Mini tummy tuck vs full tummy tuck…and the rest! [video]

mini tummy tuck vs full tummy tuck
If you’re wondering what the differences are between a mini tummy tuck vs full tummy tuck, I have some bad news. Chances are you’re not a candidate for a mini tummy tuck. I know the “mini” sounds better. Less painful. Shorter recovery. Less expensive. Those might all be true, but you’re probably not a candidate. Here’s why.   Mini tummy tuck vs full tummy tuck...
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There’s more to it than BMI! [video]

BMI or Body Mass Index helps determine if a patient has a “normal” weight, overweight or morbidly obese. It takes into account, not only their weight, but also their height. Many doctors use BMI as a very prominent determinant of whether a patient would be considered a surgical candidate for an elective or cosmetic procedure. But does BMI tell the whole story?   Why BMI......
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How to achieve the best cosmetic surgery results [video]

How to achieve the best cosmetic surgery results
If you want to know how to achieve the best cosmetic surgery results, you need to combine surgery with behavioral modification. That’s a fancy way of saying that the best results will come about with surgery and a healthy diet and exercise regimen. In other words, a lifestyle change.   Achieving the best cosmetic surgery results The most common impediment to patients achieving their best...
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Need to tighten the abdominal wall during a tummy tuck? [video]

A tummy tuck is a pretty standard cosmetic procedure now. While liposuction will remove excess fat and tighten the skin to some extent, a tummy tuck ensures that all of the excess skin is removed. But there’s more than just the skin. There’s also the deeper abdominal wall which is made up of tough tissue called fascia, and muscles. This also plays a part in......
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Tummy Tuck with Abdominal Wall Tightening

Your typical tummy tuck includes liposuction to the abdomen, removal of excess skin and often-times, abdominal wall tightening. It’s not always necessary but it’s important for the patient to be aware of this aspect of the procedure. The tummy tuck tightens the abdominal skin but the abdominal wall is a whole different animal.   When is abdominal wall tightening necessary Here are some new words......
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Postop garments

After various cosmetic surgical procedures, your doctor may recommend postop garments. But what are they meant to accomplish and is it required. Not all surgeons agree. Regardless, if you have a breast augmentation, tummy tuck or liposuction, chances are you’ll be wearing one of these.   What’s the purpose of postop garments It’s not clear why postop garments became such an integral part of cosmetic......
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No drain tummy tuck [video]

During a tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon will raise the abdominal skin off of the abdominal wall. This is done to “get some slack” on the excess skin in the process of removing it. Separating the excess skin from the underlying abdominal wall creates a space that can fill with fluid after the operation. That’s why many doctors insert drains after the operation to remove......
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