IS ABDOMINOPLASTY THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR ME?
Abdominoplasty is an individualised procedure and may not be suitable for everyone. Dr Safvat will discuss your suitability for the procedure during your consultation once he has assessed your condition and general health. You should be physically healthy and at a stable weight. You should also have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery. It is important to note that abdominoplasty is not a substitute for weight loss. In addition, continued fluctuations in weight after the surgery can affect your results.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT OVER THE LONG TERM AFTER ABDOMINOPLASTY SURGERY?
Generally, the results of abdominoplasty are long-lasting, particularly if a stable weight is maintained after the surgery. However, there are some factors that can affect the longevity of the abdominoplasty surgery such as the natural aging process, future pregnancies and fluctuations in weight.
CAN I COMBINE A TUMMY TUCK WITH OTHER PROCEDURES?
Yes, it is very common for a tummy tuck to be combined with additional procedures. It is also very often combined with liposuction in order to reduce excess pockets of stubborn fat. If Dr Safvat does feel you would benefit from additional procedures based on your goals, a custom surgical plan will be developed. It should be noted that not all procedures can be performed at the same time. Some surgery combinations need to be undertaken in stages to give the body enough time to heal.
IS MUSCLE REPAIR ALWAYS NECESSARY WITH A TUMMY TUCK?
If the abdominal muscles have not been separated by injury, excess weight, pregnancy or age, there’s no reason to include muscle repair. Some patients only undergo abdominoplasty to address the loose skin and excess fat. However in most patients, the muscles need to be repaired to give a better cosmetic and functional result. The specific details of your tummy tuck are discussed during your consultation with Dr Safvat following a physical examination and a discussion about your desired outcome.
Where does Dr Safvat perform this procedure?
Dr Safvat does the Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) procedure in the Sydney region (Sutherland Shire and Inner West) as well as in the Southern Highlands, NSW. He only operates in fully accredited Private Hospitals, these being Kareena Private Hospital (Caringbah), Strathfield Private Hospital and Southern Highlands Private Hospital (Bowral).
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Dr Safvat is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon. Every patient is unique and results may vary. Any surgical procedure carries risks which need to be discussed with your doctor to ensure you are fully informed and realistic outcomes have been explained. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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DR ANDRE SAFVAT (MED1155201)
Registered Medical Practitioner, Specialist Plastic Surgeon (specialist registration in Surgery – Plastic surgery).