If you struggle with extra skin around your midsection that doesn’t seem to go away, you’re not alone. After pregnancy or rapid weight loss, you might find that your tummy is protruding a bit farther than you would like. Maybe you have a little pouch on your abdomen that doesn’t go away despite all the methods you have tried. To make matters worse, you may even have diastasis, a condition in which the abdominal muscles are stretched and weakened. Fortunately, you can treat these problems with a tummy tuck surgery in Oshawa & Toronto, a cosmetic procedure that repairs stretched abdominal muscles and trims away loose tissue to give you a slimmer midsection.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
There are a great deal of men and women who seek a tummy tuck procedure to improve the look of their midsection. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is an advanced surgical technique that removes excess fat and skin. In some cases, it will also restore weakened or separated muscles, creating an abdominal appearance that is firmer and smoother.
The results you achieve will allow you to reach the goals that many of us are determined to obtain through exercise and dieting. At times, these methods alone aren’t enough to get the body of our dreams, but with a little assistance, your goals will be well within your reach. The body you have always dreamed of is right around the corner.
Common Causes of a Loose Abdomen
Having excess fat around your midsection is a common occurrence many people struggle to deal with. Everyone’s body varies, and it can happen to anyone. Whether you’re someone who has had a hard time losing weight your whole life or you pride yourself on being a fitness fanatic, there are a variety of factors that can lead to a loose abdomen in all body types.
The most common causes include aging, pregnancy, and rapid changes in weight. It can also be hereditary or caused by a recent surgery. A tummy tuck can be beneficial for anyone, and with it, you’ll feel more confident in your body’s appearance.
Advantages of a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck surgery offers a number of different advantages, including eliminating loose skin around your midsection, giving you a slimmer and more appealing look, and increasing your confidence and self-esteem. You’ll be able to wear the clothes you previously felt embarrassed to put on and will feel happier about your body.
A tummy tuck with plastic surgeons Dr. Golger or Dr. Ahluwalia can treat:
- Loose, protruding tissue on the abdomen
- Weakened abdominal muscles
- Excess fat around the midsection
What a Tummy Tuck Procedure Won’t Do
A tummy tuck is not a proper substitute for weight loss. It is more of a modifier for those who have lost a significant amount of weight and want a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. It also will not protect you from significant changes in weight. The results of an abdominoplasty can be seriously affected if you become pregnant or gain a large amount of weight in a short period of time by any other means.
Are You Ready for a Tummy Tuck?
The people who decide on a tummy tuck procedure vary depending on the situation. Tummy tucks are ideal for men and women who are generally in good shape but struggle with eliminating stubborn body fat around the abdominal area, which is the most difficult to get rid of. If you’re older, you may even have lost the elasticity of your skin because of aging, which keeps your stomach from looking as good as it used to.
In addition to these situations, a woman who has recently given birth may find it difficult to achieve the stomach she once had, because her stomach has stretched to a point beyond what is possible for it to return to normal. These women are also perfect candidates for a tummy tuck.
Recovery After Your Tummy Tuck
It’s important to remember to take it easy after a tummy tuck. Patients who undergo the tummy tuck procedure should make arrangements to be as comfortable as possible. This means taking time off work, relaxing when you’re at home rather than doing chores around the house, and avoiding intense workouts for a couple of weeks. By taking these precautions, you’ll ensure optimal results and lower the chance of post-surgical complications.
Don’t wait around – the body you’ve always wanted is within reach. After a tummy tuck here in Toronto & Oshawa, you can say goodbye to that tummy pouch. You’ll have a flatter tummy and a more sinuous body shape. To learn more, please read our frequently asked tummy tuck surgery questions and then call our office in Toronto for more information. Contact us now to arrange a consultation.
TUMMY TUCK TORONTO & OSHAWA FAQ
How does a tummy tuck work?
This outpatient procedure takes about 3 hours. We use a general anesthetic, so you sleep during the surgery. An incision is made on your lower abdomen, and the skin is separated from the underlying muscle and fatty tissue. Loose skin and fat is trimmed away, and the underlying muscles are repaired with sutures.
What can I expect after my tummy tuck surgery?
After your tummy tuck surgery in Toronto & Oshawa, we’ll wrap your midsection with gauze and an elastic garment. Temporary drains are placed to remove any excess fluid buildup. Expect some swelling, bruising and discomfort, which can be managed with prescription medications. We’ll provide specific instructions for your recovery, and advise you to walk within a few days.
Is a tummy tuck safe?
Like all surgical procedures, a tummy tuck has risks. Potential adverse events include scarring, infection, and delayed healing. During your consultation with Oshawa & Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Golger or Dr. Ahluwalia, we’ll review safety information and risks, so you can make an educated decision about treatment.
Are there any alternatives to tummy tuck surgery?
Some patients are not ideal candidates for a traditional tummy tuck. In these cases, Dr. Golger and Dr. Ahluwalia may recommend an alternative procedure such as abdominal liposuction surgery, belt lipectomy, panniculectomy, or a mini tummy tuck.
Where can I get a tummy tuck in Toronto & Oshawa?
Call or email our plastic surgery office in Toronto to schedule a consultation for a tummy tuck. During your visit, we’ll review tummy tuck photos and discuss details of the procedure.