Common Cosmetic Procedures For Men

Common Cosmetic Procedures For Men

What are the most common cosmetic surgery procedures for men?

In any plastic surgery practice approximately 10% of the patients will be male and Dr Hunt’s practice follows that trend. The three most frequently performed procedures in men are:

  1. Liposuction
  2. Eyelid reduction
  3. Rhinoplasty

Other common cosmetic procedures for men include gynaecomastia or chest contouring surgery as well as body contouring surgery after significant weight loss, such as a lower body lift or tummy tuck. Less common procedures include facial rejuvenation such as face lifts and neck lifts, however these are becoming increasingly popular.

Liposuction 

Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that removes disproportionate areas of fat to create a more balanced body contour. In male patients the most common areas of treatment will be the abdomen as well as the love handles and lower back. However areas such as the neck and under the chin are also frequently treated.

Eyelid Surgery 

The signs of ageing around the eyes can create the appearance of tiredness and many men seek treatment to this area to create a more rejuvenated appearance.

Laxity of skin in the upper eyelids can also obstruct your visual field and an upper eyelid reduction can be performed to relieve the obstructed vision.

Rhinoplasty

Men often seek nose surgery in two circumstances. Firstly, when there has been trauma to the nose due to sporting activities. The nose may be deviated with an obstruction to breathing and many men will seek to correct this post-traumatic deformity.

Secondly, many men will seek correction to their nose for aesthetic reasons such as a large dorsal hump or a particularly long nose that has long caused them concern.

With ageing, there is a tendency for the nose to increase in length creating a dipping or plunging tip and quite often men seek correction of this anomaly in later life.

Dr Hunt’s Philosophy on Male Cosmetic Surgery  

It is imperative that male patients are approached and treated in a different way to female patients.

The results of male cosmetic surgery need to maintain masculinity and the possibility of feminising a man’s face needs to be avoided, unless this something they are specifically trying to achieve.

In the majority of male plastic surgery cases a more subtle outcome is desired. Many male patients do not want to be noticed by friends and colleagues as having had surgical procedures such as a rhinoplasty or a face lift.

Other Frequently Performed Procedures for Men 

Gynaecomastia Surgery

It is not uncommon during puberty for hormone changes to result in excess glandular tissue. The difficulty is at the end of puberty this excess glandular tissue can remain and creates a feminine appearance to the chest – the dreaded man boobs.

Quite often, the simple act of going to the beach will be uncomfortable for men who have excess breast tissue and, in more significant cases, the contour of the chest can be visible even under a shirt.

Gynaecomastia surgery is often combined with liposuction to create a more masculine contour of the chest.

Post Weight Loss Surgery

After significant weight loss men may be troubled by excess tissue and sagging skin. The areas most commonly addressed to correct these issues will be the abdomen with a tummy tuck and for men who have lost a significant amount of weight a lower body lift may be considered.

Mummy Makeover Common Myths

Mummy Makeover Common Myths

Myth Busting: Mummy Makeovers

There are often myths associated with different types of surgical procedures and they can be accepted as the truth. Dr Hunt addresses some of the most common myths associated with mummy makeover surgery.

Only mums can have a mummy makeover

The term mummy makeover was coined to describe the combination of surgeries that correct changes to the body after pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, you don’t have to have had children to be considered for this procedure. Any patient who is considering a combination of abdominal and breast surgery is a candidate for a mummy makeover.

A mummy makeover is a cosmetic procedure

In many cases a mummy makeover will be a purely elective and cosmetic. However, in some cases there will be a medical need to correct functional changes due to excess skin and limitations potentially due to large and heavy pendulous breasts.

In cases such as these where there are functional medical issues, the procedure is not cosmetic and may be covered by Medicare item numbers.

I’m too old for a mummy makeover

A mummy makeover that corrects changes in the abdomen and breasts following pregnancy and childbirth is often addressed soon after pregnancy. However, this is not always the case and many patients choose to undergo this procedure many years later.

Many mums find they are very busy with their young children and often only find time to address their personal concerns when their children are much older or have left home.

There is no age limit to when a person can consider getting a mummy makeover. Dr Hunt’s mummy makeover patients range from new mums to grandmothers with young grandchildren.

