Pregnancy or excess weight can really stretch the abdominal skin and muscles. And while you’re surely proud of your children or your weight loss achievement, the distressing state of your midsection keeps you from enjoying them to the fullest. Others may tell you “don’t worry about it,” but it’s hard not to. Every time you see or feel that “extra” tummy spilling out of your jeans, you are reminded. Knowing that sit-ups, crunches, and dieting don’t help only adds to your frustration. You could spend years in therapy coming to terms with the problem, or you can fix it and enjoy your body. Dr. Otto Weiglein has helped more than 3,000 patients have slimmer, flatter abdomens through tummy tuck surgery in Burlington. People from Hamilton, Cambridge, London, and across southern Ontario visit him for the support they need and results that exceed their expectations.
Restoring Your Body
A tummy tuck is an effective and rewarding choice for healthy, active patients. Both women and men choose this procedure to:
- Remove loose, stretched out skin and residual fat
- Provide a firmer, flatter abdomen and slimmer waist
- Tighten stretched or separated abdominal muscles, if necessary
Because of the changes associated with pregnancy, tummy tuck patients are usually women. Men are candidates if they have large amounts of excess skin associated with significant weight loss.
Dr. Otto Weiglein
Dr. Weiglein is a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon who blends his refined surgical talents with a deep appreciation for the human form and spirit to give you a personalized, rewarding cosmetic experience.Meet Dr. Weiglein
What to Expect
Your initial contact with the office will be with our Patient Coordinator whose sole function is to make your esthetic goals come true. Following this discussion, you will have at least 1 consultation with Dr. Weiglein to determine your unique needs and formulate a treatment plan. You will also have a pre-operative visit with one of his nurses to make sure you and your caregiver have comprehensive post-op instructions, prescriptions, and to ensure that all of your questions regarding your procedure are answered.
What does a tummy tuck do?
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Surgery is performed in Dr. Weiglein’s private, fully accredited College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario OHP-IP inspected, on-site surgical clinic using only certified FRCPS(C) anaesthesia providers for optimal safety and comfort. This outpatient surgery takes about 2 ½ hours — longer when it is combined with other procedures such as breast lift or breast augmentation. These “mommy makeover” procedures are common among women who want to reverse the effects of pregnancy, as is vaginal laser therapy using diVa™ laser treatments.
During the surgery, Dr. Weiglein removes excess skin and fat and tightens lax, separated abdominal muscles. He often uses liposuction to remove fat deposits from the hips and waist for a complete renewal.
Tummy Tuck Recovery
Recovery from a tummy tuck is usually more involved than for other cosmetic procedures simply because it is a more extensive procedure. But take heart in knowing that our patients consistently tell us that the extra recovery time is well worth the enhanced self-esteem, comfort, and wardrobe choices they gain.Back to Top