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

You’ve most likely seen it for yourself: Ads appearing all over social media for “miracle” detox teas or weight-loss medications accompanied by jaw-dropping before-and-after photos. These advertisers would have you believe their products can create dramatically slimmer stomachs overnight, but there’s likely a different story behind those transformation photos. Those results may really have come from a tummy tuck, like…

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Exercising During Tummy Tuck Recovery

Patients who choose tummy tuck surgery at our Richmond, VA, area practice often can’t wait to return to their daily activities and start enjoying life with their new shape. For many, the confidence-boosting procedure provides the motivation to continue working on their health with exercise, so the idea of hitting the gym ASAP is an appealing one. Easing back into…

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Dad Bod? Pair Liposuction With a Tummy Tuck

Rocking a “dad bod” these days? You’re not alone. Many men struggle with concerns about their bodies as they age, and it’s something I treat with plastic surgery on a regular basis. If you’re looking for medical help shaping up your dad bod, you may want to consider liposuction paired with a tummy tuck at our Richmond, VA, area practice.…

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Drains After a Tummy Tuck: What You Need to Know

For men and women who want a flatter, firmer stomach, a tummy tuck is an excellent option. At my practice in Richmond, VA, I perform tummy tuck surgery to remove excess skin and fat around the waistline and create a slim, taut midsection. One question I hear during my tummy tuck consultations is about the use of post-surgical drains. In…

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The Subtle Breast Augmentation

Many women associate breast implants with the obvious “boob job” look. While dramatic results may be appropriate for some, breast augmentation isn’t a 1-size-fits-all procedure. In fact, as a board-certified plastic surgeon in Richmond, VA, I’ve found that more women are opting for a highly personalized breast augmentation procedure that fits their body and aesthetic preferences, rather than trying to…

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Liposuction: Your Best Ally to Keep That New Year’s Resolution

With the start of the new year, many people are making New Year’s resolutions to eat right and be more active so they can shed unwanted pounds. And while focusing on diet and exercise is important for promoting overall health, it may not always get you the body you really want. Liposuction is 1 of the most effective ways to…

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Curious About Tummy Tuck Surgery? One Patient’s Journey

Tummy tuck surgery (also called abdominoplasty) is a procedure often performed in Richmond, VA. A tummy tuck can flatten the abdomen, remove excess skin, and enhance abdominal muscle tone. Tummy tuck surgery has helped many people achieve their ideal body—including my patient, Tracy. Tracy’s Story Tracy came to me because she constantly felt like she had a stomach pooch. In…

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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Surgeon for a Tummy Tuck

When you’re considering a tummy tuck in Richmond, VA, you’ll be faced with many options. One of the most important decisions will be choosing the right plastic surgeon. And in Richmond, several plastic surgeons perform tummy tuck surgery. So how do you choose the doctor who is right for you? I offer my patients these 4 tips. 1. Always look for a…

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The Close Relationship Between Tummy Tuck and Pregnancy

Tummy tuck is the cosmetic procedure most requested by women who have had children. That’s because the abdomen is typically the area of the body that’s most affected by pregnancy, leaving behind an excess of loose skin and weakened muscles. These issues, which diet and exercise can’t typically remedy, can be reduced with tummy tuck surgery. The relationship between tummy tuck…

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