Tummy Tuck Introduction

Introduction to
Tummy Tuck

Our surgical team at Aviva Cosmetic & Laser Clinic is devoted to helping all of our patients realize their dreams of beautiful, slender body contours. As experienced Toronto cosmetic surgery providers, we understand that the stomach is often one of the most difficult areas to get in shape. If you have tried exercise and diets but are still left with an unsightly lower belly pouch or a protruding muffin top, tummy tuck surgery might offer a permanent solution. If you would like to learn how abdominoplasty in Toronto can help you achieve a flat midriff, explore the paragraphs below.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) aims to remove excess skin and fat deposits from the stomach with the additional benefit of repairing abdominal muscles, which in turn, improves your abdominal contour and gives your stomach a flatter appearance.

As we get older, there are a myriad of things that can wreak havoc on our midsection, particularly extreme weight loss and childbearing. These circumstances can make it incredibly difficult to regain tone and tightness in the abdomen, regardless of how many sit-ups we do or the extent of caloric intake we control.

This frequently happens during pregnancy when the stretching of the stomach causes the abdominal muscles to separate. Once this happens, no amount of diet or exercise will deliver the results you desire, not until the muscles are repaired. Often, the skin is stretched beyond the limits of natural repair during pregnancy and weight fluctuation, leaving the individual with stretch marks and loose, hanging skin and fat.

A tummy tuck procedure addresses these concerns by streamlining and sculpting loose skin around the midsection, restoring your abdominal anatomy to a more youthful state.

What is Tummy Tuck?

Who Are The Best Candidates For A Tummy Tuck?

You might be a Toronto Tummy Tuck candidate if you wish to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. However, you should keep in mind that tummy tuck is not a weight loss surgery. On the contrary, tummy tuck is often pursued by people who have rapidly lost a large amount of weight through aggressive diets or bariatric surgery, as these individuals are often left with a significant amount of excess skin on the abdomen.

Another group of people who often benefit from tummy tuck surgery are mothers who wish to regain their pre-pregnancy body contours. During pregnancy, the stomach skin rapidly expands and stomach muscles stretch to accommodate the growing baby. After the baby is born, the stomach skin and muscles often fail to shrink back to their pre-pregnancy state. As a result, many mothers are left with an unwanted stomach pouch that can be removed only through tummy tuck surgery.

Therefore, we believe you could be a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck in Toronto, Canada if you have some of the following characteristics:

  • Bothered by the aesthetic of your abdomen
  • Committed to maintaining results through a healthy diet and routine exercise
  • Has no abdominal wall laxity
  • In good overall physical health
  • Keeps realistic expectations for their tummy tuck results
  • Maintained a stable, healthy weight
  • Non-smoker and can commit to staying so
  • Tried losing weight in the abdominal area with limited or no success

What are the benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

Our patients have been able to see some of the following examples of the benefits that a Tummy Tuck in Toronto can provide:

  • Better overall flexibility
  • Gives your body a better appearance and can increase self-confidence
  • Have significant skin laxity
  • Improved control over bodily functions
  • Increases your tolerance for more intense exercises once that excess skin is gone
  • Minimize the risks for certain medical conditions
  • Motivates to lose excess weight and achieve better health
  • Prevents painful hernias
  • Relieves stress urinary incontinence (after pregnancy, some women find they have an issue with accidental leaks)
  • Repairs issues such as diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal wall) which often results from straining during pregnancy
  • Stronger and improved core
What's the first step?

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What’s the first step?

The surgeon and medical team personally perform all presurgical evaluations, taking the time to thoroughly explain the procedure and the pre-surgery precautions. One of the more important precautions is quitting smoking at least several weeks prior to surgery. Our Toronto abdominoplasty patients are strongly advised to quit smoking because the chemicals found in cigarettes interfere with proper blood flow, which in turn can cause complications during surgery and prolong healing.

We also recommend that patients with small children arrange for childcare for a few days after the surgery. Patients are prohibited from lifting anything immediately after their surgery, and physical activities in general will be very limited in the immediate days after the treatment.

What's the first step?

What to expect on the day of Tummy Tuck surgery

We perform abdominoplasty under general anesthesia. We begin the procedure by creating an incision in the lower abdominal area. Next, we remove excess skin and fat and repair any torn abdominal muscles. Then we gently stretch and suture the remaining skin to create a smooth, flat stomach. The surgery is typically completed in three to four hours, and most of our abdominoplasty Toronto patients recover within four weeks. However, it might take up to six months for the results to become visible.

During the recovery period, we carefully monitor our patients to promptly address any complications, such as excessive swelling, bruising, and pain. Generally, pain can be controlled with prescription medications, and patients do not experience major discomfort during recovery.

The results of abdominoplasty are permanent, provided that the patient does not gain and lose a large amount of weight. For this reason, we recommend that women not undergo the procedure if they plan to have more children.

Tummy Tuck recovery

After your surgery, you will be able to return home to recover in peace, however, you should have a friend or family member available to give you a ride home. You will have dressings or bandages applied to your incisions and you may also be wrapped in an abdominal binder (elastic bandage or compression garment) to minimize swelling and give underlying muscles in your abdomen additional support. Your surgeon may temporarily insert some small tubes called cannulas under your skin to help drain any blood or fluid that collects.

You will likely be sore during the first week or so and should plan on resting and taking some downtime the first few days post-surgery, this is to reduce scarring and avoid any excess bruising or swelling. You may be able to return to work after a few days but only if you have light work, there should be absolutely no heavy lifting until your surgeon clears you to do so. Most patients require at least two to three weeks before they can do even gentle tasks.

A tummy tuck is a major plastic surgery procedure. Like every other surgical treatment, it includes certain risks, such as infection, bleeding, and recovery complications. However, these risks can be minimized through careful patient preparation.

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How Much Does Tummy Tuck Cost In Toronto, Canada

The cost of Tummy Tuck in Toronto, Canada is dependent on several factors, including the amount of fat and tissue that is required to be removed and the anesthetic choice for your surgery. After meeting with your chosen surgeon and discussing everything, our Patient Coordinator will be able to give you a breakdown of the full price of your treatment.

How much does a Tummy Tuck cost?

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Why choose Aviva Cosmetic & Laser Clinic?

The Aviva Cosmetic and Laser Clinic is a highly specialized aesthetics practice envisioned to be everything you expect – a luxurious, relaxing, and welcoming clinic that revolves around bringing out the best in you. We offer today’s most advanced anti-aging procedures, medical aesthetics, and laser treatments. We also offer a range of specialized medical skin care products.

Our unique difference is that we follow a healthcare model when it comes to meeting your beauty goals. This involves a full-circle solution, from consultation to assessment to recommendation to treatment. We believe it’s important to understand your needs and goals first, and then fully explain our process for treatments, which are all non-invasive and allow you to continue your life with no downtime.

Schedule your consultation

If you desire to achieve a flat, contoured midriff appearance, schedule a personal consultation with Aviva Cosmetic & Laser Clinic by calling 416-787-6333. During your appointment, we will help you decide whether you are a candidate and will answer any questions you might have. In addition, we will explain any other body contouring procedures you might be interested in, such as liposuction or body lift in Toronto.

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