TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY)-IS IT WORTH IT?

As an Orange County plastic surgeon, I have many patients who request tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to improve the loose skin and stretch marks around the abdomen area. The question always arises with elective, cosmetic surgery: should you, the patient, spend thousands of dollars for a medically unnecessary procedure which makes you feel and look bad…

MOMMY MAKEOVER SURGERY IN ORANGE COUNTY-IS IT WORTH THE TIME AND COST?

Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgeon Mommy makeover is the catch phrase for cosmetic surgery involving the breast and abdomen, the two areas most commonly affected by pregnancy. The breasts typically “deflate” after pregnancy and breast feeding and almost always will require a breast augmentation to regain the lost volume.  If there is sagging of the nipple…

THREE TYPES OF TUMMY TUCK-WHICH ONE IS BEST FOR YOU?

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is one of the most popular procedures requested by my Orange County plastic surgery patients. Many patients are not aware there are three main types of abdominoplasty available. Mini-abdominoplasty, as the name implies, is not as involved as a standard tummy tuck.  This procedure is indicated in patients who have loose skin…

SEROMA AND TUMMY TUCK (ABDOMINOPLASTY)

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is one of the most requested surgeries from my Orange County patients.   Seroma is one of the most common problems which may occur after abdominoplasty.  In my practice, approximately 10% of patients develop seroma.   Seroma is a collection of fluid under the skin.  It can develop early (while the drains…

TUMMY TUCK – WHAT PLASTIC SURGERY CAN DO FOR YOU

Many patients are frustrated by the loose skin/stretch marks and protuberant (“beer belly”) appearance of their abdomen after pregnancy or significant weight loss.   One can exercise 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but the loose skin and the weak abdominal muscle will remain.  Only plastic surgery can address these issues.   The…