Abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck” Surgery Cost in Perth

Abdominoplasty Surgery Cost in Perth

Are you considering abdominoplasty surgery in Perth, and want to know the real costs involved?

Dr Nathan Stewart is highly regarded in Perth for achieving great results with abdominoplasty surgery, commonly known as a “tummy tuck”, for post pregnancy and post weight loss.

Using specialised techniques learnt from his international and national plastic surgery training, Dr Stewart can achieve a flattened abdomen and reduce belly shape by removing excess skin, repairing separated abdominal muscles, and creating a new naval (bellybutton) in the correct anatomical position. Incisions will be made below the bikini and underwear line to reduce scar visibility. Contouring is performed via liposculpture to help create aesthetic shadows that enhance the appearance of the stomach wall.

Dr Stewart will provide you with all the costs associated with surgery at your initial consultation and is up front about his credentials and results. You can also take a look at the costs of common plastic surgery procedures listed on his website.

On this page – Abdominoplasty prices explained in 5 minutes.

What are the benefits of abdominoplasty surgery?
Will Medicare help pay for my abdominoplasty?
What will it cost me for abdominoplasty surgery?
What experience does Dr Stewart have with abdominoplasty surgery?

What are the benefits of abdominoplasty surgery?

Are you embarrassed by your stomach or belly area? Do you have excess skin folds that overhang, or develop sores and rashes in the creases? Do you have back pain? Do you have difficulty exercising and using abdominal muscles, specifically when doing planks, crunches, or sit-ups? Have you noticed core instability when doing daily activities? Many men and women with these issues benefit from abdominoplasty surgery.

Will Medicare help pay for my abdominoplasty?

Yes – Abdominoplasty surgery is covered by Medicare (item number 30177 for post weight loss patients, and item number 30175 for post pregnancy patients) providing you meet the criteria.

For weight loss patients (item number 30177), a weight loss of at least 5 BMI points needs to be documented. For some people, this is a weight loss of approximately 15kg. Your weight will need to be stable for at least 6 months. Other criteria that are considered are skin rashes, infection, or irritation in abdominal skin folds. If you have excess skin that causes difficulty with everyday actives, then you may be eligible for this rebate. Medicare will provide a rebate which is approximately $781.50 to help subside your final cost.

For post pregnancy patients (item number 30175), you will need to be at least 12 months post pregnancy. If you have documented diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation) of 3cm or greater, that has not improved with physiotherapy or specialised exercise programs, you may be eligible for this rebate. Diastasis recti can be measured by ultrasound or other diagnoistic imaging. Abdominal muscle separation can cause discomfit, back pain, and urinary issues. Some women who have diastasis recti may also have a hernia due to the separation of their abdominal muscles. Medicare can provide a rebate which is approximately $769.20 to help subside your final cost.

Your private health insurance may further subsidise your costs, with the exact amount dependent on your health fund and level of cover. This information can be obtained by contacting your health fund directly and quoting item number 30177 for weight loss patients, and item number 30175 for post pregnancy patients.

Please note these medicare estimates are correct as of Nov 2022 but may change.

What will it cost me for abdominoplasty surgery in Perth?

Below are the approximate costs for “tummy tuck” surgery (a more accurate quote will be provided after your initial consultation which will cost $250 (Current Nov 2022). If you meet the eligibility requirements for the item number, Medicare will rebate you $78.00 when a referral is presented.

• Surgical costs: Dr Stewart’s surgical fees start from $8000 for an abdominoplasty, and this cost includes the pre-operative consultation, surgery, and all post-operative care and follow up. Please note that this cost is correct as of November 2022, but may be subject to change in the future. During your consult you will also be informed about your eligibility for a Medicare subsidy depending on whether you meet the criteria.

• Anaesthetic costs: Dr Stewart firmly believes that your safety is the number one priority and therefore only performs breast reduction under a general anaesthetic, with anaesthesia provided by a Specialist Anaesthetist (ANZCA trained). There will be a gap with our Anaesthetists of approximately one third of the surgical fee. The Anaesthetic group can provide more information on rebates that your health fund will provide with the item number.

• Hospital costs: Dr Stewart operates at only fully accredited hospitals such as West Leederville Private Hospital and St John of God Hospital in Mount Lawley. Hospital costs can be covered by your private health fund; however, this will be dependent on the level of cover that you have.

What experience does Dr Nathan Stewart have in abdominoplasty surgery?

When looking for a surgeon to perform your abdominoplasty, you need to seek someone who has formal qualifications, there are surgeons who perform this operation that are not fellows of the Australian College of Surgeons.  They may be “cosmetic surgeons” for example.

Dr Stewart is an Australian trained Specialist Plastic Surgeon (MBBS MS FRACS Plastic Surgery), which means he has obtained the highest qualifications for Plastic Surgery in Australia.
Dr Stewart has completed international fellowship in the UK, as well as completing the extensive 5 year Australian Fellowship in Plastic Surgery. He additionally holds a Masters Degree from the University of Sydney with his work on wound healing.

Through this experience, Dr Stewart has learnt specialised techniques, to not only reduce the size of your stomach and remove excess skin, but to reshape the abdomen into a more proportional and aesthetic shape, while reconstructing your abdominal muscles. This art of plastic surgery only comes with expertise and experience. If you wish to look at some of Dr Stewart’s reviews and previous patient’s pre and post operation photos, you can find Dr Nathan Stewart on Instagram and Facebook.

Do you have any more questions?

While abdominoplasty surgery can appear daunting, Dr Stewart and his team will make the whole process as straight forward as possible. In most cases, the recovery is approximately 4 weeks and the most common phrase patients say after is…. “I wish I had done this sooner!”.

If you want to find out more about how an abdominoplasty by Dr Stewart can help you, then the abdominoplasty page is a great place to start.

If you have any more questions, or want to arrange a consultation with Dr Stewart, then please don’t hesitate to contact the office.

Have a great day!