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‘Tummy Tuck’ Surgery Could Help Resolve Postpartum Back Pain and Incontinence

Although tummy tuck surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure, many patients have reported symptomatic relief from back pain and urinary incontinence following this surgery. Pregnancy has a major impact on a woman’s body. While in some women these physical changes can be minimal, others may end up with lifelong functional changes, namely chronic pain [...]

By | 2019-10-21T09:39:37-07:00 October 14th, 2019|

Which is better for me? Liposuction or Tummy Tuck?

Liposuction and tummy tucks often appeal to people with similar cosmetic goals. Both are supposed to give you a flat food contoured look of your stomach area and waist. But, they are markedly different in their promised result and the way they work as there are key crucial differences in terms of the actual [...]

By | 2019-09-05T16:39:33-07:00 August 19th, 2019|

Recovery from Tummy Tuck Vs. C-section?

Generally speaking, most patients report easier recovery from tummy tuck surgery than C-section. Although patients vary in their pain tolerance and recovery, both procedures are comparable in terms of rehabilitation and mobility. I agree with most patients that the recovery from tummy tucks is probably easier. The logic behind this is that C-section entails [...]

By | 2019-09-03T14:10:14-07:00 July 19th, 2019|

Who is a Good Candidate for Tummy Tuck?

The most proper candidate for tummy tuck surgery is the patient with a skin overhang, moderate diastasis and stretch marks below the belly button. In addition, it is the one with a stable weight for the past 6 months and done with childbirth. Most women who undergo this surgery are in the reproductive age. Therefore, getting pregnant after abdominoplasty is not uncommon and most are [...]

By | 2019-09-03T14:11:27-07:00 July 12th, 2019|

When can I shower after surgery?

I recommend that my patients shower within 48 hours after a Mommy Makeover, Breast or Tummy Tuck surgery. Skin is the largest organ of the body and is also the most exposed to threats. Within 24 hours after surgery, your skin is exposed to the leaking tumescent fluid that is [...]

By | 2019-07-12T14:36:01-07:00 March 6th, 2019|

Recovery From Fat Transfer To The Buttocks

Surgeons vary in their aftercare protocols following buttock augmentation surgery. Therefore, It is best to follow your surgeon’s advice following surgery. Generally speaking, recovery from BBL varies from one patient to another based on factors related to the patient, the surgery itself and surgeon’s expertise. In my opinion, it takes 6-8 weeks for the [...]

By | 2017-04-30T12:45:18-07:00 February 25th, 2017|

Combining Fat Grafting to the Breast with Breast Lift

In the past few years, fat grafting has evolved as a new method for breast enhancement. Recently, this technique has been widely practiced and is gaining momentum. Nonetheless, it has its own limitations in terms of the availability of sufficient donor fat stores and the amount of fat that can be safely injected in [...]

By | 2017-04-30T12:49:23-07:00 February 25th, 2017|

Smoking and Body Contouring Surgery

It has been established that smoking related diseases increase both anesthetic risks, as well as risks of complications during surgery and recovery. Smoking is known to: • starve your heart of oxygen • form blood clots in your veins • find it harder to breathe during and after surgery • increase you risk of [...]

By | 2017-04-30T12:51:21-07:00 February 25th, 2017|

Body Contouring Improves Weight Control and Quality of Life

A Reconstructive Procedure in the Treatment of Obesity Losing a significant amount of weight, whether from bariatric surgery or diet and exercise, takes a lot of hard work and dedication, and keeping it off can sometimes be even more difficult. In addition, many who have lost considerable weight are still unhappy with their bodies [...]

By | 2017-04-30T12:56:09-07:00 March 16th, 2017|

What is a Mommy Makeover and who is a good candidate?

“Mommy Makeover” is a term used to describe combination of plastic surgery procedures to the breasts, abdomen, trunk and extremities. The goal is to address some of the changes that can occur following pregnancy, childbirth and nursing. On the breast, the most commonly performed procedures include Breast Enhancement, Lift and or Reduction. On the [...]

By | 2017-04-30T12:58:07-07:00 March 16th, 2017|