416.789.99791802 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M5M 3Z1
Dr. Alexander Golger and his team at Avenue Plastic Surgery are devoted to helping all of their patients realize their dreams of beautiful, slender body contours. As experienced Toronto cosmetic surgery providers, they understand that the stomach is often one of the most difficult areas to get in shape. If you have tried exercise and diets but are still left with an unsightly lower belly pouch or a protruding muffin top, tummy tuck surgery might offer a permanent solution. If you would like to learn how abdominoplasty in Toronto can help you achieve a flat midriff, explore the paragraphs below.
You might be a Toronto tummy tuck candidate if you wish to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. However, you should keep in mind that tummy tuck is not a weight loss surgery. To the contrary, tummy tuck is often pursued by people who have rapidly lost a large amount of weight through aggressive diets or bariatric surgery, as these individuals are often left with a significant amount of excess skin on the abdomen.
Another group of people who often benefit from tummy tuck surgery are mothers who wish to regain their pre-pregnancy body contours. During pregnancy, the stomach skin rapidly expands and stomach muscles stretch to accommodate the growing baby. After the baby is born, the stomach skin and muscles often fail to shrink back to their pre-pregnancy state. As a result, many mothers are left with an unsightly stomach pouch that can be removed only through tummy tuck surgery.
Dr. Alexander Golger personally performs all presurgical evaluations, taking the time to thoroughly explain the procedure and the presurgery precautions. One of the more important precautions is quitting smoking at least several weeks prior to surgery. Dr. Golger’s Toronto abdominoplasty patients are strongly advised to quit smoking because the chemicals found in cigarettes interfere with proper blood flow, which in turn can cause complications during surgery and prolong healing.
Dr. Golger also recommends that patients with small children arrange for childcare for a few days after the surgery. Tummy tuck patients are prohibited from lifting anything immediately after their surgery, and physical activities in general will be very limited in the immediate days after the treatment.
Dr. Golger performs abdominoplasty under general anesthesia. He begins the procedure by creating an incision in the lower abdominal area. Next, he removes excess skin and fat and repairs any torn abdominal muscles. Dr. Golger then gently stretches and sutures the remaining skin to create a smooth, flat stomach. The surgery is typically completed in three to four hours, and most of Dr. Golger’s tummy tuck Toronto patients recover within four weeks. However, it might take up to six months for the final results to become visible.
During the recovery period, Dr. Golger carefully monitors his patients to promptly address any complications, such as excessive swelling, bruising and pain. Generally, pain can be controlled with prescription medications, and patients do not experience major discomfort during recovery.
The results of abdominoplasty are permanent, provided that the patient does not gain and lose a large amount of weight. For this reason, Dr. Golger recommends that women not undergo abdominoplasty if they plan to have more children.
Tummy tuck is a major plastic surgery procedure. Like every other surgical treatment, it includes certain risks, such as infection, bleeding and recovery complications. However, these risks can be minimized through careful patient preparation.
If you desire to achieve a flat, contoured midriff appearance, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Alexander Golger by calling (416) 789-9979 or by clicking here. During your appointment, Dr. Golger will help you decide whether you are a Toronto tummy tuck candidate and will answer any questions you might have. In addition, Dr. Golger will explain any other body contouring procedures you might be interested in, such as liposuction or body lift in Toronto. Dr. Golger is also a skilled Toronto / Brampton mommy makeover and breast implants surgeon.