Note this page only refers to combining medically necessary breast surgery and a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). For women seeking implants and an abdominoplasty, please see the breast augmentation page.
Our combined breast and body procedures are performed under General Anaesthetic in hospital. The hospital stay is a total of four to five nights.
We recommend at least three weeks off work (longer for more physical roles). You will need to wear a garment (similar to Spanx) for 6 weeks and can expect bruising and swelling for at least four weeks.
To start exploring your options, you may like to book a $100 Vectra 3D surgery simulation with our Practice Manager Jessica. During this appointment you will be able to see what a breast augmentation, lift or reduction could look like on your own body. While it does not simulate tummy tucks, many of our patients have still appreciated being able to see a guide of how the breast component of their surgery may appear.
Dr Moncrieff has been recognised for his surgical skills by colleagues and industry experts. Most recently this included winning the 2020 MyFaceMyBody Global Award for the Australasian Surgical Makeover of the Year for our medically necessary breast reduction and abdominoplasty patient Celeste.
For women requiring a breast reduction and lift, and a tummy tuck:
From $42,200 total cost (for Top Gold cover insured patients) including the surgeon’s fee, hospital stay, anaesthetist’s fee, garments, LED light therapy for scar minimisation and follow up visits.
From $53,500 total cost if you do not qualify for a Medicare item number or don't have Top Gold cover private health insurance.
For women requiring a breast augmentation, and a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty):
Please see the breast augmentation page.
Please note for insured patients - you must generally have Top Gold cover to be covered for these procedures. Many patients believe they are covered as they have had insurance for years but due to changes to the private health insurance industry in recent years, it is generally not sufficient to provide cover for these procedures. Just ring your fund and confirm the item numbers outlined in the FAQs below are covered under your level of cover first!
Costs quoted above are total out of pocket costs - meaning the final cost to patients after rebates (if applicable) are applied. Patients are required to pay in full prior to surgery and then claim any applicable rebates.
37 years old
6 months post surgery
This patient had a breast reduction, uplift and abdominoplasty with muscle tightening, skin removal and waist reshaping after two children and over 50kg weight loss.
32 years old
7 months post surgery
This patient had a breast augmentation using 375cc anatomical implants and abdominoplasty after two children and 16kg weight loss.
52 years old
6 months post surgery
This patient had a breast lift, abdominoplasty with muscle tightening, skin removal and waist reshaping 12 years after her final pregnancy.
This depends on the surgery you have and need for surgery.
Our team can help explain this to you as it can be challenging!
No - the breast and body procedures that make up a "post-pregnancy" surgery are not just for mums! We see many patients who have experienced significant weight loss who are also seeking a combination of breast and body surgery. For these women, other options such as thigh and arm lifts may be appropriate also. Read this article for more information about Post Mass Weight Loss.
Your weight can make a big difference to the safety and outcome of your surgery – so we can’t ignore it.
In this article, Dr Moncrieff outlines why it matters and the weight range to aim for before starting the surgical journey.
A BMI at or under 28 is required for most patients for surgery, with a BMI of 30 being the maximum that Dr Moncrieff will accept due to increased risks of surgery. Click here for an easy BMI calculator..
Congratulations! Your little one has arrived and you have now completed your family. For many women, it is time to focus on your family and gentle recovery, but we also get many phone calls asking when it is appropriate to start a surgical journey, especially from mums whose bodies have experienced normal changes from pregnancy.
So how long after a baby should you think about seeing me for breast or body surgery?
As a general rule I’d say 3 months after you finish breast feeding. For breast surgery this is particularly important, as it allows your breasts to completely empty and stablise to ensure I can recommend the right surgery for you and it lasts once it is performed.
For tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), I like to see patients at least 6 months after pregnancy and once they are at a stable goal weight.
To read the full answer, visit this article.
All surgery is serious and you need to weigh up the potential benefits with the risks.
There are two main categories of risks to consider when considering combined breast and body surgery.
The first category of risks apply to all forms of major surgery and include: infection, bleeding and an adverse reaction to the anaesthetic.
The next category of risks which are more specific to combined breast and body surgery include: change in sensation or loss of sensation around operated sites, delayed wound healing (including death of tissue), prominent, keloid or hypertrophic scarring and general asymmetry.
Your surgeon will discuss these risks, and how you can reduce them before and after surgery, in your consultation. You will also be given written material covering these risks.
More information about the risks of plastic surgery and broader general surgery can be found on our dedicated risks page.
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