Body contouring is a cosmetic procedure using one or a combination of techniques to achieve an overall change in the body’s contour and appearance.
If your body shape is affected by obesity or skin laxity in one or more areas following pregnancy or weight loss, then body contouring may be suitable for you.
Body Contouring in Perth
Body contouring is a combination approach using the latest cosmetic surgery techniques. It can assist in changing body shape, although is not a substitute for weight reduction nor a cure for obesity. It is ideal for people who are in relatively lean but suffer from loose abdominal skin or localised areas of body fat that do not respond well to diet or exercise.
Body contouring typically involves a combination of procedures, which may consist of any of the following:
- Breast surgery, including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and breast revision
- Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck
- Brachioplasty, commonly known as an arm lift
- Gynaecomastia, commonly known as a male breast reduction
- Thigh lift
- Belt lipectomy, commonly known as a lower body lift.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The primary goal of body contouring in Perth is to alter the shape and appearance of your waist, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, upper torso, and/or upper arms. The surgical techniques used cover a broad spectrum, including the removal of excess fat and/or skin, as well as the use of surgical implants and lifts.
It is essential to emphasise that the results can be long-lasting provided you maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, it’s important to keep in mind that body contouring may not entirely prevent the occurrence of loose skin or excess fat in case of significant weight fluctuations in the future, whether due to changes in diet or pregnancy.
Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon at Assure Cosmetic Centre is the best person to determine if your expectations are achievable.
Body contouring may include one or a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures, depending on your body’s individual characteristics and your personal goals. Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will discuss your expectations with you and advise the most suitable procedure or combination of procedures to achieve your desired look.
Click on the links below to learn more about some of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures used for body contouring:
In Perth, body contouring procedures are performed in an accredited hospital under general anaesthetic. Most patients require several days in hospital to recover after these procedures. This will depend on your general health, the extent of the procedure/s, and your surgeon’s advice.
You will need to attend a post-operative consultation approximately 5-7 days after discharge from hospital, and again 7-14 days after this with subsequent post-op visits if required.
All plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures come with risks and potential complications. To ensure successful surgery, it is crucial to understand and minimise these risks. Whilst all measures are taken to mitigate risks, some risks are unavoidable.
All information on this page is general in nature – your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will discuss the specific risks and complications pertinent to your individual surgical procedure during your consultation. General risks for surgery are listed here.
To learn more about the specific risks related to a particular surgical procedure, please click here and view the individual procedure page.
While your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will do their best to minimise their visibility, scars are an unavoidable outcome of any surgical procedure. The location and extent of scars will depend on the individual procedure(s) you’ve undergone. If you have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring, it’s essential to inform your surgeon about this tendency before the procedure.
Although no major complications are expected with body contouring, this will depend on the individual procedure(s) you’ve undergone. Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will discuss what you can expect from the procedure(s). It is important to carefully follow your surgeon’s advice to reduce the risk of complications.
The time it takes to resume your regular activities is primarily determined by the individual procedure(s) you’ve undergone. However, in general, most individuals can expect to return to work within 2-4 weeks, and engage in more strenuous exercises after a 6 week period.
Your ability to drive after the surgery may be limited for a certain period, depending on the procedure(s) you’ve had, and your Specialist Plastic Surgeon’s recommendations.
To aid in reducing swelling and promoting healing, you might need to wear post-surgical compression garments for approximately 6 weeks.
It’s essential to highlight that each patient’s recovery process requires sufficient time, support, and proper postoperative care. Healing abilities and pain tolerance may vary among individuals, resulting in differences in recovery duration and the ability to engage in various activities.
An initial consultation with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will cost approximately $250, which is payable in full at the time of booking your consultation. Your consultation will take approximately 30-60 minutes. If a Medicare item applies to your potential procedure then you will be entitled to a rebate from Medicare of approximately $80, providing you have a written referral from your GP or specialist. GP referrals are valid for 12 months and specialist referrals for 3 months.
Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will provide an indication of the likely costs, such as your surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fees and hospital and theatre fees. Your surgeon’s fee includes all post-operative care and nurse dressings. Pricing will vary from case to case and combination areas of surgery (tummy, back, arms, thighs), but an indicative range of your surgeon’s fee is $10,000 to $20,000 excluding GST. Anaesthetist, hospital and theatre fees are additional.
There may be Medicare and private health insurance rebates available for certain body contouring procedures in Perth depending on strict Medicare eligibility criteria. Your surgeon can provide you with more information, but you would then need to talk to your private health insurer to determine exactly how much cover they will provide and confirm what your final out-of-pocket costs will be.
A good starting point is to book a consultation with one of our experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeons at Assure Cosmetic Centre. You will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and ask questions. You will be provided with detailed information regarding the treatments or procedures that can help you, the expected outcomes, and the costs involved. Click here to make an appointment.
The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) website is a helpful and reliable source of information online. Their website is an excellent place to research a range of surgical procedures and non-surgical treatments, and view video animations.
Utilising a search engine can also be beneficial in finding relevant information on these topics.
For patients seeking breast augmentation, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) breast implant hub also has several documents regarding breast implants, covering various subjects such as Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), consumer inquiries, and related matters.