Body contouring is a cosmetic procedure using one or a combination of techniques to achieve overall improvement 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 create a more visually appealing body shape, although is not a substitute for weight reduction nor a cure for obesity. It is ideal for people who are in relatively good shape but suffer from loose abdominal skin or disproportionate areas of the body that do not respond well to diet or exercise.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Perth body contouring can improve the body’s contour and overall appearance by removing excess fat or loose skin, while improving the proportions of your body’s shape.
For many mothers, body contouring provides an ideal solution to address a range of concerns. The pressures of pregnancy, labour, breastfeeding and time can all contribute to unwanted changes in the body. Breasts often become overstretched and saggy-looking following birth and breastfeeding. Other problems like enlarged areolas, unevenly shaped or ‘empty’ looking breasts, loose fat around the waistline, extra fatty deposits on the hips, pigmentation in the face, and stretch marks, are all common complaints for most mums. While diet and exercise can help, chances are, the body never goes back to looking like it once did.
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.
Scars are an inevitable result of any surgery. However, with body contouring procedures your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will make every effort to ensure any scars are as inconspicuous as possible. In most cases, scars are not significant and fade with time.
Although no major complications are expected with body contouring, this will depend on the individual procedure/s undertaken. Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will discuss what you can expect from the procedure/s. It is important to carefully follow your plastic surgeon’s advice to reduce the risk of complications.
A post-operative care plan will be discussed with you before and after the procedure/s. Returning to work and your normal activities is an individual matter and your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will advise you.
The initial consultation with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will cost approximately $185 and take about 30-45 minutes. If a Medicare item applies to your potential procedure then you will be entitled to a rebate from Medicare of approximately $75, 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 team 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 Foundation for Plastic Surgery (part of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons) 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. Click here to visit their website.