Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty
Restore your physique after pregnancy or weight fluctuations with a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure
Procedure performed by Ashbury Clinic. Before and after photos are samples of the results you can achieve. Please note these photos are for illustrative purposes only.
Tummy Tuck Brisbane & Gold Coast
At Ashbury Cosmetics in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast our abdominoplasty procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower regions of your abdomen and the tightening of the muscles in the abdominal wall. The most popular reasons why patients may choose to undergo this procedure include:
- People who suffer from fat deposits in the abdominal region that are resistant to traditional weight loss methods
- Women who have a stretched abdominal region as a result of multiple pregnancies
- Older patients who have lost the elasticity of their skin as a result of ageing
This procedure can be performed as a partial (mini-tuck) or full procedure (full tummy tuck) and can be used in conjunction with other procedures to achieve the desired result. Partial and full abdominoplasty procedures are generally performed as an outpatient procedure under general or local anaesthetic.
Walking and getting out of bed should be avoided in the first 12 hours after surgery, and ideally you will be positioned with your feet and head elevated at 30 degrees in order to relieve the tension on the suture line of the tummy tuck. On the first day following surgery you may begin walking with help, and it is not recommended that you drive or ride in a car for the first 5 to 6 days following surgery (unless you are visiting our office for a post-operative visit).
You should be walking in a bent over position and should not attempt to stand straight up for the first 5 days following surgery.
After approximately 2 weeks, all sutures will be removed and we recommend that sports and vigorous activities are avoided for four weeks following surgery. Each recovery is different with some patients returning to work within two weeks, while others may take 3 to 4 weeks to return to normal activities.
This type of procedure generally achieves long-lasting results if complimented by a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the questions many patients have asked prior to their treatment:
Am I a suitable candidate for tummy tucks?
If you are in good health and have realistic expectations this is an ideal treatment for you. It is important to note that this is not a weight loss solution. A tummy tuck procedure is recommend for people who are either near their ideal weight and looking to get rid of those last stubborn fatty deposits, also if you have been pregnant (and aren’t planning on getting pregnant again) this can be an ideal way of restoring your pre-baby body.
Is there any pain associated with tummy tucks?
Some patients have noted moderate discomfort while others have said it was more intense. It depends on a number of factors: whether you have a partial or full tummy tuck and your pain threshold.
Are there any risks associated with tummy tucks?
As with any surgery there are some risks associated with tummy tucks. To help avoid complications there are a couple of things you can do: two weeks before and after treatment do not smoke as this will affect your healing time. Also, take appropriate care of the wound to ensure the tissue does not become necrotic.
When will I be able to see the results?
This depends on the level of treatment you undergo. But generally speaking you will start to see results almost straightaway. However, because tummy tuck is a surgical procedure your body will need time to heal before you see the full benefits of the treatment.
Where are the scars located?
The scar will depend on the amount of skin you will need to be removed and your body’s natural ability to heal. In some cases the scarring can be severe. However, the expert team at Ashbury Cosmetics in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast can offer options that will leave a well-hidden horizontal or bowed scar that can be covered by a bikini.
Tummy Tuck Brisbane & Gold Coast
If you would like to know more about the tummy tuck procedure, and what Ashbury Cosmetics in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast can do for you, please contact us today.