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Tummy Tuck FAQ

November 20th, 2021 Share

Visage Clinic Toronto may perform a stomach tuck treatment on patients who have loose belly skin, extra fat, weak abdominal muscles, and stretch marks on the abdominal wall, among other conditions. Tummy tuck operations are done in our state-of-the-art surgical rooms by Dr. DuPéré, who is a board certified plastic surgeon.

During tummy tuck consultations we’re often asked many questions regarding the procedure itself and what to expect as a result. We created this article to assist you and provide more information before your session so that you are as prepared as possible. Read on to learn more about what to expect if you choose Visage Clinic Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for your abdominoplasty.

To Start, What is a Tummy Tuck Procedure?

Abdominoplasty, sometimes known as a “tummy tuck,” is a surgical operation that involves the removal of extra skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen, as well as the tightening of the abdominal wall muscles. When it comes to getting rid of excess fat and achieving a flat stomach, the procedure might leave a minimal scar.

In general, a full tummy tuck takes between two and three hours, depending on the amount of work necessary by each individual patient undergoing a tummy tuck. A mini-tummy tuck may be completed in an hour or two.

As a next step, your plastic surgeon will detach your skin from your abdominal wall all the way up to your ribcage and raise the skin flap to expose the vertical muscles in your belly. By pushing the muscles closer together and sewing them into their new position, the surgeon is able to tighten the muscles even more. This helps to tighten up the abdominal wall while also narrowing the waistline.

A mini-tummy tuck is a procedure in which the skin is divided just between the incision line and the belly button. It is necessary to stretch this skin flap down and eliminate any surplus before stitching the flap back into position.

So, What Exactly is a Tummy Tuck Intended for?

It is intended to remove extra skin and fat from the abdominal (tummy) area, which results in a flatter, tighter stomach and a slimmer waistline. It is one of the most common forms of cosmetic surgery in the United States and Canada today.

Skin folds are eliminated, fat is decreased, and the muscles are tightened during this procedure. You can also expect that the muscle tightening helps to improve protrusion of the lower abdomen, creating a flat contoured stomach.

It is not recommended that abdominoplasty be used as a replacement for weight loss. It is most effective in those of medium body weight who are unable to eliminate hanging folds despite dieting and exercise. Patients who have gone through several weight gain and loss cycles, as well as those who have just given birth, may find the procedure to be particularly useful.

What Kind of Anesthesia Will the Patient be Administered Throughout The Procedure?

Under general anesthesia, the stomach tuck treatment in Canada is carried out successfully. There is always an anesthetist on hand. Please let us know if you have any specific anesthesia-related concerns or issues during your consultation.

What Is The Duration Of The Operation?

The actual surgical duration varies based on the amount of surgery required for each patient, however it is typically 2.5 to 3.5 hours on average for each procedure.

Where Do The Incisions Take Place?

Most people choose to make their incision across the lower abdomen, a few inches above the pubic region and just below the bathing suit line. It is also necessary to make an incision around the abdominal button to separate it from the surrounding skin.

Is There Anything Else that Takes Place Throughout the Procedure?

Following the tightening of the underlying muscles, the superfluous skin and fat are removed from the body. Sutures are then used to close up the incisions, which are subsequently used to bring the belly button out through a new orifice in its natural place. Liposuction is also often performed to assist decrease bulges and provide the best possible outcome for the patient.

When loose skin is present just below the belly button, a little tummy tuck may be performed in certain cases. The benefits of this surgery include the fact that the incision is shorter and that there is no incision around the belly button required.

How Long Will I Be at the Surgical Facility?

The majority of patients remain overnight and return home the next day. It will mainly depend on the severity of your procedure and if you require an overnight stay at our luxurious clinic.

When are the Stitches Removed From the Surface?

For the most part, the stitching is dissolvable and is woven into the part under the skin to avoid stitch marks. In order to prevent infection, the stitches surrounding the belly button are not dissolvable and will be removed 2 weeks following the procedure.

What Happens after the Surgical Procedures?

The skin will feel tight for a few days after the procedure. Walking slightly bent forward during the first 2-3 days after surgery is recommended to minimize pushing on the incision line, and placing cushions under your knees while relaxing is recommended as well.

The majority of patients have tenderness and bruises following surgery, but most do not experience significant discomfort. You will be more comfortable if you take pain medication. Because we do not enter the inner abdominal cavity, this treatment is far less painful than traditional abdominal surgery (for example, gallbladder removal).

You can expect to be out of the office or work for two weeks. While you’re waiting, you should take it easy — a little walking is alright but nothing more than that. Do not exert or elevate your body in any way, nor should you bend totally over. It is not recommended to engage in strenuous physical exercise (such as lifting weights or doing sit-ups) for at least 6 weeks after surgery. During the course of six weeks, an abdominal support garment is worn at all times of day and night for the first three weeks, and then solely during the day for the remaining three weeks.

