Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Surgery Information

Procedure
Flatten abdomen by removing excess fat and skin, tightening muscles of abdominal wall and repositioning the umbilicus.
Length
2 to 5 hours
Anesthesia
General.
In / OutPatient
Either depending on individual circumstances and extent of surgery.
Side Effects
Temporary pain. Swelling, soreness, numbness, bruising, tiredness for several weeks/ months.
Risks
Blood clots. Infections. Bleeding under the skin flap. Poor healing resulting in conspicuous scarring or skin loss. Need for further operations.
Recovery
Back to work: 2-4 weeks. More strenuous activity: 4-6 weeks or more. Fading & flattening of scars: 3 months to 2 years.

ACCSM Tummy Tuck Registry: List of Doctors who are trained in Tummy Tuck

  Location Name Contact
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Hodgkinson, Darryl 02 9362 7400    Website
  QLD, Southport Dr. Flynn, John 1300 88 1388    Website
  QLD, Brisbane Dr. Konrat, Georgina 07 3391 5710