After recovering from childbirth, many new mothers have a strong desire to return their bodies to their former pre-pregnancy state. But losing baby weight can be hard, and even then, pregnancy can cause some other changes, such as stretched and sagging skin, than cannot be solved by diet and exercise alone.
This is why many women turn to abdominoplasty, a cosmetic procedure more commonly known as a tummy tuck, to help restore their bodies to their pre-baby tightness. The tummy tuck cost in Toronto can be anywhere between $8500-$11,000, and while it is an expensive procedure, there are few who can deny its impressive results.
A study on patient satisfaction, published by the medical journal of the ASPS, stated that an overwhelming 99% of patients are often pleased with their tummy tuck procedure. So let's learn a little more about this cosmetic surgery.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is one of the most popular types of body contouring procedures, having been performed almost 100,000 times in 2020 alone, a 56% increase since the year 2000.
During a tummy tuck, incisions are made along the bikini line to ensure discreetness during recovery. Then loose and stretched skin is pulled tight, and any excess skin is removed. The results are a tighter, smoother, and more toned stomach. This procedure is often paired with liposuction to help remove and smooth out unwanted stubborn fat beneath the skin to help create an even more defined body contour.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
While there is no magic age for a tummy tuck, it is recommended a person waits until they are sure they do not plan on having any more children, as further pregnancies can undo the work of a tummy tuck, requiring another tummy tuck procedure to take place at the expense off the patient.
Women between the ages of 40-54 made up roughly 43% of tummy tucks in 2020.
However, one does not need to have experienced pregnancy to undergo a tummy tuck procedure, as it is a popular procedure among both men and women for those who have lost large amounts of weight in a short period, causing an excess of skin as well.
In general, an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck will be any person in good physical health who does not plan on altering their appearance through weight fluctuation or pregnancy, who already exhibits the signs of loose skin.
What's a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a general term to refer to a collection of combined procedures designed to help a woman restore multiple aspects of their body to a more youthful state. The simplest forms of a mommy makeover typically just involve a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation, but a more thorough "full mommy makeover" can also include
- Fat Grafting to the buttocks for increased volume (Also known as a Brazilian butt lift)
- Laser hair removal
- Non-surgical contouring procedures such as CoolSculpting
- Cellulite removal and treatments
- Laser hair removal