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When is Abdominoplasty Recommended and Why?

Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a very common type of plastic surgery. After pregnancy or major weight loss the skin and muscles of your abdomen can become stretched out, sag, and affect how you look and feel about your body. Excess fat may also be stored in the abdomen as a result of aging, and these muscles weaken as you get older. The result can be a pouch, or folds of skin and fat that hang. An experienced Sydney plastic surgeon can help you get a flatter, firmer, ...
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Getting Your Body Back After Major Weight Loss or Pregnancy

Can I get my Body Back After Pregnancy or Major Weight Loss Using Plastic Surgery and Other Cosmetic Procedures? After pregnancy or drastic weight loss it is common to develop loose skin, hanging folds of tissue, skin that sags, and areas of cellulite that can affect your confidence in how you look and lower your self esteem. There are a number of plastic surgery techniques and cosmetic procedures that can help you get your body back after you have gone through pregnancy, often called a mummy makeover, or you have ...
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The No Drain Tummy Tuck: What You Need to Know

How is the No Drain Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Technique Different From the Traditional Tummy Tuck Surgery? A no drain tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty according to any medical professional, uses a different technique than the traditional plastic surgery method that was used in the past. Weight loss, pregnancy, and even aging can cause sagging skin, loose skin that is stretched out, and even abdominal bulges that can make you self conscious or unhappy with your appearance. During a tummy tuck procedure the Sydney plastic surgeon will use sutures to tighten up ...
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What are my Options When it Comes to Body Contouring?

Body contouring is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed, and there are many different options for improving the appearance of specific areas on your body. Many men and women both find that they have developed stubborn areas of body fat that are almost impossible to eliminate, even with the strictest diet and regular exercise. A Sydney plastic surgeon can help you determine which fat reduction and body contouring methods are right for your cosmetic goals. Some of these methods are non invasive with little or no down time ...
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Tummy Tuck FAQs

Can a Tummy Tuck Make My Stomach Flatter and More Attractive? According to Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Steve Merten a tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is one of the most common types of plastic surgery performed in Australia. Many plastic surgeons offer this procedure, and the plastic surgery reviews are full of comments and ratings for tummy tuck plastic surgery. You may want a tummy tuck because you have had children in the past and you now have a pouch that exercise and dieting will not eliminate. You could have ...
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Liposuction or Tummy Tuck: How Do I Know Which Is More Appropriate?

Many of us have areas of excess fat that accumulate in spite of proper diet and exercise. While there are many body procedures designed to achieve a slimmer, more toned figure, each surgery provides unique benefits for our patients. Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures we perform at Pure Aesthetics. Our plastic surgeons can use this procedure to permanently eliminate excess fat from nearly any area of the body, including the abdomen, love handles, inner and outer thighs, or buttocks. For the best results, liposuction patients will already ...
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What is the Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and a Mini Tummy Tuck?

For many of our patients at Pure Aesthetics, the abdominal region is a common area of concern – even for those who maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Isolated pockets of fat are often resistant to these traditional forms of weight loss. To achieve a more sculpted figure, a tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck are two of our most popular solutions. A traditional tummy tuck (known as a full abdominoplasty) is designed to tighten the abdomen from the pubic bone to the beast bone. For patients with ...
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What Preoperative Tests Should I Get Before a Mummy Makeover?

Motherhood can be one of the most rewarding jobs, but there’s no doubt pregnancy can cause physical changes that aren’t as desirable. For those wishing to restore their pre-baby bodies, our team is proud to offer the mummy makeover procedure, which combines different surgeries to address the specific concerns of each individual. Although we strive to help you achieve your cosmetic goals, safety is our number one priority. Prior to your procedure, you will need to undergo a few medical tests to ensure you are eligible for the mummy makeover. ...
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Tummy Tuck Funding Removed from Medicare Schedule

URGENT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS CONSIDERING TUMMY TUCK/ABDOMINOPLASTY SURGERY Medicare no longer covering Abdominoplasty as of 1/1/2016 On Monday 21/12/2015 the Federal Government announced that the Medicare item numbers for abdominoplasty, and related item numbers, are being removed from the Medicare Schedule, effective 1/1/2016. This is contrary to previous advice that this was only being “considered” for mid-2016. If a procedure is removed from the Medicare schedule, it becomes “cosmetic”, and you will not be able to claim any rebates for the surgery, nor will any private health insurance cover hospital ...
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The Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Many people view a tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, as something a plastic surgeon does in order to help someone look younger and more attractive by eliminating excess abdominal fat, skin, and other tissue. The truth is that there are a number of medical benefits from a tummy tuck, and more often than not, this procedure may be performed by a plastic surgeon for medical purposes only The Tummy Tuck Procedure Whether a tummy tuck is performed for cosmetic reasons or medical benefits a plastic surgeon should perform the procedure. ...
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