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Can a Tummy Tuck be Performed in Obese People?

Friday, November 15th, 2013

As a plastic surgeon specializing in tummy tucks, or abdominoplasty, I need to determine who is and isn’t a good candidate for surgery. While there are many benefits for people undergoing tummy tucks (better shape, improved self-esteem), it is very important to know what makes someone a good or bad candidate for tummy tuck surgery. The ideal candidate for ...

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Recovery Tips After Your Mommy Makeover

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Now that you have undergone your “Mommy Makeover,” what is the next step? Well, in a word…recovery. The recovery process is very important in all surgeries, especially when multiple procedures have been performed. Here are the 5 steps to a smooth recovery: No strenuous activity for 6 weeks. By strenuous activity, I am referring to exercise, both with weights or ...

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What to Expect From Your Mommy Makeover Consultation

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Coming in to see a plastic surgeon for a consultation can be exciting for a patient. Once a patient has scheduled the consultation what is the next step? The consultation is a very important process. It allows the patient to get all of their questions answered and at the same time allows me to develop a tailor made surgical plan ...

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Best Candidates for Tummy Tuck

Friday, October 11th, 2013

As a plastic surgeon specializing in tummy tuck surgery, it is important to select the appropriate procedure for each patient. Tummy tuck surgery is a major operation, so it is important to know what makes someone an ideal candidate for this procedure. Typically patients fall into one of two categories, those that benefit from liposuction and those that benefit ...

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Best Candidates for a Mini-Tummy Tuck

Friday, October 4th, 2013

As a plastic surgeon who specializes in tummy tucks, I frequently get asked by patients whether they are candidates for a mini-tummy tuck. To answer this question I typically discuss the difference between a full tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck. The main difference between the two is that in a mini tummy tuck the surgery is limited ...

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The Mommy Makeover

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Plastic surgery is filled with catchy names for different procedures. One of the most popular names is the “Mommy Makeover.” We live in a society enamored by the idea of the makeover. There are countless shows making over people, homes, cars, and even pets. But what is a Mommy Makeover and is it something that may benefit you? Well, the ...

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Tummy Tuck Gimmicks: Buyer Beware

Friday, September 6th, 2013

In plastic surgery there is a saying that “Less is Less.” Playing off of the “less is more” saying, less invasive procedures mean less downtime, usually less cost, and typically less results. Now for some patients that is perfectly acceptable and as long as the procedure limitations are explained by the plastic surgeon, there is nothing wrong with a ...

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Abdominoplasty and C-Section at the Same Time

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

One of the most common reasons a woman presents for abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery is child birth. During pregnancy, the abdominal skin is stretched as are the rectus muscles to accommodate the growing uterus. This occurs in conjunction to the weight that is gained during the pregnancy. Once the baby is born the skin and muscles may not ...

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Can the Pubic Area be Lifted in a Tummy Tuck?

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery is one of the most rewarding surgeries I perform as a plastic surgeon. Patients who are candidates for this procedure typically have loose skin in their lower and/or upper abdomen. There are certain patients who also have looseness in their pubic areas. This can be anything from a minor laxity to completely overhanging to ...

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What is a Reverse Tummy Tuck?

Friday, August 9th, 2013

A traditional abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, involves a curved incision along the lower abdomen and pubic area, typically just below the bikini line. This allows treatment of loose skin in the lower and upper abdomen as well as tightening of the muscles. In some women they have loose skin just above their belly buttons or in their upper abdomen but ...

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Does Insurance Cover Abdominoplasty Surgery?

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, surgery makes a dramatic difference in a person’s body. It is one of the most satisfying procedures I perform as a plastic surgeon. One of the main questions patients ask during the consultation is whether insurance would cover the procedure. For most patients who require an abdominoplasty, there is some loose skin and excess fat as ...

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Abdominoplasty in Over Weight Patients

Friday, July 26th, 2013

There are many factors that make someone an ideal candidate for a surgical procedure. Abdominoplasty surgery is no different. Deciding who is a good candidate for abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is crucial in obtaining the best results. Typically ideal tummy tuck candidates have loose skin, some excess fat, loose muscles, and are within a reasonable weight range for their ...

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Abdominoplasty or Full or Mini Tummy Tuck

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Full or Mini Tummy Tuck One of the most common questions I get from patients who are seeing me for a tummy tuck is, “Am I a candidate for a mini tummy tuck?” Basically the difference between the two surgeries has to do with the incision, the belly button, and the amount of dissection. In a traditional tummy tuck, ...

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Abdominoplasty

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Reason for Abdominoplasty: Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure designed to tighten the stomach muscles as well as get rid of the excess skin and fat. The cause of the looseness is usually either from pregnancy or weight gain and loss. Our “6-pack” muscles are two long muscles that run next to each other from ...

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Top 5 Instructions After Your Tummy-Tuck Operation

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

For the first week it will be important to have three pillows behind your back and two pillows under your knees when sleeping and sitting. This takes the tension off of the incision. Also, for the first week, when walking, you should bend forward at the waist to take the tension off the incision. Walking is very important to reduce ...

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Liposuction versus Tummy-Tuck

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Liposuction versus Tummy-Tuck One of the more common things I see in my office is a patient who comes in for a consultation for liposuction of their belly, but really needs a tummy-tuck (the opposite of this also happens, but not as often). So how do you know if you are a candidate for liposuction or tummy tuck? These operations ...

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