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Is a tummy tuck a miracle slimming system?

Most women & some men want to change something about their appearance, and it’s usually their stomach, find out how.

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Your stomach area tends to be particularly vulnerable to the effects of weight fluctuations, aging, and for woman, pregnancy

It is not unusual for loose skin, weak muscles and excess fat in the abdominal and waist area to develop more easily than in other areas, and they simply cannot be eliminated as effectively with exercise, a healthy diet, and even pharmaceuticals. To date, tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is the only solution that can achieve the dramatic improvement you desire.

The miracle of

  • Banish the “muffin top”, so you can feel confident wearing pants without worrying about undesirable bulging
  • Revamp your wardrobe, doing away with clothes that camouflage your figure. Instead, you’ll be able to wear a wider range of clothing, including form-fitting tops, pants and dresses to show off your improved body contour
  • Eliminate saggy skin that diminishes the desirable effects of your massive weight loss
  • Feel much better about yourself, because you know you look good
  • Have the flatter, firmer stomach you had before pregnancy
  • Create a cinched-in waist that gives you an hourglass figure


Abdominoplasty uses surgical incisions that are sometimes combined with liposuction to physically remove excess fat and skin, as well as stitching to tighten the abdominal muscles. This procedure helps patients achieve a smoother and flatter stomach that has more visible muscular tone, and a more defined waist.

At Edelstein Cosmetic, the abdominoplasty procedure has been designed as a way to improve the aesthetic appeal of our patients’ body contour with the least visible scarring possible. Our patients are often pleasantly surprised by how remarkably their results impact the overall attractiveness of their appearance.

Abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin as well as tighten the abdominal muscles to achieve a smoother and flatter stomach that has more visible muscular tone, with a more defined waist.

Our expert Toronto Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgeons are reputable because of the following:

– We have developed an abdominoplasty technique for patients who qualify that is less invasive and for which the incision is dramatically shortened, allowing optimal results to appear more quickly. You’ll also be able to experience all the benefits of a tummy tuck but with a scar that doesn’t extend from hip bone to hip bone as it usually does, and doesn’t require an incision around the belly button. Rather, the incision will be far shorter and less visible. Read more about the FAB tummy tuck

– We use an “invisible suture technique” for the long tummy tuck incision, which means that all the suturing is internal. You won’t see any stitches and you won’t have to come back to get them removed, either, as they are dissolvable. We do not use staples for the abdominoplasty procedure as they tend to leave a more visible and uneven scar.

Abdominoplasty enables you to remove excess fat and skin as well as tighten the abdominal muscles to achieve a smoother and flatter stomach that has more visible muscular tone, with a more defined waist. The procedure has been designed for you as a way to improve the aesthetic appeal of your body contour, and our patients are often pleasantly surprised by how remarkable their results impact the overall attractiveness of their appearance.

*Millions of men and women around the world have benefited from abdominoplasty, because they know that when you feel good about your appearance, you become more confident and are able to lead a happier, more fulfilling life.*

Experience the physical and emotional benefits of an aesthetically improved appearance from a tummy tuck procedure in Toronto, as performed by a distinguished surgeon.

You deserve to be comfortable with your body.
Call (416) 256-5614 to book your medical consultation about a tummy tuck with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

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*96% of the men and women who had a tummy tuck voted that the procedure was worth it on the popular consumer website Realself.com*

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*The procedure has been designed for you as a way to improve the aesthetic appeal of your body contour, and our patients are often pleasantly surprised by how remarkable their results impact the overall attractiveness of their appearance.*

The Edelstein Cosmetic difference

Dr. Edelstein, the head Plastic Surgeon at Edelstein Cosmetic, oversees a team of 9 Plastic Surgeons, with 4779 plastic surgery procedures performed annually in his role as Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Humber River Hospital. This means that in his professional career as a Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Edelstein has gained experience from tens of thousands of surgeries. Before and after every procedure, he examines each patient’s photos to sharpen his surgical skill in order to remain on the cusp of the industry, perfecting his ability with each subsequent surgery to achieve the results you desire with a faster recovery. As his patient, you benefit from all that has made him one of the most trusted and respected Plastic Surgeons in the country.

“The surgical skill of our surgeons is admired internationally; patients have come to us from not just across Canada, but also the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East. Our patients also include celebrities and socialites.”

[1]In the study, Measuring outcomes in plastic surgery: body image and quality of life in abdominoplasty patients, abdominoplasty patients experienced significant improvements in their body image and evaluations of their overall appearance.

Bolton MA1, Pruzinsky T, Cash TF, Persing JA. Measuring outcomes in plastic surgery: body image and quality of life in abdominoplasty patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Aug;112(2):619-25; discussion 626-7. PMID: 12900625. [PubMed] [Read by QxMD]

*Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person*

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Tummy tucks can be performed on candidates of either sex, whether they are young or older. Most of our patients are women who have given birth, and wish to restore their abdominal area to look like it did before pregnancy. Candidates for this elective procedure must be relatively healthy and fit, in order to ensure a safe and speedy recovery.

If you are a smoker, you must stop smoking at minimum four weeks before the surgery, and should not continue smoking after the procedure for another four weeks.

