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The abdominal area and waist are subjected to a lot of changes throughout our lives, more than any other region in the body.

The skin and muscles are subjected to changes due to weight loss and gain, pregnancy and other experiences which can all take a toll on the skin, muscles, and other tissues of the midsection.

The tummy tuck cosmetic procedure is rapidly becoming more common as individuals see the ability of surgeons to shape the body and improve their self-esteem.

Tummy tuck surgery in Melbourne is not an alternative to weight loss; it should be a last resort for those individuals who have done their best to eliminate the extra skin but cannot seem to accomplish their aesthetic goals. Chelsea Cosmetics are well experienced in this procedure and are well equipped to answer any questions you may have if this procedure is something you are considering.

The best Candidates for our tummy tuck Melbourne
  • Women who have excessive skin laxity, stretch marks, and weak abdominal muscles after a year or more from giving birth
  • Patient with excessive fat in the abdominal area with moderate to severe skin laxity. In these cases, the liposuction procedure by itself will leave the patient with excessive unsightly skin
  • Patients after severe weight loss or after bariatric surgery
Things To Consider Before Deciding On Tummy Tuck Surgery In Melbourne

Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne offer many procedures to help change the appearance of the body, however, as with any procedure, certain aspects should be taken into consideration before making a decision, including;

  • Right, left, or bilateral upper abdominal scars
  • Severe heart disease, diabetics, morbid obesity and plans for pregnancy
  • History of DVT and pulmonary embolism
  • Morbid obesity (BMI >40)
  • Unrealistic patient expectations

Patients who tend to form keloids or hypertrophic scars should not undergo an abdominoplasty unless they are willing to accept the scarring associated with these conditions.

Before and After
Before and after tummy tuck surgery Melbourne.
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The Recovery Process for Tummy Tuck Surgery

The recovery time varies for each patient. Before proceeding with this operation, you should consider the period of time off that you may need to recover properly. Plan to take time off work to give yourself the right amount of time for feeling better and more comfortable.

The majority of patients need about two weeks off while some may feel okay going back to their regular routine sooner. Generally, patients need between three to six weeks to recover, but complete healing can take longer.

Most patients that undergo this procedure must spend several days in bed, even if they do not return home the same day as their surgery. Compression garment and drainage tubes will be present after surgery to aid recovery.

Do not remove any garments or drains until advised or removed by your surgeon. Sutures or stitches will be removed after about one to two weeks during your follow-up visits. During one of these visits, some pictures might need to be taken to compare the tummy tuck before and after for determining its overall effectiveness.

For the first couple of days post-surgery, it is likely the patient will feel discomfort and pain. The cosmetic surgeon will provide pain medication to ease the pain and help make recovery easier and more comfortable.

Within the first 7-10 days, you will observe that:

  • The swelling and bruising will peak
  • Drainage tubes will be removed
  • Stitches might be removed

After several weeks, you will see

  • A gradual increase in activity and exercise
  • Resuming non-strenuous daily chores
  • A subsiding of the bruising and swelling
  • The results will begin to show
  • The final results will start getting noticeable
  • The tightness around the area will go away
  • Regular sensations may slowly start to improve
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Most patients that undergo this procedure must spend several days in bed, even if they do not return home the same day as their surgery.
Chelsea Cosmetics Are Here to Help With Your Tummy Tuck

Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne have an experienced team who will gain your confidence and trust in handling this procedure.

Talk to us today and let our friendly team answer all of your questions to make sure that a tummy tuck is the right solution for you. From consultation to procedure, recovery and post procedure, we ensure that the experienced team at Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne takes care of and nurtures our clients.

Our free consultation process will assess your situation, and give you all of the information you require so that you can leave our practice with the peace of mind that you are in safe hands. Contact us now to book your free consultation.

“Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from another appropriately qualified health practitioner.”

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We always look for the most advanced technology all over the world and we pioneered Stem cells/ fat transplant, Skin Mesotherapy gun and Plasma pen fibroblast treatment.

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Dr Mark Attalla has a 20 years of surgical experience in cosmetic surgery. All the patients are examined well for their suitability for surgeries and all the required tests are done before surgery.

