After pregnancy and childbirth, it is not uncommon for the abdominal muscles and skin to be left weakened or stretched. When this happens, typically neither exercise nor weight loss will help, and additional weight loss can even accentuate the problem. A tummy tuck helps Toronto and Mississauga women and men achieve a flat, smooth stomach that appears tight and toned. During this procedure, Dr. Michael J. Weinberg removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the underlying muscles.
To learn more about tummy tuck surgery, call our office at 905-273-3045 (Mississauga) or 416-207-9090 (Toronto) or request an appointment onlinerequest an appointment online. Dr. Weinberg helps men and women from Oakville, Brampton, and beyond achieve their aesthetic goals.
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Before & After Photos
Tummy Tuck - Case 22
Tummy Tuck Restores Waistline. This 32 year old professional woman and mother of twins had no plans for more children. She disliked the hanging skin that she’d been left with, not to mention the stretch marks, from her previous pregnancies. She decided she wanted either liposuction or a tummy tuck. ...Request Your Appointment Request Your Appointment View Photo Gallery
Tummy Tuck - Case 19
Hernia Repair, Liposuction & Tummy Tuck for Collingwood Resident Worth Trip to Toronto:This 42 Year old woman living in the Blue Mountain area in Ontario was first referred to see Dr. Weinberg at Meaford Hospital. An active and youthful personality, she enjoyed working out, walking, running and biki...Request Your Appointment Request Your Appointment View Photo Gallery
Tummy Tuck - Case 15
Improved Tummy and Hip Appearance after Liposuction & Tummy Tuck, Mississauga.This 55 year old active wife and mother was unhappy with the appearance of her abdomen, hips and thighs. She initially was interested in liposuction, but at 155 lb she had lost weight and had loose hanging skin with ce...Request Your Appointment Request Your Appointment View Photo Gallery
Liposuction, Massive Weight Loss, Tummy Tuck - Case 68
Inspired to Lose More Weight After Tummy Tuck Patient Subject of Article For Elevate Magazine.At 32 this hard working music teacher had struggled with her weight long-standingly, and she had managed to lose some weight before seeing Dr. Weinberg in consultation. However, she still tipped the scale a...Request Your Appointment Request Your Appointment View Photo Gallery
Tummy Tuck - Case 37
Post Tummy Tuck Mississauga Mother Looks and Feels Great This 52 year old wife and mother of 3 was working out constantly, almost 4 hours a day. Her weight was only 127 lbs, yet she was unhappy with the look of her abdomen. Healthy, with no previous medical history aside form an appendectomy. She ha...Request Your Appointment Request Your Appointment View Photo Gallery
Tummy Tuck - Case 87
Tummy Tuck, Tubal Ligation and Hernia Repair.At 31, after 2 C-sections, this active hairstylist did not like her figure. The C-sections had left an unsightly scar, and her tummy protruded. She found Dr. Weinberg in Fashion Magazine, and booked a consultation. When he examined her, Dr. Weinberg found...Request Your Appointment Request Your Appointment View Photo Gallery
Massive Weight Loss, Tummy Tuck - Case 44
After Losing Over 100 pounds, A Tummy Tuck Provides the Finishing Touch for This Mississauga Woman.This vivacious 33 year old nurse had tipped the scale at 340 pounds at her heaviest. The excess weight was taking a serious toll, limiting her ability to work, causing her to be socially withdrawn, and...Request Your Appointment Request Your Appointment View Photo Gallery
Tummy Tuck - Case 58
From Northern Ontario Tummy Tuck Surgery Worth The Trip. This 52 year old receptionist , and mother of three from Huntsville didn’t like the loose , wrinkling skin of her abdomen. In addition to her three pregnancies, she had undergone tubal ligation surgery. Dr. Weinberg determined that the appeara...Request Your Appointment Request Your Appointment View Photo Gallery
Breast Lift, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck - Case 101
Mommy Makeover Rejuvenates After Pregnancy and Breast Feeding:This 46 year old woman was unhappy with the crepy hanging skin on her abdomen after child bearing and C section, and with her drooping DD breast size. She was referred to Toronto mommy makeover surgeon Dr. Weinberg by a colleague. H...Request Your Appointment Request Your Appointment View Photo Gallery
Breast Reduction, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck - Case 105
A Mommy Makeover Helps Toronto Woman Feel Comfortable:This healthy 42 year Toronto resident was unhappy with her figure after C section, child rearing and breast feeding. Her large hanging breasts were uncomfortable on her 5 feet four inch frame, and resulted in back neck and shoulder pain. Despite ...Request Your Appointment Request Your Appointment View Photo Gallery
Tummy Tuck Procedure
Abdominoplasty is designed to flatten your abdomen by removing excess fat and skin, and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. The procedure usually takes about 2 1/2 hours and is almost always performed under general anesthesia. A tummy tuck can be performed at the clinic or at Trillium Health Centre, where Dr. Weinberg is Division Head of Plastic Surgery, depending on patient preference, extent of surgery, and the patient's general health. Most of our Mississauga and Toronto tummy tuck patients choose to have their surgery at the clinic, with its pleasant atmosphere and all the personal attention of a private facility.