Drains are often implanted beneath the skin to eliminate any extra fluid, and they are normally removed within one week after being put.

After the first postoperative visit, you will be able to take a shower. Scars will first seem red and somewhat elevated, but over the course of three to six months, they will normally lighten in color and flatten down.

What are the Outcomes of the Procedure?

When you get a tummy tuck, the results may be both dramatic and quite satisfying. With the elimination of superfluous rolls from the stomach, you’ll notice a great flattening of the stomach, and that muffin top will gradually disappear over the recuperation period after tummy tuck surgery. Loose skin and stretch marks are reduced in appearance. The scar from your tummy tuck is also going to be perfectly concealed by your underwear.

The majority of patients are really pleased with their outcomes, which are often much more fulfilling than non-surgical stomach tuck procedures and treatments.

The Most Appropriate Candidates for a Tummy Tuck

Males and females who are in quite excellent physical shape but who are troubled by a fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that does not react to diet and exercise are the ideal candidates for a stomach tuck. The procedure is especially beneficial for women who have had several pregnancies and have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point at which they can return to regular weight bearing activity. Skin elasticity loss, which happens regularly as a result of weight loss or growth, may also be addressed.

The procedure may improve your physical appearance and self-confidence, but it will not necessarily transform your appearance to match your ideal, nor will it lead other people to regard you differently as a result of your procedure. Before deciding to have stomach tuck surgery, consider your expectations and discuss them with a qualified tummy tuck surgeon such as Dr. DuPéré before making a final decision.

What is the Price of a Tummy Tuck Procedure in Toronto?

When you visit Visage Clinic in Toronto, you can expect the cost of a full stomach tuck to begin at $8000, while the cost of a little tummy tuck starts at $6000. Both procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. The cost of a belly tuck might vary based on the sort of procedure the patient undergoes and the patient’s actual body mass index.

The Advantages of a Tummy Tuck

The following are some general advantages of a tummy tuck procedure:

Enhancement of One’s Self-Confidence

Excess fat and sagging skin in the belly area cause many individuals to be self-conscious about wearing particular clothes or swimming suits. It is possible to have much tighter skin, a flatter shape with enhanced muscle tone, and a more appealing belly button after a tummy tuck procedure, as well as the self-confidence they need to enjoy life once again.

Stretch Marks Can Be Made to Look Less Visible

It is common for stretch marks to appear during pregnancy or after undergoing considerable weight changes. If you tighten your skin, you will notice that stretch marks are less obvious. After doing an evaluation, Dr. DuPéré will discuss with his patients what they may anticipate in terms of their stretch marks in the future.

Pregnancy Belly Can Be Reversed

Many women struggle to recover their pre-pregnancy flat stomachs after giving birth. It may be unsightly and painful to have skin that is loose and dangling. A tummy tuck treatment helps to eliminate extra skin and tighten the abdominal muscles, which helps to reverse the effects of the pregnant belly.

Get a Toned Stomach

A tummy tuck treatment may help you achieve a flat and toned stomach by removing fat and tightening skin while also bringing the belly muscles back together.

A Few Additional Points to Note Regarding the Tummy Tuck Procedure

Make sure to tell your surgeon about your entire medical history, as well as any medicines, pharmaceuticals, vitamins, or natural herbs you are currently taking, before you have your stomach tuck performed. Diabetes, for example, has been shown to interfere with wound healing.

We suggest that you quit smoking at least 2 weeks before surgery since it has an adverse effect on your capacity to recuperate. Aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications (such as anaprox or motrin), and vitamin E should all be avoided for at least two weeks before surgery due to the possibility of excessive bleeding.

We make every effort to ensure that all of our patients are fully informed prior to their surgery date. Your tummy tuck queries are more than welcome, and we look forward to hearing from you during your consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. DuPéré.

Patient Results Can Be Improved Through Experience and Innovation at Visage Clinic Toronto

Tummy tuck treatments are performed on an annual basis at the Visage Clinic in Toronto by roughly 200 to 300 people. Dr. DuPéré is one of the most experienced surgeons in the GTA and the province of Ontario, Canada, as a result of this he is able to perfect the results you’ve been dreaming of. To obtain the most smooth and natural appearance possible for all our stomach tuck patients while also performing the procedure in the safest manner possible, Dr. DuPéré will consult with you the best treatment methods for you.

For this reason, plastic surgeon Dr. DuPéré is thrilled to be providing his patients with only the best and leading surgical methods to ensure we are able to achieve your goals. Our team of surgical specialists are ready to meet you and help you get started on this life changing surgery. Contact our Toronto clinic by filling out a contact form or giving us a call to book your very own consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and answer any of your questions!