The Procedure

The Procedure

The Hospital

Our Post Mass Weight Loss procedures are performed under General Anaesthetic in hospital. The hospital stay varies from 2 up to 10 nights.

Recovery

Lower body lift

  • Four weeks off work
  • Garment for 6 weeks and bruising and swelling for four weeks

Arm lift

  • Two weeks off work
  • Bruising and swelling for up to four weeks
  • Garment for 6 weeks

Medicare Rebate

This depends on the surgery you have and need for surgery.

Our team can help explain this to you as it can be challenging!

Award winning outcomes

Dr Moncrieff has been recognised for his surgical skills by colleagues and industry experts. Most recently this included winning the 2019 MyFaceMyBody Global Award for the Australasian Surgical Makeover of the Year for our breast and body patient Carley (who lost over 55kgs after 3 babies. You can see her results in our Patient Journey gallery).

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Lower body lift (circumferential lower body lift – abdomen and back)

  • Privately Insured $22,000 – 25,000. This range includes the surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fee, hospital stay and garment. Generally health funds only assist if the patient has top cover – please check with your fund before booking a consultation (see Medicare item number in tab below).
  • No Insurance – This procedure is not recommended for patients without private insurance, as there is a high risk of an extended hospital stay. We recommended seeking an appropriate private health insurance plan if this procedure would benefit you.
  • For a tummy tuck without extending around the back, please see the tummy tuck page.

Arm lift

Privately insured: $11,500. Uninsured: $18,000. This procedure can not be performed in the same surgery as a tummy tuck due to new Medicare rules from 1 November 2018.

Thigh lift

Privately insured: $10,500 – 12,500. Uninsured: from $18,000. This procedure can not be performed in the same surgery as a tummy tuck due to new Medicare rules from 1 November 2018.

Breast surgery: please see the breast reduction and breast lift pages.

Before & After

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4 months post surgery

About the patient

Age

33 years old

Time

4 months post surgery

Description

This patient is pictured here 4 months following her first stage abdominoplasty and thigh lift after her 43kg weight loss.

24 months post surgeries

About the patient

Age

35 years old

Time

24 months post surgeries

Description

This 35 year old patient had a complete post mass weight loss transformation including an abdominoplasty, thigh lift, breast reduction/uplift, and arm lift staged across 2 separate operations. In total she lost more than 65kgs. To see more, visit the gallery and visit the Post Mass Weight Loss category.

6 months post surgery

About the patient

Age

60 years old

Time

6 months post surgery

Description

This patient had a thigh lift using surgical and liposuction techniques post weight loss.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQS

FAQS

Generally health funds only assist if the patient has top cover – please check with your fund before booking a consultation (see Medicare item number in tab below). Some funds do not cover these procedures as the categorise them as “obesity surgery”. You must check with your fund in advance and if you aren’t covered, consider a new fund.

Lower body lift (tummy tuck and and back lift): Medicare Item No. 30177, 30171

Tummy tuck: Medicare Item No. 30177

Arm lift or thigh lift: Medicare Item No. 30171 x2

For breast procedures, please see the breast reduction and breast lift pages.

Learn about our 5 star difference here.

Yes we do. Surgery post significant weight loss is a serious investment. To help you understand your payment options, including possible superannuation access, you may like to read our dedicated article here.

Hospital stay is two nights.

Hospital stay can be up to ten nights.

Many women ask us when they should see us to talk about the next step in their weight loss journey. We like to see people as close to the goal weight as possible to help plan the right surgery and to minimise risks. More details are featured in this article by Dr Moncrieff.

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