Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Drains: What Do I Need to Know?

Woman holds her slim belly after a tummy tuck procedure.

Tummy tucks can smooth out your midsection and dramatically contour the body. But they are also known for requiring a longer recovery time than many other surgeries. My tummy tuck patients here in Sacramento often ask questions about drains, sutures, and safe recovery tips. Drains, in particular, are an important part of the healing process and should be properly tended. … Read more

Working Out Won’t Always Give You That Pre-Baby Body

Woman smiling realizing there is another way to get her pre-baby body than working out

When I consult with moms about tummy tuck procedures in my Sacramento office, they often ask me about the possibility of restoring their pre-baby bodies through diet and exercise alone. It’s a common question for women whose skin has stretched and loosened dramatically during pregnancy and not returned to its original shape. Many misconceptions exist around the subject of exercise … Read more

Tummy Tuck: Full or Mini—Which Is Right for You?

Tummy tuck surgery is one of the most popular requests at my Sacramento plastic surgery practice. This body sculpting procedure helps slim, shape, and flatten the stomach when diet and exercise can’t. My patients who choose tummy tuck surgery enjoy a younger-looking, trimmer waistline with fewer unwanted bumps and bulges. Why Get a Tummy Tuck? Many people choose to have … Read more

10 Essential Tummy Tuck Recovery Tips

A tummy tuck at our Sacramento plastic surgery center can give you the flat, smooth midsection you’ve always wanted. Before you get to enjoy your new body, it is important to take care of yourself during recovery. Proper healing is necessary for achieving your desired results. Follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully. This is essential to a smooth and speedy recovery. … Read more

4 Things to Know About Tummy Tucks

Tummy tuck surgery is as common as facelift surgery in the U.S., but far fewer people are familiar with the procedure and its goals. At Roseville and Sacramento offices, tummy tuck patients are among the most satisfied because of the dramatic changes the surgery can produce. I’ve outlined information below that some people are surprised to learn about tummy tuck … Read more

The Ideal Tummy Tuck Patient

Thinking of a tummy tuck in Sacramento? Let’s start with candidacy. As with all plastic surgery, tummy tuck is a customized procedure that’s about much more than simply flattening the abdomen. Every procedure is a little bit different — but every patient also has a few predictors of the most successful outcome. Nonsmoker Although this certainly isn’t unique to tummy … Read more

Tummy Tuck Complications (And How We Guard Against Them)

No surgery comes completely free of risks, and tummy tuck is certainly no exception. It’s my job to be open and honest with my tummy tuck patients in Sacramento about all aspects of surgery, including the ones that may be a bit scary. I want my patients to have a clear idea of the possible complications related to abdominoplasty, as … Read more

Tummy Tuck: Why There’s No Real Alternative

If you’ve been bothered by the look of your soft, sagging abdomen, you may have already spent time searching for tummy tuck “alternatives.” They’re easily found online: the belts, the creams, the compression garments that promise to slim down your midsection at home. Many of these “treatments” sound like a convenient miracle. Unfortunately, treatment isn’t that easy. Follow through with … Read more

Sweater Weather Is the Best Time for a Tummy Tuck

Sweater Weather Is The Best Time For A Tummy Tuck

Fall means both the temperatures and leaves are falling — and that’s the signal to break out warmer clothes. The onset of sweater weather in the Sacramento Valley is also a good time to schedule a body contouring procedure, such as a tummy tuck. My Roseville and Sacramento, CA practices see an uptick in plastic surgery patients during the fall … Read more