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Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

Mini Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference?

Close-up of a woman's flat stomach (model) wearing a red swimsuit against a white background.

A “pooch” can be a confidence buster for men and women who have dieted, exercised, and worked hard to lose weight. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is often the right solution for targeting and eliminating stubborn, unwanted pockets of abdominal fat and excess skin. But which type of tummy tuck would work best for you? How do you weigh the…

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Can You Get a Better Belly Button After Tummy Tuck?

Woman (model) showing off her stomach and bellybutton while seated indoors.

  Tummy tuck surgery has an extremely high rate of satisfaction—a RealSelf “Worth It” rating of 95%. After this transformative surgery, patients enjoy smooth abdominal skin, a flat belly, and a slimmer waist. But did you know that a tummy tuck can reshape your belly button? One of the main perks of a tummy tuck is that it can reshape…

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Can Plastic Surgery Give You a Flat Stomach?

Woman (model) with a flat stomach posing in front of a window.

Cosmetic surgery procedures such as a tummy tuck or liposuction can give you a flatter and firmer midsection, as long as you have realistic expectations! These procedures are not magic bullets that can give you the same midsection you had when you were 16, but they can give you a trimmer-looking abdomen. If you decide on plastic surgery to improve…

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Are You a Good Candidate for a Mini Tummy Tuck?

Woman holding her stomach (model)

If you are a man or woman desiring a flat, toned midsection but don’t want to commit to a full tummy tuck, you are in luck! A mini tummy tuck works for individuals who have excess fat deposits and saggy skin below the bellybutton due to sudden weight loss or pregnancy aftereffects. While a mini tummy tuck is effective for…

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Your Ultimate Tummy Tuck Recovery Guide

When I consult with patients considering a tummy tuck at our Richmond, VA, plastic surgery practice, their excitement about transforming their bodies is tempered by reservations about the recovery process. Being prepared and knowing what to expect can make that process much easier. Many patients, especially those who are younger and healthier, underestimate the toll a tummy tuck takes on…

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Top Reasons to Get a Tummy Tuck

One of my favorite procedures to perform is abdominoplasty—which most people know as a tummy tuck—because the results are so transformational. Patients who want a tummy tuck at our Richmond, VA, practice are often moms who are self-conscious about their bodies even though they work out regularly and watch what they eat. Unfortunately, exercise and dieting won’t shrink excess abdominal…

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5 Questions to Ask at Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

The consultation is a huge part of the tummy tuck experience for both the patient and the plastic surgeon. At my practice near Richmond, VA, consultations give me the opportunity to share my recommendations and answer any questions you may have about the exciting steps ahead. Asking the right questions is a great way to make sure you feel as…

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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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