Achieve a firmer, enhanced profile with a tummy tuck procedure at Dr Joseph Rizk Plastic Surgery in Sydney
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Surgery aims to remove fat and extra loose skin from the abdomen and to restore the integrity of the core abdominal muscle, rectus abdominus. In most cases, it will restore weakened or separated muscles, and change the shape and tone of the abdomen to create a firmer and smoother profile. Tummy tuck is a colloquial term for abdominoplasty.
Why does someone require a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck might be needed after multiple pregnancies, massive weight loss or obesity. The symptoms one might present with are;
- dislike of appearance
- weak abdomen
- excessive fat pockets or loose skin in the region
Dr Rizk can assess you and determine if you would benefit from an abdominoplasty procedure.
To further discuss your needs, book a consultation using the quick consult form. The consultation will attract a Medicare rebate if you have a referral from your General Practitioner, lessening your costs.
What would Dr Rizk need to know from you during the consultation?
Dr Rizk will take a history and perform an examination. He will find out many things. Some points that are important include;
- What is your general health like and can you handle surgery?
- What are your main reasons for wanting a tummy tuck?
- Have you had children and would you want more?
- Are you at your ideal weight?
- Who will help you at home during recover?
- Can you take time off work to recover?
- Do you understand the procedure of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and have you fully understood the risks and potential complications?
How much does an abdominoplasty procedure cost and where does the consultation take place?
For a guide on estimated costs, please contact our office on 1300 707 007 or email us using the quick consult form.
What is the next step before Abdominoplasty?
The next step for is to make an appointment to see Dr Rizk at this practice in Sydney. He will assess you and determine if you would benefit from an abdominoplasty procedure.
If you have recently experienced the joy of pregnancy or have lost a significant amount of weight, you may have excess fatty tissues or unsightly skin folds around the abdominal region, waist and hips. Men who have put in the long hours at the gym can also benefit from the aesthetic reshaping of their midsection.
Vigorous exercise and a painstaking diet may not always achieve the toned, flat abdomen you want when saggy excess skin is present. Poor skin elasticity, muscle laxity and stubborn fat may contribute to the shape and size of your stomach, hips and waist making it tricky to wear the outfits you want.
A tummy tuck, also known as ‘abdominoplasty’ seeks to restore a youthful, toned figure following pregnancy, weight gain, weight loss or naturally through gravity and ageing. It is a surgical procedure to eliminate excess skin folds and fat around the lower stomach region to achieve a slender figure and promote confidence in your own body.
Tummy Tucks are also a part of the common ‘Mummy Makeover‘ procedure, which has been designed specifically to help women to regain the youthful body they had pre-prengnancy.
As a part of a Mummy Makeover we often include abdominoplasty surgery (tummy tucks), to help trim the mid-section, and to remove the additional skin often left during the miracle of birth.
With a modern, state-of-the art Sydney clinic and experienced professionals, Dr Rizk provides you with a safe, personalised tummy tuck and abdominoplasty service to achieve that much desired aesthetic, natural look for your stomach.
Who Is Abdominoplasty Surgery For?
We find that a wide range of women, and some men, are candidates for tummy tucks. This includes:
- Women post pregnancy wanting to regain their youthful figure via a tummy tuck surgery.
- Women who have lost substantial weight and who want to remove the left over skin.
- Men who have also lost weight are common patients for abdominoplasty
- Either gender as they age and gravity starts taking effect, who want to look and feel younger.
Can Men Get Tummy Tucks?
Of course! Abdominoplasty surgery is quite common in men who have had a successful weight loss journey, and who want to remove the excess skin so they can truly enjoy their achievements. Although we don’t get as many male patients for Tummy Tucks simply because men don’t go through pregnancy changes in their body, we do cater for a number each year.
What Should I Look For When Choosing A Surgeon To Carry Out Abdominoplasty Sydney?
Much like choosing a service provider to help you with any area of your life, we suggest going through a 3-step process.
- Research their reviews – Just because a plastic surgeon can carry out the tummy tuck procedure, it doesn’t mean they specialise in it. If you research us on Google, you’ll find dozens of happy paitents who we’ve helped with Abdominoplasty.
- Check Their Credentials – As a licensed cosmetic surgeon Dr Rizk as studied MBBS(Syd.), BMedSci(Hons 1), FRACS(Plast.), making him fully qualified for your procedure.
- Ensure You Get Along – Going through the process of tummy tuck surgery, its important that you get along with your surgeon. If you schedule a free consultation you’ll soon find just why Dr Rizk is fast becoming one of Sydney’s favourite cosmetic surgeons.
Will Private Health Cover The Cost Of Abdominoplasty Surgery?
You may be entitled to a rebate on your tummy tuck from Medicare or your private health fund. Dr Rizk will advise you on if you may be eligible after your consultation.
What’s the difference between a tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck?
A mini tummy tuck is where the procedure is focussed on removing loose skin below the naval. This results in a smaller incision, and not having to relocate the naval during surgery. Dr Rizk is based in Burwood, Sydney and can help you determine which is right for you during your initial consultation.
When Can You Expect To See Final Results?
The ultimate goal of a tummy tuck is to help achieve the tight, firm abdomen that dieting and weight loss alone sometimes can’t accomplish. Expect the swelling and recovery to take upto 6-months to reduce and for you to fully recover after your abdominoplasty Sydney is complete.
What Happens During Recovery?
Recovery varies for every patient. On average your hospital stay will be 2-4 days.
After your Sydney tummy tuck some pain and discomfort is usual. The Abdomen will be tender during the healing process. You will be provided with postoperative antibiotics to help with the healing process.
What is reverse abdominoplasty?
For situations with extreme levels of excess skin there are various forms of abdominoplasty that can be used. One is known as ‘Reverse Abdominoplasty’, or a ‘reverse tummy tuck’ which is used after excessive weight loss.
Can I combine a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with other procedures?
Of course! A Mummy Makeover is a great example where we can include other procedures such as Liposuction, breast lift, breast implants, thigh lift, arm lift, or a butt lift. Abdominoplasty is just the beginning of what we can help you when it comes to increasing your confidence in your body.
Where are you based?
We are proudly Sydney based. You can find our practise in northern Sydney right in the heart of Burwood.
Isn’t liposuction easier than a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)?
Not exactly. Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery are quite different procedures. To find out more about liposuction click here.
Dr Rizk advocates the National Law and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) guidelines that any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Other Body Surgeries Performed By Dr Rizk
In terms of body surgery, Sydney offers a variety of procedures under Dr Rizk. These include: