There’s no doubt that while it’s often a beautiful, life-changing experience, pregnancy can also be a body-altering one. Nine months of various processes and pressure on a woman’s internal and external tissues can leave permanent stretch marks, sagging skin, and other alterations. While the female body has incredible, natural ability to bounce back, for many, even regular exercise and a great diet won’t bring back their previous shape. In Toronto, tummy tuck and other breast rejuvenation procedures are combined to deliver what’s known as the Mommy Makeover.
Though many people have concerns about more than one body area, they don’t like the prospect of scheduling separate procedures due to higher cost and multiple recovery periods. That’s especially true for people who must plan alternative childcare and time away from work during recovery. Though it could involve many body alterations, by far the essential component of any mommy makeover is the tummy tuck. Also known as an abdominoplasty, this procedure is designed to remove excess skin, tighten abdominal muscles and reconstruct the belly button.
Who Is An Ideal Toronto Tummy Tuck Candidate?
A Standard abdominoplasty is not just popular with mothers. Men and women who’ve done the hard work of losing weight, only to find they’re left with unwanted skin in the abdomen, may consider this surgical approach. It is not a weight loss tool, rather a bodycontouring procedure designed to remove excess skin which hasn’t retracted after fat loss or childbirth. Good candidates are therefore within their ideal body weight range and both medically and emotionally stable. A body mass index of 25 or less is suitable as it will not only reduce health risks during the procedure but ensure better long-term results.
What Happens During A Tummy Tuck In Toronto?
The process of tightening and restoring the abdomen through cosmetic surgery involves a long, horizontal incision just below the underwear line. This inevitable scar is considered by many to be the greatest drawback; however, it can be well-hidden, and the trade-off is multiple body improvements:
- Separated abdominal muscles will be pulled together and tightened during an abdominoplasty
- Excess, lax skin is excised,and the remaining skin pulled smooth
- The belly button is reconstructed in the tighter midsection
- Supplementary liposuction can be performed to help sculpt the desired waistline and greater abdominal definition
Healing After A Tummy Tuck
Because a mommy makeover involves surgical interventions for multiple areas, the recovery will be longer than for tummy tuck alone. It’s still the more convenient option for plenty of people who wish to have one recovery period only. A tummy tuck requires between 2-3 weeks off work and another three weeks of activity restrictions such as avoiding the gym and heavy lifting.
Patients return home the same day after surgery, but it’s recommended that they have help close at hand to perform tasks such as meal prep, cleaning, and care of pets and animals. The patient can walk slowly and slightly bent over for the first few days, then gradually straighten up and increase movement. Follow up appointments will be scheduled in order for the plastic surgeon to inspect the incisions, answer questions and give advice for a positive healing experience. Count on the majority of swelling to be resolved in the first 2-3 weeks and then another few months of gradual inflammation reduction.
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