Breast and Abdominoplasty Surgery in Melbourne, Victoria
The decision to undergo any surgical procedure, including combined surgery, should be based on consultation with a plastic surgeon. Each individual’s case is unique, and the suitability of combining these procedures can vary depending on factors such as overall health, medical history, and wanted outcomes.
Discuss potential risks and complications of surgery thoroughly with the surgeon during the consultation process.
It is essential to follow the guidance and recommendations of the surgeon before, during, and after the procedure to ensure optimal results and minimise risks. Any decision regarding surgery (whether combined surgery or a single procedure) should be made in consultation with a trusted healthcare professional.
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Combining Breast and Abdominoplasty Surgery?
Combining breast and abdominoplasty surgery is a comprehensive approach to address aesthetic concerns in both the breasts and abdomen.
This combination procedure is particularly sought out by women who have experienced changes in these areas due to life factors like pregnancy, childbirth, or weight fluctuations. By undergoing these procedures as a single surgery, patients can change their breast appearance, whether through augmentation, reduction, or lift, as well as reduce excess skin and tighten abdominal muscles (if necessary) through abdominoplasty.
It’s important to consult with a plastic surgeon to determine if this combination surgery is suitable for your unique circumstances and goals.
*An Australian plastic surgeon must be FRACS (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) qualified.
Potential Steps to Minimise Breast and Body Scars?
All surgery leaves scarring. The level and location of your scarring will depend on the procedures undertaken.
Surgeons take care when it comes to the placement of incisions. Fortunately, most people’s scars will fade significantly after 12 months.
Dr Rubinstein also conducts follow-up treatments using a V-Beam laser, Fraxel Laser and Healite II to minimize your scars after surgery.
Does Surgery Affect Breastfeeding or Future Pregnancy?
Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can change your body. As a result, it is recommended that you wait until after you have finished having children before pursuing surgery.
It’s important to discuss your plans for breastfeeding and future pregnancies with your surgeon during the consultation.
Breast surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed. Certain factors such as changes in nipple sensation, alterations in breast tissue, and potential scarring may affect milk production and breastfeeding.
Additionally, future pregnancies can potentially alter the results of the surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with personalised advice based on your specific circumstances and goals.
Will the Surgery Affect Breast Screening?
Breast surgery can have an impact on breast screening, however, it depends on the type of surgery and the specific techniques used.
Breast implants, for example, can affect mammography screening as they may obscure some breast tissue, making it more challenging to detect abnormalities.
It is important to inform your radiologist about any breast surgeries you have undergone so they can make the necessary adjustments during the screening process.
Alternative imaging techniques, such as ultrasound or MRI, may be recommended in some cases.
Regular communication with your healthcare provider and adherence to recommended screening guidelines are crucial for ongoing breast health management after surgery.
Price and Costs
The cost of combination breast and abdominoplasty surgery varies across Australia. It depends entirely on the surgeon you choose, their qualifications, where you have your operation, the brand, shape and volume of your breast implants and more.
Some advertised prices do not include all the related and necessary expenses. As a result, you may end up paying more than you originally expected.
It is important to do your research before deciding on a plastic surgeon for your procedure. Dr Rubinstein also recommends selecting a FRACS-level plastic surgeon to perform the procedure.
Furthermore, it is important to note that if your first surgery goes poorly, revision surgery is costly and is not guaranteed to fix the issue you experienced with your initial surgery.
It is always important to pursue plastic surgery based on skill, not cost.
For more detail on prices visit our Surgery Prices page.
Further Reading – Medical References
- ASAPS. December 2018. The Baby Body Can Be Fixed
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons. December 2018.
- Combined Breast and Abdominoplasty Surgery – Post-Pregnancy Procedures | Melbourne
About Dr Craig Rubinstein
Dr Craig Rubinstein FRACS (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) is an experienced Melbourne Specialist Plastic Surgeon for breast and abdominoplasty surgery.
Dr Rubinstein offers women personalised abdominoplasty surgery and all forms of cosmetic breast surgery.
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Next Steps in Your Surgical Journey
Want more information about your Procedure?
- Download a Free Procedure Guide on your chosen surgery.
- Visit the FAQs and read patient reviews to learn more about your intended procedure.
- For more information about pricing visit our cost page.
- You can also talk to our Patient Care Team from 9 to 5 pm Monday to Friday on 1300 599 990
About Your First Consultation
- Dr Rubinstein’s Consultation fee is $300.
- A referral from your GP or specialist is essential.
- A referral helps when claiming Medicare or Private Health Insurance coverage.
- Please contact the Patient Care Team at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery to book your consultation.
What to Bring to Your Consultation
- You are more than welcome to bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices.
- Ensure you also take a lot of notes and thoroughly examine the documents provided.
- Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.