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Clinic Snapshots – Good Riddance Abdominal Panniculectomy

Cosmetic surgery of the abdomen and waistline is one the most common body contouring surgeries for either women or men. Women in particular are inclined to undergo these surgeries as they are victims of a lot of body changes from pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Liposuction and tummy tucks make up the bulk of these surgeries Read More…

Case Study – The Vertical Tummy Tuck

  Background: Tummy tuck surgery is the most aggressive form of abdominal reshaping. By removing large segments of skin and fat, improvement of the waistline shape is inevitable. The horizontal excision pattern ensures that there is a vertical tightening effect on the central abdomen. Differing lengths of the excision pattern will determine how far to Read More…

Case Study – Tummy Tuck in Severely Damaged Abdomen

  Background: Tummy tuck surgery is one of the most common of all body contouring procedures and can create some dramatic waistline changes. The operation is designed to reverse some of the tissue expanding effects caused by pregnancies and/or weight loss. While it can be tremendously effective at this purpose, its main effects are largely Read More…

The Body Lift or Extended Tummy Tuck

  A tummy tuck is a well recognized body contouring operation because it has been around for many years. It is generally perceived as a hip to hip excisional and tightening abdominal operation as it only affects the front side of the torso. The term ‘body lift’ however is less well defined in the eye Read More…

Case Study – Mini Tummy Tuck with Liposuction

  Background: Pregnancy affects most women adversely from an abdominal standpoint. The expansion and stretching of the abdominal skin is most severely seen in its central aspect around the umbilicus. The peri-umbilical region is well known to develop radiating stretch marks, loose skin and be a reservoir for refractory fat collections. For most women the Read More…

Case Study – The Extended Tummy Tuck

  Background: The well known tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure is most commonly used in women who have had abdominal shape changes due to pregnancy or some moderate weight loss. But since the era of bariatric surgery, large amounts of weight loss have created skin excesses who require modified forms of tummy tuck surgery. Since Read More…

Case Study – Male Tummy Tuck after Weight Loss

  Background: Large amounts of weight loss has created a need for some patients to pursue secondary body contouring procedures. While the initial weight loss, whether achieved by surgery or on their own, may have been initially satisfying the goals of even improved results drives some to go even further. There is a unique subset Read More…

Tummy Tuck Rib Removal

  Waistline narrowing by rib removal is almost an urban myth. There is a lot of internet chatter and interest in the procedure but it is hard to actually find a surgeon who does it or a patient who has had it. In reality, it is a plastic surgery procedure that is done but only Read More…

Case Study – The Extended Tummy Tuck in the Partial Weight Loss Patient

  Background: There is no more effective procedure in abdominal reshaping than tummy tuck surgery. What separates a tummy tuck from liposuction is that all tissue components of the abdominal fullness are treated as opposed to just fat removal. (liposuction) Tummy tuck surgery can fundamentally be separated into two basic types; normal or close to Read More…

Case Study – The Extended Tummy Tuck

  Background: Tummy tuck surgery is one of the most common and successful types of body contouring surgeries. It is used in many post-pregnancy and weight loss women to correct the effects of having babies and the changes that process can induce on one’s body in the mid-section area. This type of tummy tuck usually Read More…

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