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Tummy Tucks: Tighten and Tone Your Tummy

January 14, 2016

Tummy Tucks Tighten and Tone Your Tummy

Everyone’s got an insecurity that bugs them to no end. A common insecurity for many folks is having a pooch or extra flab around the abdomen area. Whether you’ve had a few pregnancies or lost a large amount of weight, it’s not unusual to have loose skin that you just want to be gone. This excess skin can’t be lost just by exercising even more.

Tummy tucks are a great procedure for people who want to lose fat and saggy skin on their abdomen region. They also tighten the abdominal wall at the same time.  There are different types of tummy tucks performed depending on your body and needs: mini, standard and extended tummy tucks.

  • Mini tummy tucks: These are ideal for people who have a minimal amount of abdominal skin to remove. The length of the incision made in mini tummy tucks is usually smaller than those made in regular tummy tucks.
  • Standard tummy tucks: These are ideal for patients who have had multiple pregnancies and have lost or gained a large amount of weight.
  • Extended tummy tucks: These are ideal for people who have lost or gained a significant amount of weight and have very floppy and loose skin that extends past the hip bones.

Tummy tucks are sometimes combined with liposuction techniques like SmartLipo and BodyTite to the bra line, hips and flanks to achieve complete improvements and results on the body. In standard and extended tummy tucks, a new belly button is also surgically created.

Toronto Tummy Tuck Patient Before and After Photo 1

What to Expect After Surgery

After your tummy tuck, you’ll be required to wear a contour compression garment. This is important as the garment helps re-establish the connection between your repositioned and tightened tummy skin and the underlying tummy muscles. You have to wear the compression garment for 22 hours a day for three weeks. After that period, you’ll be expected to wear it for 12 hours during the day and take it off at night for another three weeks. That’s a total of 6 weeks of wearing a compression garment.

You’ll have to avoid lifting heavy objects or performing high-impact activities like sports and weight training for at least 4 weeks.

Your results will continue to improve over a span of several weeks. You’ll begin to see noticeable changes in the appearance and contours of your tummy area and the muscles will continue to strengthen. This procedure requires a recovery period that can last up to six weeks. Of course, this can vary as every patient is different.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tucks are ideal for patients who want to get rid of fat and excess skin from their abdomens. Patients who have had multiple pregnancies and children may seek out this procedure. Patients who have lost large amounts of weight also benefit from tummy tucks as they remove the excess skin that’s left behind.

When dieting and working out doesn’t seem to produce any real results to flatten your abdomen, a tummy tuck could be what you’re looking for. They’ll give you much more definition and remove the excess skin on your tummy that won’t budge even through exercise.

Book your appointment online now or chat with one of our representatives for more information.

Dr. Stephen Mulholland
Posted by Dr. Stephen Mulholland
Dr. Stephen Mulholland has been practicing Plastic Surgery for over 20 years. He is one of Canada’s most renowned and best plastic surgeons in Toronto with his wealth of experience, artistry, and humbleness towards his patients.