Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) & Mini Tummy Tuck

RETURN YOUR BODY BACK TO ITS YOUTHFUL SHAPE.
FLATTEN, TIGHTEN AND SMOOTH YOUR ABDOMEN WITH A TUMMY TUCK.

A tummy tuck, or an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces the fat and loose skin around the abdomen, tightens and firms the abdominal wall, and if desired can enhance your hour-glass figure. It is often requested post-pregnancy or after significant weight loss.

This procedure can also be requested to reduce the unsightly appearance of caesarian scars, or a droopy appearance of the stomach despite routine exercise. Restoring the shape and firmness of the stomach, a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty can be very satisfying to many patients.

The best time to have a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is at a time when you have lost any extra weight and have kept it stable for several months. At this point the most ideal contouring can be performed. An ideal patient for a tummy tuck should expect to be able to wear a bikini without anyone being able to tell that you had surgery. In order to do this, Dr Shortt focusses on two key goals: to place the scar so low that it is hidden by your bikini or underwear; and to create a beautiful, natural appearing belly button. Dr Shortt has a particular interest in belly button beautification. Many of his referrals come from patients’ high satisfaction with their belly button. He has recently been interviewed on the topic.

On occasion, some patients have some loose skin below the belly button but otherwise have a nice shape to their abdomen. In this setting you may be able to have a mini-tummy tuck (mini-abdominoplasty) which limits the amount of surgery, costs, recovery, and scarring.

As with any surgery under general anaesthetic, there are potential risks or complications to consider. During your private consultation, Dr Shortt will take a thorough medical history from you, discuss your areas of concern and your goals. He will then discuss your options, explaining the associated benefits and risks and go over the general recovery time, as well as discuss what to expect pre and post tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery.

Dr Shortt will go over your options, so you feel that your surgery is specifically planned for you.

When to consider having this procedure?

In general, candidates for tummy tuck surgery are aged 18 – 70 years, are in good health and are able to have general anaesthetic, and may have one or more of the following characteristics:

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loose skin around the abdomen

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caesarian scars, sagging and or stretched skin due to pregnancy

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excessive skin around the abdomen due to significant weight loss

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desire to restore a firmer, tighter waistline

What is the recovery time?

In general, the recovery time following a tummy tuck procedure is approximately 3-6 weeks. As with any surgery under general anaesthetic, there are potential risks or complications to consider. During your private consultation, Dr Shortt will be able to estimate the time he expects it will take you to recover, and how soon you can expect to get back to the different activities you usually do.

Learn more about Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) & Mini Tummy Tuck in Dr Shortt’s Blog

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Testimonials

Huge Breasts Be Gone!

Absolutely hands down the best! Dr Shortt is very skilled and has a warm, caring personality along with a sense of humour:) You are in the best hands should you choose Dr. Shortt. Thank you Dr Shortt and Joanne for making this a great experience!

He is a masterful surgeon and he has exceeded my expectations.

Dr. Shortt performed breast reduction/tummy tuck surgery and I am very happy with the results. He is a masterful surgeon and he has exceeded my expectations. I’m a 64 yr. old woman who has lived with shoulder and back pain for years. I decided to have a breast reduction in the hope of easing this discomfort and improving my quality of life in retirement. I was able to discuss questions and concerns easily with Dr. Shortt. He has a quiet, kind manner , complemented by a good sense of humour. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Shortt to my family and friends. The office staff are also very professional, friendly and helpful.

Dr Shortt is talented, trustworthy, and kind.

Dr Shortt was has been incredible! I went to him in search of options for correctly my breast asymmetry. I read a lot of reviews for plastic surgeons in and around Toronto and I chose Dr Shortt because his reviews were overwhelmingly positive. Initially, I was interested in fat grafting because I feared an implant would be obvious. At my consultation, Dr Shortt explained the advantages and disadvantages of both options. His opinion was that an implant would actually be the better choice because breast augmentation with an implant is much more predictable and due to the difference in my breasts, I would probably need multiple sessions of fat grafting, which would get quite expensive. After the consultation, I understood why an implant would be the better choice for me and my body. He wrote a letter on my behalf advocating that my surgery be covered by OHIP, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan, and they agreed to cover it! I really appreciated that Dr Shortt was honest about what he thought would make me the most happy (an implant in one side), not what would make him the most money (multiple sessions of fat grafting). Throughout the whole process, he was patient, understanding, and confident. His sense of humour put me at ease on surgery day and I couldn’t be happier with the results of my surgery. I didn’t want bigger breasts, just more symmetrical ones and he managed to balance me out beautifully without even touching my bigger left breast. My surgery was three weeks ago and except for the scar (which is healing beautifully) you can’t even tell I had surgery. My new breast looks and feels great and I can’t stop buying pretty new bras now that any bra will work for me. I can’t wait for bikini season! Dr Shortt is talented, trustworthy, and kind. As soon as you meet him, you’ll see that he truly cares about your happiness. Thank you, Dr Shortt!

I would 100% recommend Dr. Shortt and his staff to anyone who is considering breast reconstruction surgery.

I would 100% recommend Dr. Shortt and his staff to anyone who is considering breast reconstruction surgery. Dr. Shortt is a very knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate surgeon. i
felt comfortable with him from the first consultation appointment. He answered every question we had and was never in a rush. I am very grateful to Dr. Shortt for his expertise and his skills for making me feel like a whole woman again
Thank you so much !!

My experience with Dr. Shortt was great.

My experience with Dr. Shortt was great. I highly recommend Dr Shortt if you are considering any surgery. He did my breast reconstruction twice and each was very professional . He also took care of me after that so no concerns.

He was thorough, professional and clearly is the expert in his field.

I had the great pleasure of meeting Dr. Shortt for my initial assessment this week. My appointment was not only on time, but they were able to accommodate my early arrival. Dr. Shortt was a delight. He immediately put me at ease and was not in a rush. He was thorough, professional and clearly is the expert in his field. This is my second assessment and and I very happy that I held out for this referral.

Thank You Dr. Shortt

I wish I had had a breast reduction sooner; the improvement in how I feel physically and mentally is simply amazing. I could repeat so much of what others have said about Dr. Shortt; he is professional, knowleable and is quick with a funny quip when needed. I appreciate and am so grateful for his skill as a surgeon/artist. Joanne is always friendly and helpful and I appreciate her time in scheduling my surgery. Most definately recommend this Dr. Shortt and his team!

Feel and look better than ever before.


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