Dr. Lista and Dr. Ahmad are proud to have helped hundreds of Mississauga and Toronto tummy tuck patients realize their dreams of a flat, smooth stomach. Recognizing that many individuals feel apprehensive about undergoing abdominoplasty, our surgeons conduct personal consultations, during which time they explain to the patient exactly how abdominoplasty is performed and what results it helps achieve. The personalized approach relieves anxiety and helps Dr. Lista and Dr. Ahmad deliver highly satisfying results for all of our Toronto cosmetic surgery patients.
Your consultation will involve a physical examination, including a careful medical history, and a discussion about your goals with surgery. Dr. Lista or Dr. Ahmad will spend as much time as you need to make sure both you and your surgeon know exactly what you want. It may not always be possible to meet all your expectations with surgery, so it is crucial that you understand what is a realistic outcome.
Dr. Lista or Dr. Ahmad will examine you to determine exactly what procedure, or combination of procedures will best help you meet your goals. If, for example, your fat deposits are limited to the area below the navel, you may require a mini-tummy tuck, which is a less complex procedure that can often be performed on an outpatient basis. Or your surgeon may recommend having a tummy tuck in conjunction with liposuction to remove fat deposits from the hips for a better overall body contour. Or liposuction alone may create the best result. Your surgeon will work with you to recommend the procedure that will help you come closest to achieving your desired body contour.
Your surgeon will also instruct you on how to prepare for surgery in order to achieve the best result, including guidelines on eating, drinking, and taking certain vitamins and medications. Smokers should plan to stop smoking for a minimum of one or two weeks before surgery and during recovery, as smoking decreases circulation and interferes with proper healing.