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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. 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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Tummy Tuck: Renewed Abs After Pregnancy

January 21st, 2015

 Josh on French tractorMany women are postponing motherhood, waiting longer to have children today. What is the best age to have a baby? Many factors enter into this equation. From a purely biological viewpoint, the early twenties are best biologically, according to  John Mirowsky, a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin.  Women in their twenties are least likely to have developed health problems that would put them or their babies at risk. Physically speaking, it is apparent that younger women are able to weather pregnancy and bounce back more quickly than older moms. In that regard, renewed abs and pre-pregnancy figure are relatively easier to obtain. However, a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty  can be restorative.

Perhaps the popular trend of considering a Mommy Makeover reflects the desire to erase the physical toll that later childbearing sometimes brings. Many will agree that having children at any age is one of the most rewarding experiences a mother will have. However, the physical effects of pregnancy, especially multiple pregnancies, can leave unwanted and unflattering changes to your body. Common complaints from my patients include, loss of breast fullness and/or sagging, excess abdominal skin, stretched or torn abdominal muscles and umbilical hernia. Even if you adhere to the 25-35 pound weight gain during pregnancy, it’s often more difficult to get back into shape the older you are when you have a baby. No amount of exercise or weight loss can fix some of these problems. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery is an option to help a patient return to a pre-pregnancy appearance and restore the natural feminine shape following their pregnancy. Some of our happiest patients are women of all age-ranges who have chosen Mommy Makeovers.

Photo: Our son, Josh.

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