Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)

"The Natural Tuck" By Dr Guirguis

A customized tummy tuck procedure that is capable of eliminating  bulkiness in the mid-section and dramatically enhances muscular definition without extensive visible scarring. You’ll love the fact that you are finally able to have the flatter stomach and cinched-in waist you may have lost following childbirth, aging or weight loss. In fact, research into the benefits of cosmetic surgery indicate that you may also feel any of the following:

  • Much happier, in general
  • More attractive—you like what you see in the mirror!
  • The confidence to  pursue dreams that seemed out of reach
  • A better sense of self that isn’t masked by a pessimistic outlook
  • An urge to change for the better in many areas of your life, such as eating habits and personal grooming

Research has proven that when you are confident with your looks, it contributes to your psychological well-being. Can you imagine how great you would feel if you had a greater sense of confidence?

It’s time you’ve made a positive change in your life. Book your private medical consultation at 705-737-3933 to find out more about the exclusive Natural Tuck tummy tuck.


6 Unique Reasons Why Dr. Guirguis’s Natural Tuck Gives You A Leaner Body Contour, Without Scars Everyone Can See (Even When You’re Wearing a Skimpy Bikini!)

  1. 1. This unique tummy tuck requires no drains after surgery. A more traditional tummy tuck involves the placement of drains, which are basically tubes attached inside your body that extend outward, allowing for excess fluids (ie: serous fluid and blood) to be eliminated from the body to reduce swelling. Patients often have to record the amount of fluid that accumulates and report these figures back to their surgeon, as excess amounts may be an indication of infection, improper healing or a seroma. It is customary for drains to remain in place for about a week or more, which means patients have to be extra careful maneuvering around so as to not disrupt their placement. Drains are messy, uncomfortable, a nuisance to deal with and have been associated with higher rates of infection, seroma and a longer recovery period. However, their use is not necessary if advanced surgical techniques are applied. By carefully repositioning and attaching the skin and soft tissues to the natural anatomy of the abdominal muscle wall with a clean multiple suturing technique, Dr. Guirguis seals the tissues tightly, eliminating any spaces inside the body where fluids could collect and contribute to excessive swelling and seroma collection. This makes drains totally unnecessary. It also provides extra support to the treated tissues, allowing for more stability of results. While your surgery may take a few minutes longer, you’ll have a shorter recovery period so that you can show off your results sooner!
  2. 2. Dr. Guirguis uses a type of “Quill” suture when closing any incisions. Although these dissolvable monofilament sutures are more expensive and takes a few minutes longer to apply, they require no knots to ensure the incision is closed as snugly as possible and reduces the risk of the negative skin reaction that is associated with their less expensive, braided counterparts. There won’t be any fluid accumulation and it contributes to less visible scarring.
  3. 3. Dr. Guirguis is a general surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery, as certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Due to his training as a general surgeon, Dr. Guirguis has advanced knowledge of internal anatomy (in fact, much more so than a plastic surgeon). This allows him to place incisions as low as possible without adversely affecting internal organs. This means that the resulting scar always remains well hidden by underwear and bikini bottoms.
  4. 4. If you’re female you will appreciate the fact that for no additional cost, Dr. Guirguis will perform liposuction on your flanks during the surgery to enhance your results, giving you back that hourglass figure you once had.
  5. 5. Your Natural Tuck involves the reconstruction of your umbilicus (belly button) to preserve its natural three-dimensional shape with a “reverse V” incision. After seeing the flattened, stretched out belly buttons and circumferential scars created by more traditional forms of abdominoplasty, our patients often express concern about this, stating that they don’t want that to happen to their belly button. Don’t worry, because your belly button will be restored back to its natural shape, similar to how it looked when you were younger, and without any scar circling it.
  6. 6. Doctors have found that your mental state can impact the rate at which you heal, as well as contribute to the overall success of your surgery. How would you feel if you had to change your own bandages when they got messy and clean your incision lines after your surgery? Or, in your compromised state, travel to see your surgeon the next day just so that they could do this for you, when all you want to do is rest?

Usually, traditional wound care involves a trip to your surgeon the next day to have your dressings changed. It also involves having to change your bandages at least once a day, whenever they get messy. You have to clean the incisions before applying new bandages. This practice not only introduces the possibility for infection and mistakes, it also destroys your body’s natural infection-fighting bacteria that is vital in the healing process.


Dr. Guirguis understands that you need to recuperate from your surgery, without worrying about your dressings. He wants you to feel as comfortable as possible while you recover. For this reason, your incisions will be dressed with the latest in medical technology: the “Seven Day Second Skin Bandage”. This bandage allows you to take a shower the very next day after surgery and you won’t have to change it! For a week, the bandage maintains a sterile environment in which your incisions can close properly, allowing your body’s natural “good” bacteria to assist in the healing process. When it comes time to change them after a week, removing your Second Skin bandage is pain-free.


