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Tummy Tuck


TMB Cosmetic Surgery
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You desire a flat, smooth belly, but pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and genetics leave you with a pooch that just won’t go away. At TMB Cosmetic Surgery, with offices in Toronto, Canada, and Manhattan's Upper East Side in New York City, experienced cosmetic surgeon Trevor Born, MD, offers the latest in tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, to help flatten and shape your tummy and hips by removing excess fat and tightening loose skin and muscles in the abdomen. Call today or schedule your consultation online tool to get started on your way to smooth, toned abdominals.

Tummy Tuck Q & A

Do I need a tummy tuck?

If you have excess fat, lax abdominal muscles, and stretched skin, you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck. You may find it difficult to find clothing that fits well and feel self-conscious in a swimsuit. 

Consider a tummy tuck to address:

  • A protruding abdomen or hanging fat that persists despite diet or exercise
  • Loose, stretched abdominal skin
  • Post-pregnancy muscle weakness, stretched skin, and belly fat deposits
  • The after-effects of major weight loss or weight loss surgery

Really, Dr. Born recommends a tummy tuck for just about anyone who wants a tight, toned, and flat belly. 

Before surgery, you’ll need to be in generally good health and a nonsmoker. Women who plan to have children in the future should postpone surgery until their family is complete. Pregnancy can compromise the effects of the surgery. 

What happens during tummy tuck surgery?

Dr. Born performs a tummy tuck while you’re under general anesthesia. The entire surgery takes 2-3 hours, depending on your particular case. Plan to spend one night at the surgical site following your procedure for observation and care. 

During the procedure, Dr. Born combines some of the most effective fat-reduction and skin-tightening techniques. He first uses liposuction to remove excess fat from the abdomen and flanks. 

Once the appropriate amount of fat has been removed, Dr. Born makes two incisions: one around the navel and another close to the pubic area from hip bone to hip bone. The skin is then separated from the abdominal muscles. 

He pulls together and tightens the muscle wall, restoring it to a firmer, tighter position and narrowing the waistline. Dr. Born then pulls over the new, tighter muscles and removes excess skin. 

He repositions your naval into a natural position, closes the incisions, and places a temporary tube to drain excess fluids. This tube is removed after a few days.

Plan to wear a compression garment for a few days after the procedure to lessen swelling. Recovery varies from person to person, but most people return to all normal activities within a month.

What should I consider when selecting a doctor to perform my tummy tuck?

You want an experienced doctor, like Dr. Born, who has performed thousands of tummy tucks. He is regarded as one of the most accomplished plastic surgeons in the industry. 

Dr. Born understands the nuances of the body and the particulars of abdominoplasty surgery. His precise and discreet placement of any incisions means you will be able to wear any type of clothing with confidence, including lingerie and bikinis.

If you’re ready to have a flat, toned abdomen, call TMB Cosmetic Surgery for a tummy tuck consultation or schedule an appointment online.