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If you have lost a lot of weight, been pregnant or have weak abdominal muscles due to previous surgeries, abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” surgery in Melbourne can assist in removing excess skin and fat around your abdomen and restoring strength to your abdominal muscles.

To discuss abdominoplasty surgery cost and the potential outcomes you could achieve, please contact Dr Ek’s Melbourne rooms on (03) 8419 0900.

Your Abdominoplasty Consultation

Dr Ek will be available to talk you through every aspect of the surgical procedure, explaining the risks, benefits and costs of undergoing abdominoplasty surgery in his specialised Melbourne clinic.

He will give you the information and guidance you need when deciding how to proceed – whether or not surgery is in fact the best option. The relationship between surgeon and patient is one of trust and communication, and these are two things you can rely on Dr Ek to provide.

If you do decide to go ahead with the procedure, Dr Ek will walk you through the process in great detail, answering your questions and working together with you to build a solid surgical plan. This process of communication and collaboration lays the foundation for a productive surgical experience.

Understanding the Abdominoplasty Procedure

Abdominoplasty involves removing excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen and tightening the muscle layers to flatten and smooth the abdominal area.

There are three main techniques that Dr Ek uses in combination with other procedures such as liposuction:

  • Extended abdominoplasty
  • High lateral tension abdominoplasty
  • Mini abdominoplasty

Removing a wedge of skin and tissue from the lower abdomen, Dr Ek will (if necessary) reshape the abdominal wall and tighten its muscles. The procedure, which takes around two or three hours, is performed under general anaesthetic.

Making an Informed Decision

Undergoing plastic surgery is a significant decision that should be made after careful consideration and thorough understanding of all aspects involved, including the potential risks, recovery process and expected outcomes. We’re here to support you every step of the way, providing all the information you need to make informed choices about your care.


We strongly believe that natural body variation is a part of human individuality and should be respected. Plastic surgery is a personal choice and should never be seen as a necessity to ‘fix’ what’s naturally occurring. The decision to undergo a procedure should not be driven by societal pressures or ideals, but by your personal preferences and realistic expectations.


Each surgical procedure carries a unique set of inherent risks. These can include, but are not limited to, infection, adverse reactions to anaesthesia, haematoma, unfavourable scarring, blood clots, nerve damage and dissatisfaction with the aesthetic result. It is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list, and other complications may arise. Some complications can be life-threatening or require additional surgery.

Dr Ek will discuss the risks of your chosen procedure in detail during your consultation.


Recovery times for plastic surgery vary widely based on the specific procedure and the individual patient. The recovery process can be demanding; it requires time, support and often changes in lifestyle, such as time off work or temporary restrictions on activity.

To aid recovery, Dr Ek and his team will provide specific post-operative instructions, including the potential need for recovery services like massages or wearing compression garments. Adhering to these instructions and attending all scheduled follow-up appointments are integral to your healing process.


Results from any surgical procedure are influenced by numerous factors, including your age, overall health, skin quality, lifestyle habits and genetic factors. As such, outcomes can vary greatly between individuals, and it is critical to have a realistic understanding of what can be achieved.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr Ek, who will be happy to discuss these considerations in detail.

What Results or Outcomes May Be Achieved

Abdominoplasty surgery in Melbourne can give your abdomen a more toned and contoured appearance. If Dr Ek has elected to repair your abdominal wall, you may notice improved function in your abdominal muscles. Abdominoplasty can also help provide greater mobility and reduced skin problems in the abdominal area.

Dr Ek will schedule follow-up appointments with you to track your progress and address any complications that may arise.

Please note that abdominoplasty is not a treatment for weight loss or a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. For lasting results, it is essential to maintain a healthy, balanced diet and a regular exercise program.

To find out more about abdominoplasty surgery in Melbourne, including the cost involved please call (03) 8419 0900.