Abdominoplasty In Sydney
Do you have core muscle instability or persistent abdominal weakness?
Separation of your abdominal muscles following childbirth is very common. Most women will completely recover with physiotherapy but for others, it can be associated with longstanding discomfort and pain. The muscular repair of an Abdominoplasty is highly effective at restoring your muscular core. A recent study has suggested that in addition to improving lower back pain, it might also help with urinary incontinence that can be experienced after childbirth.
After repairing your core muscles our surgeons will be able to remove most all the excess skin and fat below the belly button, leaving you with a flat abdomen and a scar hidden low in your underwear. The stretch marks will also be removed at the same time. When combined with liposuction this procedure can provide quite dramatic improvements.
HAVE YOU LOST A LARGE AMOUNT OF WEIGHT FROM BARIATRIC SURGERY, DIET, OR EXERCISE?
If the answer is yes then well done! Making a transition to a lifestyle can have a huge impact on your overall health, self- and well-being. Some people enlist the aid of a bariatric surgeon for a gastric sleeve or band- others might use a personal trainer, adjust their diet or change their exercise to get there but the common endpoint here is often loose and saggy skin.
ARE YOU READY TO LOSE THE LOOSE SKIN AND GET YOUR BACK?
Finish what you started! The surgeons at Park Clinic Plastic Surgery are experts in helping you finish your weight loss journey. Restoring your with surgery that allows you to wear normal clothing, underwear, and swim wear. We can help you with this restorative surgery and help you to achieve a figure you have only previously dreamed about. What are you waiting for? Body contouring surgery after significant weight loss has some of the highest patient satisfaction scores of any surgery with over 97% of patients saying they would have it again on Realself.
What are the main points about abdominoplasty?
The below options are variations on the Abdominoplasty procedure. Of course, you don’t have to do anything about all this loose skin, but it is usually impossible for the skin to stretch back over the areas of reduced volume again.
Chest and Midsection
Chest & Midsection
Your chest and midsection suffer the most after big weight fluctuations. Around the midsection, if there is minimal loose skin a abdominoplasty maybe all that is required. More often the skin looseness goes all around to the lower back meaning a more extensive skin reduction called a body lift (otherwise known as a belt lipectomy) is required.
Upper Arms & Thighs
Upper Arms & Thighs
The upper arms and thighs can also suffer from sagginess and skin stretching. Surgery on the arms and thighs can involve liposuction all the way to skin excision. This kind
of surgery is called an arm or thigh lift. The major downside to this procedure is the visibility of external scarring so the severity of the loose skin usually needs to outweigh any potential scars that are incurred during treatment.
Are All Abdominoplastys the Same?
Are all Abdominoplastys the same?
Most Abdominoplastys can be divided into what would be considered a ‘full’ abdominoplasty or a ‘mini’ abdominoplasty. The full abdominoplasty is much more common. The ‘mini’ abdominoplasty tends to be with patients who are often quiet thin and tend to have mostly loose skin and stretch marks. The belly button will often stay in exactly the same point and will not move. If you have a fair bit of excess tummy tissue it is highly likely you’ll need a full Abdominoplasty. A Abdominoplasty is not a magic bullet for weight loss- diet and exercise are still key and surgery is primarily performed for repair of muscular structures and removal of loose skin and stubborn residual fatty areas and never for weight loss.
Fixing loose and sagging skin
Fixing loose and sagging skin
If the answer is yes then well done! Making a transition to a lifestyle can have a huge impact on your overall health, self- and wellbeing. Some people enlist the aid of a bariatric surgeon for a gastric sleeve or band- others might use a personal trainer, adjust their diet or change their exercise to get there but the common endpoint here is often loose and saggy skin.
Downtime After Surgery
Expected downtime for busy people
Usually, you need to be in hospital for about 3-5 days and this is mostly until the drains stop leaking fluid. If you’re comfortable and can manage the drains on your own you can often go home with the drains in and our nurse can coordinate with you when they can come out (at our clinic). I usually tell people that they need to be taking it easy for 2 weeks. Depending upon what your daily activities involve you should be back to most things in 2 weeks but until that time you should try and get as much support as you can muster.
Liposuction with a Abdominoplasty
Do you also do liposuction with a Abdominoplasty?
There is always a small amount of liposuction that is performed as part of a Abdominoplasty. This is included in the price of the Abdominoplasty. For some people, the ‘gold standard’ for a Abdominoplasty might also involve some additional liposuction over the lower back, flanks and ‘muffin top’ area as this is the most effective way to accentuate the waist and works wonders when combined with a Abdominoplasty. It is a separate procedure however, as we have to turn you over during the procedure (whilst asleep of course) and it can take about 45 minutes to perform.