Has your body changed after children or weight loss and no amount of exercise or diet can change it? A tummy tuck with Dr Moncrieff, who has successfully performed this procedure on over 300 women since 2009, may be the answer.
A tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure that is designed to reduce a protruding abdomen through a full re-draping of the abdominal skin as well as tightening of the muscles of the entire abdominal wall. This procedure can especially help individuals who have experienced pregnancy or lost a significant amount of weight, but still possess excess skin and fat in their abdomen. The medical benefits can include improvements incontinence, back pain and skin rashes under excess skin.
A good candidate for a tummy tuck is someone who is close to his or her ideal body weight, but still possesses a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that will not respond to diet or exercise. Those who are still planning on losing a lot of weight, or women who are planning future pregnancies, may want to consider waiting before undergoing a tummy tuck.
Discover more, including information on costs, hospital arrangements, recovery and a 3D animation by scrolling down.
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Privately Insured: from $12,000 (check with your insurer – dependent on non-cosmetic reasons and satisfying new 2016 Medicare restrictions – see below for more details).
For those without insurance or for cosmetic reasons: from $17,500. This includes the surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fee, 3 nights in hospital and garment. Patients with a BMI of over 28 will incur extra charges due to additional hospital theatre and surgery time required. Calculate your BMI here.
Performed under General Anaesthetic in hospital
Four to five nights stay
Two weeks off work, garment for 6 weeks and bruising and swelling for two weeks
Yes, Medicare Item No. 30177 which is subject to new rules introduced by Former Health Minister Ley from 1 January 2016 which work to the disadvantage of women who have experienced health issues as a consequence of pregnancy. More information about the new rules is here. It is also possible for our surgeons to treat hernia repairs under Medicare Item 30403 or 30405 but the out of pocket will be greater than if a 30177 applies. Our team can help explain this to you as it can be challenging!
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A full tummy tuck operation is designed to reshape the entire span of the abdomen. Loose skin, fat, scars and stretch marks are removed and the abdominal musculature tightened over the length of the abdomen to flatten the contour and reduce any bulges. The umbilicus (belly button) is also reshaped and repositioned to a more aesthetically desirable location. Your plastic surgeon can combine this procedure with liposuction of the upper abdomen and flanks to yield more dramatic results.
For more information on a tummy tuck, please see our narrated 3D Animation below. The Animation takes a few moments to upload so please be patient as it is worth the short delay. You can also print a copy of the procedure summary while in the Animation menu.