As with all surgical procedures, there are possible complications that can occur with a tummy tuck. Dr. Weinberg will discuss potential complications specific to your surgery with you in detail at your consultation. For a discussion of general risks of surgery, review Dr. Weinberg's Your First Visit page.
Tummy Tuck Made Better
As Division Head of Plastic Surgery at Trillium Health Centre, having performed hundreds of tummy tuck procedures over many years, Dr. Weinberg has a reputation for:
- Innovation – He uses advanced techniques, including new "no drains" approach that leads to a faster, more comfortable recovery.
- Options – He offers "mini-tummy tuck" procedures, combination "Mommy Makeovers," and non-surgical body contouring with liposuction or high frequency ultrasound (Liposonix).
- Results – His goal is to give his patients an aesthetic reduction of fat and loose skin with a minimally noticeable scar and natural looking belly button placement.
- Safety – A fully accredited facility, certified staff, and shorter surgical time mean added safety.
Dr. Michael J. Weinberg is a Royal College certified plastic surgeon, and is committed to helping you achieve a youthful and vibrant appearance.Meet Dr. Weinberg
Some patients who have an isolated pocket of fat immediately below the belly button may benefit from a mini-tummy tuck, a procedure in which a much smaller incision made below the belly button is sufficient to allow the removal of the necessary tissue to achieve a flat abdomen. This procedure takes only 45 minutes, and patients are back to work in a few days, and can resume normal exercise in 2 to 4 weeks. The scar is concealed in the lower abdominal fold.
No Drains Procedure
With Dr. Weinberg's new "no drains" procedure, because of the use of a novel type of suture called a Quill suture during abdominoplasty, patients can enjoy improved results and recovery. The sutures firmly adhere the overlying skin flap to the muscular abdominal wall. This has several advantages, including a firmer muscle repair, as well as reduced surgical time, which translates to an even safer procedure. It also eliminates any potential space between skin and muscle for fluid to accumulate, so there is no need for drains. This enhances the comfort level during recovery. Patients move more easily after surgery, and avoid the discomfort sometimes associated with drain removal.
For answers to common questions about tummy tuck surgery, review Dr. Weinberg's Tummy Tuck FAQ page.
After Tummy Tuck Toronto Woman Gets New Lease On Life
After Tummy Tuck Toronto Woman Gets New Lease On Life
Tummy Tuck Cost & Related Procedures
The cost of tummy tuck surgery can depend on several factors, including the amount of tissue removed and whether the procedure is performed in hospital or at the clinic. We offer patients a variety of ways to reduce total cost, such as combining a tummy tuck with other procedures. A popular combination is a Mommy Makeover. This customized procedure combines a tummy tuck with breast surgery and liposuction in our Toronto and Mississauga centers; it involves a single recovery period and may be more cost-effective. We also offer the non-surgical fat reduction treatments CoolSculpting® and LipoSonix®, as lower-cost alternatives. Cost of surgery, as well as other detailed information about your procedure including any potential complications, will be reviewed in detail during your in depth consultation with Dr. Weinberg.
After Your Procedure
Most of our patients report that they can return to work within 2 to 4 weeks of a regular tummy tuck. After the procedure, patients are given an abdominal binder which they wear for the first 6 weeks. Patients are usually back to work in 2 to 4 weeks. Usually patients can return to strenuous activities and exercise in 4 to 6 weeks, and the scar may take 3 months to 2 years to fade.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I continue losing weight after a tummy tuck?
It is best for tummy tuck patients to be at a stable weight before having the surgery, but there are people who lose more weight — or gain weight — after the procedure. Significant weight loss may result in additional excess skin, especially if your skin has lost much of its elasticity. Results can also be compromised if a patient gains a lot of weight and then loses it again — for example, if a woman gets pregnant after having a tummy tuck.
How long after having a baby can I get a tummy tuck?
There is no specific answer to this question, but Dr. Weinberg recommends waiting at least 6 months after having a baby before undergoing abdominoplasty. That's true even for women who have cesarean section births. Most women lose weight after giving birth, and it's best to be at or near your pre-pregnancy weight before having a tummy tuck.
Should I have a tummy tuck with small children at home?
Plenty of new moms have tummy tuck surgery, but it's very important to have a reliable support system in place before the procedure. You will have to avoid lifting your children for at least 2 weeks after the surgery, and you will need to get plenty of rest to help your recovery go more quickly. Even simple chores can be too much during the initial stages of the recovery, so arrange to have friends or a housekeeper come to your house to help clean and keep things organized.