Abdominoplasty at the University of Ottawa
Factors such as weight loss or pregnancy can cause skin laxity and uneven contours on the abdomen. A tummy tuck procedure aesthetically improves the look and shape of the abdomen. Patients who opt for an abdominoplasty will undergo an assessment of their health and medical history to ascertain their candidacy for surgery. A treatment plan will then be developed to attain their objectives. Either a partial or complete abdominoplasty will be conducted based on the patient’s needs. Incision placement and size, the use of liposuction and repositioning of the navel will be dictated by the treatment plan. The aim of a tummy tuck is to tighten and lift the skin, muscle and connective tissue and recontour the shape of the abdomen for a natural and pleasing outcome. Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre-, during and post operation to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.