Circumferential Abdominoplasty NSW

Circumferential Tummy Tuck in Sydney and Newcastle – 360 Abdominoplasty by Dr Turner

Massive weight loss can help you improve your health, but more often than not, weight loss is accompanied by rolls of loose and droopy skin that can impact your new life. To enhance the look of your body after a massive weight loss, you need to get rid of this excess skin. However, exercise and non-surgical methods can’t reduce this loose skin, so a cosmetic surgery procedure may help. If the extra skin folds are around your entire trunk, then you might benefit from a circumferential abdominoplasty. Medicare and your Private Health Insurer may offer a partial subsidy for this procedure to be done by a private practice.

Dr Scott Turner is a Tummy Tuck expert and post weight loss Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Newcastle & Sydney NSW.

NOTE: Dr Turner only performs circumferential tummy tuck procedures on patients who are 18+ months post-bariatric surgery and have a stable weight for 6+ months. The patients should also not smoke and have a BMI smaller than 30.

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What is a Circumferential Abdominoplasty Procedure?

A circumferential abdominoplasty procedure is a complex cosmetic surgery procedure that is performed with the purpose of recontouring your entire trunk and enhancing the natural shape of the body. The procedure is more commonly known as belt lipectomy and 360 abdominoplasty procedure. 

The belt lipectomy procedure revolves around removing excess skin from the lower abdominal region, the flanks, and the back, all the while lifting the buttocks to make them appear a bit higher and perkier. This procedure is the combination of a lower back lift to get rid of the back rolls and an extended tummy tuck for the excess skin around the frontal lower abdomen and flanks.

Ideal Candidates for Circumferential Abdominoplasty Procedure

The ideal candidates for circumferential abdominoplasty are those that have undergone a massive weight loss that has left them with loose skin that is a cause of concern. Once you undergo this procedure, weight fluctuations can impact the results of the procedure which is why you should be at your optimal weight prior to surgery and maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery.

Some of the other aspects of the eligibility criteria that you need to meet to undergo the procedure are:

  • You should be a non-smoker. Read the Impact of Smoking.
  • You should be physically and mentally healthy
  • You should have realistic expectations from the procedure
  • You should be undergoing the procedure for yourself (not because someone else wants you to)

Benefits of the Circumferential Abdominoplasty Procedure

  • The belt lipectomy procedure can help get rid of the excess skin that may cause skin irritation and infections that can be quite painful to deal with
  • The procedure helps improve your mental health by giving you the confidence boost you deserve
  • Circumferential abdominoplasty enhances the natural contours of your trunk and gives it a tightened and toned appearance. The procedure significantly improves the aesthetics of your trunk

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Your Circumferential Abdominoplasty Journey

Starting with a Consultation for a Circumferential Abdominoplasty

A consultation marks the beginning of your circumferential abdominoplasty journey and it is the time when you decide if you want to undergo the procedure. It is important that you spend this time being candid with Dr Turner about what you are expecting from the procedure and help him achieve those results for you. You will need to undergo a physical examination and a blood test so that your health condition can be assessed. Please contact the practice to make an appointment.

Circumferential Tummy Tuck Surgery

The circumferential abdominoplasty procedure is performed under general anaesthesia and takes approximately four to five hours in theatre. The procedure could be combined with other surgeries to enhance the overall appearance of your body but staying under anaesthesia for long periods of time is not preferred as it can increase the risk of complications. 

The procedure begins with you on your back, where Dr Turner will make the first incision between the hip bones, close to the pubic bone. Another incision will be made around the belly button which is repositioned and remains attached to the abdominal wall muscles. The flap of skin in between is then removed and the stubborn fat deposits are removed. If required, the underlying abdominal muscles will be tightened and repaired. This completes the excess skin removal from your lower abdominal region.

Then, you will be turned to your sides to remove excess skin from the flanks. The incision for this will also be placed quite low so that it is easier for you to hide the scar in the lining of your underwear or bikini bottoms. The skin on both sides will be tightened and symmetry will be maintained. Dr Turner will work with the other side and your abdomen in mind when excising excess skin to make sure that the results are symmetrical.

After the circumferential tummy tuck procedure is completed, the back lift procedure will begin and you will be turned on your stomach. Dr Turner will not only remove the excess skin from the lower back but while doing so, will tighten the skin such that it gives the buttocks a slight lift.

At the end of the procedure, Dr Turner will suture the incisions on your lower back as the other incisions are sutured as the procedure progresses. This marks the end of your procedure and the next phase of your belt lipectomy journey begins now. 

