Plastic surgery to correct excess skin and loose tissue is becoming more common in Australia, and Dr. Merten is a trusted expert in these cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Concerns arise most commonly following pregnancy, with ageing or after major weight changes, particularly after loss of large amounts of weight. This is becoming more common with the increase in weight-loss surgery (“bariatric” surgery).
Our most popular body contouring procedures are:
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty is one of Dr. Merten’s most commonly performed procedures. This surgery eliminates loose skin from the abdomen, and tightens the abdominal muscles, while keeping the scars hidden below the underpants line. This surgery is most commonly beneficial after pregnancy or major weight loss, and can help restore confidence in your appearance as well as strengthening your abdominal wall with attendant physical benefits.
This well-know procedure is useful for reshaping areas where there is a disproportionate excess of fat. It is only suitable for you if your skin is of good quality and not loose, and is best at close to normal “ideal” weight. It is not a procedure to lose weight. Liposuction is often done in conjunction with Dr. Merten’s other procedures, such as abdominoplasty or cosmetic breast surgery.
Arm Reduction (Brachioplasty)
Arm reduction is most commonly required after major weight loss, which can result in loose and unattractive skin around the upper arms. Although the scars from this procedure are often more visible, in the right patient, the results from this surgery are highly satisfying.