Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, involves removing excess skin and fat from the middle and/or lower abdomen. This is done to decrease the size, and flatten the appearance of the abdomen, as well as repair and renew the abdominal muscle wall. Reasons for needing abdominoplasty include multiple pregnancies in women, excess weight loss, past abdominal surgeries that have left the abdomen weakened and fat deposits or loose abdominal skin that will not respond to regular diet and exercise.
At ICLS we offer the most advanced technologies and innovative surgical solutions of any stand-alone facility in Canada, giving our doctors an exceptional advantage in achieving your desired result. Abdominoplasty is performed in our clinic under general anaesthetic and requires an overnight stay in our fully accredited Oakville clinic.
There are two types of tummy tuck procedures offered. The first is a full or complete abdominoplasty, which addresses problems regarding the whole of the abdominal area. The second procedure is a partial abdominoplasty or mini-tummy tuck, which deals primarily with fat deposits and skin that are limited to the area below the navel. In both cases liposuction and skin tightening procedures may be performed in conjunction with the abdominoplasty to achieve an optimum body-contouring outcome.
Before and After
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Dr. Julie Khanna
As one of Canada’s leading cosmetic plastic surgeons, Dr. Julie Khanna looks beyond the surgical procedure to the patient as a whole, from inner self to outer beauty.Dr. Khanna’s Profile
Dr. Maryam Zamani
Aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. Maryam Zamani offers a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical treatment options to address all areas of the body.Dr. Zamani’s Profile
Aftercare and Recovery
A tummy tuck is a major operation and there will be some pain during recovery. When the surgery is complete, one or two drains may be stitched into position along the main incision. This allows for drainage of excess fluid from the surgical site and will help with healing. Generally, the drains are removed two to three days post-surgery. Any discomfort is easily controlled with oral pain medication.
A special tight-fitting garment is worn for the first six weeks after surgery. It gives compression and support to the healing abdominal area and should be worn 24 hours a day, except during showering which is allowed after the drains are removed. Wound dressing will be provided to you following surgery along with care instructions that you need to abide by.