Recovery from the Circumferential Abdominoplasty Procedure

The recovery from the belt lipectomy procedure takes around 6 to 8 weeks which should be spent mostly resting and relaxing. It is important for you to avoid putting any pressure on the incisions during the whole recovery period as that could impair the wound healing process. You should also wear a compression garment during recovery to help enhance and maintain your results. You should also refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol as that increases the risk of infections and other complications. 

Risks and Complications of the Circumferential Abdominoplasty Procedure

The circumferential abdominoplasty procedure is a complex surgical procedure that has certain risks and side effects. While most of the complications of the procedure are temporary and resolved without the need for treatment, there are a few that require urgent medical care. It is important to discuss these potential complications with Dr Turner to make an informed decision about undergoing the procedure. 

Some of the potential risks and complications of the circumferential abdominoplasty procedure are:

  • Numbness in the abdominal region
  • Bruising and swelling
  • Abdominal tightness
  • Fluid accumulation and seroma

If any of the following symptoms occur during the recovery period, you should seek urgent medical help:

  • Excessive Bleeding
  • High fever and chills
  • Pus oozing from the incisions
  • Severe and sudden pain in the calf or Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath – These symptoms could be indicative of a blood clot in the lungs that can be fatal if not treated immediately. 

Circumferential Tummy Tuck Surgery Sydney Cost and Prices – How much is a Belt Lipectomy Surgery in Sydney?

Circumferential tummy tuck surgery is customised for you and Dr Turner’s team will give you a package price for your surgery that will depend on the exact type of procedure you require, the hospital you choose and the length of your surgery & stay. It will include aftercare, follow-up and extra post-op services that you need.

After your initial consultation, you will be given a detailed quote. This will include the Surgeon’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and hospital fees.

For an estimate of your own circumferential tummy tuck surgery price in Sydney or Newcastle please phone 1300 641199 –  contact Dr Turner’s team or download the Price Guide on the Pricing page.

Funding Your Circumferential Abdominoplasty Surgery in Sydney

Dr Turner’s team can also provide information on Circumferential Abdominoplasty Surgery Payment Plans and medical finance, different methods of payment and whether funding by Medicare, Private Health Insurance or by Super withdrawal will be a possibility.

Why Choose Dr Scott Turner?

Dr Scott Turner is a highly-skilled and very experienced specialist plastic surgeon. He has over a decade’s worth of experience under his belt. He performs his surgeries with state-of-the-art tools to ensure that the procedure is performed efficiently and safely, with the best tools possible. Dr Turner also attends international conferences to keep up with the current trends and techniques in the field of plastic surgery. This helps Dr Turner achieve the results that his patients desire without compromising the safety or the health of the patients. He puts his patients’ minds at ease with his commitment to their health and his easy-going attitude. 

FAQs about Circumferential Abdominoplasty Surgery

Medical References – Further Reading about Circumferential Abdominoplasty

About Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Scott Turner - Top Plastic Surgeon Sydney and Best plastic surgeon Newcastle

Dr Scott J Turner has spent a lifetime acquiring the qualifications, education, training, and hands-on surgical experience to perform superior cosmetic plastic surgery to give you natural, beautiful results and the improved sense of well-being you want. He is one of the top Specialist Plastic Surgeons with a Breast and Body Surgery focus in New South Wales.

Achieving this personal goal requires not only in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and refined surgical techniques but an ongoing commitment to learning the latest procedures around the world. This is why Dr Turner regularly attends both local and international surgeon meetings – discussing these advances with the leaders around the world in order to offer you the most natural, effective and safest surgical procedures. He is a committed board member of ASAPS – Australia Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

Dr Turner and his highly trained staff will do everything to ensure that you are fully informed, while providing exceptional, world-class cosmetic plastic surgery, in a personal and caring environment.

Next Steps

Always Do Your Research

Do you need a Medical Referral to see Dr Turner?

  • A medical referral is helpful but NOT essential for purely cosmetic consultations.
  • Please obtain a referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
  • Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Medical Referral

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Dr Scott
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

  • Find out more about pricing, medical payment plans and paying for your surgery
  • Request more information about the procedure – call or contact us

How to Book Your Consultation with Dr Turner

  • You can book your initial consultation with Dr Turner by paying the $350 cosmetic consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment


  • To find out more information about surgery you can book a FREE 15 minute phone conversation with our Patient Care team – BOOK A CALENDLY CALL

Contact us or call on  1300 641 199  to arrange your surgeon consultation in Sydney or Newcastle.

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