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How it Works

There are different types of tummy tuck surgery depending on the severity of the skin laxity, the amount of abdominal fat and the severity of the abdominal muscle weakness. All abdominoplasty procedures are done under general anaesthesia.

the Mini Tummy tuck

It is a less invasive procedure where we remove a smaller amount of skin above the pubic area leaving a relatively short scar. The procedure can be performed with or without liposuction.

Complete abdominoplasty runs from hip bone to hip bone allowing your surgeon to contour the skin, tissues, and muscles along with exposing all abdominal tissue. After the skin has been removed, it will be pulled down, and the navel will be relocated to the appropriate position. The surgeon will then insert drainage to prevent fluid build up, and the incision will be closed up either with sutures under the skin.

What do you need to consider before the surgery?

Smokers are required to quit smoking at least one month before the surgery. Smoking increases the risk of complications during or after the surgery. A decrease of the blood flow due to smoking may result in skin loss, infection, increased scarring and poor wound healing. For the safety of both the patient and the doctor, smoking, as well as second-hand smoke should be avoided entirely before surgery. Before considering this surgery, you should attempt other methods that do not involve surgery, such as exercise and healthy diet habits. This is a very invasive procedure and should be your last resort.

Before considering this surgery, you should attempt other methods that do not involve surgery such as exercise and healthy diet habits. This is a very invasive procedure and should be your last resort.

What do you need to consider after the surgery?

Weight lifting can put a significant strain on incisions and sutures. Therefore, it should be restricted for a couple of weeks to prevent poor healing and scarring. Aerobic exercise such as running, jogging, walking, and biking may also be resumed after about six weeks. To keep in good shape for years to come after the surgery, regular exercise and healthy eating habits should be practiced.

Standing upright will also be restricted for about one week, but may take longer for some individuals.

Exercise should be limited for about a month. You may slowly ease into normal workout routines without pushing your body further than it should go. At about six weeks, you can gradually return to performing abdominal workouts.

What Is Involved With Abdominoplasty?

Most tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck procedures entail making a horizontal incision above the pubic / groin area. Care is taken to make this incision as low as possible – within normal swimsuit lines.

In the newer technique that we at Chelsea Cosmetics follow, the incision length is much smaller than the conventional Abdominoplasty incision.

If required as part of the procedure, Dr. Attalla will also tighten the abdominal muscles, with special stitches that pull them together and keep them in place.

Moreover, he will trim away excess skin from the lower abdomen area to enhance the contoured appearance. The belly button might also be repositioned if needed – after looking at the quality and quantity of loose skin, along with the laxity of abdominal muscle after the procedure. Another incision would need to be made around the belly button, which will also reposition the belly button to match the old navel position.

All of these points are discussed with our patients during the consultation period to keep them informed and well prepared, leading into the procedure.

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If however, there is only a small, saggy fold of skin to be removed, and the patient has stronger abdominal muscles, then there would be just one lower abdominal incision needed, without moving the belly button. This technique is commonly called a ‘mini tummy tuck’ as described above.

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Most Popular FAQs

While post-surgery scars are commonplace, in some cases these even get wider after the procedure.

However, we at Chelsea Cosmetics use a newer technique that helps minimize these scars as much as possible and keeps them low. Our surgeons use a technique where they fix the scar to the fascia (a strong layer beneath the skin), to ensure that the scar doesn’t get wider or higher in position.
While there are thousands of women who successfully undergo a tummy tuck surgery every year without any significant complications, the abdominoplasty procedure, being a surgical one, does carry a certain amount of risk.

Like any other abdominal procedure, the tummy tuck carries the risks associated with general anaesthesia, as well as the risks of hematoma, seroma, infection and insufficient skin excision.

This is why it is essential for anyone who’s considering a tummy tuck, to be in the know about the possible risks.
Before the procedure, it is imperative to follow the preparation instructions from Dr. Attalla exactly so that you can get the best results. Some of those instructions could be to completely avoiding smoking for several weeks, both pre and post-surgery. Staying away from specific medications that could thin the blood and making arrangements for immediate help post-surgery, such as a car ride home as well as in-home care for the first 24 hours after leaving the hospital.
Abdominoplasty cost is from $8000 to $15,000 depending on if the abdominoplasty performed is a separate procedure or combined with liposuction.

