Body Contouring Procedures Overview
- Mommy Makeovers
- Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) and Mini Abdominoplasty (Mini Tummy Tuck)
- Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
- Thigh Lift
- Lower Body Lift
- Brazilian Butt Lift (Buttock Augmentation)
Growing old, gaining weight or having children can alter your body’s appearance. If you are interested in having your body renewed, restored, or refined, Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Tong can guide you through the decision making process of undergoing Cosmetic Surgery for the Body in Toronto.
Procedures such as Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, and Mommy Makeovers can restore, enhance, and augment your intrinsic beauty, while still attaining a gorgeous, natural looking result.
Overview of Mommy Makeovers
‘Supermom: looking great and feeling fabulous’
Has having children left you with a body that has changed your appearance for the worse? Would you like to change it back to your former shape? You no longer have to suffer the physical effects due to pregnancy, breast-feeding, and childcare. The hottest trend in cosmetic surgery is the Mommy Makeover.
A Mommy Makeover is a set of customized procedures to bring back your pre-pregnancy appearance. Toronto Mommy Makeovers can even help you look better than before you had children. The most common areas are breast enhancement, Tummy Tuck, and Liposuction. Non surgical facial rejuvenation is also very popular with moms. Dr. Lawrence Tong will carefully listen to your concerns, and guide you in choosing the right procedures for your personal needs. Learn more about Mommy Makeovers.
Overview of Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) / Mini Tummy Tuck
‘Say goodbye to that bulging tummy, excess fat, hanging skin, c-section scar, and your stretch marks’
What is the best way to improve your abdomen when you have a combination of concerns? An Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) is the most thorough way to transform your abdominal area.
A Tummy Tuck can address all of the following concerns:
- Excess/loose abdominal skin
- Significant stretch marks on the abdominal skin
- Bulging of the abdominal wall ( ie.you still look 3 months pregnant long after delivery)
- You have had significant weight loss, with loose/hanging abdominal skin
- You have an unsightly C-section scar
- You have an flap (apron) of thick, fatty abdominal soft tissue
The Tummy Tuck is accomplished by removing lower abdominal skin with its accompanying fat, stretch marks, and c-section scar. The muscle wall is tightened and slimmed, and the skin is stitched back taut and firm. The result can be a truly amazing transformation of your torso area. Learn more about Tummy Tuck.
Mini Tummy Tuck
A Mini Tummy Tuck can accomplish similar results but with less surgery and less scars. Not everyone is a candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck, so your surgeon must be careful to use this operation in the right patient. Dr. Tong has extensive experience with both Mini Tummy Tuck and Tummy Tuck. Let him help you understand which procedure is best for you. Learn more about Mini Tummy Tuck.
Overview of Liposuction
‘Selectively get rid of ‘problem areas’ that diet and exercise won’t get rid of’
Do you have areas of fat that do not seem to go away? Fat often tends to develop and accumulate in certain parts of the body. Many women find that despite proper diet and exercise, these areas persist. If this is your problem, you should consider Liposuction. Liposuction is a procedure that removes the fatty tissue from underneath the skin, leaving a trimmer and leaner appearance.
The most popular areas of Liposuction are the following:
- Outer thighs
- Inner thighs
- mid back (bra roll area)
- flanks (love handles, muffin top)
Liposuction is a great way to sculpt away areas of unwanted fat, but it is not meant as a weight loss procedure, nor does not correct cellulite. To attain optimal results, it is important that your skin has good elasticity. To learn more about what makes someone a good candidate for Liposuction, and how Liposuction can help you attain the body you want, read more about Liposuction.
Overview of Arm Lift
‘Feel confident about wearing short sleeves again’
Do you want to fix the appearance of your arms? Patient interested in Arm Lift (otherwise known as Brachioplasty) usually have the complaint of either fat arms, flabby arms, or fat and flabby arms. Flabby arms are generally due to loss of elasticity of the skin. This may be caused by significant weight gain, significant weight loss, aging, genetics, lifetime sun exposure, or a combination of these factors. Fat arms are obviously caused be fatty deposition in the upper arm region. Fat arms do well with arm Liposuction only, but once you have excess skin (even if it is not loose), an Arm Lift may be your best solution. The Arm Lift consists of a combination of Liposuction of the arm, followed by direct removal of the extra skin and fat. Learn more about Arm Lift.
Overview of Thigh Lift
‘When Exercise won’t get rid of loose skin of the inner thighs, surgery can’
If you have lost significant weight, you may suffer from loose crepe-like skin of the inner thigh region. Thigh Lift is usually done in patients who have experienced significant weight gain followed by significant weight loss (through either diet and exercise or bariatric surgery). The skin is stretched from the original weight gain and when the weight is subsequently lost, the skin does not retract, causing an unsightly appearance of hanging skin in the inner thigh region. A Thigh Lift can correct this problem.
There are two main methods of Thigh Lift:
- horizontal (short scar) technique
- vertical (long scar) technique
The short scar has a role of improving the upper one third of the thigh, while the vertical scar method can tighten the entire thigh skin from the groin the knee. Find out which method is better suited for you. Learn more of Thigh Lift.
Overview of Lower Body Lift
‘Fix your tummy, thighs, flanks, and more with one procedure’
If you have lost significant weight and are considering a Tummy Tuck but you also have concerns about drooping of the buttocks, a rounded flabby waistline, and lax outer thighs as well, you may benefit from a Lower Body Lift. A Lower Body Lift was originally designed for patients who have had significant amounts of weight loss (eg bariatric surgery patients). Nowadays, it is also utilized for any patient with concerns of the body shape that simultaneously encompasses the abdomen, outer thighs, buttocks, and waistline. Find out if a Lower Body Lift may be the right procedure for you; learn more about Lower Body Lift.
Brazilian Butt Lift
‘A shapelier backside can be achieved with Fat transfer to the Buttocks’
Do you have concerns that your buttock has no shape and is flat? Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Tong has significant experience performing Brazilian Butt Lifts, which is a procedure designed to augment your buttock volume and enhance its shape. The procedure involves Liposuction from one area of the body, using the harvested fat to increase the size of the buttocks. By selectively grafting certain areas of the buttocks, it can be shaped to form the desired curvy silhouette that is now commonly sought after. In the United States, Dr. Tong was one of the few surgeons in his area that performed this procedure on a regular basis. Learn more about Brazilian Butt Lift.