A tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) is an aesthetic (cosmetic) surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen and to tighten the abdominal muscles.
Dr. Mark Hanikeri
Mark Hanikeri immigrated to Australia in 1969 with his father, mother and two sisters. Growing up in Perth, he attended a small school of 350 pupils with only 40 students in his Year 12. Throughout his high school years he had high grades academically and was often Dux of his class. Mark?s passion during his high school years was Art, especially in the forms of sketching and sculpting. After graduating from Year 12, Mark gained a place at the University of Western Australia and was in fact one of the first from his school to attend UWA and the first to study Medicine. ??Mark initially started at UWA studying Engineering. Although achieving high scores in the major subjects of this degree, Mark did not enjoy it and found it was not fulfilling. It was during his first year of study at UWA that Mark found himself fascinated by a television documentary which followed doctors performing facial reconstructive surgery on children in South East Asia. When watching this documentary, he found a deep connection between the artistic and creative work that the doctors were carrying out and the passion Mark had for sketching and sculpting. Mark immediately saw the opportunity to combine a career in Medicine with his passion for art and decided that he would pursue a career as a doctor. Mark now travels annually to the Philippines with the charity organisation, Operation Rainbow, doing the same work that first sparked his interest in medicine. The future is exciting for Mark. Having started both the Western Australian Plastic Surgery Centre and HANDOC, and with close to a decade in cosmetic plastic surgery, Mark now is in a position to hold himself out as a specialist in cosmetic surgery which sees him wanting to grow this side of his practice.