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Friday, March 5, 2010

Tummy Tuck - Helping You Get Rid of That Problem Mid Section

Everyone has a part of their body that can be considered a "problem" section. This part of the body collects fat deposits more so than other parts of the body. For many people this "problem area is the abdomen or mid section. No matter how much time you spend at the gym or how strict your diet may be, your midsection continues to retain excess fat deposits. For these people, a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, may be just the solution you've been looking for.

A tummy tuck is the surgical procedure in which your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon removes the excess fat and skin from your midsection and tightens up the muscles of the abdomen. The result is a tighter more firm stomach. There are people that make good candidates for abdominoplasty. There are certain circumstances that would make a person less likely to be a candidate for abdominpoasty such as the desire to have children, or poor health.

A consultation with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will help you decide if a Tummy Tuck is right for you.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tummy Tuck Procedures

Obtaining a flat, muscular stomach is difficult to achieve as we grow older. Sometimes, proper diet and exercise is not enough to achieve the body you want. My Plastic Surgeon USA offers information on the Tummy Tuck Procedure. Visit My Plastic Surgeon USA today to learn about the Tummy Tuck.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tummy Tuck Procedures

Recently, the tummy tuck procedure has emerged as one of the optimal methods for reducing excess body fat and restoring ones shape and figure. Also known as Abdominoplasty, the Tummy Tuck is a surgical procedure that dramatically reduces the appearance of a protruding abdomen. Through the procedure, the tummy tuck serves to remove excess fat and skin, and tighten the muscles of your abdomen, making a more flat abdomen. This plastic surgery procedure can take anywhere from 2-5 hours, while most patients are back to work within 3-4 weeks.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Abdominoplasty Recovery: What To Expect

Regardless of the expertise of the plastic surgeon, there will always be some swelling and bruising after Abdominoplasty surgery.

The first few days your abdomen will be swollen and you will be in some pain and discomfort. Your plastic surgeon will prescribe you with some medication for this pain. Typically, but dependent on the degree of your surgery, you will be released within a few hours.

Before you leave, you plastic surgeon will give you instructions on exactly what you can and can not do. To answer a couple of common questions, your plastic surgeon will direct you on how to change your dressings, how to shower, and how to be most comfortable. Your surface stitches will be removed within one week, and the others will come out within 3 weeks.

For more information on Tummy Tuck Surgery, check out My Plastic Surgeon USA's Procedures pages.

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Abdominoplsty - Tummy Tuck Surgery Explained

The abdominoplasty procedure, commonly referred to as the "Tummy Tuck" can be an effective way of eliminating excess fatty tissues and stretched skin, and even tightening weak and collapsed abdominal muscles, dramatically flattening the waistline.

A full abdominoplasty, or Tummy Tuck will take anywhere from 2-5 hours. A partial abdominoplasty usually will take less than 2 hours.

Your plastic surgeon will make an incision from hipbone to hipbone. This is done right above the pubic area. A second incision is then made to free the navel from the surrounding tissue. With partial abdominoplasty, the incision is much shorter and the navel may not be moved, although it may be pulled into an unnatural shape as the skin is tightened and stitched.

Your plastic surgeon will then separate your skin from the abdominal wall, all the way up to your ribs. This will then reveal the vertical muscles in your abdomen. The muscles are then pulled close together, and then stitched into the new position. This is known as muscle tightening and will give you a firmer abdominal wall, and a narrower waistline.

The skin flap, is then stretched down and the extra skin is removed. For your navel, a new hole is cut and stitched in place. The incisions will then be stitched, and a temporary tube may be inserted to drain any excess fluid from the surgical area.

In a partial abdominoplasty the skin is only separated between the incision line and the navel.

For more information on Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck surgery, check out My Plastic Surgery USA.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Tummy Tuck Surgery Post-Operative Recovery

Every tummy tuck patient is different. Recovery time will vary.

The first few days your abdomen will be swollen and you will be in some pain and discomfort. Your plastic surgeon will prescribe you with some medication for this pain. Typically, but dependent on the degree of your surgery, you will be released within a few hours.

Before you leave, you plastic surgeon will give you instructions on exactly what you can and can not do. To answer a couple of common questions, your plastic surgeon will direct you on how to change your dressings, how to shower, and how to be most comfortable. Your surface stitches will be removed within one week, and the others will come out within 3 weeks.

For more information on Tummy Tuck Surgery, check out My Plastic Surgeon USA's Procedures pages.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

What to Expect After Tummy Tuck Surgery

Every tummy tuck patient is different. Recovery time will vary.

The first few days your abdomen will be swollen and you will be in some pain and discomfort. Your plastic surgeon will prescribe you with some medication for this pain. Typically, but dependant on the degree of your surgery, you will be released within a few hours.

