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Is A Tummy Tuck The Right Choice For A Flatter Stomach?

August 20th, 2022 Share

Now that summer’s here, many individuals will be wearing apparel that is more form-fitting and exposes more skin. You should be aware that there are choices available to you if you do not like the appearance of your stomach and wish that sweater weather would return. There is one more approach to get the stomach you desire, even though eating well and going to the gym regularly are both helpful in getting you there. 


At the Visage Clinic in Toronto we provide the tummy tuck treatment, in order to assist patients who suffer from a stomach that protrudes outward or seems to be loose. With this surgery, we will be able to assist you in achieving the flat, toned tummy you have always wanted. 


A tummy tuck may be the ideal choice for you if you feel as if your stomach is out of proportion to the rest of your body or if you’ve always desired a flatter, firmer stomach. But is it the right choice for you? Let’s take a look. 

What Is A Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical surgery that may enhance the look of the abdomen by altering its shape and contours. 


A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure in which extra skin and fat are removed from the abdominal region. Sutures are often used to also tighten the fascia, which is connective tissue located in the abdominal cavity. The leftover skin is then relocated to provide an appearance that is more toned. 


If you have extra skin or fat in the region of your belly button, as well as a weak lower abdominal wall, you could decide to have a tummy tuck surgery done. This surgery may also improve your perception of how your body looks.

What Can A Tummy Tuck Do For Your Abdominal Area?

If you decide to get a tummy tuck, you will experience the following three different benefits: 

Less Fat 

During your surgery, Dr. DuPéré will remove any extra fat that is located around your stomach in order to help you achieve a more toned appearance. 

Less Skin 

It’s probable that you have extra skin around your stomach if you’ve just given birth or shed a significant amount of weight in the abdominal region. Another side effect of aging is sagging skin. Regardless of the reason why you have excess skin in this area, Dr. DuPéré will remove it during your tummy tuck. This will help you to have a flatter stomach that looks beautiful whether it is visible or covered by clothing. 

Less Slack In The Muscles 

During your tummy tuck, Dr. DuPéré will be able to strengthen and reconnect any abdominal muscles that have been divided or weakened in order to give you a flatter, firmer stomach. 

How To Know Which Tummy Tuck Procedure Is Right For You?

The type of tummy tuck that is best for you will depend on a variety of factors, including your anatomy, the quantity and position of your extra skin, and excess fat. Body type and skin quality may also affect your outcomes. 


It’s important to take into account any surgical scarring since it might make future procedures more difficult. The location of extra fat deposits is also important. While tummy tucks are helpful in removing fat from in front of the muscle wall, the visceral fat that is deeper and behind the muscle wall is not addressed in some procedures. 


A consultation with a skilled board certified plastic surgeon, such as our very own Dr. DuPéré,   is vitally essential since the greatest outcomes from tummy tucks should be customized to the patient’s specific demands. The doctor can inform you about the options, assist you in understanding the results you can anticipate, and create a treatment plan that includes the right kind of tummy tuck as well as incorporate any additional procedures that may be required after talking with you about your personal goals and looking at your anatomy.

Advice To Help You Maintain A Flat Stomach 

No matter the method you decide to go with, you will want to do all in your power to keep the incredible results you have achieved. Following an abdominoplasty, the following information will provide you with all of the knowledge you want to maintain a flat stomach. 

Always Be Sure To Follow Your Doctor’s Advice

The most essential thing you can do to guarantee a rapid recovery and the best possible outcomes from your cosmetic surgery is to carefully follow the post-operative care instructions given to you by your surgeon. These directions will contain instructions for essential medications and pain management, how long to rest and when to move, which activities to avoid, incision care, advice on compression and support garments, and a list of what follow-up appointments will be needed after the procedure. 


These instructions will be adapted particularly for you by your doctor depending on the condition of your unique health as well as the results of the procedure that you had. Following this guidance will assist you in recuperating as soon as feasible and will guarantee that the consequences of your tummy tuck are as favorable as they possibly can be. During the time that you are healing, if you have any questions or concerns, you should not be afraid to phone your plastic surgeon. 

Eat Sensibly 

The following tried-and-true guidelines for a healthy diet are ideal for preserving the benefits of your tummy tuck. In the days that follow your surgery, you should make it a priority to consume a lot of fluids and meals that are high in protein. Your body can’t recuperate without these things to support it. Because of the medications you are taking, the pain you are experiencing, and the fact that your body is adjusting to the healing process, your appetite may drop during these early days. Either have a protein shake or eat nutrient-dense meals that are broken up into many smaller meals and snacks throughout the day. You can’t feed your body’s mending efforts without this energy. 


Adopting a lifestyle that emphasizes healthy eating and maintaining a healthy weight is the best way to keep your stomach from expanding again once it has shrunk and become flatter. Avoid skipping meals and instead have many smaller meals at regular intervals throughout the day. Reduce your consumption of simple sugars. Choose carbohydrates that are good for you, such as those that come from whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and fats that are good for you like fish oils, nuts, and seeds. Making well-informed decisions about your lifestyle can help you in many facets of your life, including maintaining a toned stomach. 


After you have gone through the first phase of your recuperation, during which your level of mobility and activity will be restricted to walking slowly and carefully, you should begin a regular exercise plan as part of your routine. After receiving clearance from your physician, you should think about developing a new exercise routine that not only includes cardiovascular and core strengthening exercises, but also maybe other activities such as yoga, swimming, pilates, and even sports. Aim for 30–60 minutes, three to five times a week, in order to prevent your recently rebuilt abdominal muscles from losing their tautness and rigidity. 

Keep Yourself Hydrated 

It is essential for both your recuperation and your general health to consume fluids. In the days after surgery, drinking enough fluids can help strengthen your immune system, therefore lowering your risk of infection and assisting your body in eliminating the effects of the anesthesia. The regulation of your body temperature, the transportation of critical nutrients, and the maintenance of a healthy ph level and electrolyte balance may also be assisted by drinking enough amounts of fluids. 


Maintaining a healthy metabolism, controlling appetite, giving you energy, and assisting digestion are all benefits that come from being hydrated as part of your long-term maintenance regimen.

Things To Think About Before, During, And After Having A Tummy Tuck Done

Before Your Tummy Tuck

Talk to Dr. DuPéré about getting a tummy tuck if you’re interested in getting one. It is up to him to decide whether or not you should go through with this treatment or if another form of treatment would be better suited for you and your goals. 


He will also discuss any other operations, like breast augmentation, that you may want to combine with your tummy tuck and provide you with information on what to anticipate before, during, and after a tummy tuck treatment as well. 

During And After Your Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is an outpatient operation, which means that you will be able to go home once the surgery has been completed. The process itself takes a few hours. After that, you should make plans to stop working for a few weeks. Additionally, in order to assist your recovery and ensure that you obtain the best possible outcomes from your treatment, Dr. DuPéré might also suggest that you wear a compression garment for several weeks following the procedure. This will help the skin settle into its new form and heal properly.  

Is A Tummy Tuck The Right Choice For You? Book Your Consultation To Find Out

Are you intrigued about the potential benefits a tummy tuck might bring to you? If this is the case, don’t delay in calling our clinic, or scheduling your appointment online to find out more about this cosmetic procedure. Our staff can’t wait to discuss the many different treatments we provide with you in order to help you achieve your aesthetic goals!