Abdominoplasty Before and After - Journey 19


An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce excess loose skin, primarily from the lower part of the abdomen or stomach, as well as tightening the remaining skin.

The Avery team were pleased to care for this 44-year-old woman who came to see Dr Avery about her surgical options for removing excess skin on her abdomen, as a result of significant weight loss.

Following bariatric surgery in 2018 and a subsequent weight loss of over 65kg, this Avery patient wanted the symptomatic excess skin removed from her abdomen. Dr Avery recommended a ‘Fleur de Lis’ type of abdominoplasty as this would address not only the front of the abdomen, but also the sides and top by contouring her torso to suit her new shape (as a result of her weight loss) underneath the excess skin. The typical scar for this surgery is similar to an inverted T and although more extensive than a traditional abdominoplasty scar, a fleur de lis abdominoplasty can allow for more contouring of the abdomen than a traditional abdominoplasty.

During the surgery, 1000ml of fat was also removed using liposuction from both side flanks and the lower abdomen, and 3844g of skin and underlying adipose tissue (subcutaneous fat) was removed from the abdomen.

These post-operative photos were taken 5 months after surgery, with further reduction of swelling and settling of results expected for at least one year following surgery.

Patients considering any form of surgery will need to come in for a consultation with Dr Avery to discuss your expectations, along with the surgical options for how these can be achieved. During your consultation with the Avery team, we will ensure that the surgery you are considering is the appropriate choice for you.

At Avery, we welcome the opportunity to have an open conversation with you to understand the changes you are looking for with surgery. Our patients’ stories matter a great deal to us.

Wherever you are on your personal journey, we would like to assist you. Your reasons for having surgery and your expectations from surgery are important conversations to have before undergoing surgery. Dr Avery will also assess your health and medical history to ensure any surgical procedure you are considering is a safe and appropriate choice for you.

You can also see more of before and after images, here. Dr Avery has extensive experience performing surgery and as we take our patients’ privacy very seriously, we do not display our full gallery online. All patients with photographs in the gallery have provided written consent.

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These photos are of a real patient who has given their consent for their photos to be shown and depict surgeries performed by Dr. Gary Avery (MED0001633092) a registered medical practitioner, with specialist registration in Surgery – Plastic Surgery .

Please note that individual results will vary depending on the individual, their genetics and lifestyle factors, and all surgeries have associated risks. Before proceeding with any surgery, it is advisable to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified medical practitioner such as a Plastic Surgeon.

Plastic Surgeon is a regulated term that can only be used by surgeons who have completed specialty training within plastic surgery and are Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). The specialty training undertaken by Plastic Surgeons includes the surgical skills required for excellence in aesthetic surgery.