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Tummy Tuck

Dr. Marc DuPéré, an experienced plastic surgeon and body contouring specialist, tailors each tummy tuck treatment to the specific requirements of the individual patient in order to get the best possible outcomes.

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Tummy Tuck in Toronto

At the Toronto-based Visage Clinic, the tummy tuck is consistently ranked as one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgery treatments. After making significant efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle, including adopting a nutritious diet, engaging in physical activity on a consistent basis, and reducing excess body fat, many individuals ultimately decide to undergo this incredibly satisfying surgical procedure. No matter how many crunches you perform, there will always be areas of resistant fat or sections of skin that are hanging loose even after you’ve put in a lot of effort. Dr. Marc DuPéré, a surgeon accredited by the Royal College who also has years of expertise, is able to address these concerns with a tummy tuck procedure that is appropriate for both men and women.

If you’re looking for the ultimate results, this procedure in Toronto might be just what you are looking for. Tummy tuck surgery is an option for those who want to achieve their goals of having a smoother waistline, an hourglass figure, and a flatter stomach. A common side effect of childbirth, fluctuations in weight, the influence of gravity, and the passage of time is that the skin on the belly does not retract as tightly as it previously did. A wider and more prominent waistline is also the result of abdominal muscles that have become disconnected and slack due to pregnancy but with the help of a tummy tuck procedure you can enhance the look of your stomach and feel confident in your skin again.

How Can a Tummy Tuck Help?

A tummy tuck, technically called abdominoplasty, can correct a number of common concerns by:

  • Removing excess skin after weight loss
  • Eliminating pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise
  • Tightening the abdominal muscles
  • Restoring a woman’s pre-pregnancy figure
  • Sculpting a sexy and sleek midsection

When internal structures have expanded, and skin loses elasticity, all the crunches and dieting you can manage won’t regain the toned, slim shape you want. Tummy tucks in Toronto are available in a variety of customized methods designed to target your specific issues and give you the best result possible.

Before deciding to undergo abdominoplasty, women should consider whether they want to have children in the future. Although getting a tummy tuck will not have any negative effects on pregnancy, a pregnancy may undo some of the positive effects of the surgery. It is an exceptional procedure for mothers who are done having children.

So many of our patients complain they “have no waist” or that their belly roll always hangs over their waistband. The confidence and body image improvements experienced after abdominoplasty are powerful. Find out how this procedure could reshape you. Begin your transformation with a call to VISAGE Clinic.

Patients who are good candidates for a tummy tuck are close to their ideal weight and are in good health.

Dr. DuPéré’s Tummy Tuck Techniques

Dr. DuPéré performs a variety of different tummy tuck procedures, including two of the most popular: traditional abdominoplasty and the mini tummy tuck. At his Toronto practice, he uses each method to treat different concerns. Dr. DuPéré will evaluate you thoroughly during your consultation and make a recommendation for which method might work best for you, depending on such factors as your age, gender, level of activity, diet, and medical history.

A traditional tummy tuck has a longer incision than a mini procedure and addresses excess skin and fat above the belly button and below. A mini tuck improves contours below the belly button only. In both cases, scars are designed to be hidden beneath the underwear or bikini line. The traditional technique is appropriate for most cases requiring dramatic skin excision, but a mini tuck can provide improvement for less severe cases.

More and more men are having tummy tucks — and other plastic surgery — performed than ever before. Dr. DuPéré makes sure to tailor his surgical work to a patient’s goals and gender. He uses greater tension closures at mid-waist for women to produce an hourglass shape, and he uses these closures lower on the waist for men to create a masculine triangular-shaped torso.

Tummy tucks are also often combined with other procedures such as a breast lift, a body lift for post-weight loss patients, a monsplasty, or a mommy makeover.

Recovering from Tummy Tuck Surgery

After a tummy tuck, which is usually performed under general anesthesia, patients will wear dressings and often a compression garment. Some patients may also have drains that will need to be removed during follow-up visits. Dr. DuPéré and his team will give you detailed instructions on how to change your dressings and how to best manage any discomfort you may feel with pain medications.

