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Here Are A Few Things You Didn’t Know About Tummy Tuck in Toronto

When researching a topic in today’s day and age, it is easy to get swept up in the plethora of information available on the Internet. For those exploring the possibility of undergoing a Toronto tummy tuck, it is no different. Wading through the information, it can often be difficult to differentiate fact from myth and have realistic expectations.

To help you make an informed decision, we will discuss a few things you may not know about a tummy tuck in Toronto.

One of the most common misconceptions surrounding a tummy tuck is that it is a simple procedure. A tummy tuck is a complex and intricate procedure where the incision can be quite long, abdominal muscles may be stitched together, and liposuction may be performed in conjunction as well. Therefore, it is anything but simple, and does require a significant period of rest and recuperation to allow the body to heal.

Another extremely common misconception about clients inquiring about a tummy tuck is that it is a weight loss tool. The truth is that being overweight is actually one of the leading causes of complications resulting from a tummy tuck.

When a tummy tuck is performed on a patient who is overweight, risks of complication under anesthesia as well as postoperative healing issues are elevated. Contrary to popular belief, the ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is someone who is already in close range of the ideal weight for his or her body type.  Intra-abdominal, or, visceral fat surrounds the internal organs and often causes a protruding belly. This type of unhealthy fat must be reduced through diet and exercise alone. Unfortunately, it cannot be removed during an abdominoplasty, which doesn’t access behind the abdominal wall.

Rather than a weight loss tool, a tummy tuck should be looked at for what it truly is – a body sculpting procedure.

It is highly recommended that those considering a tummy tuck begin a regular exercise regimen and follow a healthy diet well in advance of the procedure. Patients who are in good physical condition will not only enjoy better results, but will also have a quicker and smoother recovery period.

Some patients also do not realize that it is absolutely imperative that those who smoke completely quit 4 to 6 weeks prior to the procedure. In many cases, if smoking is not given up in time, the surgery may have to be postponed or cancelled altogether. Smoking can greatly compromise the ability of the body to heal and can cause detrimental results among those who do not quit well in advance.

Although a Toronto tummy tuck is a major procedure from which at least two weeks of rest is required, many patients do not know that surgeons actually want them to be up and walking very soon after the surgery. While it is important to take it easy and avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity, walking around will aid your recovery by keeping the body and tissue from becoming stiff and speed up the resolution of swelling.

To find out more about a tummy tuck and if you are a suitable candidate, the best advice is to schedule a consultation at a clinic specializing in the procedure.

At Edelstein Cosmetic, our surgeons are all board certified and highly skilled in various types and techniques of cosmetic surgery. During a consultation, they will be able to assess your individual case and recommend the best treatment plan to meet your body goals.


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Before undergoing any Plastic Surgery Canada procedure, consult an experienced and reputable Plastic Surgeon. Book your consultation at our plastic surgery clinic in Toronto by calling (416) 256-4194 or by clicking here.

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Book your consultation at our plastic surgery clinic in Toronto by calling (416) 256-5614 or by filling in this quick form.

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