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If you have lost a lot of weight, been pregnant or suffer from weak abdominal muscles due to previous surgeries, Abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” surgery in Melbourne is a highly effective way of removing the excess skin and fat around your abdomen or trunk area.

Dr. Edmund Ek often sees patients who are suffering from low self-esteem and confidence due to the excess skin and tissue they are carrying around, despite having achieved incredible weight loss and body transformations.

Abdominoplasty surgery with Dr. Ek in Melbourne is the final step towards achieving these goals, and can greatly improve your quality of life, from everyday hygiene to being able to fit your clothes better.

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

Making the decision to undergo surgery

Dr. Ek will be available to talk you through every aspect of the surgical procedure, explaining the pros and cons, 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 will give you the best possible chance of a successful outcome.

Understanding the procedure

Abdominoplasty involves removing excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen and tightening the muscle layers to improve the tone and overall shape of 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.

What results or outcomes to expect

Successful Abdominoplasty surgery in Melbourne will restore your abdomen to a more normal appearance, with improved tone and contour. If Dr. Ek has elected to repair your abdominal wall, you should also see improved function in your abdominal muscles.

In the long term, you can expect to have greater mobility, reduced skin problems in the abdominal area, and of course greatly improved self-esteem. Dr. Ek will schedule follow-up appointments with you to track your progress and ensure your results stay positive.

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