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 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 256 Before & After Front | Vancouver, 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 155 Before & After Front | Vancouver, 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 65 Before & After Front | Vancouver, 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 151 Before & After Front | Vancouver, 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 | Vancouver, 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 186 Before & After Front | Vancouver, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #186

This 35 year old woman from Aldergrove,  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... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 165 Before & After Front | Vancouver, BC | YES Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Centre
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Case #165

This 53 year old mother of two from Surrey, 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... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 103 Before & After Front | Vancouver, 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

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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