What is a tummy tuck?

It's not uncommon to wonder what is a tummy tuck? The name itself doesn't really describe what it is or what the procedure entails. Abdominoplasty, the medical term for what is commonly called a "tummy tuck," involves surgically removing excess skin and fat from the middle and lower part of the abdomen and sometimes tightening the abdominal muscles. The result is a flatter abdomen, and sometimes, a smaller waist, because the procedure corrects loose, sagging skin and excess fat. Any scars are usually located below the line of a swimsuit or underwear. Many times, our patients will opt for a [...]

By |2017-04-05T17:38:33+00:00March 30th, 2011|Categories: Body Contouring Procedures|

What is cellulite?

What is cellulite, you ask? Ah yes, the ever-pesky cellulite. So many patients ask what is cellulite on a daily basis and usually it's followed by "How can I get rid of cellulite?" Cellulite is a term that is used to describe fat deposits under the skin that outwardly give the skin a dimpled, or orange-peel like appearance. Cellulite is most often seen in women because the fat is arranged in large chambers separated by columns of collagen fibers. Fibrous strands of tissue connect your skin to deeper tissue layers, creating compartments of ordinary fat cells. When the fat cells [...]

By |2016-01-19T23:36:46+00:00March 15th, 2011|Categories: Body Contouring Procedures|

What Happens If I Don’t Wear My Garments After Liposuction?

We sometimes have some of our liposuction surgery patients call up to our plastic surgery office and ask "what happens if I don't wear my garments after liposuction" and our answer if simple. The purpose of the garment is to give you support after your liposuction procedure. Not only is the garment supposed to make you feel more comfortable and help with the swelling, but it's supposed to help with your overall results.  I find that if a garment is not worn as it should be, the liposuction patient does not get as good a result.  Unfortunatley, the patient may be left [...]

By |2017-04-05T17:38:33+00:00March 14th, 2011|Categories: Body Contouring Procedures|
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