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Mummy Makeover FAQs

Mummy Makeover FAQs

Mummy Makeover Frequently Asked Questions

Women who are considering mummy makeover surgery will naturally have a lots of questions about the procedure. What are the different surgical options? What recovery time can they expect? Is the procedure covered by Medicare or private health? It is completely normal to have a long list of questions while researching a surgical procedure. Dr Hunt has answered some of the main questions he is often asked by his mummy makeover patients.

What is a mummy makeover?

The mummy makeover is a surgical procedure that involves a combination of surgery, usually on the breasts and the abdomen.

The abdominal contouring procedures that may be used include liposuction as well as a series of tummy tucks and are often used to correct changes after pregnancy and childbirth.

When the abdominal contouring procedure is combined with a form of breast surgery, be it a breast lift, breast reduction or breast augmentation, this combination is often termed a mummy makeover.

Am I a candidate for a mummy makeover? 

As a mummy makeover involves a combination of procedures, the key to success is to seek the opinion of a fully qualified plastic surgeon who can guide you to the most appropriate procedure.

The abdominal component of a mummy makeover may involve liposuction, mini-tummy tuck, full tummy tuck or an expanded tummy tuck to address and correct excess skin, lax muscles and disproportionate deposition of fat.

The combination of any of these abdominal procedures with breast surgery in the form of a breast reduction, breast lift or breast augmentation would make a mummy makeover.

As each patient is different it is key is to be assessed by a fully qualified plastic surgeon who can create an individualised treatment plan to be carried out in a fully qualified surgical facility.

Does Medicare cover mummy makeovers?

Medicare was brought into place in Australia to provide a categorisation for medically necessary procedures where the costs are covered by the government. Medicare does not cover cosmetic procedures, only those deemed to be medically necessary.

Medicare and Breast Surgery

In terms of breast surgery, procedures that cause functional limitations such as excessively large breasts can be covered by a Medicare item number.

Operations that involve breast implants are rarely covered by Medicare. If the procedure addresses a functional limitation, such as significant breast asymmetry, then this will be covered by a Medicare item number.

In relation to mummy makeovers Medicare item numbers can sometimes be applied to these procedures if certain criteria are met. These procedures would include breast reduction, correction of congenital breast disease and of course, breast reconstruction after cancer treatment.

Medicare and Abdominal Surgery

Medicare item numbers are designed to be applied to medical problems that require medical correction. In terms of abdominal surgery, Medicare item numbers do apply if there has been a significant weight loss that has resulted in excess skin that creates functional problems, such as skin chafing.

This is assessed by the degree of drop in a patient’s BMI or body mass index which is the ratio of their weight to their height.

If there has been a significant drop in the BMI that has created laxity of skin, then Medicare item numbers could potentially apply.

If a Medicare item number does apply to a surgical procedure, it means that private health care (depending on the level of cover) will potentially cover hospital and operating theatre costs.

Where does mummy makeover surgery happen?

As these are large surgical procedures, Dr Hunt always performs mummy makeovers in a fully accredited hospital under general anaesthetic.

What is the recovery from a mummy makeover?

The recovery time from surgery will be determined by the extensiveness of the surgical procedure.

For example, a mini-tummy tuck may involve a 1 or 2 night stay in hospital with 1 to 2 weeks of recovery. Whereas a full abdominoplasty would require a longer stay in hospital, potentially 4 or 5 days and then 3 to 4 weeks of recovery.

Similarly, larger breast surgery will require longer recovery periods. It would be reasonable to consider a 1 week recovery for a breast augmentation and potentially 2 weeks recovery for a breast reduction.

What are the benefits of combining procedures in a mummy makeover?

It is possible to combine multiple surgical procedures safely and the decision to do so will be based on the patient’s health, age and a discretionary choice of the surgeon involved.

Patients often choose this option as it is more cost effective, includes only one visit to hospital and one recovery period.

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What is a Mummy Makeover?

What is a Mummy Makeover?

What is a Mummy Makeover?

The term mummy makeover has been applied to the combined surgical procedures of abdominal contouring surgery and breast enhancement surgery used to address some of the changes in a woman’s body after pregnancy and breast feeding.

With changes in body shape through pregnancy, the “pre-pregnancy” body is not always going to be possible unless surgical correction is undertaken. The areas of greatest change are going to be:

  • Around the abdomen with stretching of the muscles
  • Excess skin possibly effected by stretch marks
  • Increased breast volume that can lead to laxity of skin and a drop in the position of the breast tissue and the nipple.