These bandages may be a little more expensive than traditional dressings, but it is something that our patients truly appreciate. It has become an integral part of our Continuity of Care philosophy, in which we implement anything that makes your surgical experience a better one. Research published in the American Journal of Surgery has found that occlusive dressings like the one we use not only reduce the risk of infection, but also reduce inflammation and subsequent scarring.


Imagine if you could have the flatter stomach you've always been dreaming about. 


Your Tummy Tuck Recovery

While everyone experiences a different rate of recovery following their tummy tuck, these are things that may or may not pertain to your unique situation. For specific information, please ask Dr. Guirguis.

At Our Abdominoplasty Surgical Facility

Your recovery begins immediately following your surgery. For a few hours, you’ll be under the dedicated care of Dr. Guirguis and your nurses in the recovery room. You’ll feel a little “woozy” as the effects of anesthesia will still be present. Pain medication can be given to you should you require it. Once you feel better, you’ll be able to go home where you can recover in the comfort of your own home.

The skin in the treated area will feel tight. To prevent compromising your incisions, you’ll be asked to move around slowly and carefully for the first couple of days after your surgery. You should get plenty of rest, lying on your back with pillows under your knees or on your side. However, you shouldn’t lie around all day. You are encourage to walk very slowly around, avoiding straining or lifting. This helps your blood circulation and promotes healing.

Abdominoplasty is more invasive procedure than other cosmetic treatments. As a result, you may need a couple of weeks off of work to recover properly.

To minimize the risk of infection, you may shower but do not take a bath or submerge your incisions under water. The bandage covering your incisions is watertight, so you don’t have to worry about changing it until Dr. Guirguis tells you. Fortunately, Dr. Guirguis also uses the drainless method, which means you won’t have to worry about dealing with messy drains or recording their contents.

Your Tummy Tuck Support Garment

You will receive a support garment that you should wear 24 hours a day for about three weeks after surgery, taking it off only when bathing. This garment is designed to encourage a great aesthetic result by helping your skin conform to its new sleeker shape and firm up your abdominal muscles. The compression also helps keep swelling to minimum.

Your Tummy Tuck Incision

Following your post operative care instructions closely facilitates proper healing of incision lines, allowing them to become less noticeable as time goes on. Some things that can help with this is to avoid exposing the area to sun and using the products that have been recommended to you by Dr. Guirguis.



In order for you to make an informed decision about your tummy tuck it is important that you understand the risks that are associated with this body contouring procedure. These risks are considered rare and the chances of occurrence are minimal, particularly when an experienced surgeon like Dr. Guirguis performs your surgery.

Common side effects that you can expect to occur include bruising, swelling and discomfort following your surgery. These all gradually fade, and you can help accelerate the process by following the post-operative care instructions you’ll receive from Dr. Guirguis.


The following are the rare risks related to tummy tuck surgery:


Complications associated with anesthesia:

General anesthesia is typically administered during abdominoplasty. Complications that are associated with this include nausea, nerve injury and hypothermia.

Infection:

Dr. Guirguis takes great care to perform your surgery in a sterile environment applying advanced surgical techniques to drastically minimize the risk of infection. You can also help by taking the antibiotic medication that you’ll be prescribed after surgery and properly caring for your incisions by following your post-operative care instructions.

Haematoma:

In the rare event haematoma (bleeding under the skin) occurs, a drain may be placed to resolve the issue. In more severe cases, surgery or a blood transfusion may be necessary.

Seroma:

This complication may be resolved in the same way as a haematoma, by draining the excess fluid trapped under the skin in the treated area.

Numbness:

Numbness is common following surgery and gradually goes away. While any numbness exists, please be careful as you may be more susceptible to burns.

Irritation:

Sometimes, irritation may occur and take the form of itchiness or sensitivity. This is considered temporary and will gradually go away.

Irregular scarring:

Scarring is one of the biggest concerns for patients undergoing tummy tuck surgery. Dr. Guirguis has devised a surgical procedure and after care treatment protocol to minimize scarring. While scarring is inevitable, the appearance of your scar can be greatly minimized by closely following the instructions provided to you after your surgery. Not only will your incisions be closed using an advanced stitching technique and covered with Seven Day Second Skin Bandages to promote better healing, you’ll also receive a topical ointment to reduce scarring.

Deep vein thrombosis or cardiac and pulmonary complications from blood clots:

There is a possibility for blood clots formed in leg veins to travel to the lungs, causing serious consequences. One way to reduce this risk is to walk around slowly after your surgery to prevent blood clots from forming. It is important not to strain yourself, but just to keep your blood circulating.