Tummy Tuck

Weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and genetics are the major obstacles in our never-ending quest for fabulous abs. The abdomen is one area of the body that undergoes the most significant changes in our lives. It is also one of the areas most resistant to diet and exercise. Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is extremely popular for Vancouver women and men who have tried everything but just can’t achieve a flat, toned stomach.

Tummy Tuck
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Tummy Tuck
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Tummy Tuck Case 23 Before & After View #1 | Vancouver, BC | Dr. Peter Lennox
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Case #23

This healthy 33 year old woman who lives in Burnaby, BC has had three children, all born via C-section. She is bothered by the laxity to her abdominal wall, her stretch marks and the skin laxity and excess. She underwent an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with repair of her abdominal muscles to tighten her abdomen at the same time. Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 27 Before & After View #1 | Vancouver, BC | Dr. Peter Lennox
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Case #27

This lovely 21 year old woman from Coquitlam, BC, had a 40 pound weight loss through diet and exercise. She noted laxity and skin excess to her abdominal wall and wanted to improve her contour. She underwent combination liposuction and abdominoplasty to her abdominal wall, and was happy with the improvement in her shape. Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 8 Before & After View #1 | Vancouver, BC | Dr. Peter Lennox
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Case #8

This 57 year old woman wanted to improve her abdominal contour after weight loss. She underwent a full abdominplasty and tightening of her abdominal muscles. (6 months)
Tummy Tuck Case 15 Before & After View #1 | Vancouver, BC | Dr. Peter Lennox
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Case #15

This healthy 56 year old woman desired improvement to her abdominal contour. She underwent a full abdominoplasty and repair of her rectus muscles.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Improvements From a Tummy Tuck

You may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you are healthy, at a stable weight, and want to attain one or more of the following improvements:

  • Tightening loose, stretched skin after pregnancy or significant weight loss
  • Flattening protruding abdominal muscles that separated during pregnancy
  • Renewing the shape of the belly button

Understanding Abdominoplasty

A tummy tuck helps men and women achieve a firm, flat midsection. Dr. Lennox customizes tummy tucks for each patient based on their body shape, skin elasticity, and personal goals. Typically, he recommends a traditional approach, which involves an incision across the lower abdomen from hip to hip to remove excess fat, tissue, and skin and repair weakened abdominal muscles. Depending on the extent of skin that needs to be removed, Dr. Lennox usually makes an incision around the belly button to reposition it. He also performs other variations of the tummy tuck depending on the amount of correction required (see illustration).

Tummy tuck incision diagram

Do Scars From a Tummy Tuck Go Away?

As with any incision, there’s no way to avoid having a scar after a tummy tuck, but Dr. Lennox takes great care to place the incision in a discreet location that can be concealed beneath clothing. He spends a great deal of time discussing this with each patient to tailor the scar position to their desires. Moms in Vancouver considering a tummy tuck are particularly pleased to learn that the procedure can get rid of stretch marks on the lower part of the abdomen.

Dr. Peter Lennox

Meet Dr. Lennox

Engaging, well-educated, and extensively trained, Royal College-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Lennox has earned the trust of his peers, his patients, and his students.

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What Should I Expect After My Tummy Tuck?

Most of Dr. Lennox’s patients describe moderate discomfort the first few days after surgery, but it is managed well with prescription pain medicine. After several weeks, you can gradually resume your normal activities, and Dr. Lennox will advise you of this.

Our tummy tuck patients find the procedure to be transformative. After years of dieting and exercise, most patients are thrilled to finally have the flat, tight abs they’ve always desired. While tummy tuck results are long lasting, it’s important to note that the best candidates for the procedure are those who maintain their desired weight and do not plan to have more children.

What Is the Fastest Way To Recover From a Tummy Tuck?

The fastest way to recover from tummy tuck surgery is to follow Dr. Lennox’s post-op instructions carefully, which include:

  • Take it easy for the first few weeks.
  • Wear the compression garment as directed to minimize swelling and provide support to your abdomen while it heals.
  • Avoid bending, straining, or lifting anything heavy for up to 6 weeks to prevent putting stress on any internal stitches.

Can I Have a Tummy Tuck If I’m Overweight?

Patient safety is our priority at Lennox Cosmetic Surgery. Because of that, Dr. Lennox requires women and men to have a body mass index (BMI) below 30 before they can undergo elective cosmetic surgery. According to Canadian guidelines from Health Canada, anyone with a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese and has a high risk of suffering complications following plastic surgery. A BMI between 25 and 29 is considered overweight.

Can I Combine a Tummy Tuck With Other Plastic Surgery Procedures?

Definitely. Many patients benefit from combining abdominoplasty with liposuction to remove areas of stubborn fat. Oftentimes, moms who opt to have a tummy tuck combine it with complementary procedures such as breast augmentation into a comprehensive mommy makeover, which addresses the effects of pregnancy all over the body in a single operation.

To take the next step, request a consultation with Dr. Peter Lennox. Or, call our office at (604) 876-6552 to schedule your appointment.

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