What is the waiting time for this procedure?
There is currently no wait time for the abdominoplasty surgery for patients who are wanting their procedure done as soon as possible. You must have had your bariatric surgery with Dr Adib no less than 12 – 18 months previously and are close to, or at your desired weight. You will need to book another consultation with Dr Adib with a valid referral. Patients who are going through superannuation can generally book as soon as 6 weeks.
The abdominoplasty surgery is a three-night stay at the Wesley Hospital.
Recovery time associated with the Abdominoplasty
The estimated recovery time for abdominoplasty surgery is usually up to 6 weeks, however, each patient is different. You will need to wear a compression garment for at least 6 weeks, 24/7; only removing it to shower. The garment is designed to help with healing and compress the area which has been newly rebuilt. You will not be able to drive for at least 2 – 4 weeks. Most people take between 2 – 4 weeks off work to rest. Further recovery can be discussed with Dr Adib at the time of your consultation.
Where is the Abdominoplasty performed?
Dr Reza Adib performs abdominoplasty surgery in Brisbane at the Wesley Hospital. This procedure entails a minimum of two – three-night stay at the hospital.
Do I need to see a Dietitian?
You will not be required to see our dietitian regarding abdominoplasty surgery, however, you should still be seeing a regular dietitian to maintain your dietary habits and check your nutritional requirements after your weight loss surgery.
Am I required to see a Psychologist prior to having this procedure?
Patients do not require to see any specialists prior to this procedure unless deemed necessary by the surgeon.