Toronto Tummy Tuck Surgery- What Does it Really Involve?
What the procedure and recovery actually entail?
If you are one of the many people considering a tummy tuck in Toronto, it is natural to wonder what the process really involves.
When you think of a this procedure, most people are aware that the aim of the procedure itself is to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. The procedure is a highly effective body contouring procedure ideal for those looking to reduce excess skin and fat around the abdominal area. The most common causes of abdominal laxity and bulging are aging, pregnancy and weight fluctuations. In some cases, these conditions can also be hereditary. By opting for the procedure, you can restore a flatter and firmer abdomen, and create a well-defined waist to rejuvenate your figure.
A good starting point when considering this procedure, is to understand how exactly the procedure works. Typically, in the case of a full tummy tuck, a long incision is made from one hipbone to the other, and a smaller one to free the navel from the tissue around it. For a mini tummy tuck, the incision is usually smaller and the navel may not be moved. After the incisions are made, a large skin flap is created to give the surgeon easy access to the vertical muscles of the abdomen. To firm the abdominal wall and create a narrower waistline, these muscles are then pulled together and stitched into their new position. Next, loose skin and excess fat are trimmed away and the remaining skin is pulled smooth to create a new contour.
At Avenue Plastic Surgery, Toronto tummy tucks are performed as outpatient procedures and typically takes around 3 hours to complete. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, making it a comfortable experience for the patient. Following the procedure, patient’s midsection will be wrapped with a supportive post surgical garment that helps to promote proper healing and keep swelling to a minimum. Although varying degrees of bruising, swelling and discomfort are expected, these are typically managed well with the pain medication that will be prescribed for you.
The recovery process
When planning for your surgery, it is equally important to understand what the recovery entails. Patients are advised to schedule the procedure for a period when they can take time off from work as regular errands and chores will have to be put on the backburner for the first couple of weeks during recovery. While it is recommended to get back on your feet and start walking around as soon as you can after surgery, exercise and strenuous activity will have to be restricted for a minimum of six weeks following the procedure.
Dr. Golger provides a comprehensive list of postoperative care instructions to all his patients, which, when followed closely should result in a quicker and smoother recovery. As one of the most highly recognized plastic surgeons performing tummy tucks in Toronto, Dr. Golger has years of experience under his belt and countless satisfied patients. To find out if you are a suitable candidate, we welcome you to contact one of our convenient clinic locations and set up a private consultation with Dr. Golger today.