Tummy Tuck Perth

What Is Abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty is the medical term for what’s more commonly known as a ‘Tummy Tuck’. This procedure performed at Glamour Cosmetic Surgery involves the removal of sagging, loose skin to tighten the abdominal whilst removing excess fatty tissue. A Tummy Tuck works to shape and sculpt the waistline and often will repair weakened muscles found in the abdominal wall. At Glamour, each individual has two options when it comes to this procedure – a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. A full tummy tuck focuses on both the upper and lower belly areas, whereas a mini tummy tuck simply tightens the section below the belly button. After a tummy tuck surgery, patients often find they can pursue a more active lifestyle and routine than they previously did. With excess fatty tissue removed, many find that they experience a greater range of motion and an improved sense of comfort in the abdomen region. Post recovery, patients will have the opportunity to further strengthen the muscles found in the abdomen, allowing them to achieve a defined and contoured area.

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Candidates For Abdominoplasty

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This type of cosmetic surgery is often sought after by post-pregnancy women, those with reduced muscle tone or those who have experienced significant weight loss. Patients that typically consider an abdominoplasty include those that have not responded to diet and exercise changes or are no longer achieving results as well as post-bariatric patients who have lost most of their excess body fat. Other candidates include older and slightly overweight individuals who find that their skin has lost elasticity over time. Whichever category you fall under, Glamour Cosmetic Surgery will lead you through all aspects of the tummy tuck procedure to help improve the appearance, shape and profile of your abdominal area.

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Tummy Tuck with Dr. Lee

With options such as a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck available, Dr Lee will guide you as you explore your possible outcomes to meet your cosmetic goals. In your consultation, you will have the opportunity to openly discuss your surgical options at Glamour to address any questions or concerns you may have. It is vitally important to Dr Lee that he understands your cosmetic goals and objectives to align those with the potential procedure and all relevant outcomes. Dr Lee is committed to providing you with an individualised and unique plan tailored to your desired results – there is no one-size-fits-all. Through informative and comfortable consultations, and through listening to the needs of the clients, Glamour Cosmetic Surgery aims to provide a personalised experience for all abdominoplasty procedures.

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Abdominoplasty Procedure & Recovery

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All abdominoplasty procedures at Glamour Cosmetic Surgery are performed in fully accredited private hospitals in Perth under general anaesthesia. Before your procedure, Dr Lee will explain what to expect with your abdominoplasty surgery. During your procedure, Dr Lee will make two incisions for a full tummy tuck – one from hipbone to hipbone to close the pubic area, and another around the belly button region. After being separated from the abdominal muscles, the skin will be pulled together and stitched into place to achieve a firmer abdomen and narrower waist. The skin flap is then stretched down and over the newly tightened muscles with any excess skin removed and the belly button re-attached. The incisions are then closed, and surgical dressings are applied over the closed areas. For a mini tummy tuck, the second incision is made between the belly button and the pubic area after careful assessment at the consultation and during the operation. There is no re-attachment of the belly button in this less invasive procedure.

Following your procedure, you will be moving about the day of and the days following your surgery. This will assist in minimising the risk of blood clots and encourages a faster healing rate. Many patients find they can resume light activity within 2 weeks and it is recommended that you do not participate in vigorous exercise for 6 weeks following your surgery. At Glamour Cosmetic Surgery, we encourage our patients to follow a balanced diet and regular exercise routine to ensure that a tummy tuck is long-lasting. In some cases, an abdominoplasty will leave a permanent scar, which can easily be concealed in the bikini line. Most scars from abdominoplasty are found to fade over time, although this will vary between each individual. Regardless, Dr Lee will make every effort to ensure that any scars as a result of your abdominoplasty surgery are unnoticeable.