A “mummy makeover” is combined breast and abdominal surgery to correct these two areas during the same procedure.

Abdominoplasty

The size of the growing baby needs the tissues of the tummy to stretch to make room during pregnancy.  After giving birth the tissue will spring back to a certain extent, but sometimes this isn’t the same as pre-pregnancy resulting in stretched or split abdominal muscles and excess loose skin. An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck will tighten stretched and split muscles, remove excess fat, and tighten the skin by removing loose skin below the belly button.

What are the options?

Mini abdominoplasty – a smaller abdominoplasty addresses excess skin below the belly button but will not allow tightening of the muscles. The advantage of this surgery is a shorter scar.

Endoscopic abdominoplasty – allows skin to be tightened below the belly button as well as tightening the muscles. This is often done through a shorter incision.

Abdominoplasty – a full abdominoplasty will involve all of the skin below the belly button being removed and the muscles being tightened.  It can be combined with liposuction of the abdomen to remove fat and achieves the maximum tightening of the abdominal tissue. The scar usually runs from hip to hip.

Breast enhancement    

Changes in breast volume during pregnancy and breast feeding can leave the skin deflated and drooping. The solution may be a breast implant to restore volume, or a lift to elevate the nipple position, or a combination of the two.

What are the options?

Breast Augmentation – uses a breast implant, either silicone or saline, to restore lost breast volume. Replacing the volume will also give a degree of lift to the nipple.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) – usually done through the “lollipop scar” the nipple is elevated, and the loose skin of the breast is tightened.

Augementaion mastopexy – uses a breast implant to restore volume in combination with a breast lift.

A Mummy Makeover is a procedure that addresses concerns in the contour of the abdomen and breast after pregnancy and breast feeding.  Any of the above procedures can be combined to achieve a patients desired result.  Each person is an individual with specific needs and Dr Hunt ensures each procedure is tailored to address the individual patients concerns.

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Surgery After Weight Loss Myths

Surgery After Weight Loss Myths

It can often be hard to decipher fact from fiction, especially when you are researching surgical procedures online. Dr Hunt addresses some of the most common myths associated with surgery after weight loss, also known as body contouring surgery.

Fat moves to different areas after liposuction

Liposuction will remove fat cells permanently from the body and these fat cells will not come back.

If a patient continues to have a high calorie diet after their liposuction then the body will still need to store the extra fat. As a result the fat will now be stored in different fat cells in the body and these may become enlarged if calorie intake is not reduced.

This often creates the myth that the fat has moved to a different area of the body, which is not necessarily the case.

Skin will tighten with exercise

After extreme weight gain and consequent weight loss, the skin can lose its elasticity and is unable to return to its original state, usually resulting in large amounts of excess, sagging skin. Many people assume that regular exercise will be able to tighten this excess skin, however this is not the case. Regular exercise will increase muscle tone and it will also burn calories and decrease fat volume. However exercise will not tighten the skin.

Tightening of skin will usually require a surgical intervention to achieve a significant result, however there are some non-surgical devices that can tighten small areas of skin such as the neck.

Body contouring is a cosmetic procedure

Body contouring is regarded by Medicare and health funds as a medical and reconstructive procedure in most cases of significant weight loss.

There are potential health benefits from removing excess chafing skin that is prone to rashes and potential infections.

Medicare and health funds recognise this and depending on the level of your health fund, it is likely that the procedure will be deemed medical not cosmetic.

Each patient is different and needs to be assessed on an individual basis to determine if this is the case.

Surgery after weight loss is simply the removal of skin

This is not necessarily the case as skin removal will often create a flat and poorly defined result.

Surgery after weight loss, or body contouring surgery, can involve the tightening of loose muscles, liposuction of disproportionate fat and also the tightening or removal of excess skin to create a 360° re-contouring of the area being treated.

Surgery after weight loss is just about abdominoplasty

Patients who experienced weight loss will notice that they have lost weight over the entire body, which can lead to excess or sagging skin around the abdomen, arms, legs, breast for female patients and chest for male patients.

For this reason, surgery after weight loss will often involve procedures to address loose skin and fat deposits on the abdomen in the form of a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. However, it can also encompass area such as the hips, flanks and lower back with 360° procedures such as the lower body-lift.

