Visage Clinic: Dr. Marc DuPéré
101-133 Hazelton Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 0A6
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Do You Need A Full Or Mini Tummy Tuck In Toronto?

Pregnancy and delivery, as well as significant weight gain and decrease, may cause havoc on your abdominal area. What’s left is frequently the unsightly stomach pooch, which no one likes. This region is very tough to target with exercise and diets, particularly if the muscles have separated.

Dr. DuPéré can minimize the skin of your lower abdomen with a tummy tuck procedure, so a pooch doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable reminder of the struggle of that unwanted skin.

When considering your options in Toronto, there are so many to choose from. At Visage Clinic we offer the full and the mini tummy tuck procedures. Both of these procedures have their distinct characteristics and in order to properly know which one you’d be a candidate for is a great place to start.

We put together this guideline on how to determine which of these two procedures is best for you. We have also included some frequently asked questions regarding these types of procedures including what to expect, the procedure process, the cost and the recovery after surgery. Let’s get started.

What Is A Full Tummy Tuck Procedure?

Dr. DuPéré performs two incisions in a complete tummy tuck. The first connects the hip bones and pushes down toward the pubic region. This incision is designed to be concealed under a swimsuit bottom or underwear. To eliminate the navel’s connection to the abdominal skin, a second incision is made around the navel.

Dr. DuPéré will generally pull the underlying muscles back together where they have been permanently stretched after the skin and fat covering has been removed. The shape and waistline are slimmed as a result of the suturing. The skin is taken down and cut, usually to the height of your old belly button, before being reattached to create a much tighter shape. If there are pockets of fat that need to be eliminated, liposuction and a tummy tuck might be combined. In the majority of instances, the belly button is raised in this type of procedure.

This procedure is usually considered to be one of the more complex as you are looking to target more than one area or concern.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Tummy Tuck?

While patients may normally resume most activities within 3 weeks, it sometimes takes 6 weeks for a complete recovery and full return to the gym, sit ups and hard exertion. The period of recovery depends on the kind of tummy tuck that was done, with prolonged recovery if the belly muscle requires repair.

That being said, you should always consider that your surgery will be different than others and your recovery may take longer or be shorter. This all will depend on the severity of your surgery.

How Long Does A Tummy Tuck Take?

The treatment takes 2-6 hours. Those who get a mini tummy tuck should anticipate to spend 2 hours in surgery, while those who receive modified, regular, or extended tummy tucks, with or without lipo and breast surgery, will be in surgery longer.

Can Liposuction, Or Breast Augmentation Be Done With A Tummy Tuck?

Yes, it is typical to combine liposuction of the hips, flanks and/or thighs with a tummy tuck procedure. It is also usual to include breast augmentation treatments together for the ultimate results. Although the risks increase higher with lengthier procedures, all patients are retained overnight and watched with an experienced recovery room and nurse, to guarantee the safest possible treatment and recovery.

Am I Ready For A Tummy Tuck?

Have you tried various strategies to tone abdominal muscles, and eliminate extra stomach fat without success? Are you done having children? Are you close to your goal weight and in excellent general shape? If yes, you may be ready for a tummy tuck treatment at Visage Clinic. Getting started on a one-on-one consultation is the best way to determine if you are ready for this type of procedure.

Who Is A Tummy Tuck Candidate In Toronto?

Men and women with extra fat and skin on the abdomen region are generally suitable candidates for abdominoplasty. Ideal tummy tuck candidates in Toronto are:

  • Healthy
  • At a steady weight
  • Within 10-15 pounds of their ideal weight
  • Non-smokers
  • Realistic about their expectations
  • Do not have any medical conditions that would risk their health

If you are not a suitable candidate for a tummy tuck treatment, our experts at Visage Clinic will be able to develop an appropriate surgical plan according to your needs and your desired results. There are hundreds of treatments that we offer that are able to achieve the results that you’re wanting and our team is here to make it happen for you.

Benefits Of A Full Tummy Tuck

While this type of procedure has many benefits here are some general advantages of a tummy tuck treatment:

Boost in Self Confidence

Many individuals are afraid to wear particular attire, clothing or swimsuits owing to extra fat and sagging skin in the belly area. A tummy tuck may provide them with results of much tighter skin, flatter shape with increased muscle tone and more appealing belly button position and then the self-confidence and assurance they need to enjoy life again.

Reduce the Appearance of Stretch Marks 

Stretch marks appear during pregnancy or after experiencing severe weight swings over the years. When the skin is tightened, stretch marks become less obvious. Dr. DuPéré will describe what patients may anticipate about their stretch marks after doing an evaluation. This will give you an idea of what to expect after your surgery as well.

Reverse Pregnancy Belly Skin 

Many women have a hard time recovering a flat tummy after pregnancy. The loose, sagging skin may be uncomfortable and painful on the body. A tummy tuck operation reverses the pregnant belly by reducing extra skin and strengthening the abdominal muscles which ultimately brings your tummy back to the shape it was before your pregnancy.

