An abdominoplasty (commonly referred to as a “Tummy Tuck”) is a procedure designed to improve the shape and contour of the abdominal region. This is done by removing excess abdominal fat and skin, while also tightening the abdominal wall musculature.
This is one of the most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed in Toronto. It is often combined with other procedures, including liposuction, in order to obtain the best possible abdominal shape and contour. Many women choose to combine an abdominoplasty with a breast lift or breast augmentation. This is commonly referred to as a “Mommy Makeover”.
Many people choose to have a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) after losing a significant amount of weight, or after pregnancy.
If you are concerned about any of the following, then an abdominoplasty may be the ideal procedure for you:
In addition, good surgical candidates should be relatively healthy. Smokers should quit smoking for at least 3 to 4 weeks prior to surgery.
Depending on the amount of excess skin, fat, and muscle weakening that you have, Dr. Pirani will customize a unique surgical plan to address your concerns while minimizing incision size.
In people with minimal amounts of excess skin or abdominal fat, a mini tummy tuck is often the best option. This can be combined with tightening of the abdominal core musculature to optimize abdominal shape and create a rejuvenated and youthful appearance with minimal scarring.
In individuals with a more significant amount of excess skin, fat, or stretch marks, a more traditional tummy tuck may be the option of choice.
Regardless of the amount of excess abdominal tissue you have, Dr. Pirani will devise a surgical approach that minimizes scarring while maximizing results. Dr. Pirani will often combine liposuction and fat transfer techniques with abdominoplasty surgery to optimize your cosmetic result.
After your tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty), Dr. Pirani will usually have you stay overnight in our accredited surgical facility. You’ll be attended to by 2 registered nurses during your stay. These nurses will make sure that you’re safe and comfortable.
Dr. Pirani will see you the next morning to change your dressings and make sure that you’re doing well prior to discharging you home. You will see Dr. Pirani regularly after your tummy tuck surgery.
Patients generally take several weeks to recover from an abdominoplasty. Many patients are able to return to work within 2-6 weeks after an abdominoplasty. The type of abdominoplasty you receive and the physical demands of your occupation will determine when you can return to work. After an abdominoplasty, you will generally need to wear a compression garment for several weeks to decrease swelling.
There is a large amount of information to review during an abdominoplasty consultation. Your initial consultation with Dr. Pirani will take about an hour while he discusses all of the surgical options relevant to you. Dr. Pirani will then create a custom surgical plan for you. He will go over risks and complications and give you an idea of what you should expect in terms of results and recovery.
Dr. Pirani’s goal is to educate you so that you fully understand your customized surgical plan.
To schedule a consultation with Toronto tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgeon Dr. Pirani, call 416-360-8772. We look forward to meeting you.Back
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