Tummy Tuck

For many women and men in Vancouver, tummy tuck surgery is the only way to achieve the slim and toned midsection that is one of the hallmarks of health and fitness. Weight fluctuations, previous surgery, pregnancy, and genetics can all contribute to skin excess, muscle laxity and fatty deposits in the abdominal area which cause the belly to protrude and sag. Diet and exercise may help to some degree, but often the only solution is a tummy tuck. Vancouver area plastic surgeon Dr. Mathew Mosher specializes in this and other body contouring procedures.

In order to be considered a candidate for this procedure, you need to be in optimal health. If you are significantly overweight (a Body Mass Index over 30), smoke or have other poorly controlled medical conditions, abdominoplasty will not be offered to you.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Tummy Tuck Case 103 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #103

This 42-year-old lady wanted to rejuvenate the appearance of her abdomen. She had recently lost approximately 50 pounds through improved diet and exercise. She was bothered by the loose skin, irregular texture and laxity of the abdomen. 
Her abdomen presented with mature stretch marks, skin laxity and an overhang of skin.... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 65 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #65

This very fit woman had undergone 2 c-sections as well as a hysterectomy in the past. She had considered tummy tuck surgery for about 5 years but was concerned about the risks of surgery, and the recovery as she had experienced severe nausea for several days after past surgeries.During her consultation each of these fears was put into perspective.... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 155 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #155

This 34 year old, very fit mother of three was bothered by loose skin and a rounded appearance to her abdomen after having her children. Despite her dedicated core training and lean status, the shape of her abdomen could not be restored without surgery. A standard abdominoplasty including muscle tightening was recommended and performed.The... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 256 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #256

This 47 year old woman was bothered by laxity to her abdomen. After consultation with Dr Mosher, it was recommended that an Abdominoplasty without muscle tightening be performed. Photos were taken 3 months post surgery. The scars will continue to soften and lighten with time.  Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 151 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #151

This 49 year old mother of three was bothered by loose skin, stretch marks and a rounded appearance to her abdomen. A standard abdominoplasty was recommended and performed which included tightening of the underlying abdominal wall. The photos were taken 4 months after her surgery. Without any weight loss an abdominoplasty... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 94 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #94

This 38 year old lady was seen in the office to address loose skin and an overhang on her abdomen. She had worked very hard to lose over 100 lbs and had maintained the weight  loss for some time.An extended abdominoplasty was performed.  She was extremely happy with the results. Photographs were taken 3 months post op.... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 165 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #165

This 53 year old mother of two was unhappy with the loose skin and shape of her abdomen. She demonstrated poor torso shape, laxity of the skin and musculo-fascial layers as well as having excess fat on the flanks and abdomen. A standard abdominoplasty with liposuction of the hips and flanks was recommended. She elected to defer liposuction... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 186 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #186

This 35 year old woman visited our office to address the loose skin on her abdomen. She had worked hard to lose over 50lbs through diet and exercise and was looking to reveal the smooth abdomen she had worked hard to achieve.
 A standard abdominoplasty was performed by Dr. Mosher. The post-operative photos were taken at 3 months. Scars... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 39 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #39

This woman had been bothered for years by her loose tummy. For many years she was very overweight but eventually made serious changes to her lifestyle. She lost nearly a 100 lbs. 

As a condition of her having cosmetic surgery she committed to stopping smoking. Her after photos are 4.5 months following an extended incision length abdominoplasty.... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 206 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #206

This 32 year old mother of 3 wanted to improve the shape of her abdomen after having children. She had alot of loose skin that hung away from the body.
A standard Abdominoplasty was completed.  The patient was very happy with the results. Her waist was nearly 5 IN smaller once the excess skin was removed.
Photographs were taken... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 36 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #36

This lady had seven children and after having seven full term pregnancies. At the time of her surgery she was 47 years of age, 5 ft tall and 130 lbs. She wanted to improve her shape and be able to wear normal clothes again!3 weeks after a standard abdominoplasty she was back in charge of her busy household with a little help from her older... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 19 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #19

This 38 yr old single woman was previously 220 lbs. With changes to her lifestyle and more exercise she lost more than 50 lbs and has kept the weight off for more than 2 years.  Despite this she was very bothered by her loose abdomen and thighs. Prior to surgery she was 5' 3" and 172 lbs.An extended abdominoplasty was needed to address... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 5 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #5

This is a 35 year old mother of two children who was a "D" cup during her pregnancy. Her last child was born via C-section. She felt it was time to do something for herself and wanted to improve her breast and tummy.She was 5'4" and 123 lbs.After her consultation she was felt to be an excellent candidate for breast and tummy surgery.... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 55 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #55

