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Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty  is a common surgical procedure designed to removes excess fat from the abdomen and tightens stretched or weak abdominal muscles.

Reasons For a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

  • Pregnancy
  • Aging
  • Significant fluctuations in weight
  • Heredity
  • Prior surgery

Who are the best candidates for a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is suitable for both men and women who are in good general health overall.

When should you avoid the surgery?

Woman who is still planning to have children, then she need to be postpone tummy tuck until she is through bearing children. Here’s why: During surgery, your vertical muscles are tightened. Future pregnancies can separate these muscles and cause a hernia.

Enhance Your Natural Beauty with Abdominoplasty in Sydney

Abdominoplasty is a surgery that enables you to have the stomach that you have always wanted. It is also called tummy tuck. After losing weight or several pregnancies, your body is left with excess and loose skin. Sometimes getting rid of this skin becomes impossible regardless of what you try to do. Some people have their abdominal muscles stretched apart as well. You can lose weight through dieting or tighten muscles through working out but only this surgery will bring your abdominal muscles to their normal place and eliminate stretch marks and cellulite.

Dr Barnouti is an experienced plastic surgeon in Sydney who performs many tummy tucks surgeries every week in Strathfield Private, Hunters Hill private and Westmead private hospitals. It is his routine to combine the procedure with hips liposuction producing circumferential lipoabdominoplasty effect; this procedure will enhance the shape of the body, hips and waist line in 3D manner. If you are thinking of undergoing abdominoplasty Sydney, schedule a consultation with Dr Barnouti to discuss all aspects of the surgery. Some people go into this surgery without knowing what it entails. It is vitally important to be fully informed about all aspect of the procedure so you can make an informed decision.

Not every patient is a candidate for abdominoplasty, some patient may require only liposculpture, and others require combination of liposuction and abdominoplasty. Perhaps, you have extra fatty tissue that needs to be removed from the abdomen first via minimally invasive liposuction. Dr Barnouti will examine you and guide you appropriately to enable you to make the right decision.

The abdominoplasty Sydney procedure takes around three hours to complete. The scar will be lower than that of a C-section. The tummy tuck scar runs from one hip bone to the other. You will be able to hind it with bathing suits or panties. You will stay in hospital for 48 hours.

During the operation, your abdominal muscles will be tightened and the excess fatty tissue, skin and stretch marks will be removed. Stitches are dissolvable and they will be placed under the skin. To enhance the healing process, the scar will be covered using a special tape.

While performing tummy tuck Sydney, Dr Barnouti will ensure your safety and the whole team will work together to produce the best possible tummy tuck outcome.

You might be swollen after the surgery for up to 6 weeks but you will start to feel better after the first week as the healing process continues. After the operation, you should avoid lifting anything heavy for 6 weeks.

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