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What are the Most Popular Body Surgery Procedures?

The following are the most well-known body contouring procedures:

What is Body Surgery?

Body contouring surgery is a group of procedures aimed at improving the appearance of your body as well as increasing your self-confidence. These procedures remove excess fat, skin, and tissue from your body to reshape the area. Once the surgical incisions have completely healed, the treated area becomes firmer, smoother, and well-defined. Depending on your condition, whole body surgery can be tailored to suit your cosmetic and medical needs.

Am I Suitable for Body Surgery?

During your consultation, your surgeon will assess your condition, body type, health history, treatment goals, and expectations to determine if a full body surgery is right for you. In general, you are a good candidate for the procedure if:

  • You don’t smoke.
  • You are bothered by the appearance of a certain part of your body.
  • You are physically healthy.
  • You have low self-esteem.
  • You have pockets of fat in your abdomen.
  • You have realistic expectations.
  • You have sagging or loose skin in your arms, abdomen, thighs, or other parts of your body.
  • You have a stable weight.

What are the Benefits of Body Surgery?

Whether it’s a tummy surgery or torso surgery, undergoing body surgery can give you the following benefits:

  • Better body proportion
  • Firmer arms and thighs
  • Flatter, well-defined abdomen
  • Improved body posture
  • Lower chance of skin infection
  • Lower risk of skin irritation due to sagging skin
  • More clothing options
  • More masculine chest
  • Reduced stretch marks
  • Well-toned appearance of your body


Invasive procedures carry inherent risks and potential complications which will be discussed in detail. Results vary and should be used only as a guide as every client is unique, which is a why a second opinion is advisable. Learn more at, https://drturner.com.au

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Body Surgery Glossary & Terms

  • Anaesthesia – Drugs used during a surgical procedure to relieve pain and other discomforts.
  • Capsular contracture – A complication of breast augmentation that is characterized by the formation of a tight scar around the implant.
  • Hematoma – Visible pooling of blood under your skin.
  • Wound dehiscence – Partial or total separation of wound edges after it has been sutured.
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Recovery after Cosmetic Body Procedure

The recovery time after body surgery may vary from patient to patient. This will greatly depend on several factors such as the type and extent of your surgery, surgeon’s skills, your healing ability, and desired results. Whether it’s an upper-body or lower body surgery, your surgeon will give you specific instructions during your consultation on how to speed up your recovery. These include refraining from cigarette smoking and stopping medications that may impair your wound healing.

What are the risks of Body Surgery?

All surgery has risks whether it’s a body fat surgery or torso surgery, there are risks associated with the procedure. Dr Turner will discuss these in detail with you at your consultation. But please click here for more information.

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Potential Risks and Complications of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Dr Turner, as part of the comprehensive informed consent process, will meticulously address the potential risks and complications associated with plastic surgery during your consultation. His utmost priority is to ensure your well-being and he will outline the measures he will undertake to diligently manage and minimise these risks. It is important to note that despite all precautionary efforts, surgical complications can still arise.

The success of any surgical procedure heavily relies on the collaborative efforts of both the surgeon and the patient. We kindly urge you to actively participate in this partnership by diligently following Dr Turner’s instructions. Prioritise ample rest, maintain a nourishing diet, and allocate sufficient time for a smooth recovery, as these factors significantly contribute to expediting the healing process.

Outlined below are the general risks that pertain to all surgical procedures:

  •  Postoperative infection: There is a possibility of developing an infection following the surgery.
  •  Bleeding or hematoma: Occasional bleeding or the formation of a hematoma may occur.
  •  Poor scarring, including keloid scars: Although efforts are made to achieve favourable scarring, there is a chance of suboptimal scarring, including the formation of keloid scars.
  •  Blood clots in legs or lungs: In rare instances, blood clots may form either in the legs or lungs.
  •  Revision surgery needed to correct or improve outcome: It is important to acknowledge that additional surgical intervention may be required to rectify or enhance the initial outcome.

By maintaining open communication, adhering closely to Dr Turner’s guidance, and implementing appropriate self-care measures, we can enhance the likelihood of achieving a remarkable outcome. Your well-being is of paramount importance to us, and we are committed to providing you with the highest level of care throughout this journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Cosmetic Body Procedures

Can you have multiple body surgeries at the same time

Some body surgeries can be performed at the same time with minimal risks. However, other surgeries that are performed at once can increase your risk of developing problems and other complications. To ensure your safety, consult with a top surgeon with vast experience in body contouring surgeries.

What is the ideal age to have body surgery?

The ideal age to have body surgery will depend on the type of procedure you want to undergo. For instance, breast surgeries are recommended for younger patients since they have elastic skin and a good amount of breast tissue. On the other hand, body contouring procedures aimed at improving the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and loose skin are best performed in older patients. To know the ideal body surgery that will suit your anatomy, lifestyle, and cosmetic goals, schedule a consultation with a top surgeon.

Will your medical insurance help cover the cost of your body surgery?

Make sure to verify the policy of your private health insurance to determine if you can make a claim on the costs of your desired procedure. Usually, if a body surgery is done for cosmetic purposes, your private health insurance will not pay for your procedure. On the other hand, if the goal of your body contouring surgery is to treat a certain medical condition (e.g. thigh lift to reduce skin irritation and infection), then you may be eligible for a health insurance claim. By consulting with a top plastic surgeon, you will discover your treatment options and your financing options.

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What should I do before my Facial Surgery?

During your consultation with a top surgeon, you will be advised to avoid any blood-thinning medications, smoking, alcohol, and prolonged sun exposure a week before your surgery to ensure optimal results and lower your risk of complications.

Will my Private Health Insurance cover my Facial Surgery Expenses?

In most cases, your health insurance plan will not cover your facial surgery expenses because it is considered cosmetic and ‘elective surgery’. To reduce your financial burden, Dr Turner can provide you with information about a range of medical financing options during your consultation.

How can I minimize discomfort after my Procedure?

Aside from taking pain relievers and anti-inflammatories, your surgeon will advise you to use an ice compress over your surgical wound to minimize facial discomforts. Before discharge, your surgeon will teach you how to care for your wound.

How long will the Results of my Facial Surgery Last?

Several factors will affect the clinical outcome of your surgery including your surgeon’s skills, the type and extent of your surgery, how you care for your wound, and how you adhere to post-surgical instructions. In general, the results of face surgery are permanent and can last for several years. However, you may need another surgery at some point in your life to maintain your younger-looking skin.

About Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Scott J Turner has spent a lifetime acquiring the qualifications, education, training, and hands-on surgical experience to perform superior cosmetic plastic surgery to give you natural, beautiful results and the improved sense of well-being you want. He is one of the top Specialist Plastic Surgeons with a Breast and Body Surgery focus in New South Wales.
Achieving this personal goal requires not only in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and refined surgical techniques but an ongoing commitment to learning the latest procedures around the world. This is why Dr Turner regularly attends both local and international surgeon meetings – discussing these advances with the leaders around the world in order to offer you the most natural, effective and safest surgical procedures. He is a committed board member of ASAPS – Australiasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Dr Turner and his highly trained staff will do everything to ensure that you are fully informed, while providing exceptional, world-class cosmetic plastic surgery, in a personal and caring environment.

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