Tummy Tuck

Plastic Surgery & Medical Skin Care Clinic Serving Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Like many of our patients, you may find that achieving the flat, toned stomach of your dreams is just out of reach. Even if you commit to a healthy diet and disciplined exercise routine, you may still find that your efforts haven’t yielded the results you want.

You are not alone. People often struggle to get tight abs due to factors beyond their control, such as aging, weight fluctuations, genetics and prior pregnancies.

At Synergy Medical Aesthetics, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. G. Philip Barnsley can help you achieve the toned stomach you desire with abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck. To learn more about tummy tucks and if the procedure is appropriate for your situation, please call us today at 250-591-1566 to arrange a consultation. Our state-of-the-art facility in Nanaimo welcomes patients from across Central Vancouver Island.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is not a weight loss surgery. It is a complex body contouring procedure designed to improve the appearance of your midsection by:

  • Removing excess fat from your abdominal region
  • Tightening stretched or loose abdominal muscles
  • Tightening or remove hanging, excess skin
  • Re-draping remaining skin to create a tighter, flatter stomach

skinny woman buttoning her jeansTummy tucks can be completely customized to meet your unique needs and goals. During your consultation with Dr. Barnsley, he will evaluate your current condition, discuss your individual goals and offer recommendations to help you attain the sculpted look you desire.

Depending on your situation, Dr. Barnsley may recommend either a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. Full tummy tucks address the entire area of the abdominal region, while mini tummy tucks are designed to focus on the region between the belly button and the pubic area. Many patients choose to compliment their abdominoplasty surgery with liposuction for even greater contouring results.

Benefits of Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty can provide a number of remarkable benefits, including:

  • Improved overall body contour
  • Tighter abdominal muscles for a more toned appearance
  • Removal of loose skin that can result from a recent weight loss or pregnancy
  • The ability to wear more form-fitting clothing

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

Tummy tucks can provide beautiful, life-changing results, but they are not ideal procedures for every patient. Individuals who are overweight, in poor health or plan on future pregnancies may need to postpone abdominoplasty until they have reached or neared their goal weight, attained good health or completed their final pregnancy.

Typically, you may be a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery if you:

  • Have struggled to tone your abdominal area through exercise and diet
  • Are in generally good health
  • Are near your healthiest BMI
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic goals and expectations
  • Are prepared for a surgical procedure and recovery period

The only way to truly know if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck is to meet personally with Dr. Barnsley. He will take time to clearly understand your goals, expectations and physical condition before recommending the best options for your situation.

Why Choose Synergy Medical Aesthetics for Your Abdominoplasty Surgery?

woman with pink cloth around waste bares her toned tummyYou deserve to have the beautiful, natural-looking contours you’ve always wanted. At Synergy Medical Aesthetics, we strive to deliver premium, specialist-level care with compassion, integrity and professionalism. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. G. Philip Barnsley understands what a deeply personal decision cosmetic surgery can be, and takes his role in your transformational journey personally. He is highly-experienced, expertly-trained and certified by the:

We want you to be proud of your results and enjoy an unparalleled level of individualized, patient-focused care. Dr. Barnsley and the entire staff at Synergy Medical Aesthetics are committed to providing world-class service and results as well as a quick and comfortable recovery.

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

We know that cost can be a deciding factor for many of our patients. While it may be tempting to price-shop your procedure, the safety and effectiveness of your abdominoplasty are too important to trust to an unqualified Plastic Surgeon.

Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Barnsley understands your concerns and strives to deliver the highest quality of care while remaining competitive. Synergy Medical Aesthetics offers a number of financing and payment options to help ensure that cost doesn’t stand in the way of the results and confidence you deserve.

Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consultation Today

If you aren’t happy with the appearance of your midsection, please call Synergy Medical Aesthetics today at 250-591-1566 to schedule your tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Barnsley. We proudly serve patients from Nanaimo and throughout Central Vancouver Island.