What Does A Tummy Tuck Cost In Australia?

Tummy tucks are one of the top five most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. But if you try to find out how much a tummy tuck costs in Australia, you’ll find it hard to pinpoint a specific figure for what you’ll need to spend. The cost of a tummy tuck can vary according to the extent of work needed, the surgeon you choose and the hospital where the surgery is performed. This article helps you understand the full costs of a tummy tuck in Australia.

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to firm up the abdominal area by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. A tummy tuck removes excessive sagging and skin as a result of pregnancy and weight loss. It reduces stretch marks, especially those below the navel. A tummy tuck may also improve the waistline, depending on how much tissue is removed and tightened. Sometimes an abdominoplasty is medically necessary to repair an abdominal hernia.

Tummy tucks are mostly performed on women.

The best way to obtain the exact costs of abdominoplasty is by visiting a surgeon specialising in this procedure. Although you might find a ballpark figure, it is difficult to get exact costs of a tummy tuck online or from other sources. This is because the Australian Medical Board Guidelines for advertising of regulated health services prevents medical service providers, like your surgeon, from providing inexact information. Guidelines also discourage advertisements that give a price and then list conditions or variables that can change that price. As each person and his or her requirements are different, it is impossible for a surgeon to give a specific cost for a cosmetic procedure without seeing you first.

Depending on your needs, you might want a full abdominoplasty or a partial one. A full tummy tuck removes excess skin and tightens muscles across your whole abdomen and around the navel. A partial or mini tummy tuck fixes the area below the navel, tightening only the muscles in your lower abdomen.

Once you visit a surgeon for a consultation and have an idea of the costs of a tummy tuck, you may also want to get a second opinion from another surgeon before making the decision to undergo surgery.

Tummy tucks can be performed as part of a combined procedure like a mummy makeover that combines tummy tucks with breast reduction or enhancements, liposuction and other body sculpting procedures. When thigh and buttock lifts are combined with liposuction and abdominoplasty, they are referred to as a body lift.

If you plan to combine your tummy tuck with other procedures, the costs will go up accordingly.

Join the Conversation

  • sarah fanning says:

    I’m very interested in having a tummy tuck- Ive had 4 kids ! (no more now I’m 50!)
    what is the recover time? Ive heard you need 6 weeks off – with no driving or lifting.
    Can you verify this?

    • Costhetics says:

      Hi Sarah,

      Recovery depends on the surgery type, your doctor and your personal situation. But in general, yes 6 weeks is accurate for things like exercise (very light exercise can be OK at 2 weeks, but follow your surgeon’s instructions).
      Many patients return to work after around 2 weeks including driving. Many surgeons recommend 3-5 days in hospital post op. Whatever you do, follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully. Each will have slightly different although similar recommendations.

  • Patricia says:

    Hi,
    Can you recommend a good surgeon in Melbourne?
    One that has a payment plan,
    Thank you

    • Joyce says:

      Hi Patricia ,I have been doing a lot of resurch ,i need a tummy tuck too i am in my early 60 butnever too late to feel good about yourself, I found Dr Lanzer to be the best .i had apporment with him here in Brisbane 2 weeks ago ,but he only does small opps in Brisbane.i will have to go to Melbourne to have it done still deciding but as i said ,i down a lot of resurch he has been doing this for 30 years .i would advise you to see him .just go on the net and look him up. JoyceDietz

  • Jodi says:

    Please can you help. I had a so called tummy tuck and the scar runs the whole length of my torso. .it’s a disgusting mess. I don’t know what to do or what I need.
    Thanks Jodi.

  • Angela says:

    How much does initial consultation cost and how soon after that is surgery scheduled? Also do you offer finance options or payment plans?

  • josie says:

    this does’nt help me understand the cost, it does’nt once mention a cost.

    • Sean says:

      They actully do Josie,
      “You can expect the cost of a full tummy tuck to fall within the $6,000 (AUD)- $10,000 range. If your hospital costs are not covered by private insurance, you may be out of pocket between $2,500 and $4,500 for the hospital component of the fee. GST must be added to all costs quoted.”

  • Tania bretts says:

    Can you please put some photos on before and after sugeries

  • Geoff says:

    There is a spelling mistake on your website! A women’s umbilicus is spelt navel not naval.

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