This woman wanted to improve the appearance of her abdomen. After two children and a sustained weight loss she was bothered by the loose appearance of her abdominal skin. An abdominoplasty was performed along with breast augmentation surgery. Her after pictures were taken just 3 months following surgery. She has been very pleased with... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 37 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #37

48 years old
5’ 7” 190 lbs

Four C-sections left her with very poor abdominal tone and a frustrating abdominal shape. Post op photos are taken 3 months after an extended abdominoplasty. Her weight after surgery was 187 lbs. and she lost nearly 4 inches at her waistline. She is now considering liposuction... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 135 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #135

This 59 year old woman 5' 7" weighing 158lbs before surgery was bothered by the loose skin to her abdomen after finishing her family.To address her concerns a standard abdominoplasty with no muscle tightening was performed. The post op photos were taken 3 months after surgery. Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 24 Before & After Right Oblique | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #24

At 48 years old, this lady was questioning if she was too old to consider having abdominal cosmetic surgery. She exercised regularly but was not seeing much improvement in her abdominal shape. She had 3 older children and had two C-sections and a hysterectomy resulting in some scarring and weakness of her abdomen. After her standard abdominoplasty... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 38 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #38

35 years old, 5’ 6”, 160 lbs, waist 40”
Post op 3 months: 157 lbs, waist 37”

This woman had two full term pregnancies and was not planning on having more children. Her goals were to have her clothes fit better and improve her figure. Her post op photos were taken 3 months after a standard abdominoplasty with repair of a small... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 124 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #124

This 32 year old lady had successfully lost a large amount of weight and wanted to address the severe skin laxity that resulted. An extended incision abdominioplasty was recommended and carried out. Follow up photos are 3 months after the procedure. Dr. Mosher comments: many more patients are having success with weight loss of more than... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 268 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #268

This 42 year old mother of two was bothered by excess skin and fullness to her abdomen & hips/flanks. A standard abdominoplasty was performed to address her abdomen and liposuction was recommended to reduce fullness to her flanks.The abdominal surgical scar was positioned to stay lower around the hips to accommodate the patients... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 160 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #160

This 51 year old Asian woman 5'1" weighing 116 lbs was bothered by a previous scar and fat accumulation that was affecting the contour of her lower abdomen. The patient had otherwise excellent shape and muscular tone. Customized abdominoplasty and liposuction were recommended for optimal results.Despite a weight increase of 7 lbs... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 21 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #21

This 49 year old woman was looking for improvement to her abdomen. In preparation for her consultation, she lost 30 pounds and quit smoking. She hoped to get rid of her overhang that made wearing fitted clothing very uncomfortable.5' 3", 170 lbs.She was felt to be good candidate for an extended incision abdominoplasty. Her goals for... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 57 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #57

After three children this woman wanted to improve the appearance of her abdomen. Despite all of her efforts at exercise and a healthy diet her tummy remained loose and prominent. She was prepared to have an abdominoplasty.Her photos are taken just 3 months after surgery and she has returned to most of her activities. The scar has... Read More
Liposuction Case 48 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #48

5'9", 168 lbs, age 46This woman really wanted to improve the appearance of her abdomen. Clothes fit her current shape poorly and she had been unsucessful at improving things on her own. Her weight had been stable for some time. Her after photos are taken one year after surgery.During consultation she had a number of challenges that... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 152 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #152

This 50 year old fit and healthy woman was bothered by the rounded appearance and fullness of her lower abdomen and hips. She had good abdominal muscle tone but lower abdominal skin laxity and excess fat that would not improve with exercise. A mini-abdominoplasty with smart liposuction to the lower abdomen and hips... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 90 Before & After View #1 | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #90

This woman is 37 years old, 5'4", 126 lbs with 3 children. She had regained her fitness level but did not like the loose skin, stretch marks and "pooch" on her abdomen.A standard abdominoplasty with SmartLipo of the flanks, inner and outer thighs was performed. Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 205 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #205

This 35 year old mother of two came to our office to address the roundness of her abdomen. She was concerned with diastasis and the separation of the muscles to her abdomen.
 A standard abdominoplasty was performed. Post-operative photos were taken 3 months after surgery. Scars are continuing to mature and are expected to fade with... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 183 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #183

This 5'3" mother of three was bothered by the round appearance and loose skin to her abdomen after finishing her family which included a twin pregnancy. She had extensive damage to the skin and abdominal wall which included a prominent diastasis and ventral hernia. A standard tummy tuck was discussed including the likelihood of a... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 267 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #267

44 year old South Asian woman who has two teenage children was frustrated that she could not improve the shape of her belly on her own. At 5'5" tall and 170 lbs., her BMI was about 29 before surgery.Examination revealed a loose underlying muscle layer and waistline subcutaneous fat. She understood that a more visible scar was common in patients... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 40 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #40

