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Why Are Drains Often Necessary After Tummy Tuck Surgery?

2 Minute Read:  A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen. If you are interested in a tummy tuck, you might have some questions about the recovery process. For example, “drains” are common when discussing an abdominoplasty, but what does that mean? Why Are Drains Often Necessary After […]

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What Are the Advantages of a Tummy Tuck for Active Mothers?

2 Minute Read:  For mothers who are constantly chasing after their children, or getting them to chase after their parents, excess belly fat and sagging skin can put a crimp in their activities. Many women experience these symptoms in the months and years following childbirth.  For women who maintain an active lifestyle, these conditions can […]

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Your Tummy Tuck Recovery Guide

3 Minute Read:  According to the ASPS, the tummy tuck remains popular, ranking in the top five plastic surgery procedures for both men and women. Recovery time after tummy tuck surgery varies for each person, depending on age, the overall health of the person, type of tummy tuck, and post-surgical care. Once you are out […]

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7 Tips for Your Tummy Tuck Recovery

Tummy tuck surgery removes unwanted excess skin and fat from the abdominal region, tightens the underlying abdominal muscles, and provides a boost of confidence. Since this cosmetic procedure addresses both the skin and muscles, both internal and external healing is required. Therefore, it is important to carefully prepare and have a plan in place before […]

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Bridal Enhancement for the Big Day

It is the desire of almost every bride that her wedding day be perfect. From the flowers to her shoes, every detail is precise and beautiful. Increasingly, brides are worrying less about the aesthetics of the wedding and more about the aesthetics of themselves and their wedding party. It’s the day every woman wants to […]

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Can Exercise Tighten Loose Skin?

During weight gain and pregnancy, the skin stretches to accommodate the growth of tissue beneath it. The longer and farther the skin is stretched, the less likely it will shrink back to its original size because the amount of elastin, an elastic protein that gives skin its ability to stretch and resume its shape, deteriorates […]

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Liposuction or Tummy Tuck: Which Is Right for Me?

Either liposuction or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery are sought after by both men and women to achieve a more slender contour to the midsection. Patients who consider these procedures are typically over the age of 30, maintain a healthy body weight, are finished having children, and have difficulty getting rid of the excess fat or […]

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The Importance of Post-Surgical Garments

Compression garments are restrictive pieces of clothing that have been known to aid in recovery after invasive surgery. They come in a variety of sizes and styles and can be worn around the waist, thighs, calves, and torso. Compression garments are worn by many athletes because of their ability to reduce the risk of injury […]

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ASPS Provides Educational Videos

If you would like to know more about a particular plastic surgery procedure, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) provides educational videos and plastic surgery updates on their YouTube channel. The ASPS is comprised of board-certified plastic surgeons whose goal is to enhance the quality of care for patients through research, physician training, ethics, […]

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Are Liposuction Results Permanent?

Liposuction is meant to “fine tune” the contours of the body and remove fat from stubborn areas like the abdomen and thighs. Other common areas for liposuction include the calves, ankles, arms, and knees. The typical liposuction candidate is unable to lose fat from these areas with diet and exercise. Since liposuction is a minimally […]

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