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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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The Mommy Makeover Isn’t Just for Moms

Despite having the word “mommy” in the name, the mommy makeover isn’t just for mothers. This procedure can benefit Scottsdale-area patients from all walks of life. By combining several body contouring procedures into a single surgery, a mommy makeover works well for any person who has experienced dramatic body changes. No matter if you’re young …

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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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Is “C-Tuck” a Thing?

Loose, hanging belly skin is a common problem after childbirth. Because of this, many moms ask for a tummy tuck in my Chandler-Mesa, AZ, practice. Tummy tucks are excellent surgeries for removing stretched, damaged skin and toning up the midsection. But, as with many popular treatments, rumors of a new, specialized procedure have popped up. …

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Informed Browsing: Know How to Look at Before & After Photos

People looking into plastic surgery often spend a lot of time browsing before-and-after photos when they're researching plastic surgeons to perform their procedure. That's smart, and it's something I encourage all of my patients to do. For example, if you're thinking about getting a tummy tuck in the Scottsdale area, it's extremely helpful to look at photos that …

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Tips for a Post-Pregnancy Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck can be a truly transformative procedure for women who have had children. That's because surgery is the only way to remove the permanently stretched abdominal skin that moms are often left with after one or more pregnancies. For moms who exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet, the excess skin can be especially …

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3 Effective Ways to Battle Belly Bulge

The midsection is one of the most common problem areas for both men and women alike, and we offer various surgical and nonsurgical body contouring procedures to fit each patient’s needs. CoolSculpting®, liposuction, or tummy tuck surgery at our Scottsdale, AZ plastic surgery center can help you finally eliminate your unwanted bumps and bulges. During …

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