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At Chelsea Cosmetics we charge from $12,000 to $15,000 for tummy tuck.

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Grace Barry
Grace Barry
22:03 27 Feb 20
Chelsea is a fantastic clinic, Mark and the team are friendly and professional. He is highly skilled, I would always trust his judgement and reccomend his services. My self confidence has transformed after my visits to him :) It's always busy there too which is credit to their treatments. Thank you
Metin Celalettin
Metin Celalettin
04:20 20 Feb 20
The surgeon is incredibly attentive like you are his most important patient. He answers your questions at any hour after surgery. Before I decided on Dr Attalla I went to another very well known and publicized cosmetic surgeon. Dr Attalla and his staff have the best bedside manner and Dr Attalla has insisted on keeping an eye on my recovery, always making himself available
Thelas Mcdonald
Thelas Mcdonald
05:33 09 Dec 19
I had gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Mark Attalla, He has changed my life and made me the happiest I have been in over 8 years. I am very pleased with the results and how everything has turned out. Thank YOU, sir, hope you know how you changed my life.
00:01 23 Oct 19
Consistent professional service and results. I have always been happy with my results and could not recommend Chelsea Cosmetics any more!!!! I am always given an honest and careful opinion and Dr Mark listens to exactly what I want and delivers!!
Marty Fincher
Marty Fincher
22:17 15 Oct 19
As a B2B client of Chelsea Cosmetics it is indeed refreshing to deal with a business that values their staff so highly. Nermin and Mark go above and beyond the call of duty in providing a Fair and Safe workplace for their employees. They are an employer of choice and a pleasure to deal with.
Manh Tran
Manh Tran
13:00 14 Oct 19
Very caring staff and excellence doctors. We found Dr Mark & Dr Nermin is excellence and very knowledgeable and provide very good follow up care and advice after surgery. Overall, highly recommended place to come.
Jomaan Sibug
Jomaan Sibug
04:45 09 Oct 19
Fantastic results! The whole team was so professional, caring and I was well looked after from consultation to post follow up. I cannot thank you all enough especially Mark and Lilian. The only surgical team with the biggest hearts! I highly recommend Chelsea Cosmetics.
Hanady Khoury
Hanady Khoury
05:58 30 Sep 19
This place is amazing! Dr. Mark is great and full of knowledge. The staff are lovely and always have a smile on their face. Wont ever go anywhere else!
H Owen
H Owen
05:27 29 Sep 19
I have done both upper and lower blepharoplastry this April at Chelsea Cosmetics. I am so happy with the results now. It takes times to heal so you need patience. My eye areas are so rejuvenated and I enjoy the make up ever than before. I feel I should have done it earlier. Dr Mark listens to your concerns and provides the best advice. Dr Mark and team looks after you. Thank you.
Lucia Dingani
Lucia Dingani
22:52 10 Oct 18
I enjoyed going to this place so professional and they gave me all the information about the procedure would recommend.
Jovana M
Jovana M
00:56 26 Jul 18
Amazing staff, amazing service! The staff at Chelsea Cosmetics are kind, welcoming and very helpful, with continually excellent communication. Dr. Mark is very professional and knowledgeable. I will definitely be a client for a long time to come!
Lillianne Lord
Lillianne Lord
05:52 25 Jul 18
Really friendly staff, they really listen to your personal needs. Highly recommend this place.
Stella Anyaogu
Stella Anyaogu
13:04 29 Jun 18
Fantastic staff, very professional, answered all my questions and did a great job. My non-surgical rhinoplasty looks natural and really suits my face shape. I'm a few weeks in at the moment and am loving the result.
Amany Gendi
Amany Gendi
11:35 20 May 18
Thanks for the best doctors and caring staff I’m so happy to do my face with Chelsea Cosmetics and best results I have been getting PRP treatments for my face and other injectables for over 4 years..My results are amazing. 100% happy.
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