North Vancouver Tummy Tuck
Doctor Colin McInnes offers Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) procedures to North Vancouver residents. Please use the form on this page to contact us for more information or send us an email to office/at/doctorm.ca.
Abdominoplasty (aka tummy tuck) is a powerful technique to recontour the abdomen. Unlike non-invasive procedures, which are often costly and insufficient to achieved the desired results, abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen that can be present following weigh fluctuations, maternity, or ageing. Abdominoplasty is not a weight loss surgery, it is designed solely to contour your abdomen.
How does Abdominoplasty work?
There are 3 main layers of the abdomen:
- Outer skin and fat
- Muscle layer
- Internal layer (contains fat and internal organs)
Abdominoplasty surgery involves removing a segment of skin and fat, tightening the internal muscles, and re-closing the skin and fat layer in a fashion that improves the contour. The internal layer containing organs and fat is not treated with abdominoplasty, which is an important concept. If there is too much internal fat such that the abdomen pushes outwards, after surgery the contour of the abdomen will be improved, but will be unlikely to be completely flat. Dr. McInnes will assess your abdomen at your consultation and give you an idea about your expected contour afterwards, or if he recommends additional weight loss beforehand.
There are several different types of abdominal contouring procedures available. The operations are done under general anesthetic. Specific adjustments are individualized, but common adjuncts include liposuction, mons pubis contouring, and a breast lift (aka. “mommy makeover”).Click here for details about Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)