A firmer, flatter post-pregnancy tummy is now within reach!

If your tummy hasn't recovered from giving birth, help is now available on Medicare.

Great news: from July 1, 2022 Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)
has been added back to the Medicare Benefits Scheme.

This is a welcome change and one that will positively impact women who experience these difficult common post-partum tummy issues.

Split tummy muscles resulting in saggy stomach

Discomfort and lower back pain

Other treatments (eg physio) haven't worked

If you experience any of these, we can now help immediately on Medicare - making your treatment accessible at last. Please note however that this coverage is for women who are no sooner than 12 months from pregnancy.

Get in touch to check your eligibility now

This will make an enormous difference to so many women who previously could not consider the surgery due to financial constraints.

Dr. Dan Kennedy
President of Australian society of plastic surgeons

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Who are we?

20 years' experience in optimising womens health and appearance.

Led by Dr Steve Merten, Pure Aesthetics in Macqaurie Street has been the “mummy makeover” practice of choice in Sydney for over 20 years.

Dr Merten is Supervisor of Plastic Surgery training at Concord Hospital, one of Sydney's major public hospitals and was previously Fellowship Director in Advanced Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery at Macquarie University Hospital. He has personally trained over 30 local and international plastic surgeons. He also holds academic appointment at Macquarie University and has a major teaching plastic surgery unit at Macquarie University Hospital.

Dr Merten has published his research and concepts extensively in international and local surgical journals and is a frequently invited speaker and educator to a wide range of plastic surgery conferences and workshops.

Book a consultation with Dr. Merten

The key to achieving a great result is by listening to your concerns, careful planning and meticulous surgery. From pre-surgery planning to final recovery, I will always provide you with the most open and honest information to serve your best interests. I strive to make your journey in achieving your desired goals as easy as possible. We will never make you feel pressured into making decisions, but will guide you to making the best choices, ultimately achieving the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Steve Merten

What's involved in abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty is performed under general anaesthetic in fully accredited hospitals. Our plastic surgeons always aim to have the incision (and hence the ultimate scar) below the bikini line, to be as inconspicuous as possible.

Following the incision, the skin and fat are lifted off the abdominal muscles, and the separated and stretched muscles are tightened and the “gap” between them repaired. The loose skin is then pulled down to tighten and excess loose skin is removed.

Your umbilicus (belly button) is then repositioned into its new position. Wounds are closed with dissolving stitches beneath the skin.

Common abdominoplasty variants are shown in the diagram.

FAQS

We understand you may have questions when considering your tummy tuck. Some common ones are answered here but please feel free to contact us to discuss anything in more detail.

For young mums who have had their first, second, or even third child, the tummy area can be a source of discomfort. Post-pregnancy tummies come in all shapes and sizes, but some women are left with weak muscles and loose skin around their bellies after giving birth. Some women also experience abdominal and back pain after pregnancy due to abdominal muscle separation, a condition called 'rectus diastasis'.

If you're experiencing pain, discomfort, or urinary issues post-pregnancy, a consultation with Pure Aesthetics will assess if abdominoplasty can rectify these problems. The announcement that Medicare is now available to mums suffering from long-term postpartum pain means that help is now more accessible than ever before.

To find out more about abdominoplasties and tummy tucks, call us today on 02 9252 9262.

A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is a medical procedure that is designed to repair abdominal muscles and improve the appearance of the abdomen. It involves making an incision above the abdomen, repairing the separated muscle and tightening the skin.

To find out more about abdominoplasties and tummy tucks, call us today on 02 9252 9262.

If you're thinking about undergoing a tummy tuck, it's important to consider whether you're a good fit for the surgery. Tummy tucks are generally for mums facing separated abdominal muscles and loose skin postpartum, as well as people who are experiencing loose skin around the abdomen after losing a lot of weight.

If you're experiencing pain, discomfort, or urinary issues post-pregnancy, a consultation with Pure Aesthetics will assess if abdominoplasty can rectify these problems. The announcement that Medicare is now available to mums suffering from long-term postpartum pain means that help is now more accessible than ever before.

To find out more about abdominoplasties and tummy tucks, call us today on 02 9252 9262.

The procedure, which is sometimes known as a 'mummy makeover', may help young mums relieve back and abdominal pain and discomfort and improve abdominal strength, tone, and pelvic floor control. It may also help gain confidence lost post-pregnancy with the improvement in abdominal appearance, tone, and control.

If you've been feeling self-conscious about your abdomen since losing weight or giving birth, a tummy tuck may help you to feel confident again. It can also reduce the symptoms of abdominal and back pain for some mothers.

The fact that this tummy tuck procedure is now Medicare-approved is important news for mothers across Australia, who now may be able to receive support via a financial rebate to cover the cost of a tummy tuck if they meet the required criteria. The approval of this procedure means that tummy tucks are now more accessible to women having these problems after child-rearing.

Medicare aid for this procedure is reserved for patients who have abdominal muscle separation of more than 3 cm, who are experiencing moderate pain or discomfort in their tummy and/or lower back pain or have urinary symptoms. You must have tried non-surgical treatment such as physiotherapy with no substantial improvement, and you must not have been pregnant within the past 12 months.

To find out more about your eligibility, call us today on 02 9252 9262.

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