Toronto Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Get a firm, flat, and absolutely enviable stomach
Do you have any of these?
- excess loose abdominal skin?
- stretched out abdominal muscles that will not come together regardless of how many sit-ups you do daily?
- have you ever found yourself in envy of a friend’s perfectly flat stomach and struggled with grueling workouts in attempt to attain a similar look?
Tummy tuck is NOT a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise, it IS a cosmetic surgery procedure to repair changes that no amount of exercise can.
Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure which removes excess skin and fat on the abdomen, tightens the abdominal muscles and can involve liposuction of the love handles and other areas in order to shape the abdomen.
Abdominoplasty surgery is not the right treatment for those wishing to lose weight. If weight loss is your goal, we have certified dietitians who can advise you with an individual diet plan and exercise regimen. However, we understand that sometimes despite their best efforts, patients just can’t lose the excess weight and need the assistance of a surgeon. For those patients, Lap-Band offers an effective and lasting solution. Once you have completed your weight loss, you may become a candidate for a tummy tuck or a body lift.
Smoking is a major risk factor for wound healing and infection complications after a tummy tuck. Smoking, aside from causing cancer, is a poison that impairs your immune system and deprives your body of oxygen. For this reason, especially in larger tummy tucks, there is an increased risk of wound breakdown and wound infection following the abdominoplasty surgery. Patients who are overweight are especially strongly advised against smoking two weeks before and two weeks after surgery.
How long is the Tummy Tuck Surgery?
The procedure takes 1-3 hours.
A tummy tuck surgery length depends on the extent of the work required. A slim patient with just skin excess who needs a tummy tuck may require only one hour of surgery, while someone large who has a lot of excess skin and fat and requires muscle tightening and possibly hernia repair can take up to three hours. In addition to the surgical time, you should plan on arriving about two hours prior to your surgery, and then spending about an hour to two hours after the surgery, recovering until you are ready to be discharged home.
Recovery from a Tummy Tuck
For ideal results from a tummy tuck surgery, plan on resting and taking it easy. First two days are usually most painful. After two days you should notice a dramatic improvement in how you feel. Because Dr. Jugenburg uses various innovative techniques, your discomfort is easily controlled with prescription medication only. During your recovery you should avoid strenuous physical activity, especially if your abdominal muscles have been repaired
Side Effects of a Tummy Tuck
Tummy Tuck surgery will leave you bruised and swollen. You will gain weight because of the retained water. It is normal to feel tightness and some pain along the scar line and along the repaired abdominal muscles (if muscle repair was performed)
Risks of a Tummy Tuck
No surgical procedure is without potential risks and that applies to a tummy tuck as well. Any complication, from the simplest to the most dangerous, can be treated well if caught early. For this reason Dr. Martin will discuss potential risks of a tummy tuck with you to allow you to recognize them early which then allows us to treat them early. You can rest assured that Dr. Jugenburg and his team have protocols in place to prevent complications from occurring. Should one take place, Dr. Martin and his team will take care of you until you are fully recovered. You will be in good hands.
Anesthesia – Keeping You Safe And Comfortable
During a tummy tuck you will be completely asleep. General anesthesia is a safe and effective technique that allows Dr. Jugenburg to perform your tummy tuck surgery and give you the ideal results you desire. During the surgery, in addition the anesthesia that keeps you asleep, Dr. Martin uses various innovative techniques and tools, such as a pain pump and anesthetic blocks to keep you comfortable during and after the tummy tuck surgery.
Results of a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck will give you a tighter, smoother, more attractive abdomen. Your love handles will be smaller. You will look more fit, more youthful, and healthier. You can look at our Before and After gallery of Tummy Tuck
Dr. Martin Jugenburg
Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute
100 Front St West, Toronto, ON, M5J1E3