Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

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What Is Diastasis Recti? Can a Tummy Tuck Solve It?

Some of the most frustrated patients I consult with are women who have what's informally called a "belly pooch." They've had children, and despite getting back to their pre-pregnancy weight through exercise and dieting, they can't rid themselves of the pudgy bellies. Some are even asked if they're pregnant again. When they come in to …

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What Happens to Your Bellybutton During a Tummy Tuck?

Patients thinking about getting a tummy tuck at my Sacramento plastic surgery practice often picture themselves with flat stomachs wearing bikinis or maybe shorts with a crop top. Few consider what their bellybuttons are going to look like. Yet this often-overlooked element of tummy tuck procedures requires excellent technique to avoid ending up with a bellybutton that …

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5 Questions to Ask At Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

Every plastic surgery journey begins with a one-on-one consultation. During this time, tummy tuck patients at my Sacramento and Roseville practices can ask any questions about the procedure. Unfortunately, some patients are unsure of what to say during this important discussion. They sometimes feel nervous and don’t know what to expect. By having a better idea of …

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How to Prepare for a Tummy Tuck: 4 Helpful Tips

A tummy tuck can remove excess skin and create a toned, contoured midsection. But it’s also an intensive procedure with substantial recovery time. Because of this, many patients want to know how they can best prepare before surgery. To achieve the best possible tummy tuck results, Sacramento patients can do many helpful things to prepare themselves before …

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Tummy Tuck Drains: What Do I Need to Know?

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 …

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

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 …

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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? …

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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 …

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4 Things to Know About Tummy Tucks

Tummy tuck surgery, clinically known as abdominoplasty, is as common as facelift surgery in the U.S., but far fewer people are familiar with the procedure and its goals. Tummy tuck patients at my Sacramento and Granite Bay offices are among the most satisfied because of the dramatic changes the surgery can produce. In this post, …

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The Ideal Tummy Tuck Patient

Thinking of a tummy tuck in Sacramento? Let's start with candidacy. As with all plastic surgery procedures, 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 …

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