Tummy Tuck surgery (also called abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure performed by Toronto Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Martin. An abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure in which the surgeon removes excess fatty tissue and skin from the abdominal area while reshaping the abdomen and tightening the abdominal muscles. Looser skin in the abdomen can be caused by several factors, most commonly significant weight loss and pregnancy. This procedure is often coupled with liposuction.
Toronto Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Martin schedules his potential Toronto abdominoplasty patients for an initial consultation to see if they are a good candidate for the procedure and to see if other procedures may fit their needs. A Toronto tummy tuck procedure is performed under general anesthesia. An incision is made above the pubic line extending out toward the hips and occasionally around to the gluteal area. The abdominal fat and skin are elevated from the abdominal muscles, and the muscles are then tightened using surgical sutures, which helps in recreating the waistline. Excess fat is then removed and is placed back above the muscles. Due to the advanced tummy tuck techniques used by Dr. Daniel Martin, most patients are able to go home the day of the procedure.
There are two types of tummy tucks, and Dr. Martin will help you determine which will best serve you in achieving your goals. These choices are:
Mini- tuck: A milder version of the procedure which is appropriate for more moderate situations. This procedure requires shorter incisions and no work on the umbilicus.
Full tummy tuck: The complete tummy tuck is a fit for Dr. Martin’s clients if they have a greater amount of skin and tissue to be removed, and there is a substantial loosening of muscles. This requires a longer incision, extending from hip to hip, with an additional incision made at the belly button.
Is a Toronto Tummy Tuck procedure a good fit for me?
A tummy tuck is a fantastic opportunity to restore the area around the tummy that has been taxed over time. A good fit for a Toronto tummy tuck procedure is someone in good physical condition whose tummy area has been taxed over time, due to pregnancy or weight gain. It is recommended to call Dr. Martin to book a consultation in order to find out if you are a good candidate for the tummy tuck procedure.
Are my Toronto Abdominoplasty expectations reasonable?
The purpose of the tummy tuck is to create a flatter and more aesthetically pleasing tummy area. That being said, the focus is to create the best you possible. It is important to bear in mind that the aging process cannot be reversed. We have seen tremendous success with this very common procedure. Dr. Martin will discuss in detail what can be expected from the procedure.
How long does it take to recover?
Unlike other cosmetic procedures, the tummy tuck recovery time is generally longer. Patients require between 1-3 weeks rest time with very specific follow-up care. A hospital stay is not always necessary, but for some patients it is recommended that they book an overnight stay, and possibly two days, depending on the intricacy of the tummy tuck procedure. After a tummy tuck procedure performed by Dr. Daniel Martin, a Toronto abdominoplasty expert, it is very likely that your recovery will be uneventful and the aesthetic results of the operation will be very pleasing.