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. Breast reduction surgery involves a combination of skin and breast tissue removal and reshaping. The surgery aims to reduce the size and weight of large breasts by lifting the breasts off the lower chest and upper abdomen. The objective is to leave the breasts smaller and lighter, sitting higher on the chest and closer to the body.
These photographs are of a 43-year-old woman before surgery and 4 months after abdominoplasty surgery (tummy tuck) completed after her 35kg weight loss had stabilised. The surgery goal was to remove the excess skin left after her weight loss, and the physical symptoms experienced from it.
Dr Avery removed 2.4kg of skin, fat and tissue from the abdomen using the FDL or ‘fleur di lis’ technique. This patient also had a breast reduction during the same operation to address symptomatic heavy breasts. Dr Avery removed 256g of skin, fat and tissue from the right breast and 381g from the left breast, also addressing asymmetry of the breasts.
An FDL abdominoplasty involves skin removal in a vertical and horizontal direction. The type of abdominoplasty depends on the patient’s goals and physical presentation, with factors including the degree and location of loose skin, previous scaring, and personal goals and preferences. Rectus diastasis (separated muscles) can also be repaired during an FDL abdominoplasty if required.
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.
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.