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Yurok Salmon Festival

August 23rd, 2016

Yurok Salmon

What an adventure! It was an honor and a privilege to be guests of the Yurok Tribe for this traditional salmon feast, seen in our photo. The Yurok Nation represents the largest Native American tribe in California and the Klamath River, with it’s  surrounding valleys play an important role in daily life. We had the unique opportunity to listen to Yurok Elders recount stories and legends that are passed on from generation to generation. We heartily thank the Yurok Nation for sharing their generous hospitality with our family during their annual Salmon Festival in Klamath, CA.

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New Tummy Tuck Before and After Photos

August 8th, 2016

Tummy Tuck After

A frequent topic of conversation is how to find a good cosmetic surgeon. Maybe what patients really want to know is how can they can get the result they want. Perhaps one of the best ways to judge your possible result is to look at un-retouched Before and After photos. We have just updated ours, take a look. Most surgeons develop an “aesthetic style” or a particular way of doing a procedure that reflects how the patient looks after recovery. Keeping in mind that not all patients desire the same look following surgery, Before and After photos are a nice way to see your options. Certainly there are other important criteria to use to find the right cosmetic surgeon for you. Tops on the list is credentials, so look specifically for Board Certification from the American Society for Plastic Surgeons. A quick search here, will tell you if your prospective surgeon is Board Certified by the ASPS.

Last year 127,967 Abdominoplasty surgery or the Tummy Tuck procedure were done, again landing it the TOP 5 most requested cosmetic surgeries. The most common complaint from patients seeking surgery was loss of muscle and skin tone due to pregnancy or weight gain/loss resulting in what is sometimes called muffin top. Often surgery is required to repair these changes when exercise and diet have failed. My patients report great satisfaction after having this tummy nipntuck. It is also one of the common procedures when combined with breast restoration that is referred to as the “Mommy Makeover.” I recommend doing each procedure separately to insure proper healing and minimizing complications that might arise when doing both at the same time. Mommy Makeovers have become more popular in recent years as more women no longer accept the physical changes that are sometimes the residual result from pregnancy.

For more detailed information on Tummy Tuck procedures, click here. To watch our television interview with my patient (a mother or 3) about her experience and how it changed her self-image following surgery, watch here.

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