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AAbdominoplasty can correct excess or loose skin on the stomach, stretch marks on the abdomen, and lax, weak, or separated abdominal muscles. Those who have experienced significant weight loss, including patients who have had bariatric weight loss surgery, make good candidates for this procedure. Weight loss patients can achieve great results by removing excess skin on the abdomen and tightening stomach muscles.


At Edelstein Cosmetic, our surgeons perform either a traditional abdominoplasty, mini abdominoplasty, or a specialized less-invasive tummy tuck procedure known as the Floating Abdominoplasty, or FAB procedure. All of our abdominoplasty surgeries are performed with the aim of minimizing scarring, and creating beautiful, natural-looking results for our patients.

Before Your Surgery Begins…

Our certified anaesthesiologist will administer general anaesthesia to put you to sleep. This is a safe and effective method to make sure you are not aware of the surgery, and do not feel any pain during the procedure. Liposuction is often performed on the ‘love handles’ before the abdominoplasty begins.  For the traditional tummy tuck, once you are completely asleep, the doctor will make a hip-to-hip incision in your lower abdomen, which is located below the bathing suit line.

The incision will be smaller for a mini tummy tuck. Next, the skin and fat tissue is lifted from the abdominal muscles, and your surgeon will carefully stitch the muscles together to ensure a tighter, firmer muscle wall. Then the skin and fatty layer are stretched downwards to cover the incision, and excess skin and tissue are trimmed. Another small incision is made for the newly positioned belly button, which is then brought through and placed in this spot. The scar and navel may be positioned a little higher, per the patient’s preference. Two drainage tubes are inserted into the wound, and additional liposuction will be performed if there is still a significant layer of fatty tissue remaining. Finally, the surgeon will carefully and neatly stitch up the incision, place a dressing on the wound, and put a compression garment on the patient.  


There are a number of important issues to keep in mind when you are considering having an abdominoplasty.

 The first is that abdominoplasty is not a weight loss surgery. A balanced diet and exercise are essential to having a healthy weight, and to maintaining the results of your tummy tuck surgery in the long term. The tissue removed during a tummy tuck procedure usually weighs less than 10lbs.

Candidates for this procedure should have a body mass index (BMI) of less than 30, and preferably less than 25. Patients with higher BMIs are at an increased risk of complications, and the results are not as effective. Moreover, if a patient’s abdomen has too much fat under the muscle layer, then muscle tightening will not produce lasting results.

If you are a woman planning to have children in the future, you should know that a tummy tuck will not interfere with a future pregnancy or affect your baby’s development. However, it is important to note that due to the significant changes your body will go through during pregnancy, your abdominal region may not return to its post-tummy-tuck shape.

Drainless Tummy Tuck

For this procedure, our surgeons insert two drainage tubes that must stay in place for a week or two after your surgery. These tubes allow your body’s naturally-occurring post-surgery fluid to drain away from the surgery site. These devices are simple to maintain at home, and are easily taken out at your post-operative visit.  Some patients, if they are good candidates for it, can have their tummy tuck without any drains (the “drainless tummy tuck”).

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Lastly, it is important to note that smoking and surgery do not mix, as the chemicals from smoking make healing much more difficult after having an abdominoplasty. You will be asked to stop smoking a minimum of four weeks before the procedure, and you should not start smoking again right after your surgery, until your body heals.

*Candidates who have a generally healthy physique but continue to struggle with significantly stretched and weak abdominal muscles, giving them a pregnant appearance, may be good candidates for our advanced FAB tummy tuck procedure, provided they do not have a lot of excess loose skin. Read more about the FAB tummy tuck.*
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Post Surgery Important Notes

*The muscles that are affected during this procedure are your major core muscles that allow you to stand up and sit straight, as well as lift items and twist to the side.*

Abdominoplasty Recovery

So, for the first few days, your doctor will ask that you not try to stand up straight, rather you will be slightly hunched over. However, after a few days to one week, your muscles and skin will have stretched sufficiently that you should be able to comfortably sit and stand up straight.

Because the surgery affects this very important muscle group, you should expect to take two to three weeks off work to allow your body and core muscles to recover. During this time, we ask that you avoid any strenuous activities that will put stress on your abdominal muscles.

You will receive narcotic pain medication to keep you comfortable for the first two weeks after your procedure, and your discomfort should feel similar to muscle pain that comes after a hard abdominal workout. You should not expect a large amount of bruising, although patients who receive liposuction will see more bruising than those who have only had the incision and excess trimming performed.

Post-Operation Instructions

Following all of your surgeon’s post-operation instructions is also essential to a speedy recovery. While the drains are removed about one week after the procedure, you may need to wear the binding garment for a longer period of time, depending on the extent of your tummy tuck procedure.

This means that patients who have undergone a less-invasive mini tummy tuck or FAB procedure may experience slightly less downtime than traditional abdominoplasty patients.


*Once the abdominoplasty procedure is complete, our clinic staff will move you to a recovery room where you will wake up from the anaesthesia.*

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*Even after you have returned to work, it will take some time until your core muscles and incisions are sufficiently healed to resume your regular exercise routine and other high-impact activities.*

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