Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) at our Adelaide, South Australia Clinic
Stubborn fat that does not respond to healthy diet changes and increased physical activity may be readily eliminated through a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). These procedures are among the most common and effective cosmetic treatments and are available to women to remove or reduce unwanted fat, loose skin or a floppy midriff.
Dr. Richard Hamilton can re-contour your midriff and remove excess abdominal skin, as well as remove subcutaneous abdominal fat deposits, to give you a firmer, shapelier appearance. Please note Dr. Hamilton performs small to medium tummy tuck procedure only, and he does not treat problems related to massive weight loss.
Please note Medicare have recently removed the item numbers for Abdominoplasty and Tummy Tuck from the MBS Schedule and the Hospital funds have followed suit, so unfortunately there are now no rebates available for this procedure.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Despite dozens of daily crunches and abdominal exercises, many people find it impossible to lose excess fat and skin from their midsection. Performed by our cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Hamilton in Adelaide South Australia, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), is a designed to give you a tighter, more defined abdominal area. Abdominoplasty will not only ensure a flatter midsection, it can reduce your waistline and firm your abs (abdominal muscles).
Am I A Good Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?
The best candidates for a tummy tuck procedure are within 10-15% of their IDEAL body weight. Many candidates we see carry a lot of fatty tissue intra-abdominally, which cannot be addressed by a tummy tuck. The only way to remove intra-abdominal fatty tissue is by conventional weight loss.
Candidates for a tummy tuck procedure need to be in as good a physical condition as possible before electing to undergo tummy tuck surgery.
Candidates in good health will see a better aesthetic result, face a lower risk of anaesthetic complications and heal faster than candidates carrying extra fatty tissue.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
An incision is made in the lower abdomen from one hip to the other and the abdominal wall is initially contoured by a tummy tuck procedure. Skin and subcutaneous fat is then separated from the abdominal muscles, which are then tightened by internal sutures, to narrow the waistline and flatten the midsection. Skin is then folded down and excess skin is removed. Lastly, the umbilicus (belly button) is repositioned, a tube drain is inserted, and the incision is closed by stiches. The procedure takes between 2 and 3 hours, depending on how much work is needed.
Recovery after Tummy Tuck
After undergoing tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) at our Adelaide, South Australia practice, patients experience some bruising and swelling, which typically subsides within 10 days. Mobilisation / walking is essential immediately following surgery to reduce complications such as deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Light activities can generally be progressively resumed after about 3 days. Scarring resulting from the procedure fades with the passage of time. To maintain our strict safety standards, patients with a BMI greater than 28 and massive weight loss patients are NOT suitable for a tummy tuck operation at Hamilton House Day Surgery. For more information about abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) performed by Dr. Hamilton, contact our office in Adelaide, South Australia to speak with our team or schedule an appointment.
Contact us for a Tummy Tuck Procedure
Sometimes, no matter how much exercise and dieting you undertake, stubborn pockets of fat in the stomach and other areas of the body just won’t go away. A Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) procedure, performed at Hamilton House in Adelaide, South Australia can eliminate areas of excess fat for the purpose of reshaping your body. To book an appointment to discuss the procedures, please contact Dr. Richard Hamilton at Hamilton House Day Surgery.