Other areas that can be treated include the arms, thighs, breast for female patients and the chest area in males. Patients may also lose volume in the face and neck and require facial rejuvenation such as a face-lift or neck-lift.

Each patient will have their individual needs and desires and these need to be formulated into a treatment plan for each individual to achieve the best results possible.

If you have achieved your weight loss goal and are now looking to have surgery, book your one-on-one consultation with Dr Hunt to see how he can help you.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.

Surgery After Massive Weight Loss   

Surgery After Massive Weight Loss  

Surgery After Massive Weight Loss – What are my options?

After achieving a weight loss goal, many people find they are left with large amounts of excess skin, which can be extremely disheartening after they’ve worked so hard to lose weight. Don’t worry though, you are not alone – many people who have experienced massive weight loss are also troubled by the amount of excess skin they are left with. Once your skin has been stretched due to weight gain, it can lose its elasticity and often struggles to shrink back after weight loss.

Surgery after massive weight loss is often an option many people turn to in order to change the contour of their body, get rid of excess skin and tighten their muscles. There are several surgical options available depending on what part of the body has been most effected by weight loss and many of these can be performed at once to reduce recovery time and cost.

Tummy Tuck

An abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck can remove the large amounts of excess skin left behind after massive weight loss. A tummy tuck can address three main areas of concern; lax muscles, excess fat and lose skin. There are several types of tummy tuck procedures available, however the most effective after massive weight loss would be either a full abdominoplasty or an extended abdominoplasty.

A full abdominoplasty removes all the skin below the belly button and tightens the muscles. It can also be combined with liposuction of the abdomen to remove excess fat. This procedure achieves the maximum tightening of the abdominal tissue and the scar usually runs from hip to hip.

An extended abdominoplasty can also be considered if weight loss has led to excess skin extending around the hip. An extension of the abdominoplasty can be used to remove excess skin over the hip to improve body contour. The scar is slightly larger than that of a traditional abdominoplasty.

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Thigh Lift

A thighplasty, commonly known as a thigh lift, removes excess skin from the thigh area leaving you with a tighter more toned appearance. There are 2 main forms of thigh lift surgery one that address the inner (medial) thigh and one that addresses the outer (lateral) thigh. An inner thigh lift removes loose skin and excess fat from the inner thigh, whereas an outer thigh lift tightens the front and outside of the thigh. Liposuction can also be combined with and inner thigh lift to achieve the best results.

Upper Arm Lift

An upper arm lift addresses the excess skin that can hang under your arms as a result of ageing or weight loss. An upper arm lift reduces the amount of skin and excess fat that lies between the underarm and elbow, giving the arm a more toned appearance.

Breast Lift

As women age their breasts can lose their shape and firmness and this can also occur after a large amount of weight has been lost. Many women who have achieved their weight loss goal find that their breasts have started to sag. A mastopexy, more commonly referred to as a breast lift, reshapes and firms the breast by lifting them up. Breast lifts are also commonly combined with a breast augmentation to increase breast size and fullness.

Lower Body Lift

After achieving massive weight loss people find they have large amounts of excess skin around their abdomen, thighs, hips and bottom. A lower body lift addresses all these areas by removing and tightening any excess skin, in one surgery.

If you have achieved your weight loss goal and are now considering surgery to remove excess skin, book a one-on-one consultation with Dr Hunt to see how he can help you.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.

 

Case Study: Tummy Tuck

Case Study: Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck: The Patient

The patient was a 58-year-old female who had managed to reduce her weight by 40kg through a diet and exercise program.

She was happy with the health improvements but was concerned by the contour of her lower abdomen.

She consulted with Dr Hunt regarding the issues she was having with the contour of her abdomen as well as the difficulty she was having with chafing of the skin under the fold of the flap.

Tummy Tuck: The Procedure

The patient had an extended high lateral tension abdominoplasty with liposuction of the abdomen where approximately 7kg of excess skin and fat were removed from the lower abdomen.

Tummy Tuck: The Results 

The result seen at six months following her surgery with the scar located below the line of her bikini briefs.

