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Tummy Tucks: An Option for Every Patient

Published on October 4, 2018 by

There are so many different types of tummy tucks now there is an option for vitually every patient. Thirty years ago there were only a couple of abdominoplasty choices; now the possibilities include standard, mini's, extended, circumferential, reverse, fleur-de-lis, combinations and more. Most women who have had a number of children resulting in loose abdominal […]

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Smoking is Not Allowed with a Tummy Tuck

Published on August 18, 2016 by

In the process of performing a tummy tuck, the skin and fat on the stomach is elevated off of the underlying abdominal muscles. During this portion of the surgery, arteries and veins which pass from the muscles to the skin are removed, which reduces the blood supply to the abdominal skin significantly. Enough blood is […]

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It is Not an ‘Outie’

Published on November 12, 2015 by

Hernias of the abdominal wall are very common, especially in women who have had several children or in anyone who has had a previous surgical procedure. Umbilical hernias are particularly common as there is an inherent weakness in that area which does not tolerate a lot of pressure, such as from a growing pregnant uterus. […]

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Medical Benefits from a Tummy Tuck

Published on January 30, 2015 by

The major benefits of having an abdominoplasty are cosmetic in nature. These include flattening of the stomach, removal of excess skin and fat, tightening of the abdominal muscles and elimination of many unsightly stretch marks. In a recent study by Dr. McMahan, et. al., many patients who have urinary stress incontinence will get significant if […]

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