This lady wanted improvement to the appearance of her abdomen. She exercised regularly, was in good health and her weight was stable. Despite her efforts she was frustrated at the rounded appearance of her abdomen and her stretch marks. 
Her post operative photos are 3 months after a standard tummy tuck. Her clothes fit better and... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 260 Before & After Front | Langley, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #260

This 33 year old woman was looking to restore her confidence after having two children. Although she was very active at the gym, she did not like the look of the loose skin and stretchmarks to her abdomen. Abdominoplasty was completed to remove the excess, stretch-marked skin.  She was thrilled with her results. She also... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dr. Mathew Mosher performs Vancouver tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery to address the loose skin, stretched muscles, and excess fat which cause the bulging and sagging of the abdominal area. Dr. Mosher offers his patients from British Columbia several tummy tuck options. For some patients, a mini tummy tuck may be sufficient, while for others an extended procedure may be necessary. Dr. Mosher will help you to determine which of these approaches will best achieve your desired results.

To learn more about your abdominoplasty options, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Mosher at his Langley office. He and his friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to address all of your questions and concerns.

Dr. Matthew Mosher

Dr. Mathew Mosher

Royal College-Certified Plastic Surgeon

As the Medical Director at YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Mosher takes great pride in helping patients understand their procedures, explaining the details and answering questions so that they are confident in their choices. Dr. Mosher and the rest of the experienced team at YES take a personalised approach to patient care utilizing experience and expertise sets them apart.

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Your Abdominoplasty Procedure

Abdominoplasty surgery is performed under a light general anesthetic in our surgery centre. All approaches to abdominoplasty involve an incision above the pubic area which extends horizontally across the lower abdomen. The length of the incision depends on the degree of excess tissue present. Every effort is made to carefully place the incision so that the scar is rarely visible with most bathing suits or underwear.

  • Mini-abdominoplasty usually has a shorter scar and tightens the lower abdominal area only. This is often all that is required to get rid of problems related to a previous C-section scar or those limited to the lowermost abdomen. This will do nothing to help with excess skin or protrusion above the bellybutton. The incision length is determined by the degree of skin laxity. The incision shape and position can be individualized to achieve the results you are looking for. To refine results and improve contours, sometimes Dr. Mosher uses liposuction for mini-abdominoplasty patients.
  • Standard abdominoplasty is used when there is more soft tissue excess and visible looseness of the abdominal muscles and supportive tissue (called fascia). In nearly all cases the muscle layer is repaired, the umbilicus is transposed to preserve an appropriate position, lax skin is tightened, and excess fat on the lower abdomen is reduced. Liposuction is commonly used for fat reduction on the hips and thighs for our British Columbia tummy tuck patients.
  • Extended abdominoplasty procedures involve the same steps as a standard abdominoplasty but address more severe laxity of the abdominal skin. Often the incision in the lower abdomen must extend around the sides and occasionally there is also a vertical scar required in the midline. The procedure is not uncommon for patients who have undergone significant weight loss, and are left with severely stretched skin and muscle tissue.

Recovery and Results

The name “tummy tuck” is somewhat misleading, in that it makes the abdominoplasty procedure seem more quick and simple than it is. Since the surgery involves repairing muscle tissue, the recovery period is longer and more restrictive than most plastic surgery procedures. However, Dr. Mosher has incorporated many advances that makes recovery from this procedure easier than ever.

Abdominoplasty surgery is routinely performed as a day surgical procedure.

Innovative surgical techniques allow most of our patients to recover without the use of post operative drains. More than 90% of our abdominoplasty patients are spared the inconvenience and discomfort associated with these devices.

“Comfort Management Systems” have made the recovery from this procedure much more comfortable. These devices, also known as “pain pumps” greatly reduce your need for stronger pain medications during the first days after surgery. Our patients are more comfortable, more independent and have less nausea after surgery with the use of these devices.

You will be encouraged to begin moving and walking within one to two days, with light activity becoming comfortable in approximately 10 to 20 days, depending on the extent of your surgery.

When the muscle layer has been repaired you will not be allowed to sit or flex your abdomen for long periods of time during the first two weeks. This means that driving and working at a desk will be very limited.

You will wear a compression garment for several weeks to aid in healing, reduce swelling and reduce discomfort.

Sports and strenuous exercise will not be comfortable for about six weeks.

Most patients are able to function well and return to work in about two to three weeks.

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Alternative Options

At YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre, we offer a broad range of highly effective non-surgical options that you can choose instead of, or in addition to, surgery:

If you would like to learn more about abdominoplasty, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Mosher, a Royal College certified plastic surgeon specializing in body contouring procedures. Or you can call our Langley office at (604) 888-9378 and one of our helpful staff will schedule your appointment.

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