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Tummy Tuck

Struggling with lax skin and stubborn fat in the midsection is a common problem that men and women face. After pregnancy or significant weight loss, it is not unusual to see loose skin, abdominal protrusion, excess fat and weak abdominal muscles in the midsection since this part of the body tends to exhibit contour changes related to aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy. Unfortunately, depending on an individual’s skin elasticity, exercise, a healthy diet, and pharmaceutical products are often ineffective to eliminate the problem, this is where a tummy tuck can help.

Fortunately, there is a surgical, cosmetic solution. At Avenue Plastic Surgery in Toronto and Whitby, Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy regularly perform abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck. This popular procedure can repair weak muscles and trim away the loose skin and fat to give you a slimmer body contour. You’ll be in great hands, as Dr. Golger and Romy are widely considered by their patients to offer the best tummy tuck Toronto residents can rely on.

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What Is A Tummy Tuck?

Improving The Abdominal Contours

A tummy tuck surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure for both men and women who are seeking a solution to improve their abdominal contours. It involves surgical techniques that target and remove excess fat and skin, while also restoring weakened or separated abdominal muscles. This creates a flatter, firmer and smoother abdomen. The results achieved through a Toronto tummy tuck will help you reach your aesthetic goals and can help further motivate you to stay in shape through exercise and diet. However, these traditional methods alone are often not sufficient to improve lax, sagging skin, which appears after significant weight loss. Once you have done the hard work of losing weight, or giving birth, you may need a little help to restore the abdominal tissue. With expert assistance from Dr. Golger, Dr. Romy and our enhancement team, the body you have been hoping for with a flatter tummy and slimmer waistline can become reality.

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Tummy Tuck Process

What is the process behind a tummy tuck surgery?


At Avenue Plastic Surgery, our Toronto tummy tuck procedure is an outpatient surgery that takes approximately three hours to complete.

Patients are placed under a general anesthetic for a comfortable and pain-free experience. An incision is created on the lower abdomen to separate the skin from underlying fatty tissue and muscles. At this point, separated abdominal muscles are pulled securely together with sutures. Next, loose skin and excess fat are trimmed away. Finally, the remaining skin is pulled smooth to create a restored belly that may better fit clothing, allow for easier physical fitness and improved self esteem.

The goals of a tummy tuck surgery

When we work with a patient to plan a tummy tuck surgery, we have the following goals in mind:

  • Eliminate the muffin top so that you can feel comfortable and confident without worrying about any undesirable bulging
  • Position you to revamp your wardrobe and lifestyle to show off your improved body contour
  • Remove loose, hanging skin that is hiding the results of your weight loss
  • Strengthen weakened abdominal muscles
  • Restore a flatter and firmer abdomen
  • Create a well-defined and cinched waist to promote an hourglass figure
  • Help you regain confidence in your personal body image

What a tummy tuck surgery cannot do?

Although a tummy tuck can help emphasize the results of significant weight loss by removing loose skin, it is not a weight loss solution. Rather, it is a body contouring procedure designed to assist those who have lost weight and want to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. It is important to remember that a tummy tuck surgery cannot protect you from weight fluctuations and the results can be seriously affected by pregnancy and significant weight gain.

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Common causes of a loose abdomen

Excessive fat and skin around the abdomen is a common occurrence for the general population and can happen to anyone. In fact, there are a variety of factors that contribute to tummy sagging in all body types.

The most common cause of bulges and abdominal protrusion are aging, pregnancy and significant weight fluctuations within a short time frame. The condition can also be partly hereditary. Regardless of the cause, a Toronto tummy tuck surgery can be beneficial to you and your body.

The cost of a Toronto tummy tuck

A tummy tuck is a highly personalized procedure. The cost of your Toronto tummy tuck will vary based on the type of tummy tuck performed along with other factors. The average cost of a tummy tuck at Avenue Plastic Surgery is around $8,000. Financing options are available that can help make the payment process more manageable for our patients.

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I recently had a tummy tuck and breast lift (3 months ago) with Dr.Golger and do not remember the last time I felt so good about myself! I overheard my daughter telling her boyfriend “my mom is like a pig in sh*t since she had her surgery but she keeps wearing my clothes”. Ha! Well if thats the worst she’s saying…I’ll take it! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I (obviously) couldn’t have done it without you. That being said…I 100% recommend Dr. Golger!

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Drainless Tummy Tuck Technique

In order to avoid fluid buildup from occurring between the layers of skin and muscles in the abdomen, the space between them that forms when they are separated during surgery will not to be sealed. This can be done through different methods. Special dissolvable sutures can be used to stick the layers of tissue together, or a special surgical adhesive can be applied. Both methods prevent fluid buildup form occurring between the layers of skin and muscle.

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Drainless Versus Traditional

Why are Drains Used After a Traditional Tummy Tuck?

A traditional tummy tuck is designed to address a number of issues that can make it impossible to attain a stomach that looks flat, tight, and toned. A traditional tummy tuck involves removing excess loose abdominal tissue, tightening loose abdominal muscles, removing excess pockets of fat, and tightening the remaining abdominal tissue.

During a traditional tummy tuck, the layers of skin, fat are separated from the layer of abdominal muscles. Once the excess tissue is removed, the incision is tightly sutured closed, but the skin and fat are no longer stuck to the muscle layer. As the separated layers rub together, fluid builds up in the space between them. This fluid then needs to be drained form the area. Over time, the layers begin to heal and stick together again which prevents fluid buildup (seroma) from occurring

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Drainless Tummy Tuck

About the Drainless Tummy Tuck process.


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At Avenue Plastic Surgery, we offer a drainless tummy tuck for both men and women in Toronto and Whitby who want a flatter and more toned-looking stomach. This approach to the tummy tuck procedure involves precise execution to eliminate the need for drains to be placed around the abdomen during the recovery process.

Benefits of a Drainless Tummy Tuck

A drainless tummy tuck makes the recovery period much more comfortable as it avoids the uncomfortable process of having to drains placed in the abdomen and having fluid drained from the abdomen periodically. It also reduces the risk of seroma which can still occur even if drains are used. Suturing the layers of skin and muscles together also helps with the healing process which makes the recovery period shorter.

Recovering from a Drainless Tummy Tuck

A compression garment will need to be worn during the recovery period to help manage swelling and aid in the recovery process. The garment will need to be worn for a few weeks. You will need to rest and avoid physical and strenuous activities for around one to two weeks, though light activity can be resumed after just one week.

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Drainless Tummy Tuck Cost

The price of the procedure varies as each drainless tummy tuck is customized to meet the specific needs of each individual patient. Avenue Plastic Surgery does offer financing options to help make the payment process easier on our patients. Questions about price and financing can be addressed during the consultation.

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Contact Avenue Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeons. They have provided numerous patients in Toronto and Whitby with outstanding care and can let you know if a drainless tummy tuck is the right choice for you.

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