Folds of skin left after weight loss from diet and exercise or bariatric (weight loss) surgery can cause problems with rashes, problems with mobility and exercise, difficulty fitting clothing and concerns about body image. As part of the body contouring after weight loss, excess skin is removed and tailored to fit the smaller body underneath. The improvement in body shape is exchanged for scars where the skin is removed. This type of weight loss surgery is performed under general anaesthetic in a private hospital. Complications of surgery include: long or visible scars, wound healing problems, stretched scars, residual folds of skin or stretchmarks and stretching of skin post-operatively due to loss of elasticity.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a specialised branch of medicine which requires many years of training. Following medical school Mr Adam Bialostocki undertook near 10 years of additional training and was awarded a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FRACS). He went on to undertake training in aesthetic (Cosmetic) surgery and complex reconstructive surgery with leading experts.
If your surgery requires implants or a special post operative garment then these will have a cost associated with them.
Your follow up for six weeks, including any wound care and appointments are included in your surgeon's fees. Costs for revision surgery are not included.
To perform safe surgery a high quality operating facility is required. Extensive surgery requires overnight hospital stays with skilled nurses.
Private hospitals charge for time used in the operating theatre, recovery time and day stay or overnight hospital stays. In addition they charge for all equipment used such as sutures, dressings, disposable instruments and drapes.
Mr Bialostocki only operates at private hosptals with highly trained nursing staff who care for you after your operation in recovery, and on the ward if you stay overnight.
Any surgery requiring a general anaesthetic (going to sleep for surgery) or sedation requires a skilled anaesthetist. Anaesthetists are skilled doctors who require at least seven years training after medical school to achieve the highest standards of skill and safely.
Your comfort and safety is the result of team work between all of the doctors and nurses who will care for you. If you have complex medical conditions you may need additional assessments prior to surgery.
Most of the time surgery goes well and wounds heal without problems. However, no surgical treatment is completely risk free. So, if you are having elective or cosmetic surgery it is especially important that you understand this. The general complications of surgery which occur with some regularity include:
If there is a complication that requires further surgery – you or your insurer will be responsible for any further costs.
The estimates of cost provided are estimates only and are not based on what is needed by any particular patient. If surgery is unexpectedly complex it may take longer then hospital and anaesthetic costs will increase. If a complication occurs and requires surgery there will be costs associated with repeat surgery. Mr Bialostocki does not control the hospital or anaesthetic costs.