Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

6 Frequently Asked Questions About Mommy Makeover

If you're in the middle of raising children, it can be difficult to think about doing something for yourself, especially something as personally transformational as getting mommy makeover surgery. It can be a rewarding experience, but it's important that patients first ask several questions before scheduling the procedure—which combines tummy tuck surgery with breast augmentation—at …

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CoolSculpting®, Liposuction, or Tummy Tuck: Which Is Right for Me?

Other than injectables and laser hair removal, non-invasive fat reduction was the leading non-surgical procedure worldwide in 2019, with U.S. providers performing nearly 400,000 treatments. There's no question about the popularity of CoolSculpting at our Chandler, AZ-area plastic surgery practice. But not all patients who want targeted fat reduction can benefit from a nonsurgical approach. …

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5 Ways to Reduce Tummy Tuck Scars

When I consult with patients considering a tummy tuck at my Gilbert practice near Scottsdale, AZ, a primary concern is about the scar that results after the surgery. The first thing to know about tummy tuck scars is that your plastic surgeon's incision expertise is vital. When discussing scarring with potential tummy tuck patients, I …

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Full, Extended & Mini Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference & Which Is Right for You?

I can honestly say that none of the patients I've consulted with who were considering a tummy tuck at my Gilbert or Scottsdale, AZ practices ever preferred a more invasive option if they had a choice between a full or mini tummy tuck. That's just human nature. But my job as a plastic surgeon is …

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Jumpstart Your Fitness Goals With a Tummy Tuck

The people considering tummy tuck surgery in the Scottsdale area feel self-conscious about the excess abdominal skin that often remains after losing a significant amount of weight. Some of the patients have made lifestyle changes to help them lose weight, while others are women who have had children and want to regain their pre-baby bodies. …

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That Instagram “Weight Loss Remedy” May Actually Be a Tummy Tuck

Social media outlets like Instagram and Pinterest are full of inspirational before-and-after photos. Sometimes, the subject in question will credit their success to a special “weight loss remedy” or “detox tea,” usually in hopes that you’ll purchase it for yourself. But are these transformations the real deal? As a board-certified plastic surgeon who frequently performs …

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Your Ultimate Tummy Tuck Recovery Guide

A tummy tuck at my Scottsdale-area plastic surgery practice can make a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your abdomen, but it does require a bit of recovery time. With the right preparation, however, most people find healing from a tummy tuck to be manageable and well worth the long-lasting results. The key is knowing …

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What Is Diastasis Recti? And Can a Tummy Tuck Solve It?

Our bodies change as we go through life. And after major events, such as pregnancy or significant weight loss, those changes can leave a mark. As a plastic surgeon here in Gilbert, AZ, I receive many questions from patients who want their “old body” back via tummy tuck. Scottsdale-area men and women often say they’re …

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5 Unexpected Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a transformative procedure, but there are added benefits beyond just removing skin. I remind my own tummy tuck patients in the Scottsdale area that they have so much to look forward to after surgery, and some of the perks might be even better than expected. Despite being a straightforward procedure, there …

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What Is a Mini Tummy Tuck and Is It Right for Me?

If you’ve considered tightening your abdomen with the help of a plastic surgeon, you’ve probably come across discussions about the mini tummy tuck. A variation of the full tummy tuck that is popular with our patients from Gilbert and Chandler, AZ, the mini tummy tuck involves smaller incisions and less recovery time. The procedure's benefits …

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