Some of the results from a tummy tuck will be apparent immediately after your surgery, but full results will not be apparent for several months as scars and swelling fade.

  • Patients can usually return to work within 1 or 2 weeks after their surgery, depending on the job.

  • Normal daily activities can be resumed in a few weeks, but strenuous activities should be avoided for 4 to 6 weeks.

Tummy Tuck FAQ

  • Will A Tummy Tuck Help Eliminate The Pouch That Forms In The Lower Area Of Your Belly?

    If you have excess skin hanging from your lower abdomen, a tummy tuck may be the most effective surgical procedure for you to consider. The removal of persistent pockets of belly fat as well as extra skin on the tummy is the primary focus of this surgery.

  • What Makes You Eligible For A Tummy Tuck?

    If you:

    • Have carried one or more children to term, and those pregnancies have left physical traces on your body such as split abdominal muscles, loose tummy skin, stretch marks below your belly button and widened waistline.
    • If you are a man who has successfully lost weight and formerly suffered from a “beer belly” or a large stomach.
    • Have had a significant reduction in body mass, either as a direct result of adopting a more healthful lifestyle or as the result of having bariatric surgery.
    • You can be self-conscious about the appearance of your stomach.
    • If you feel self-conscious when you are around other people or when you are trying to have intimate moments with your spouse, you may be a good candidate.

    Be sure to make an appointment for an initial consultation with Dr. DuPéré so that he can develop a bespoke treatment plan for your condition and provide you with informed guidance regarding the surgical technique that will yield the greatest results for you.

  • At What Age Is It Best To Have A Tummy Tuck Done?

    There is no specific age that is best suited for a tummy tuck procedure. Some people decide to have tummy tuck surgery when they are still relatively young, in their early 20s. These patients, in general, had a history of major weight gain and loss, and as a result, their midsections were more expansive, and the skin on their stomachs was lax. Another category of patients consists of largely adult women in their 30s and 40s who have previously given birth to one or more children and are interested in regaining their pre-pregnancy figure. In addition, a tummy tuck can be performed on a person who is in their 50s or older to correct the damage that years of gravitational pressure have caused to their abdominal region.

    If you are in good enough health to have surgery and if you have reasonable expectations for the outcome of the treatment, then you may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure.

  • What Body Mass Index Is Ideal For A Tummy Tuck?

    A body mass index of 30 or less is recommended for candidates seeking a tummy tuck. Because you’ll receive greater outcomes if you go closer to your ideal weight, you should make it a goal to get as near as you can to that weight.

    After having a tummy tuck, if you go on to lose significant amounts of weight, you will end up with further sagging skin and, in more extreme circumstances, the necessity for additional tummy tuck procedure in the future.

  • Is It Possible To Gain Fat Around The Belly Following A Tummy Tuck?

    After having a tummy tuck, it may be considerably more challenging to put on abdominal fat than it was previously. Your specialized plastic surgeon will cut away the fatty tissues from your abdominal region. This will prevent any further accumulation of fat in that area. Instead, it is distributed to various other locations throughout the body.

  • Are Tummy Tucks Considered To Be A Permanent Surgery Option?

    The excess skin and fat that your surgeon removes during a tummy tuck are gone for good, thus the answer is yes, the treatment is considered a permanent one. After having a tummy tuck, it may take up to a decade and a half before you start to see new sagging skin in the abdominal region due to the natural effects of aging, the passage of time, and the decisions you’ve made regarding your lifestyle.

    The abdominal muscles are permanently sutured together; the only things that have the potential to damage the results are injuries or pregnancy.

  • Can A Tummy Tuck Improve The Appearance Of Stretch Marks On The Upper Abdomen?

    While a tummy tuck primarily focuses on the lower abdomen, it can provide some improvement in the appearance of stretch marks on the upper abdomen, especially if they are located near the area being treated. However, it’s important to have realistic expectations as complete elimination of stretch marks is not guaranteed. Dr. DuPéré will assess your specific case and provide an accurate assessment of what results you can expect.