Before you leave, you plastic surgeon will give you instructions on exactly what you can and can not do. To answer a couple of common questions, your plastic surgeon will direct you on how to change your dressings, how to shower, and how to be most comfortable. Your surface stitches will be removed within one week, and the others will come out within 3 weeks.

For more information on Tummy Tuck Surgery, check out My Plastic Surgeon USA's Procedures pages.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

What is Abdominoplasty?

A full abdominoplasty, or Tummy Tuck will take anywhere from 2-5 hours. A partial abdominoplasty usually will take less than 2 hours.

Your plastic surgeon will make an incision from hipbone to hipbone. This is done right above the pubic area. A second incision is then made to free the navel from the surrounding tissue. With partial abdominoplasty, the incision is much shorter and the navel may not be moved, although it may be pulled into an unnatural shape as the skin is tightened and stitched.

Your plastic surgeon will then separate your skin from the abdominal wall, all the way up to your ribs. This will then reveal the vertical muscles in your abdomen. The muscles are then pulled close together, and then stitched into the new position. This is known as muscle tightening and will give you a firmer abdominal wall, and a narrower waistline.

The skin flap, is then stretched down and the extra skin is removed. For your navel, a new hole is cut and stitched in place. The incisions will then be stitched, and a temporary tube may be inserted to drain any excess fluid from the surgical area.

In a partial abdominoplasty the skin is only separated between the incision line and the navel.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What is the Body Lift Procedure?

A slim, toned body is a hot commodity these days. It's a sign that one has achieved a level of health and fitness through proper diet and exercise. These are important parts of a healthy lifestyle, to be sure. But, for those who have sagging skin in the areas of the abdomen, upper arms and thighs and loose abdominal muscles due to age, childbirth or dramatic weight gain or loss, no amount of diet and exercise will ever produce the slim, toned results desired.

For this reason, surgeons have developed a surgical technique called the Body Lift, which combines several common cosmetic procedures including the abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) and liposuction to reverse the adverse effects of time, gravity, childbirth and weight fluctuations. In the body lift procedure, excess fatty deposits and skin are removed and inner musculature is tightened in order to produce a slimmer, more contoured profile.

The body lift procedure can enhance these areas of the body:

  • Stomach, waist, sides and lower back area
  • Buttocks
  • Inner, outer and rear thighs
  • Upper arms

For women who are also interested in either a breast augmentation, breast lift or reduction, a Mommy Makeover may be more appropriate. Your doctor can recommend the best procedure for you, depending on your needs and expectations.

More information on the Body Lift and the Mommy Makeover can be found at My Plastic Surgeon USA, where you can also contact a board certified plastic surgeon in your area for a personalized, confidential consultation.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Plastic Surgeon USA: Cosmetic Surgeons Peform Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Breast and Facial Enhancement Procedures

My Plastic Surgeon USA is your ultimate plastic surgery cosmetic surgeon resource. Our featured cosmetic surgeons are board certified, highly trained and experienced in:

Body Contouring

Liposuction


Even those who diet and exercise regularly can use a little help on those problem areas such as the notorious 'back fat', the waistline and hips and thighs. Liposuction is a minimally invasive technology that delivers huge results with little bruising and virtually no scarring.

Find a board certified cosmetic surgeon specializing in liposuction in your area with My Plastic Surgeon USA.



Body Lift - Tummy Tuck

Have you lost a significant amount of weight lately? Have your weight loss results been overshadowed by excess, sagging skin that has lost its elasticity? Even those who qualify as "The Biggest Loser" can benefit from the body lift procedure, which will reshape, contour and sculpt the lower and mid-body and can include plastic surgery components such as the tummy tuck, thigh lift and buttock lift procedures.



Breast Augmentation

One of the cornerstones of cosmetic surgery procedures is the breast augmentation procedure . Get the serious curves you've always wanted - clothes will fit better and those who've undergone breast implants surgery oftentimes feel more confident and more 'themselves' than they've ever felt before.

Click here to find a breast implants surgeon in your area.



Face Lift - Facial Rejuvenation

Tired of facial wrinkles, puffy eyes, droopy skin? Wipe years off your face and get that youthful, alert look back into your countenance with face lift surgery. Cosmetic surgeons have developed cutting-edge techniques and practices that make face lift scars almost undetectable, and the results can be amazing. It's no fountain of youth, but the face lift procedure can refine, tighten and smooth the skin of your face to restore harmony and balance.

Uncover your innate beauty again with a face lift or facial rejuvenation with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Cosmetic Surgery Procedures On The Rise


There are many people out there who choose cosmetic surgery to enhance their beauty and, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), that number is on the rise. Statistics from the ASPS show that in 2005 over 10.2 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States, which is an increase of 11 percent from 2004.

