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benefit 1 of 3 : "reveal contoured abs"

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Now you too can have a toned and contoured midsection.

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women who want a trim waistline and smooth tummy often struggle with loose skin, excess fat, or loss of tone after pregnancy. Tummy Tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is designed to restore a firmer, flatter abdomen to feel confident showing off. 

If you’re troubled by the appearance of your midsection, Dr. Tutino, Oakville’s body contouring plastic surgeon, would like to meet with you. 

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Be confident to show your midsection

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What is a Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from your middle and lower abdomen. There are numerous customizable approaches to help you get the tummy you dream of. It’s often the most effective way not only to remove loose skin and fat but repair and tone the abdominal muscles underneath.


Full Tummy Tuck procedures involve an incision from hip bone to hip bone, just above your pubic area; this allows for skin tightening and access to repair diastasis rectus (stretched, separated abdominal muscles.) The navel can be reconstructed and repositioned on the flatter, firmer abdomen, while liposuction may be used to recontour love handles and allow a sculpted shape to appear.
 
A Tummy Tuck typically takes two to three hours but may vary depending on the work required. It is a day procedure, allowing you to return home or to your hotel the same day. 
A less invasive Tummy Tuck option is called a Mini Tummy Tuck. This method uses a shorter incision and removes minimal skin and fat without altering the belly button. Surgery and recovery time are usually faster for the mini approach, though results are more subtle. 

FAQ - top Tummy Tuck questions

Why is my stomach not flat after a tummy tuck?

Sometimes people get a flat tummy after a tummy tuck, and sometimes, they don’t. Even after Dr. Tutino removes the excess skin and fat deposits. Due to the intra-abdominal contents still present behind the tightened abdominal muscles, a completely flat tummy may not be possible.

Why is my stomach still big after a tummy tuck?

When Dr. Tutino performs a tummy tuck, he lifts the skin of the abdomen, pulls it down, and then removes the excess skin. After the procedure is done, the lower abdomen might appear to be bloated or big. That is a common side effect of the medications that you might be taking for pain management. That is why you might feel bloated and constipated.

How long will the swelling last post-surgery?

After you have undergone the procedure, there will be swelling for some time, this is entirely normal and nothing to be afraid of. No two patients are alike, and thus no two patients have the same healing rate. The swelling goes down at different rates too. Most patients will start seeing improvement within 12 weeks, as the swelling is reduced. The area that is directly above the incision line might continue to stay swollen longer.

Various factors result in swelling after a tummy tuck surgery. As mentioned earlier, Dr. Tutino lifts the skin of the abdomen, pulls it down, and then removes the excess skin; this might disrupt the lymphatic drainage temporarily. Due to the surgery, some chemical mediators are released into the body. That, added to the lymphatic drainage disruption, may cause swelling. Compression garments can help you while the new lymphatic vessels connections are built.

What is the fastest way to recover from a tummy tuck?

You don’t have to wait for the results of a tummy tuck. You can do your part to make it efficient and achieve the expected results. Firstly, you should eat a healthy and well-balanced diet. After a body contouring procedure, your body must heal as quickly as possible. That is why nutritious food is essential. Dr. Tutino will inform you about the diet and what you can and cannot eat, and this might include protein-rich foods like salmon and chicken. He may also advise you to ingest healthy fat so your skin can recover.

Secondly, you will not exercise right after tummy tuck surgery; the next best thing is walking. Ask Dr. Tutino how much you can walk after the surgery. You can either go out for a walk or hit the treadmill. Walking is great for circulation and helps with the recovery process.

Another thing that you can do to make recovery faster is to change your sleeping position. If you sleep in an inclined position, it will help remove the stress on your abdomen. You can use body pillows for this purpose. They can support your body and help you maintain the correct position.

Wearing a compression garment will improve recovery. There will be a significant amount of swelling around the area, and it will stay there for weeks. That is why you are given a compression garment to support the healing process.

Drink plenty of water before and after the procedure. It helps your body flush out the toxins in the body. This routine can help you stay hydrated and support your body’s recovery process.

