Abdominal, Thigh, & Arms

Abdominal, Thigh, & Arm Surgeries

Liposuction in Barrie

Lipoplasty Surgery in Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Bracebridge, Collingwood & Southern Ontario

Women and men who are not overweight but have isolated areas of fat that they cannot get rid of through diet and exercise are good candidates for liposuction. Liposuction is not effective for cellulite. Liposuction can be effective in many areas of the body: arms, abdomen, hips, thighs, calves, ankles, and under the chin. You are more likely to get good results from this procedure if your skin has good tone and elasticity which helps to achieve a smooth result following fat suctioning.

Dr. Tumi, an experienced Barrie liposuction surgeon, will assess the quality of your skin and may ask you how your areas of localized fat were affected by weight loss in the past.

Fat is removed by first inserting a small tube (a cannula) through tiny incisions close to the area to be suctioned. Incisions are very small – usually under a quarter inch.

While the majority of women do not experience complications, it’s important to understand and discuss the risks with Dr. Tumi during your consultation.

Dr. Tumi’s liposuction patients may be asked to wear a compression garment for the first several days after surgery so that the tissue can “learn” its new shape.
You can usually return to work in just a few days, though you may still have some swelling and bruising which usually subsides within a couple of weeks. It is not uncommon for a touch up to be required later to further improve an area that has been treated.

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Abdominoplasty in Richmond Hill, Collingwood, Newmarket & Bracebridge, Southern Ontario

People are sometimes left with empty, hanging folds of skin after pregnancy, serious weight loss, or sometimes just with aging. When this loose skin is surgically removed from the belly, it is called abdominoplasty or tummy tuck or body contouring. When the skin is removed around the whole waist to raise the buttock, lateral thighs, and trim the tummy, it is called body lifting. From the upper arms, we call it Brachioplasty. Thigh lifting is for loose inner thigh skin or posterior thigh skin.

This surgery is designed to tighten loose and flabby skin. Body contouring surgery changes the texture of the skin by stretching it thereby making the looseness and wrinkling less apparent. Body contouring surgery may be combined with liposuction. Liposuction is designed to improve fat bulges, not to tighten loose skin. In fact, liposuction alone can make the appearance of the skin worse in patients with poor skin elasticity.

As with liposuction, tummy tuck surgery is not intended to correct obesity; patients should be at the normal or near-normal weight before surgery.

Although abdominoplasty is sometimes done under local anesthesia, most other body contouring surgery requires general anesthesia.

Loose skin cannot be removed without leaving scars, and body contouring often means long incisions that result in long scars. Dr. Tumi is an experienced Barrie tummy tuck surgeon who will make every effort to give minimal scars and to conceal them in the least visible areas.

Although scars will fade over time, you should know that the scars will be permanent and that their final width, height and colour are not entirely predictable.

While the majority of women do not experience complications, it’s important to understand and discuss them with Dr. Tumi during your consultation.

Normal activities can usually be resumed within a couple of weeks and many people return to work the third week after surgery. It can take 6-12 months to see the final result of body contouring surgery.

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Arm Lift

Brachioplasty, or arm lift, is a surgical procedure by which the skin of the arms are tightened while the scar is placed in a less noticeable location (camouflaged). Sometimes it is combined with liposuction to smooth out irregular fat buckets.

Dr. Tumi performs arm lift or arm skin tightening surgery under general anesthetic at the Hospital. It is usually a day surgery and recovery will take a couple of weeks, but the final outcome will take much longer as the scar usually takes more than a year to mature.

Dr. Tumi will let you know during the consultation if you are a good candidate for the surgery, as well as details and information about the surgery technique, complications, and post-operative course.

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Thigh Lift

The decision to have a thigh lift is a personal choice. You will need to look at the benefits and risks along with potential complications.

A thigh lift improves the contours of the thighs and may be performed in combination with liposuction and other body lifts. Tightening the loose skin of the thigh by cutting the excess skin; the excess skin or part of it is usually is a result of weight loss. Thigh lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. Liposuction alone can remove excess fat deposits where the skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours.

Surgical Steps:

• Dr. Tumi likes to do it under a general anesthetic as a day surgery procedure, which means you go home the same day.
• An anesthesiologist puts you to sleep under a general anesthetic.
• Follow your doctor’s instructions.

Incision Technique:

• Groin incision: lift for mild to moderate laxity resulted in less of a scar that is well camouflaged.
• Vertical incision: is for moderate to severe laxity; less complicated but a bigger and less hidden scar.
• Both vertical and groin incisions in severe laxity.
• Outer thigh lift: high thigh incision for out skin laxity.

Best Candidates are:

• People whose weight is relatively stable
• Individuals with excess soft tissue along the inner or medial thigh region and/or the outer thigh
• Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase the risk of surgery
• Non-smokers
• Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what thigh lift surgery can accomplish
• Individuals committed to leading a healthy lifestyle including proper nutrition and fitness.

Thigh Lift Recovery:

When your procedure is done, dressings may be placed on your incisions. You may also be wrapped in an elastic bandage or compression garment to help reduce swelling. One or more tubes may be placed under the skin to drain excess fluid or blood that may collect. Post-op instructions may include: care for your wounds, medications to apply or take orally, follow up with the doctor.

Possible Risks:

While the majority of women do not experience complications, it’s important to understand and discuss the risks with Dr. Tumi during your consultation.

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