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Posts Tagged ‘tummy tuck’

Body Contouring and Bouncing Back from Baby

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

We all expect some serious changes when a new baby comes into our lives. But some of these changes–like the physical ones associated with giving birth–can feel frustrating as your body takes this time to recover. Body contouring, however, can help improve those trouble areas that don’t easily bounce back post-baby. In this Weekly Dose of Beauty, find out how procedures like tummy tucks and non-invasive treatments like CoolSculpting can give you a lift–literally–when you need it.

Timing is Everything: Advice on That Post-Holiday Procedure

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

To every thing there is a season– including cosmetic plastic surgery. And winter, with its minimal sun exposure and bulky garments seems like the perfect time to sneak in that long-awaited tummy tuck, face lift, and more. But it is really the best time for you? Learn the details on how to best time your procedures for the new year.

Waist Training: Celebrities, Silhouettes and Safety

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

photo_tummy_tuckAll the celebrities are using them and they’re trending at the moment, but are waist trainers safe? And what is the difference between waist training and body contouring? In our Weekly Dose of Beauty, get the whole skinny.

For information on how we can help you with your body contouring questions, contact us for a consultation.

New Video!- Tummy Tucks (Abdominoplasty) and Weight Loss

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

When are “tummy tucks” (abdominoplasty) not the right procedure for  patient? Learn about the relationship between tummy tucks and weight loss, and how our practice supports patients in their discovery of healthier lifestyles, through this new video.

Tummy Tucks: Flat Stomach, Smooth Process

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

You’ve exercised. You’re down to your ideal weight. And you still haven’t achieved that tight, flat stomach you imagined.

But there are a number of procedures available— from full and mini-tummy tucks to liposuction— that can help you tighten that tricky mid-section and get the slim, smooth look you want.

Abdominoplasty—better known as a “tummy tuck”— flattens the abdomen by tightening the lax skin and muscles of the abdominal wall. These may have become less taut as a result of childbirth, weight gain and loss, abdominal surgeries, and other factors.

A mini-tummy tuck, with or without liposuction, can be very useful for individuals with the small horizontal scars of C-sections or hysterectomies. These operations sometimes heal so that the skin overhangs the scar, creating a seamed, uneven appearance, which can be readily smoothed with this “mini” procedure.

Whether you would benefit from a full tummy tuck, a mini-tummy tuck– or other options, such as liposuction— depends on factors including the amount of fat currently within the abdominal region, the skin itself, your muscle tone, the length of any scarred incisions, and more. A mini-tummy tuck, for instance, doesn’t address the upper abdomen or the muscles below the navel, while both mini- and full tummy tucks remove only a small amount of fat from the body; for more than this, liposuction might be the preferred option. A personal consultation can help decide.

If our consultation determines abdominoplasty is the right choice for you, the procedure is done taking particular care to prevent scarring. This includes education on everything from scar massage to choosing the right sunscreen.

Recovery from abdominoplasty takes just two to three weeks. During this time, you can resume much of your day-to-day schedule, though it’s important to avoid heavy lifting and other strenuous activities, to give your procedure the opportunity to heal.

We’ll see you in our offices at least once in the first week to make sure your procedure is healing smoothly. At three weeks, you can begin a limited exercise routine. Then, by six weeks, you can typically resume your normal exercises, restriction-free.

At the offices of Dr. Leo McCafferty, we respect the differences in our patients, and recognize that no two cases are alike. Through a personal consultation, we get to know your history, understand your goals, perform a physical consultation and present the many alternatives available to you. Let us help you discover the procedure best designed for your body and for you. Contact us today.