Get a Toned Stomach 

Achieve a flat and toned stomach with a tummy tuck procedure that eliminates fat and tightens skin and puts the belly muscles back together again. This will give the illusion and look of a toned and hourglass stomach look.

What Is A Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure?

Only the bottom incision on the bikini line is used in a mini tummy tuck. There is no incision on the top side. Sagging above the navel is not addressed by mini tucks.

A mini tummy tuck is a less invasive operation that requires less recovery time and leaves one less scar. However, it is not suitable for everyone. Mini tucks are best for persons who are of average weight and have a little, lower belly pouch. You’ll require a complete tummy tuck if you have extra fat, droopy skin above your belly button, or if you’ve lost a lot of weight and have a lot of excess skin.

During your tummy tuck consultation, you will obviously explore your choices with Dr. DuPéré. Following a thorough examination of your condition, the two of you may determine that just a minor tummy tuck is required.

Duration Of A Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure

The duration of the procedure is determined by the scope of the cosmetic work being performed. On the other hand, on average, a mini tummy tuck takes roughly 2 hours to complete the procedure. Again this is all depending on the severity of your surgical plan.

Can Men And Women Get A Mini Tummy Tuck?

An abdominoplasty, often known as a mini-stomach tuck, is a treatment that combines parts of a regular abdominoplasty with liposuction in order to assist the patient attain a slimmer, sleeker appearance as well as tighter tummy skin.

Men and women who are in medium to excellent physical condition but would want to remove extra fat and skin from the lower belly might benefit from a minor tummy tuck procedure, which is performed under local anesthesia. In many situations, the treatment is mostly done on women who want to have the extra skin fold that develops after having a C-section removed from their appearance.

In any case, a mini-tummy tuck is an effective and rapid procedure for removing extra fat and skin from the upper abdomen and pubic region, regardless of the reason behind it and that goes for men or women.

In addition to being a less invasive procedure than its standard tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck allows for a quicker recovery time and a substantially decreased chance of complications. Most of the time, the belly muscle (rectus abdominis) is not restored with a mini tummy tuck procedure so that should be kept in mind during your consideration for the surgery.

Who Is A Good Candidate For A Mini Tummy Tuck?

In reality, there are no age restrictions for undergoing a little tummy tuck treatment, and there are no unique characteristics that characterize a “good” candidate for the procedure. Patients who would want to have extra skin removed below the belly button, who have realistic expectations, and who desire a boost in their self-confidence are the best candidates, in general.

While there are no exact characteristics that determine whether or not someone should be considered for candidacy, there are some criteria that may make the process more smoother for the patient that your surgeon will discuss with you during your consultation. Here are some of the few characteristic that make you a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck procedure:

Physical Fitness is in Good Standing 

A healthy lifestyle and the absence of any major medical disorders are essential for a successful recovery after a mini stomach tuck treatment.

Expectations Based on Logic 

As is the case with the majority of cosmetic operations, ideal candidates have realistic expectations about the risks associated with the treatment in question.

Weight That Remains Stable 

An area of abdominal skin may be removed solely in certain areas of the abdomen during the procedure known as the mini tummy tuck. As a result, patients should have a layer of belly fat that is only fairly thick. If a patient requires more substantial treatment, we often suggest that they consider having a complete abdominoplasty done instead.

Advantages Of A Mini Tummy Tuck

Less Invasive Than a Traditional Tummy Tuck 

In addition, since the mini tummy tuck is less invasive than its regular version, the recovery period is shorter and there is much less scarring as a result. It may be conducted easily with the use of a little local anesthetic.

More Cost-effective 

A mini tummy tuck is also a less expensive alternative for people who do not want the substantial cosmetic procedures of a full abdominoplasty but still want to improve their appearance.

Enhanced Accessibility 

In addition to individuals who are not acceptable candidates for a complete abdominoplasty owing to scarring from a prior treatment, a mini tummy tuck procedure is now offered to an even broader spectrum of people.

There Is No Need To Move the Belly Button

This procedure is appropriate for people who do not need any extra shaping above the belly button and just want a little tummy tuck.

After A Mini Tummy Tuck, How Long Does It Take For You To Recover?

Most people report that the bruises and swelling subside within one to three weeks of the treatment being performed. In addition, it’s important to note that oral medications may be utilized to readily alleviate any early pain that occurs.

Find Out Which One Is Best For You

We realize how essential it is to feel completely at ease in your own skin. Extra skin in undesirable places may be discouraging and distressing to your self-esteem on a daily basis, but with the help of our leading procedures, you can regain your confidence and love for your body.

A drooping belly doesn’t have to be an unwanted reminder of your pregnancy or weight loss. Simply contact our team to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists and we would be happy to get you started on your tummy tuck journey.

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