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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 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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All About Tummy Tuck Drains

During consultations with patients considering tummy tuck surgery at my Gilbert and Scottsdale-area offices, many of the questions focus on the recovery following the procedure. The subject of post-surgical drains can be a bit confusing and even a bit worrisome. That's why I wanted to address the subject in a blog post for women and …

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Preparing for Tummy Tuck Recovery

A tummy tuck can remove excess fat and skin, making the abdominal region smoother and firmer. It is an extensive surgery that often involves tightening of the abdominal muscles that we use every day in almost every movement. While most of my tummy tuck patients in Gilbert, AZ, find the recovery manageable, you'll do better and have a …

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