Tummy Tuck in Toronto

No More Rolls

Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that eliminates loose skin, excess fat and separated abdominal muscles. Even if you’re physically active and eat right, you can still develop a protruding, saggy stomach that you can’t get rid of. This may have been caused by:

  • Having children
  • Aging
  • Weight fluctuations

For many people there is nothing that can firm up the stomach and eliminate excess fat as well as a tummy tuck can.

Why Get a Tummy Tuck?

  • You want to get rid of all of that fat and skin you can grab a hold of.
  • You want to tighten up loose skin.
  • You want to get your pre-pregnancy stomach back.
  • You want to fit into the clothes you want to wear and know that you look good.
  • You want to feel more attractive.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Best Toronto Tummy Tuck - Dr. Ronald Levine, Harmony Cosmetic
A flatter, sexier stomach
Results you would not achieve with excercise and diet alone

Why Dr. Levine performs the best Tummy Tuck in Toronto

Dr. Levine revolutionized tummy tuck surgery

A study conducted by Dr. Levine that was published in the journal, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, revolutionized how abdominoplasty is performed today. At the time of the 2006 publication, abdominoplasty was routinely performed on an inpatient basis. This means that the patient had to stay at the hospital at least overnight following their surgery. However, Dr. Levine found that doing so was unnecessary, and in fact less beneficial for the patient’s recovery.

The study compared two groups of patients: inpatient and outpatient. Dr. Levine examined short-term complications in both groups. He discovered that there was no link between the status of the patient and these complications. In addition, he found that earlier discharge lowered the risk of developing pulmonary embolism, a complication that can be fatal. Based on his research, Dr. Levine was the first plastic surgeon to perform tummy tucks and breast surgery on an outpatient basis. Other plastic surgeons around the world followed.

Dr. Levine assesses your concerns properly

When you meet Dr. Levine for your initial consultation about abdominoplasty, he’ll talk to you at length about your concerns and expectations. He’ll tell you which treatment is most suitable to achieve your goals and why. This is important because sometimes, patients are not sure which treatment is best for them. For example, patients often express confusion about whether a tummy tuck, or liposuction is more suitable for them. Dr. Levine will discuss the difference between the two body contouring procedures: a tummy tuck is for loose skin, separated muscles and excess fat, while liposuction is only for excess fat. Patient education helps improve your satisfaction rate, because you’ll be better informed about how your treatment will benefit you.

You’ll know exactly where your scars will be before your surgery

Dr. Levine always plans what he’s going to do before surgery, and then follows this plan carefully. This allows for a smoother surgery and more predictable results. Part of this planning is to mark out where your incisions will be (and the resulting scars). While Dr. Levine makes sure to give you the shortest scars that are located as low as possible, we’ve found that knowing exactly where they’ll be can help you get an idea of what you should expect after surgery.

Reduced discomfort during recovery

One of the biggest factors contributing to pain and discomfort following surgery is muscle tightening. Muscle tightening involves correcting diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation), a condition that is frequently caused by pregnancy. To relieve pain and discomfort during your initial tummy tuck recovery, Dr. Levine injects Marcaine block into the rectus sheet on both sides.

A beautiful, diamond shaped belly button

During surgery, the belly button changes shape and size due to the stretching of tissues. This can leave it looking odd, negatively impacting results. Dr. Levine takes this into consideration by recreating the belly button, making it look more natural. Based on his personal research and high patient satisfaction rates, he has found that a diamond shaped belly button is the most pleasing. In order to ensure minimal scarring, scar therapy is provided with tummy tuck procedures.

Tummy Tuck Before & After

Tummy Tuck Reviews

So beyond happy with my tummy tuck. I feel so much better about myself already and im only 3 wks post op. Within 3 days i was up and around by 1 week post op i was back able to play with my kids. And function again. I scar is barley as thick as a piece of thread. Thank you Dr. Levine!!!
Christy the lady in the office is super sweet. So thank ful for her. Doing the recovery!!!! Thank you Christy!!!!

July 2016From Rate MDs

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Levine. He is kind and caring and so are his nurses. I felt virtually no pain after my tummy tuck even though I read that it would be painful. I guess I'm lucky! The only thing I felt was tighteness but that went away after about 2 weeks. I had to lean over for the first week because I couldn't stand up straight. But now, it's been 2 months and I look really good.

July 2016From Rate MDs

Dr Levine told me I needed a tummy tuck, even though I didn't want the scar. I asked about liposuction and he told me that it wouldn't flatten my bulging stomach. I am so glad I listened to him. I now have a flat stomach and the scar...you can barely see it. He gave me the right choice and I'm glad I listened to him. He's the best!

June 2016From Rate MDs

Tummy Tuck Costs

Cost

$5,800 – $8,000

Length of Surgery

1 – 3 Hours

Recovery

Same Day

Back at Work

2 Weeks

Tummy Tuck Frequently Asked Questions


Can I get a tummy tuck?

Sometimes it’s impossible to achieve a well-toned abdomen through exercise and weight control, and a tummy tuck is the only option. People who have normal body weight and proportions are not exempt from developing an abdomen that is loose, protrudes or even sags.

What kinds of tummy tuck do you perform?

Dr. Levine can perform a mini, full or FAB tummy tuck. 95% of patients require a full tummy tuck.

Can I have a tummy tuck during a C-Section?

No, it is best to first lose your weight gain from pregnancy and once you have stabilized, the maximum amount of tightening can be achieved to optimize your results.

Can I have a tummy tuck at the same time as a genealogical procedure?

Yes. It is possible for an abdominoplasty to be performed simultaneously with a genealogical procedure. Examples include tubal ligation, ovariectomy, removal of fibroids, hysterectomy. Other plastic surgery procedures that can be done at the same time or separately include vaginal tightening and breast augmentation.

Can stretch marks be removed with a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck will typically remove many stretch marks that are located on the lower abdomen. Other stretch marks may not be removed. For instance, stretch marks on the upper abdomen may simply be moved downward. Also, stretch marks around the back will not be effected.

Will future pregnancy affect the results of a tummy tuck?

A pregnancy may re-stretch the muscles and abdominal skin re-creating the laxity that was present before the procedure. Because of this, it’s best to postpone the procedure if you’re anticipating being pregnant.

Can I have children after a tummy tuck?

Having a tummy tuck will not affect your ability to have children.

How permanent are tummy tuck results?

The results of a tummy tuck are permanent. You can also help to maintain results by getting regular exercise, following a healthy diet and maintaining your weight.

When will I see my results?

You will notice a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that matches your body type and weight in about 4 weeks. Residual swelling can last up to a year.

What are the risks of a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery is a more extensive procedure than others but the occurrence of complications is still extremely low because of Dr. Levine’s 30+ years of experience. The following are a few of the risks related to tummy tucks:

  • Permanent numbness
  • Contour and shape irregularities
  • Irregular scarring
  • Poor wound healing
  • Infection
  • Seroma or hematoma (fluid or blood buildup)
  • Blood clots
  • Unfavourable results
  • Possibility of revisional surgery