Tummy & Body Surgery in Newcastle & Sydney NSW
- Do you have pockets of fat in your abdominal area?
- Are you suffering from skin irritation due to sagging skin in your arms and legs?
- Do you feel that your body has undergone significant changes due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or aging?
Body surgery procedures can offer a long-term cosmetic solution and may help boost your self-esteem. With modern body contouring options, you can eliminate pockets of excess fat, smooth and tighten the skin, and attain a beautifully sculpted physique. If you, like many others, have tried every diet and exercise routine conceivable and are still having trouble with loose skin and reducing fat deposits in specific areas, you are not alone. The good news is there are a number of procedures available that can help you achieve your goals. While ageing and weight loss all have an impact on how your body looks and feel, the effects of pregnancy and child raising can take an enormous toll on your body.
The stretching of the stomach muscles and skin of the abdomen, thighs and breasts can lead to stretch marks, excess fatty tissue and loose sagging skin. Dr Scott Turner can help women restore their pre-pregnancy figure and feel great about the way they look with a customised ‘Mummy Makeover’ procedure.
We offer a variety of body contouring treatments to suit every patient no matter what your size or shape, to give you a look that is natural and beautiful. Whether your considering liposuction, a tummy tuck or other body procedures, contact my team to learn more about how we can help you.
Below is a list of commonly performed body procedures:
What is Body Surgery?
Body contouring surgery is a group of procedures aimed at improving the appearance of your body as well as increasing your self-confidence. These procedures remove excess fat, skin, and tissue from your body to reshape the area. Once the surgical incisions have completely healed, the treated area becomes firmer, smoother, and well-defined. Depending on your condition, whole body surgery can be tailored to suit your cosmetic and medical needs.
Am I Suitable for Body Surgery?
During your consultation, your surgeon will assess your condition, body type, health history, treatment goals, and expectations to determine if a full body surgery is right for you. In general, you are a good candidate for the procedure if:
- You don’t smoke.
- You are bothered by the appearance of a certain part of your body.
- You are physically healthy.
- You have low self-esteem.
- You have pockets of fat in your abdomen.
- You have realistic expectations.
- You have sagging or loose skin in your arms, abdomen, thighs, or other parts of your body.
- You have a stable weight.
What are the Benefits of Body Surgery?
Whether it’s a tummy surgery or torso surgery, undergoing body surgery can give you the following benefits:
- Better body proportion
- Firmer arms and thighs
- Flatter, well-defined abdomen
- Improved body posture
- Improved quality of life
- Improved self-esteem
- Improved sexual function
- Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
- Lower chance of skin infection
- Lower risk of skin irritation due to sagging skin
- More clothing options
- More masculine chest
- Reduced stretch marks
- Smoother, radiant, younger-looking skin
- Well-toned appearance of your body
What are the Most Popular Body Surgery Procedures?
The following are the most well-known body contouring procedures:
- Tummy tuck: Also known as abdominoplasty, this is a surgical procedure that tightens your abdomen by removing excess skin and fat.
- Labiaplasty: This surgical procedure improves the appearance of your vagina, resulting in improved sexual function and a lower risk of pain and irritation.
- Liposuction: This minimally invasive procedure removes fat deposits beneath your skin by using a thin tube and a powerful vacuum.
- Male breast reduction: This surgical procedure reduces the size of abnormally large male breasts by removing excess fat and tissue.
- Mummy makeover: This is a combination of procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and tummy tuck, and is recommended after pregnancy.
Specialist Body Lift Surgeons also perform plastic surgeries on massive weight loss patients (Dr Turner can recommend another surgeon for these)
- Thigh lift: This surgical procedure improves the appearance of your thighs by removing excess skin and fat.
- Arm reduction: Also known as brachioplasty, this surgery improves the appearance of your upper arms and underarm area by removing excess skin and fat.
- Body lift: Also known as torsoplasty, this procedure improves the appearance of your abdomen and buttocks by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles.
Recovery after Cosmetic Body Procedure
The recovery time after body surgery may vary from patient to patient. This will greatly depend on several factors such as the type and extent of your surgery, surgeon’s skills, your healing ability, and desired results. Whether it’s an upper-body or lower body surgery, your surgeon will give you specific instructions during your consultation on how to speed up your recovery. These include refraining from cigarette smoking and stopping medications that may impair your wound healing.
How much is Body Surgery? – Costs & Prices in Sydney & Newcastle
Costs and prices of body surgery vary. These include your surgeon’s fees, anesthesiologist’s fees, hospital fees, type of surgery and anaesthesia used, and your desired aesthetic results. During your consultation, your surgeon will give you a detailed estimate of the total costs of your procedure.
What are the risks of Body Surgery?
Whether it’s a body fat surgery or torso surgery, there are risks associated with the procedure such as:
- Allergic reaction to anaesthesia such as skin rashes and difficulty breathing
- Body weakness
- Capsular contracture
- Changes in skin sensation
- Delayed wound healing
- Increasing pain at the surgical site
- Numbness in one or both sides of your body
- Pus draining from your wound
- Rippling of the implant
- Severe swelling
- Skin discolouration
- Skin loss
- Sutures that protrude through the skin
- Unwanted scarring
- Wound dehiscence
Body Surgery Glossary & Terms
- Anaesthesia – Drugs used during a surgical procedure to relieve pain and other discomforts.
- Capsular contracture – A complication of breast augmentation that is characterized by the formation of a tight scar around the implant.
- Hematoma – Visible pooling of blood under your skin.
- Wound dehiscence – Partial or total separation of wound edges after it has been sutured.
- Visit the Smart Beauty Guide Body Surgery page for more terms
Celebrities that have had Body Procedures
The following are some celebrities who have had or rumoured to have had body surgery:
- Anna Faris
- Heidi Montag
- Iggy Azalea
- Jesinta Franklin
- Julie Chen
- Keira Maguire
- Kourtney Kardashian
- Miranda Kerr
- Roxy Jacenko
- Victoria Beckham
FAQs about Cosmetic Body Procedures
Can you have multiple body surgeries at the same time
Some body surgeries can be performed at the same time with minimal risks. However, other surgeries that are performed at once can increase your risk of developing problems and other complications. To ensure your safety, consult with a top surgeon with vast experience in body contouring surgeries.
What is the ideal age to have body surgery?
The ideal age to have body surgery will depend on the type of procedure you want to undergo. For instance, breast surgeries are recommended for younger patients since they have elastic skin and a good amount of breast tissue. On the other hand, body contouring procedures aimed at improving the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and loose skin are best performed in older patients. To know the ideal body surgery that will suit your anatomy, lifestyle, and cosmetic goals, schedule a consultation with a top surgeon.
Will your medical insurance help cover the cost of your body surgery?
Make sure to verify the policy of your private health insurance to determine if you can make a claim on the costs of your desired procedure. Usually, if a body surgery is done for cosmetic purposes, your private health insurance will not pay for your procedure. On the other hand, if the goal of your body contouring surgery is to treat a certain medical condition (e.g. thigh lift to reduce skin irritation and infection), then you may be eligible for a health insurance claim. By consulting with a top plastic surgeon, you will discover your treatment options and your financing options.