Our Post Mass Weight Loss procedures are performed under General Anaesthetic in hospital. The hospital stay varies from 2 up to 10 nights.
Lower body lift
This depends on the surgery you have and need for surgery.
Our team can help explain this to you as it can be challenging!
Lower body lift (circumferential lower body lift – abdomen and back)
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.
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.
33 years old
4 months post surgery
This patient is pictured here 4 months following her first stage abdominoplasty and thigh lift after her 43kg weight loss.
35 years old
24 months post surgeries
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.
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.
Tummy tuck: Medicare Item No. 30177
Arm lift or thigh lift: Medicare Item No. 30171 x2
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.