. As you age your muscle tone may get weaker, causing a once flat belly to start to sag a little.

How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

The procedures used will depend on whether you are having a full tummy tuck or a so called mini tuck. The full version involves more extensive work, and it can provide the most effective results in many cases. Most plastic surgeons will make the initial incisions, tighten up the muscles in the abdomen, remove any excessive fat deposits in the area, and then excise any excess skin before pulling the skin taut and stitching or stapling up the incisions. A general anesthesia is usually used by plastic surgeons for a full tummy tuck, and there may be a significant recovery time involved with this procedure.

Will my Tummy be Flat and More Attractive After a Tummy Tuck?

Plastic surgeons can not perform miracles or turn back time, but in many cases a tummy tuck can help you get a flatter and more attractive belly. Look through the plastic surgery reviews online and choose several top plastic surgeons in your area to start with. Avoid any professionals who are not highly qualified to perform a tummy tuck, and be wary of any plastic surgeons whose rates seem too low when compared with the competition.

Look Through the Plastic Surgery Reviews to Locate the Top Plastic Surgeons in This Field

Once you have used the plastic surgery reviews to locate the best plastic surgeons for a tummy tuck it is time to start narrowing your list down. Consult with each professional with a list of questions to ask, and these should include the experience and training that the plastic surgeons have. Use this as a basis for your final decision, both in the best plastic surgeon for your procedure and even whether you can benefit from a tummy tuck or not.

How Much Will I Pay for a Tummy Tuck?

The actual cost of your tummy tuck in Australia will depend on many different things. Most procedures will usually run from $6,000 dollars AU up to $10,000 AU, but these are just general guidelines. The plastic surgeons, hospital fees, operation fees, extent of the contouring and other cosmetic work to be done, and other factors are all added in to the actual cost of your tummy tuck.

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