Extended Tummy Tuck NSW

Extended Tummy Tuck Sydney & Newcastle – Extended Abdominoplasty by Dr Turner

After losing a lot of weight, you may feel uncomfortable because of an overhanging stomach or excess droopy skin in the abdominal region. There is no treatment for sagging skin except surgery – you can’t exercise skin! If you are suffering from excess skin in the lower abdomen and flanks, then an extended tummy tuck might be the cosmetic surgery procedure suitable for you. More than just a tummy tuck, this procedure deals with “love handles” by using a longer incision.

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

NOTE: Dr Turner only performs extended tummy tuck procedures on patients who have a stable weight for 6+ months. The patients should also not smoke and have a BMI less than 30

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GUIDE Tummy Tuck

What is an Extended Tummy Tuck Procedure?

The extended tummy tuck procedure is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is performed with the purpose of enhancing the natural contours of the flanks and lower abdomen while tightening the skin in these areas.

This can give your body a better-contoured appearance.  This helps improve the overall appearance of the abdomen and gives you the confidence boost you are looking for and deserve. 

Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

The ideal candidate for the extended tummy tuck procedure is someone who:

  • Is a non-smoker
  • Is unhappy with their appearance due to saggy skin in the lower abdomen and flanks region
  • Is physically and mentally healthy
  • Has realistic expectations from the procedure 
  • Is making an informed decision

Benefits of the Extended Tummy Tuck Procedure

There are many benefits of the extended tummy tuck procedure but it is the physical benefits of the intervention that stand out the most.

1. Less Skin Infections or Rashes

Having excess skin with multiple skin folds allows bacteria and other microorganisms to grow in the area, resulting in severe skin infections and rashes. If persistent, these can cause medical complications and hence, should be treated immediately. This issue cannot be treated but can be prevented by undergoing the extended tummy tuck procedure which removes the excess skin completely so there are no excess skin folds. 

2. Improved Aesthetics

An extended tummy tuck also improves the aesthetics and appearance of your abdomen and the flanks.

3. Lifestyle Benefits

More confidence to exercise and socialise

4. Clothing

Being able to shop more easily for clothing that fits

See Extended Abdominoplasty Before and After Photos

Abdominoplasty Before and After Dr Turner Sydney

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Your Extended Tummy Tuck Journey

Consultation for the Extended Tummy Tuck Surgery

You should focus on two things during the consultation. First is whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure or not. The second is to have your questions and concerns answered so you’re aware of what’s going on and comfortable with your decision to undergo surgery.

You will also need to undergo a physical examination and do some routine blood tests to ensure that you are physically healthy and that your body can handle the stress of the surgery. You should make sure to discuss with Dr Turner all potential risks and complications that can occur, and how they can be prevented. 

Be very candid with Dr Turner during this period about your current health & medications and the results of the procedure and what exactly you are looking for. This will help Dr Turner get those results for you if your expectations are realistic.

Extended Tummy Tuck Surgery Procedures

The extended tummy tuck procedure is performed under general anaesthesia and focuses on the removal of excess skin from the abdominal region and the flanks. To remove abdominal saggy skin, the incision made by Dr Turner is similar but longer than the one made during a traditional tummy tuck which is a horizontal incision between the hip bones, right above the pubic bone. 

After the incisions are made, Dr Turner will check your abdominal muscles and can repair them if there is any damage. Then, the abdominal skin will be excised around the umbilicus and fat deposits will be removed. The procedure can be combined with body liposuction (Lipo abdominoplasty) to eliminate the excess fat in the area or the mons / FUPA. Once the desired results are achieved, Dr Turner will suture the incisions and that is the end of your extended tummy tuck surgery. 

Recovery from the Extended Tummy Tuck Procedure

Recovery from Extended Tummy Tuck Sydney

Your full recovery period will take between four to six weeks, by the end of which you should be able to resume your daily life activities. Almost all cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures require four to six weeks of rest after the procedure. You can also go back to the gym by the end of these six to eight weeks. However, it is worth noting that the complete results of the procedure may not be apparent right away. In fact, they may take up to a year to be completely visible.

You should wear a compression garment throughout your recovery period to avoid prolonged swelling and bruising. The compression belts are also helpful because they support the tummy and can even enhance the results. It is best to wear it every day, only taking it off to shower, especially during the first couple of weeks of the recovery period. 

You should refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol as they increase the risk of infections and impair wound healing. Similarly, avoid excessively strenuous physical activities during the recovery period as that can put pressure on the incisions and slow down the healing process. 

Read how Nicotine impacts your surgical recovery and cosmetic surgery results, here.

Risks and Complications of an Extended Tummy Tuck

The extended tummy tuck procedure is a cosmetic surgery procedure with risks. And much like other surgical procedures, it is associated with certain potential complications. Most of the risks can be avoided by meeting the eligibility criteria of the procedure and choosing a surgeon that is specialised and experienced.

Some of the more common complications of the extended tummy tuck procedure are:

  • Bleeding or Hematoma
  • Infection at the site of the incision
  • Fluid accumulation or Seroma
  • Wound separation or dehiscence
  • Persistent numbness
  • Excessive bruising and pain

In case of the following symptoms, it is important to seek urgent medical help:

  • High fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pus oozing out of the incision
  • Sudden calf pain in one leg

Extended Tummy Tuck Sydney Cost and Prices – How much is an Extended Tummy Tuck Surgery in Sydney?

extended tummy tuck cost sydney

The extended 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 extended 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 Tummy Tuck Surgery in Sydney

Dr Turner’s team can also provide information on Extended Tummy Tuck 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 with excess skin removal. He performs his surgeries with state-of-the-art tools to ensure that the procedure is performed efficiently and safely, with the best team 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 Extended Tummy Tuck Surgery

Medical References – Further Reading

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

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