How Much Does A Tummy Tuck Cost?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a frequently-performed procedure that addresses a common concern – excess tissue or stubborn fat in the abdominal area. In most cases, this surgical treatment can eliminate both the physical cause of a patient’s dissatisfaction with their looks and also the lack of confidence that often comes with it, correcting what diet and exercise alone routinely cannot.
Tummy tucks are especially popular among women after pregnancy and with individuals who have experienced drastic weight loss or weight fluctuations. As a patient, it is crucial to consider both the benefits and costs of any surgical procedure and price can be a significant factor for many. However, selecting a procedure based solely on price can cost you more in the long-run and still not produce results.
Expense versus expertise — how to choose a specialist plastic surgeon
As is true with many of life’s luxuries, we prefer quality even if it comes at a cost. This is especially true of cosmetic procedures; a high-quality specialist plastic surgeon and practice team will better ensure your safety and long-term satisfaction with your results but will cost more. When you purchase a tummy tuck, you are not just paying for a procedure; you are paying for the experience, specialisation, professionalism, and knowledge of your specialist plastic surgeon and their team.
Whether it is a tummy tuck or any other cosmetic procedure, the importance of knowledge and specialty cannot be understated or stressed enough. A surgeon’s experience and understanding of the many facets of an operation are evident in its results. In other words, expense and expertise often positively correlate, and expertise always correlates with lasting and satisfactory results.
The expertise-expense connection is vital in tummy tuck procedures. The nature and objective of the procedure are to rid the patient of excess tissue and to do so expertly and safely. If you are contemplating having a tummy tuck procedure, you should strongly weigh your specialist plastic surgeon’s knowledge and experience with the procedure during your consultation.
The skills of your specialist plastic surgeon will affect the cost of your procedure. When you pay for a tummy tuck procedure, you are also paying for an experienced team and attentive, patient-focused aftercare as well as satisfying results. A tummy tuck with Dr Thomas is not only a worthwhile procedure but a worthwhile and long-term investment in yourself, your body and your peace of mind.
How You Look Positively Affects How You Feel
When weighing the costs of a tummy tuck, you should think far beyond the operation and recovery. A tummy tuck is also an investment in your confidence and quality of life which can last years. Your look and your surgery are not just a physical concern. Your surgery can have emotional and mental benefits as well. After recovering from a tummy tuck, your clothes will fit better, and you will feel better in them. You will also feel better in your own skin, and confidence is priceless.
Not only can a tummy tuck improve your confidence, but it can allow you to focus on getting stronger and improving your health without the burden and embarrassment of excess skin and fat. After a tummy tuck, the results of your hard work — your physical activities and healthy lifestyle — will be both noticeable and visible in ways they weren’t before.
Women who are finished having children and want their pre-pregnancy bodies back benefit especially. Pregnancy takes a significant toll on a woman’s body, but that toll does not have to be permanent. Women — throughout motherhood and beyond — deserve to look and feel their very best. The decision to invest in a tummy tuck is one that will result in a variety of short-term costs but innumerable long-term benefits.
Note, too, that the expenses associated with a tummy tuck will vary based on the needs of the patient, the individual demands of the procedure and the expertise of the specialist plastic surgeon and their team. Further, those expenses can vary depending on whether or not you, as a patient, choose to undergo any other supplemental procedures along with your tummy tuck. For example, it is common to combine liposuction or a lower body lift with a tummy tuck to achieve enhanced results.
For results, select a qualified specialist plastic surgeon
Dr Damon Thomas is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon who completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2005. He undertook additional cosmetic fellowship training at the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery in 2006 and additionally completed a Fellowship in Paediatric Hand and Microvascular Surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. With all of his expertise, Dr Thomas has been a leader in the practice of reconstructive and plastic surgery for over a decade.
Additionally, Dr Thomas is a member of numerous organisations, including the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr Thomas is ranked as a RealSelf Top Doctor for his specialty, his disposition and his aptness to work closely alongside his patients as they navigate their aesthetic and medical concerns and goals. Dr Thomas can confidently advise you on and perform your tummy tuck procedure and any additional procedures you may choose.
Schedule your in-person consultation today!
To learn more about whether you can have a tummy tuck procedure, call Dr Thomas on 03 9034 7738 and schedule your in-person consultation. When you include expertise along with cost in choosing a specialist plastic surgeon, you can get the toned, rejuvenated look you want safely and enjoy your results for years to come. Dr Thomas looks forward to helping you achieve this goal.