  • Will A Tummy Tuck Help With Loose Skin After Weight Loss?

    Yes, a tummy tuck can be an effective solution for addressing loose skin after significant weight loss. The procedure involves removing excess skin and tightening the underlying abdominal muscles, resulting in a smoother and more toned appearance. It is a popular choice for individuals who have achieved substantial weight loss but still have excess skin in the abdominal area.

  • Can A Tummy Tuck Be Combined With Other Body Contouring Procedures?

    Yes, a tummy tuck can often be combined with other body contouring procedures to achieve more comprehensive results. Common combinations include liposuction to further contour the waist or flanks, breast augmentation or lift for a complete mommy makeover, or thigh lift for overall lower body rejuvenation. Combining procedures can help address multiple areas of concern and provide a more harmonious outcome.

  • How Long Do I Need To Wait After Pregnancy To Undergo A Tummy Tuck?

    It is generally recommended to wait at least six months after giving birth and completing breastfeeding before considering a tummy tuck. This waiting period allows your body to recover fully from childbirth and ensures that your weight has stabilized. It is also important to discuss your plans for future pregnancies with Dr. DuPéré, as additional pregnancies can impact the long-term results of the procedure.

  • Can A Tummy Tuck Improve The Appearance Of C-Section Scars?

    Yes, a tummy tuck can improve the appearance of C-section scars, especially if they are located in the lower abdominal area. During the procedure, Dr. DuPéré can remove the excess skin and reposition the remaining tissue, which can help minimize the visibility of the C-section scar. However, the extent of scar improvement will depend on the individual case, including the size, shape, and location of the scar.

  • Will A Tummy Tuck Affect My Ability To Get Pregnant In The Future?

    A tummy tuck should not directly affect your ability to get pregnant in the future. However, it is important to consider the timing of the procedure if you are planning to have children. Pregnancy after a tummy tuck can impact the long-term results, as the abdominal muscles and skin may stretch again during pregnancy. It is advisable to discuss your future family plans with Dr. DuPéré to determine the best timing for a tummy tuck.

  • Can I Undergo A Tummy Tuck If I Have A History Of Abdominal Surgeries?

    In many cases, individuals with a history of previous abdominal surgeries can still undergo a tummy tuck. However, the specific details of your medical history, including the type of surgeries and any resulting scar tissue, will be assessed by your plastic surgeon during the consultation. They will determine whether a tummy tuck is a safe and appropriate option for you, considering factors such as your overall health and the condition of the abdominal tissues.

  • Will I Need To Wear Compression Garments After A Tummy Tuck?

    Yes, wearing compression garments after a tummy tuck is an essential part of the recovery process. These specialized garments help reduce swelling, support the healing tissues, and provide compression to optimize the final results. Dr. DuPéré will provide specific instructions on how long to wear the compression garments and when it is safe to discontinue their use.

  • How Long Does The Scar From A Tummy Tuck Take To Fade?

    The scar from a tummy tuck will go through a maturation process over time. Initially, the scar may appear red and raised, but it will gradually fade and flatten over the course of several months to a year. While every individual’s healing process is unique, proper scar care, including keeping the incision site protected from sun exposure and following your surgeon’s instructions, can help optimize scar healing and minimize its visibility.

  • Can A Tummy Tuck Help Improve Back Pain Or Posture?

    In some cases, a tummy tuck can provide relief from back pain and improve posture. The procedure involves tightening the abdominal muscles, which can help strengthen the core and provide better support to the spine. By addressing muscle laxity and excess skin in the abdominal area, a tummy tuck can potentially alleviate strain on the back and contribute to improved posture.

  • Can A Tummy Tuck Be Performed As Part Of A Post-Bariatric Surgery Body Contouring Plan?

    Yes, a tummy tuck is often included as part of a comprehensive body contouring plan for individuals who have undergone significant weight loss through bariatric surgery or other means. The excess skin and fat in the abdominal area can be effectively addressed with a tummy tuck, helping to complete the transformation after substantial weight loss. Your plastic surgeon will evaluate your individual case and recommend the most appropriate procedures to achieve your desired results.

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