Dr. Sleightholm specializes in body shaping procedures, including tummy tucks. For the best results, Dr. Sleightholm will make an incision above the pubic hairline, an area normally covered by underwear.

A tummy tuck will produce some scarring, though Dr. Sleightholm will make sure it’s located below the bikini line to keep it hidden after it heals.

tummy-tuck-diagramHow Will Dr. Sleightholm Perform a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck removes excess stomach fat and skin and tightens the muscles in the abdominal wall, resulting in a smoother, flatter abdomen. This procedure is popular for people – men and women – who have sagging abdominal muscles or skin caused by pregnancy or have already lost weight through exercising and dieting. Dr. Sleightholm does not recommend the procedure as an alternative to natural, healthy weight loss.

During the procedure, Dr. Sleightholm will make an incision above the pubic hairline before lifting the skin and tightening the abdominal wall. Finally, Dr. Sleightholm will pull the skin back down and remove any excess skin and fat.

Tummy tucks are performed under general anaesthetic. Patients will experience scarring, though scars will fade with time.

If fat deposits are limited to the area below the navel, Dr. Sleightholm may recommend a “mini-tummy tuck,” which comes with shorter recovery periods.

Advice on Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon from Dr. Robert Sleightholm

The tummy tuck is a very good option for tightening and reshaping your abdominal area. If you are considering a tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Sleightholm urges you to choose a surgeon who is a member of The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) and The Canadian Society of Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgeons (CSAPS).