“How to Choose the right Tummy Tuck Surgeon?” by Dr. William
by Dr. Emma William
Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is one of the most popular body sculpting techniques.
If you’ve lost a lot of weight, or had multiple pregnancies, you may have excess skin round your abdomen. This unsightly, sagging skin can’t be removed by diet and exercise. But it can be removed by surgery. The tummy tuck procedure tightens muscles in the abdominal wall, surgically removing sagging skin, and flattening the abdomen.
Because of its popularity, many plastic surgeons offer tummy tucks. For example, if you live in the Toronto area, you will be overwhelmed with multitude of choices, as a simple online search will illustrate. But how can you choose the best tummy tuck surgeon?
There are several points you should research when choosing your tummy tuck surgeon.
- SuitabilityDo not choose a surgeon who offers the tummy tuck to help you lose weight. This is unethical and will not be effective. It is not a weight loss surgery. Tummy tucks are body sculpting surgeries suitable only for people who have already lost weight.The tummy tuck is most successful for people with stable body weights, who are not trying to lose weight but who cannot get rid of that sagging skin. Women who don’t plan to become pregnant again, for example, are perfect candidates.
- SpecialtyA plastic surgeon is ideal to carry out a tummy tuck once he specializes in post-weight loss surgery. This means he’s experienced in several types of abdominoplasty surgeries, not just the tummy tuck.
- Combination proceduresMake sure the surgeon offers combination procedures. He should offer liposuction with the tummy tuck, to remove the stubborn pockets of fat that just can’t be removed by dieting or exercise. Having a tummy tuck and liposuction together allows your surgeon to best sculpt your torso.The combination procedure also reduces recovery time, because you are having just one procedure, instead of having to recover from the tummy tuck then return for liposuction.
- TestimonialsMake sure the surgeon you choose has good reviews. Patient testimonials are easy to find online, but you should look for independently verified reports, too.
According to the previous criteria you can choose really efficiently! It’s much better once a surgeon fullfills all the previous requirements! For example, Dr. Kesarwani, who works at the Cosmedical Plastic Surgery Clinic, is one of the best plastic surgeons in Toronto. And why is that? Dr. Kesarwani has been listed among the best cosmetic surgeons in Canada by Fashion Magazine. He has also won the Toronto Sun’s Readers Choice award for Best Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Kesarwani only operates on suitable patients, people with stable weight and he has had great success. Dr. Kesarwani is also extensively experienced with circumferential abdominoplasty, also known as belt lipectomy because it removes skin all round the body, including the back, at belt level. Besides he is also expertised in the related post-weight loss procedures of the arm lift and thigh lift surgeries. Finally we need to notice he offers combination procedures like liposuction for optimum results!
Other surgeons, like Dr. Edelstein (Edelstein Cosmetic) are also well-respected tummy tuck surgeons that meet most of the previous criteria!