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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 250-800-9598 to arrange a consultation. Our state-of-the-art facility in Nanaimo welcomes patients from across Central Vancouver Island.


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

Tummy 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.


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


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.


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.

If you aren’t happy with the appearance of your midsection, please call Synergy Medical Aesthetics today at 250-800-9598 to schedule your tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Barnsley. We proudly serve patients from Nanaimo and throughout Central Vancouver Island.

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