A Tummy Tuck. What is it?

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure also referred to as abdominoplasty. Dr. Hamilton`s goal, when he performs a tummy tuck at an accredited hospital in Calgary, is to remove excess fat and skin, and restore weakened or separated muscles in the abdominal region. This results in an abdominal profile that is firmer and smoother.

A sleeker profile

A flat and well-toned abdomen is a goal that many of us strive for. While exercise and weight control are the normal methods of achieving this, there are times that these alone, cannot meet our goals.

If you need additional information to know more about your procedure feel free to call at 587.353.0244.

Despite a healthy diet and diligent weight control, some people of otherwise normal body weight and proportion will develop an abdomen that sags, protrudes or has excess loose skin. These are most often caused by:

  • Significant fluctuations in weight
  • Heredity
  • Prior surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Aging

A tummy tuck, performed by Dr. Hamilton, removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles. The result is an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. This procedure is one of the most-often performed by Dr. Hamilton at the hospital in Calgary.

Let Dr. Hamilton's guidance assist in your decision

When consulting Dr. Hamilton at his Calgary office, he will ask a number of questions, so that he can propose the best approach for your tummy tuck procedure. The subjects will include:

  • Your medical condition
  • Any current or recent medical treatments you may be receiving
  • Any current medications you may be taking
  • A list of previous surgeries
  • Why you want the surgery
  • Your expectations and desired outcome

Dr. Hamilton will:

  • Evaluate your general health status, including any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Take photographs for your medical record
  • Discuss your options and recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss the possible outcomes of a tummy tuck

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Dr. Hamilton is Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery at Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, and is Assistant Professor (Clinical) Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Calgary Medical School. He sits on the Surgical Executive Committee, Peter Lougheed Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, and is also Director of the Hand Clinic at Peter Lougheed Hospital.

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Dr. Hamilton will also ask that you:

  • Get lab testing or other medical evaluations
  • Stop smoking well in advance of surgery
  • Avoid taking Aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements. These can increase bleeding
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

Additional advice from Dr. Hamilton will address:

  • The use of any anesthesia during your tummy tuck procedure at the accredited hospital in Calgary
  • Care and follow-up during your recovery

Counsel from Dr. Hamilton on issues that will aid your recovery will include

  • When you can resume normal activity and exercise
  • What medications will be prescribed for you after your tummy tuck
  • When to follow-up with Dr. Hamilton at his Calgary office

Prior abdominal surgery may affect the potential results of a tummy tuck performed by Dr. Hamilton at the accredited hospital in Calgary. Another advantage of having a tummy tuck performed by a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Hamilton is that, if a woman has had a previous cesarean section, the remaining scars may often be incorporated into the new scar.

If you need additional information to know more about your procedure feel free to call at 587.353.0244.

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