Tummy-Tuck-Front

Tummy-Tuck-Side

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Tummy Tuck – What to Expect

Tummy Tuck – What to Expect

Before you undergo any type of surgery it is important to thoroughly research the procedure so you know exactly what to expect. If you are considering a tummy tuck, Dr Hunt has outlined the important parts of the process, from consultation to post-surgery, so you know exactly what to expect before, during and after your surgery.

The Consultation

The initial consultation is an opportunity to meet Dr Hunt, establish the patient’s objectives and understand what they want from their procedure. During the consultation there will be an assessment of the patient’s needs and expectations, and then following examination, a surgical plan will be developed to achieve those goals and manage expectations.

Different patients will require different procedures and there are a number of different types of tummy tucks that can be performed. During the consultation, Dr Hunt will determine which tummy tuck procedure will work best to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient to get the results they desire.

The patient will receive a complete quote for the cost of their tummy tuck after their initial consultation with Dr Hunt.

What to Expect the Day of the Operation

On the day of the operation, the procedure will be performed in a fully accredited hospital, under general anaesthetic given by a fully accredited anaesthetist.

Dr Hunt will meet with his patient on the day of surgery. The patient will then be marked, highlighting the appropriate areas for liposuction (if needed) and where excess skin will be removed. The final wound closure and scar will also be marked. It is extremely common for the patient to be anxious on the day of surgery and they are welcome to take a form of anti-anxiety drug to ensure their experience is as calm and positive as possible.

After the surgery has finished, Dr Hunt will contact the patient’s next of kin to let them know that the surgery has been completed and gone well. Dr Hunt will also give them a time frame on when they can expect to hear from their loved ones.

Dr Hunt will visit his patients on a daily basis while they are in hospital, as will Dr Hunt’s practice nurse. This is to ensure that they are progressing well through the early postoperative period and all of their needs and expectations are being met.

Following discharge from hospital, a follow-up appointment will be arranged for the patient in Dr Hunt’s Rooms for appropriate dressing changes and in the longer term, to ensure that the result meets their expectations.

What to Expect from Tummy Tuck Recovery

Following a tummy tuck, the patient will be expected to stay in hospital from three to five days, depending on the type of procedure and patient.

On return home, there will be a period where activities will be limited. Dr Hunt suggests patients should only move from the lounge room to the bedroom and the bathroom for the first week after their operation. They will not be in a position to do housework or return to work and should be cared for by a friend or family member.

During the second week after surgery, patients are able to move out of the house and are expected to return to Dr Hunt’s Rooms for a routine follow-up.

Over the course of the second week, patients will be able to achieve and tolerate an ever-increasing level of activity. Depending on the abdominoplasty, Dr Hunt would expect patients to be able to return to work after three to four weeks and can return to sporting activities at six weeks, building up to a full return of activities at approximately three months.

There can be degrees of swelling after a tummy tuck that can be persistent and some patients can experience episodes of swelling, particularly above their scar, that are related to periods of vigorous exercise. This can occur up to 12 months after surgery.

If you are considering an an abdominoplasty, book your consultation with Dr Hunt today.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.

Top 5 FAQs About Tummy Tucks

Top 5 FAQs About Tummy Tucks

It is natural to have lots of questions before you undergo any kind of surgical procedure, and it is important that you discuss all of these with your surgeon. If you are considering an abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, Dr Hunt has answered some of the most common questions associated with this procedure.

Will I stay in hospital?

A tummy tuck is an invasive procedure and Dr Hunt encourages his patients to spend time in hospital in the early stages after their surgery. The duration of the hospital stay will depend on the type of tummy tuck performed and may range from three to five days.

Will there be drains after my tummy tuck?

Drains allow the removal of fluid that accumulates following a surgical procedure.

As all of the wounds will be closed, we do not want a collection of fluid underneath the wound as this can lead to wound breakdown and infection issues. The purpose of the drain is to remove the fluid that naturally weeps from the tissue after surgery in the first few days.  Once the volume of fluid in the drain decreases, the drains will be removed. Drains remain an important part of the tummy tuck to minimise wound complication, such as wound infection and wound breakdown.

How long will I need off work?

The duration off work will be determined by the type of tummy tuck performed. In cases of mini-abdominoplasty, it may be possible to return to work within a week or two. Patients who have undergone a more extensive body contouring procedure, such as an extended abdominoplasty or lower body-lift, can expect a much longer recovery time and will be able to return to work up to four weeks after their surgery.

