Tummy Tuck

Weight loss, pregnancy, and genetics can all contribute to loose, sagging skin and a bulging appearance in the abdominal area. While exercise can offer some toning benefits, it cannot fully restore firmness to loose skin or repair muscles that have been stretched and separated due to pregnancy.

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You can achieve a flat, smooth abdomen with the expertise of Montreal-based, triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ali. By employing a range of techniques, including a full, modified (mini), or extended tummy tuck combined with abdominal liposuction, Dr. Ali tailors each procedure to meet the patient's specific needs. This approach can significantly enhance the appearance of the waist, providing the flat stomach and narrow waist desired. These transformative changes to the torso can have a profound impact on a patient’s life.
Inspired by their new look and a greater sense of self-confidence, many of Dr. Ali's tummy tuck patients adopt positive lifestyle habits, such as regular exercise, to further improve their appearance and well-being. Many patients incorporate a tummy tuck into their mommy makeover plan to regain their pre-baby body by eliminating unhealthy visceral fat, unattractive stretch marks, and a stubborn belly pooch.
A pioneer with years of experience in tummy tuck plastic surgery in the Montreal area, Dr. Ali helps his patients achieve their desired waistline and appearance.

Men and women who don't have a lot of excess fat but want to achieve six-pack abs can consider Abdominal Etching®, invented by Dr. Ali.

Surgical Technique

In most cases, an incision is made near the pubic hairline, stretching from hip bone to hip bone. For optimal concealment, this incision is placed beneath the bikini line, ensuring that the resulting scar is well-hidden by swimwear and undergarments. The weakened underlying muscles are repaired and tightened with persistent sutures, and excess skin is removed. A second incision is often made around the navel to tighten loose skin above it, and the navel is then repositioned through a hole made in the newly firm skin. Incisions are closed with stitches that are removed 7-10 days later. A tummy tuck procedure generally lasts 2-5 hours and is performed under general anesthesia.
Dr. Ali has pioneered two advances in the abdominoplasty procedure to make recovery both safer and more comfortable for his patients. The first is Exparel, a medication applied to the closure site while patients are under anesthesia, which provides pain control for 72 hours after surgery. Studies have shown that patients who received Exparel take fewer pain relievers and regain their range of motion sooner, leading to a quicker recovery. Patients used to compare the discomfort of tummy tuck surgery to a C-section, but this advancement in pain management makes for a much speedier recovery. As one of the pioneer users, Dr. Ali will be giving the landmark presentation on Exparel in the spring of 2013 at the ASAPS convention.
The second innovation for the tummy tuck makes recovery more convenient by eliminating the external drain typically attached to patients after surgery. Dr. Ali achieves this by using progressive tension sutures, a surgical technique that provides complete closure of internal tissue layers. This method has proven to reduce pain and recovery time. By reducing irritation and inflammation, this innovative technique eliminates fluid drainage and the need for an external drain.
  • Dr. Ali gives amazing results! This is my second procedure with him. I recently got a breast augmentation. They are absolutely perfect and I couldn’t be happier. He has truly helped me achieve the body I want . Very natural. Thank you so much Dr. Ali !

    Sara Izad


You will probably feel sore for 2-4 weeks following tummy tuck surgery. Most patients are able to return to work in 2 weeks and resume exercise in 6 weeks. The results of a tummy tuck procedure are typically long-lasting, provided that a stable weight is maintained. Following tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Ali generally recommends an overnight stay where you will be cared for by our highly-trained registered nursing staff. If you live within 20 miles of our facility, Dr. Ali will offer a visit to your home by a plastic surgery nurse who is trained to assist you with your recovery. A plastic surgery nurse can also be sent to patients within 20 miles of our office to monitor your recovery, change your dressings, assist with your medication, provide Dr. Ali with an update on your condition, and answer your questions.


  • Surgical Facility?
  • Combining Surgeries?
  • Potential Results?
  • Improved Recovery?

Surgical Facility?

Dr. Ali performs tummy tuck surgery at Station L, an iconic luxury building in the heart of Westmount, Montreal. The StationL certified facility ensures that you will be carefully monitored and cared for by a board-certified anesthesiologist and Dr. Ali’s highly trained surgical staff.

Combining Surgeries?

Tummy tuck surgery is frequently combined with complementary procedures like breast enhancement surgery, liposuction, and other body contouring treatments to enhance overall body proportions and restore shape to areas such as sagging thighs, buttocks, and arms

Potential Results?

  • Achieve a flat, toned abdomen
  • Enhance confidence in form-fitting attire, jeans, and swimwear
  • Eliminate excess skin for a smooth, firm appearance
  • Tighten and repair abdominal muscles to reduce bulging
  • Define the waistline through muscle tightening and skin removal
  • Restore a natural, youthful appearance to the belly button, correcting distortions or drooping
  • Improve or remove stretch marks and C-section scars below the belly button

Improved Recovery?

To reduce swelling and promote stabilization, Dr. Ali will outfit you with an elastic garment around your abdomen after surgery. Additionally, small drain tubes may be placed under your skin by Dr. Ali to prevent fluid buildup.

Dr. Ali Izadpanah, 
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Ali Izadpanah, a renowned triple board-certified plastic surgeon based in Montreal, is celebrated for his unparalleled expertise and unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional patient care.
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