Tummy Tuck in Toronto – How Do You Begin Planning?
How exactly to go about beginning the planning process?
The first step of the entire process begins at the initial consultation.
If the idea of this procedure is one you have been toying with, it is best to do your research and schedule a consultation with a Royal College certified plastic surgeon that has specific expertise in the procedure to get more information. By educating yourself and being fully informed about what to expect from the procedure, you will be in a better position to decide if the surgery is right for you. Before you sit down for a consultation with a plastic surgeon, it is a good idea to reflect on what you are looking to achieve from the surgery and prepare a list of questions. By going in to the meeting with a clear idea of the final result you are looking for, your surgeon will be able to set realistic expectations for you by letting you know if your goals are indeed realistic for your body type.
When planning a tummy tuck, it is also a good idea to note down any medical conditions you currently have or may have had in the past as well as vitamins or supplements that you take. Being completely open and honest with your surgeon about your medical history, as well as alcohol and tobacco use is extremely important when it comes to ensuring your safety during and after surgery.
Are you a viable candidate for the procedure?
Once your surgeon has performed a thorough assessment to determine if you are a viable candidate for the procedure, you can start to plan for the actual procedure.
For patients coming in to our clinic for a tummy tuck in Toronto, Dr. Golger likes to present various options along with his personal recommendation so that patients can be involved in customizing their procedure to suit their goals. Discussing what exactly to expect from the recovery process as well as common side effects and potential risks, will help you plan ahead and make the necessary arrangements so that you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable recovery period.
Avoid strenuous activity
After a tummy tuck, patients are typically advised to avoid strenuous activity for at least the first couple of weeks. During this period, it is a good idea to plan ahead to have a support system in place that can help with running errands as well as childcare or pet related chores. While patients are not expected to be completely bedridden, it is extremely important to rest and recuperate and avoid any activity that would place strain on the incisions. Making sure that you can take sufficient time of work is also an important part of the planning process. Although the extent of your treatment will determine how much downtime is needed, you should be prepared to take some time off in either event to allow your body to heal.
For those who follow the recovery guidelines closely, recovery is typically fairly quick with the most optimal results. If you are exploring your options for a tummy tuck in Toronto, we invite you to take the first step by contacting one of our convenient clinic locations to set up a consultation with Dr. Golger.