Tummy Tuck Surgery Sydney Services, by Dr. Niro S.

Tummy tucks, or abdominoplasties, are ideal for those who have lost a lot of weight, who are seeking a pre-pregnancy silhouette, or who have simply been struggling with stubborn tummy fat despite having a healthy lifestyle.

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Dr. Niro, a caring Tummy Tuck Surgery Sydney Doctor with a reputation that precedes him.

Dr. Niro, the creator of the “Be Noticed, Not Known®” cosmetic surgery approach, has been practicing for almost 2 decades. During this time, he has delivered life-changing results for his Tummy Tuck Surgery clients in Sydney.

Dr. Niro completed his bachelor’s and medical degrees from King’s College London and University College London, respectively, and worked across a variety of surgical specialities. This was followed by a 2-year higher fellowship in general cosmetic surgery in Australia, and then a 2-year ‘super-specialty’ surgical fellowship.

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What is Tummy Tuck Surgery?

A tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) is an elective surgery designed to improve the shape and tone of the abdominal region by removing excess skin and fat. The procedure involves the removal of excess sagging fat and skin to improve the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports the abdominal region.

There are various considerations when it comes to tummy tucks and the different approaches to them. Namely:

  • Amount of excess fat (abdominal, ante-muscular)
  • Amount of excess skin
  • Any muscular laxity
  • Surrounding areas, e.g., groin, under the armpits, etc.

A more toned, trimmed appearance is the result, but a long scar in the lower abdomen (bikini line area) is inevitable. Despite being major surgery with significant downtime, satisfaction is typically very high, and nearly all patients find the operation to be life-changing. Note, smokers looking to have abdominoplasty should stop smoking at least 6 weeks before surgery to reduce the chances of complications. Smokers should also follow the recommendations of the operating surgeon.

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Tummy Tuck Surgery & Safety

Your safety is paramount to Dr. Niro and his team. Watch the video below to learn more about Dr. Niro's approach to safety during Tummy Tuck Surgery and other procedures.

Furthermore, Dr. Niro believes that each individual patient must be involved in the decision-making process of undertaking Tummy Tuck Surgery, and it is the role of the cosmetic surgeon to ensure that the decision is ‘informed’.

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Why undertake Tummy Tuck Surgery with Dr. Niro

Dr. Niro takes great pride in offering an unrushed, bespoke approach to patient care, and believe that one size does ‘not’ fit all when it comes to Tummy Tuck Surgery.

"World Class Tummy Tuck Surgery Services in Sydney that are the result of a genuine investment, pride and responsibility for your care."

Some interesting points about Tummy Tuck Surgery

  • Men may also get tummy tucks with liposuction, but it’s important to remember that the distribution of fat is different between men and women.
  • Abdominal fat is found under the skin but in front of the muscles, and also around the abdominal organs, behind the muscles.
  • A mini-tummy tuck (limited to the lower tummy area) may be performed if there isn’t too much abdominal fat AND if the excess skin is limited to below the belly button. Note, that a mini abdominoplasty cannot, by definition, provide the same amount of tissue reduction and, therefore, consequential tautness. It is important to stress that a limited abdominoplasty is advisable for only those with tight skin around the upper abs.
  • The use of a compression garment is almost always required, and drains are frequently used, also.

Indeed, my favourite operation is easily a ‘modified radical Avelar approach’, which is a radical lipoabdominoplasty (liposuction combined with a full tummy tuck) with my personal tweaks to optimise the outcome. Juarez Avelar, a Brazilian cosmetic surgeon, pioneered this approach, and Tony Mangubat, an American cosmetic surgeon, helped to promote this blood-vessel-preserving procedure, where there is no absolute requirement for in-hospital admission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Tummy Tuck surgery painful?
Pain is subjective and may not be accurately predicted or measured between patients. That is, each patient will have a different pain tolerance. Different drugs may be taken to minimise the discomfort or pain that results from major surgery. The surgery itself is performed whilst the patient is under general anaesthetic. The recovery period is typically 4 weeks where pain may be persistent.
Who are the best candidates for a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck is suitable for both men and women who are in good general health overall and are at a stable weight. It is best to be a non-smoker as smokers may have complications. If you are a smoker, it is recommended to follow the advice of your surgeon. Generally, smokers will need to quit smoking 6 weeks before the surgery. A tummy tuck should not be confused with liposuction (the cosmetic surgery used to remove fat deposits), although your surgeon may choose to perform liposuction as part of a tummy tuck.
When should you avoid a Tummy Tuck?
Some people may want to consider if a tummy tuck is right for them. Women who are still planning to have children may want to postpone a tummy tuck until they no longer want to have any more children. Additionally, if you are still planning to lose a lot of weight, then you will want to consider a tummy tuck when your weight has stabilised. It’s important to note that a tummy tuck causes scarring on the lower abdomen, usually the bikini line. This scar is usually long and might be noticeable. If this is something that you do not want, then you may want to reconsider the procedure.