When can I return to the gym?

It is advised that patients will not be able to go to the gym for approximately six weeks after their tummy tuck.

If a patients returns to physical exercise too vigorously in the early stages after their surgery, it can lead to swelling, potential bleeding and wound complications. Dr Hunt encourages his patients to make a slow and steady return to normal activities and patients can expect to return to the gym six weeks after their tummy tuck.

What happens if I gain or lose weight after a tummy tuck?

A well-performed tummy tuck will allow weight gain and weight loss of approximately 10 kg in either direction without compromising the results of the tummy tuck. The abdominoplasty is designed to re-proportion and re-distribute the shape of the abdomen and it will withstand reasonable shifts in weight either up or down.

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To learn more about tummy tuck surgery with Dr Hunt, click here. You can also view a collection of before and after photos from Dr Hunt’s previous tummy tuck patients. To book your consultation with Dr Hunt, click here.

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Tummy Tuck – What Are My Options?

Tummy Tuck – What Are My Options?

Abdominal contouring, also known as tummy tuck surgery, can take a number of forms and each procedure is designed to address the specific needs of the patient. The keys to a successful tummy tuck are going to address three issues; excess fat deposits, the abdominal muscles, and any excess skin. Each procedure will address one or more of these issues and will produce the best tummy tuck result for you.

5 surgical options for a flatter tummy:

Liposuction

Liposuction will remove excess fat deposits and bring that troublesome tummy area back in line with the rest of the body. Remember though, liposuction relies on the skin springing back into place, so is usually more effective in younger patients whose skin has not been stretched.

Mini abdominoplasty

A smaller abdominoplasty, also known as a mini tummy tuck, addresses the excess skin below the belly button but does not allow tightening of the muscles. The advantage of this type of procedure is a shorter scar.

Endoscopic abdominoplasty

An Endoscopic abdominoplasty allows both the skin to be tightened as well as muscles. This is often done through a shorter incision, which usually results in a smaller, shorter scar.

Abdominoplasty

A full abdominoplasty will involve all of the skin below the belly button being removed and the muscles tightened. It can be combined with liposuction of the abdomen to achieve the fat removal, and achieves the maximum tightening of the abdominal tissue. The scar is usually quite large and runs from hip to hip.

Extended abdominoplasty

If weight loss has lead to excess skin extending around the hip then an extension of the abdominoplasty can be used to remove excess skin over the hip to improve the body contour. The scar is simply a longer scar that will extend over the hip.

 

One of the above will best suit your abdominal contouring needs, what you need next is the advice of a Plastic Surgeon as to which procedure will best meet your needs and deliver your expectation. Book your consultation with Dr Hunt now.

 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.

Tummy Tuck – Four Common Myths

Tummy Tuck – Four Common Myths

There are often several myths associated with different types of surgical procedures and they are regularly accepted as the truth. Dr Hunt addresses some of the most common myths associated with an abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck.

I’ll get a new belly button

During a tummy tuck, the belly button that you have will be reshaped and refashioned but will stay in the same location. We do not make a new belly button, instead we work around the current belly button position to create a natural belly button that fits the proportions of the re-contoured abdomen.

I can’t have a baby after tummy tuck

Having had a tummy tuck does not stop you falling pregnant and does not stop you carrying a pregnancy to full term.

After the baby is born there will be a return of the abdominal contour and the final results of the tummy tuck may need to be revised if the skin does not return to its pre-pregnancy position. Rest assured, having a tummy tuck does not mean that you cannot fall pregnant or could not carry a full-term pregnancy.

I can’t combine my tummy tuck with other procedures

Frequently, the changes of weight loss or pregnancy result in changes in the abdominal contour, as well as the breast and it is not uncommon to undergo a combined breast surgery with a tummy tuck. Other combinations may include liposuction with a tummy tuck with areas such as the thighs or the lower back being contoured at the same time.

What is 360° body contour?

Dr Hunt believes that the results of body contouring should look good from the front, the sides and the back. To achieve this he will often use liposuction of the lower back to improve the contour of the lower back and the love handles. Dr Hunt’s intention with abdominal contouring is to use the most appropriate procedure to achieve the result that shows an improvement in contour from the front, the back, as well as the sides.

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.