How much time off from work will I need?

Different patients have different recovery rates, so there is no fixed time for recovery. But for most patients, it is somewhere between ten to fifteen days after the surgery. If you have a manual job or a field job, you might not get back to work early. But if you have a desk job where you don’t have to carry or lift weights, you can be back in 10 days. Make sure that you discuss your job and recovery time with Dr. Tutino in the post-surgery consultations. Even if you get back to your job after 15 days, your body will still be in recovery mode, and this means no lifting weights or heavy stuff, no working overtime, no late nights, and no intense exercises at the gym.

What should I expect after the surgery?

Dr. Tutino will brief you about how to recover at home.

  • how to care for incisions and drain tubes
  • what to be aware of in terms of infection or overall health
  • what to avoid in terms of physical activity that affects your incision line for six weeks
  • when you need to see Dr. Tutino again
  • how long to wear the abdominal pressure garment
  • how much to rest
  • what you can eat
Dr. Tutino Plastic Surgeon Mississauga & Oakville
Dr. Tutino has helped over 12,000 patients thus far. Today, he completes roughly 300 breast surgery cases per year. By his admission, Dr. Tutino is “in the prime of his career.” He not only performs the most leading-edge plastic surgery techniques, but he teaches other surgeons as well. 

Dr. Tutino will meet with you to listen to your concerns, examine you, and recommend a plan to help you reach your body goals.
 
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benefit 2 of 3 "tighten up loose skin"

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Tighten and tone after significant weight loss.

learn about tummy tuck at our state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery centre in oakville & mississauga

Bariatric surgery and incredible diet transformations boost confidence and restore much more than physical health for many people. Some skin retraction can occur, but after several months of maintaining your goal weight, loose skin may become a new problem to contend with. 

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty is not designed for weight loss. However, removing significant excess skin can lead to a small decrease in weight and inches from the waist. Many patients describe feeling relief to be rid of extra belly skin for good finally. 

Tummy Tuck surgery can be adapted for your needs, and your plastic surgeon may recommend a more extensive incision through the panniculectomy or circumferential abdominoplasty approach. 

Experience and Innovation to Improve Patient Outcomes

Dr. Tutino is one of the most experienced Tummy Tuck surgeons in Canada. He strives to achieve a natural-looking result that fulfills the unique need and goals of all his patients. He also maintains a state-of-the-art surgical facility with the most innovative technology and caring medical staff to ensure the best cosmetic surgery experience.

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The Tummy Tuck Experience in Oakville 

Dr. Tutino  will perform your procedure in his own fully accredited surgical centre, where he oversees every detail related to safety and high standards. The clinic has been developed under strict guidelines and adheres to all national, provincial, and municipal standards.

Dr. Tutino stands out as a plastic surgeon who remains hands-on and personally sees every detail of patient interaction from start to finish. That means the surgeon you meet with and trust with your care will be the same performing your procedure, following up with you after, and answering your questions every step of the way. 

On the day of your surgery, you will need someone to pick you up because you cannot drive after a general anesthetic, and you’ll need to rest. 

Once your surgery is complete, you’ll spend time in our relaxing recovery room with your nurse. Dr. Tutino usually determines Tummy Tuck patients are ready to leave after a few hours and will ensure that you have the instructions, medication, and recommendations for the comfort you need before you go. 

Dr. Tutino Plastic Surgeon Mississauga & Oakville
Dr. Tutino has helped over 12,000 patients thus far. Today, he completes roughly 300 breast surgery cases per year. By his admission, Dr. Tutino is “in the prime of his career.” He not only performs the most leading-edge plastic surgery techniques, but he teaches other surgeons as well.
 
Dr. Tutino will be pleased to meet you, discuss your aesthetic goals, and help you feel confident about your body.
 
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benefit 3 of 3 "show off again"

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One of the most common questions that Dr. Tutino is asked is whether one needs a full Tummy Tuck.

