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Tummy Tuck and Abdominoplasty

Muscle separation and excess skin are both super common post-partum or after massive weight loss and sometimes, pilates just isn’t going to cut it.

Is tummy tuck surgery right for me?

Flatter Tummy

Ever had people ask if you were pregnant even though you gave birth months, or even years, earlier?? You be suffering post-partum muscle separation which an abdominoplasty can bring back together.

Better Posture

A tummy tuck will strengthen and tighten your abs which then helps support your spine and your posture follows suit. A weak core can cause back pain so with strong abs, you might feel like a whole new person!

Improved Curves

Muscle repair, excess skin removal and liposuction will all help bring out the curves you have hiding underneath loose skin and muscle separation.

Superior Confidence

Tummy tucks aren’t just for looks, so many of our patients endure constant pain and limited mobility because of poor core strength.

What is involved?

1 hour

A Private Consultation With Your Surgeon

Your initial consultation will take about an hour and will be with your surgeon. This gives you and your surgeon the time to discuss what’s involved in a tummy tuck procedure help you make the right decision for you, based on your body type, your lifestyle, and your expectations.

1-2 weeks

Book and Prepare For Surgery

When you’re ready we book in your procedure. At Re. we believe the preparation for the surgery, and the care you receive after the surgery is as important as the procedure itself. It’s why we developed a special whole-of-journey program called Re.Care.

1 day

Day of Tummy Tuck Operation

You will wake up in the recovery bay of the hospital and your tummy will feel swollen but comfortable. You’ll be wearing your post-surgical compression garment to ensure optimal healing and support of your tummy. Most patients will stay one or two nights in hospital.

1-2 Weeks

The Early Days

The first 48-72 hours after your tummy tuck operation are mildly uncomfortable but will be well controlled with pain medication. It is ok to shower and get your dressings wet. You can either sleep on your side or with some pillows behind your knees.

By week 2 you can begin to ease back into light physical activities. Most women are able to comfortably start driving.

6-8 weeks

Your Recovery Journey

You would be back to your normal daily routine and enjoying your new shape. Normal post-operative bruising and swelling should be gone, and your scars will begin to fade and diminish. You are able to fully resume normal exercise.

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Not quite sure? here’s some common questions …

Will I need a muscle repair?

The vast majority of women undergoing a Tummy Tuck or a Body Lift will need a muscle repair. The reason for this is that either due to weight loss or pregnancies, the abdominal wall stretches and the rectus muscles separate (divarication). A muscle repair will help flatten your tummy, reshape your waist and improve your contour. There is also now evidence that it helps with core strength, back pain and urinary incontinence.

Where will my scars be?

Your scar will run from hip to hip for a tummy tuck and be sitting as low as possible so as to be hidden by bikinis and underwear. Other surgeons may try and use a shorter scar, but this will generally result in either dog ears or a higher scar.
In our experience, based on feedback from satisfied patients, a long low scar is much better, and more preferable, than a higher short scar.

What happens if I get pregnant or put on weight?

Firstly, there is no reason that you could not have another child. Your skin will stretch just like it would prior to surgery. The big unknown is how much it will shrink back down after your pregnancy. This will vary from person to person. It is unlikely that your skin would go back to what it was like prior to your tummy tuck. However, if there was some recurrent laxity, then it could likely be addressed with a revision. The same would apply if you put on weight.

Do I need to wear anything special afterwards?

Yes. To get the best results and aid recovery, you’ll need to wear garments that support and hold your tummy. At Re. we supply a garment which you’ll need to wear for 6 weeks after your surgery.

Do I need a full tummy tuck, or can I have a smaller scar?

This is marketing spin!! Beware of anyone promoting a “mini” tummy tuck – the results will often be “mini” too.

It is confusing for the patients because having something “mini” sounds like the best of both worlds. It generally refers to a shorter scar Tummy Tuck, or avoiding a scar around the belly buttons. Except for rare cases this is not a good option. It either means a higher scar, lower belly button or bad dog ears which means you need revision surgery, which results in a lower scar. A high scar is never a good idea in tummy tuck surgery.

The results

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Why Re. for a Tummy Tuck Procedure?


  • At Re., you’ll be in the hands of superbly skilled plastic surgeons who are at the top end of their profession.
  • Specialists in breast and tummy surgery.
  • Members of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.


  • Re. Care Surgery Program
  • You’ll have all of your procedures conducted in accredited hospitals that meet strict Australian health standards.
  • You’ll be better prepared for the surgery, and cared for afterwards.
  • You’ll receive laser treatment, as part of your package, to reduce the signs of scars.


  • You’ll have discreet, one-on-one consultations with your surgeon.
  • Luxurious rooms considered Melbourne’s best.

Tummy Tuck Cost

  • $17,000.
  • This fee could be lower if a patient has private health insurance or the surgery is deemed eligible for a medicare item number.
  • T&C’s apply.
  • A formal quotation will be provide during your consultation. 

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