Tummy Tuck in Calgary
If you have a stomach bulge, loose skin or stretch marks and wish to have a firmer, flatter and sexier figure again we can help. Our surgeons combine their compassionate understanding of your personal goals with their experience, knowledge and finesse to give you exceptional results.
After pregnancy or dramatic weight loss sometimes there’s no amount of exercise or dieting able to rid you of that excess fat. We have the solution to getting your body to bounce back.
Tummy tuck procedures remove excess skin and fat through precise and controlled excision. Our tummy tuck surgeries fuse your standard of aesthetic beauty with a comprehensive anatomy assessment to produce a natural-looking outcome. We understand the fundamental elements of an attractive waistline and how much it means to you to restore your once youthful and tight figure. Our mission is to ensure you feel amazing in your own body.
Our doctors blend artistry, safety and technical savviness for a meticulous and thoughtful procedure. We truly appreciate proportional body shapes and restoring your natural physique for your personal, physical and emotional benefit. Dr. Vic Chahal is your trusted Calgary tummy tuck expert!
Who Is Tummy Tuck Surgery For?
Individuals who are close to their ideal weight. We want to assure the best possible cosmetic outcome and maximize safety. Since no one’s anatomy is the same, nor are their desired results the same, we perform a comprehensive analysis of your body and personal goals. The best tummy tuck results are achieved when you are close to your ideal body weight which can be achieved through a balanced died and regular exercise. If you have excess skin, localized fat, bulging sides or a body mass index near 25 – a tummy tuck is a great option.
Step 1: Consultation with one of our specialists. We want to understand your goals for the procedure and your desired results. We will offer guidance and opinions on the best course of action. We will also take any necessary measurements at this time. If you have any questions or hesitations, now is the time to ask!
Step 2: Book an appointment.
Step 3: Prepare yourself by reading the educational material provided and following pre-surgical advice.
Step 4: Procedure day!
Step 5: First look at the outcome. Keep in mind there may be swelling and redness, depending on the procedure. Therefore the best approximation of final look will be after adequate recovery time.
Step 6: Recover. For best results, please follow all post-surgery advice and enhance healing with appropriate sleep, nutrition and hydration.
Step 7: Come back in for a follow-up appointment to ensure proper healing and optimal results.
How Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Work?
Our tummy tuck surgeries are performed under general anesthesia and follow the safest and most up to date requirements. The duration of a tummy tuck is approximately three hours.
Following the procedure you will be cared for by our attentive nursing staff and discharged the next day. We suggest taking two weeks off from work and any rigorous activity. Most people can return to light activity within one week. Swelling typically resolves after one week. Full results will be present in about 12 weeks after the procedure.
Who Is A Good Candidate For An Abdominoplasty Or Tummy Tuck?
If you’re thinking about a tummy tuck (or the medical term of abdominoplasty), you’ll want to know first and foremost if you’re a viable candidate. There are a few points of criteria that can help you see if you’ve made the cut.
If you’ve lost a lot of weight—and have a pannus, which is soft, loose skin—then you’ll most likely be approved.
You should also keep in mind that you need to have realistic expectations for the surgery, have overall good health—and are not planning on becoming pregnant or losing any more significant weight.
Recovery After a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Since every “body” is different, your recovery time post-op will change. There are several factors that can affect that recovery—like your age, health prior to the surgery, type of tummy tuck, and beginning bodyweight.
Prior to the operation, you’ll want to help plan and prepare a certain timeframe and schedule for the post-op with your doctor. This will be established to help give you ample time to return back to other aspects of your life.
Right after surgery, you’ll need to make sure arrangements are in order for someone to help care for you, your drains, antibiotics, and anticoagulants. You’ll also need to be aware that you’ll be wearing an abdominal binder for about six weeks.
Tummy Tuck and Age: Here’s What Actually Matters
Depending on your age, your surgery results will vary. That’s because the elasticity of the skin changes depending on how old you are. A younger patient will most likely have a better chance of their skin bouncing back after surgery.
However, the older you are, the lesser likely you’ll see your skin bounce back to fit your body’s new contours. However, it’s important to know that everyone is different.
The Medical Benefits of Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck is not necessarily only a cosmetic procedure. It can also give you the benefits in quite a few different health areas.
For example, a tummy tuck can help correct a ventral hernia, decrease back pain, reduce stress urinary incontinence—or an SUI, and even help improve posture.
A tummy tuck can help correct the hernia because flattening the stomach can help address the weakened abdominal muscles—and reduce the stress and pressure on the skin.
It can help decrease back pain because it targets those weakened stomach muscles and removes excess stomach fat that may be giving you more stress.
It can help with an SUI because the excess skin may be placing too much pressure on your bladder and urethra.
It can also help improve posture in the same way it improves back pain—with stronger ab muscles and more support to your spine.
Tummy Tuck FAQs
If you’re in the market for a tummy tuck procedure, you may have a few questions. In this section, we’re going to present you with our FAQs.
What kinds of problems can a tummy tuck help?
Not only does it help you improve the appearance of your lower stomach area with the reduction of loose, excess skin, but it can also help strengthen some—if not all—your abdominal muscles, which can lead to a ton of health benefits.
Will I be in a lot of pain?
Although varied from patient to patient, you should be prepared to feel mild to moderate discomfort for the following days after surgery.
What about scarring?
Most tummy tucks involve incisions found quite low on the abdomen, typical near the pubic region—so these scars can be concealed with clothes or even bathing suits.