/ learn about tummy tuck at our state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery centre in oakville & mississauga

One of the most common questions that Dr. Tutino is asked is whether one needs a full Tummy Tuck or a Mini Tummy Tuck; this is an important question as one of the things that concern surgical patients most is the scar. A Mini Tummy Tuck will leave you with a shorter scar than a full Tummy Tuck, but sometimes, a Mini Tummy Tuck may not be the answer. 

One of the factors that may help you decide is the amount of excess skin you have and whether you need your abdominal muscles tightened or not. If the loose skin is minimal, a less invasive approach could be ideal for you. However, if you have lost substantial weight or have had multiple pregnancies, a Mini Tummy Tuck may not help you achieve the result you’re hoping for. 

Tummy Tuck FAQs

Do I Need Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?
Liposuction is a fat-removal procedure. If you want to remove loose skin or repair and tighten abdominal muscles, the more comprehensive abdominoplasty can help.

Will There be Any Post-Treatment Swelling?
Yes, there will be some swelling around the abdomen which lasts for several months. However, the most noticeable swelling and discomfort usually resolve within a few weeks. Dr. Tutino will advise you about activities to avoid, which speed up your recovery time, but you’ll also need to be patient while your new body shape is gradually revealed. 

Can I Get Pregnant After A Tummy Tuck?
Yes, you can become pregnant after a Tummy Tuck, but it might negatively affect your results, so talk with Dr. Tutino about your family plans to choose the right options for you. 

Will I Have A Scar?
All surgeries result in some form of scar after incisions are made. Thanks to advanced, careful surgical methods, scar prominence and visibility can usually be minimized, and you can expect your scars to fade over time. Dr. Tutino also provides post-procedure scar treatments.

How Long is the Tummy Tuck Recovery Time?
For most people, the recovery time will progress in stages with 2-3 weeks off work, then some additional activity restrictions in place for a total of 4-6 weeks. You’ll need to avoid aerobic activity, which increases blood pressure for a few weeks to minimize bruising and bleeding. That means you will have to forego gym visits, sports, and some other favourite activities for a short while, but your long-term results will be worth it! 

Dr. Tutino recommends that busy moms ask for help around the home and childcare in the initial weeks following surgery. You won’t be permitted to pick up children and pets for a limited time while your abdomen heals. 

What Are Possible Tummy Tuck Complications?
Complications can arise after surgery, and many steps are taken to minimize these risks for Dr. Tutino’s patients. After an abdominoplasty, unexpected bleeding, infection, or delayed healing are among the possible considerations. Dr. Tutino guides his patients to avoid unnecessary risks at home and is on call anytime day or night after the surgery to address their concerns.

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Schedule a Tummy Tuck Consultation with Dr. Tutino in Oakville 

You’re welcome to book your private consultation with Dr. Tutino, learn more about the Tummy Tuck procedure and how it might improve the way you look and feel! Body confidence can do wonders for mental health and happiness, while physical health benefits come from the renewed motivation to get out more and get moving. Our patients are delighted with the transformative power a Tummy Tuck can have. Dr. Tutino is ready to help you achieve your goals too. 

Dr. Tutino Plastic Surgeon Mississauga & Oakville
Dr. Tutino will perform your Tummy Tuck surgery in his state-of-the-art surgical centre located in Oakville.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you reveal a post-baby body you love again. Whether you’ve recently finished growing your family or you’ve waited until the kids are fully grown, now is the time for you to take care of yourself, your confidence and get ready for swimsuit shopping! Call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Tutino.

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benefit one
transformative surgery
boutique — one-on-one
state-of-the-art surgery facility

award-winning surgery centre oakville
transformative surgery
boutique — one-on-one
state-of-the-art surgery facility

award-winning surgery centre oakville
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tighten up loose skin

benefit two
restored or ehanced cleavage
renewed skin
a new you!

fuller lifted breast contours
restored or ehanced cleavage
renewed skin
a new you!

fuller lifted breast contours
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show off again

benefit three
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over 300 breast cases per yr.
over 12000 surgeries
all in one surgery - shorter reovery
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over 300 breast cases per yr.
over 12000 surgeries
all in one surgery - shorter reovery
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