The breakdown of 1.8 million cosmetic surgery procedures performed:
  • Liposuction - 324, 000
  • Rhinoplasty - 298,000
  • Breast Augmentation - 291,000
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery) - 231,000
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) - 135,000

The statistics are yet another reason why it is so important to find a highly qualified, experienced cosmetic surgeon in your area to perform your cosmetic surgery procedure. With a Board Certified surgeon, you are guaranteed quality, safety and the most up-to-date emerging technology available in the industry.

My Plastic Surgeon USA features ONLY Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, so you can search for surgeons with confidence and find the perfect surgeon in your area today!

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Belly Fat Worse For You Than Other Kinds of Fat

We all know that carrying around extra weight isn't good for our health. Studies have shown that over 60 percent of Americans today are either overweight or obese, which leads to heart and cardiovascular disease. Now, it is believed that belly fat is the worst kind of fat one can carry around "because it's actually more biologically active, which causes calcium build-up in our arteries."

Recently, a woman from Ft. Wayne, IN asked Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent about the validity of this recent development. Here's a part of Dr. Gupta's response:

"There's been a lot of research trying to determine whether abdominal fat is, in fact, different from fat in other areas of our body. The answer is yes. We now know belly fat is the most dangerous type to have because it's actually more biologically active, which causes calcium build-up in our arteries. This is significant because often people in a normal BMI range are still carrying extra weight in their stomachs but may not realize they're at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

So now the question is how do you figure out whether you're at risk? Instead of just looking at the number on the scale, keep track of something known as your waist-to-hip ratio. Here's how to do it: Measure the circumference around your belly button and then around your hips. You want your waist measurement to be smaller than your hips and thighs. The smaller the better. In the study I mentioned, researchers say a 2-inch increase in waist circumference raises mortality risk by 17 percent in men and 13 percent in women, regardless of BMI."

There is some good news! Dr. Gupta comments that common belly fat is the easiest fat to lose, with only a few tweaks to diet and adding exercise to your lifestyle. However, for the rest of us who've had problems losing the weight, diet and exercise, although great ideas, aren't necessarily the most realistic of options. Perhaps you are a candidate for abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck. Tummy Tuck is a common procedure that can contour and reshape your abdomen and sides by removing excessive fat and skin, while tightening loose abdominal muscles. Abdominoplasty may be the way to get that slim, contoured waistline you've always wanted.

To read Dr. Gupta's article in its entirety, please click here.

Check out our website for more information on the Tummy Tuck and search for Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons in your area that are qualified to perform this surgery.

Consider the possibilities!

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Why Should Your Plastic Surgeon be Board Certified?

When considering a plastic surgery procedure like an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), face lift or rhinoplasty a very crucial aspect in your search for a plastic surgeon is to look into the doctor's Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon means that the doctor has passed strict guidelines and is considered to be well adept to perform Plastic Surgery on their patients.


There are many ways to know if your doctor is Board Certified:
  1. The direct approach. To find out if a doctor is board certified, check the actual American Board of Medical Specialties page where you can directly search for your doctor's qualification.

  2. Identifying logos and organizations. In most cases when a doctor is associated with certain groups, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), these organizations require their members to be board certified. So a member of the ASPS or ASAPS means they are board certified.

  3. My Plastic Surgeon USA. It is absolutely mandatory that all doctors listed are board certified. Remember that My Plastic Surgeon USA is THE source for finding board certified plastic surgeons in your area.
Visit My Plastic Surgeon USA to search for YOUR plastic surgeon!

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Overview of Plastic Surgery Procedures

When you're conducting research for a plastic surgery procedure, such as a Tummy Tuck or Breast Augmentation surgery, the Internet can be an outstanding resource of information. It can also be a daunting rabbit hole of misinformation and confusion.

How does one know that the information is current, or even true?

That is why My Plastic Surgeon USA makes it easier for you to get a head start on your journey, by offering an extensive collection of Before and After photos and a library of up-to-date Articles on all plastic surgery procedures, among many other resources. My Plastic Surgeon USA also offers a quick overview of the different plastic surgery procedures our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons offer.

Plastic Surgery Procedures Fast and Easy on My Plastic Surgeon USA


Finding the information is easy. On the homepage look on the left hand column right under the "Learn All About Plastic Surgery" section. There you'll not only find an overview of the different procedures available, you'll also find a link to the My Plastic Surgeon USA blog, our "Ask and Expert" section as well as our article finder and FAQ.

The procedures you'll find are:
Start your search today on My Plastic Surgeon USA!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Plastic Surgery Term: Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that dramatically reduces the area of the abdomen surrounding the waistline.

A Tummy Tuck will remove excess fat and skin, and tighten the muscles of your abdomen, creating a more flat, contoured waistline. Many surgeons utilize liposuction technology in concert with abdominoplasty to achieve the desired results.

This plastic surgery procedure can take anywhere from 2-5 hours. Most patients are back to work within 3-4 weeks.

In addition, those who undergo a Tummy Tuck procedure usually do so after pregnancy which may leave them with excess skin and unwanted fat, or after they have lost an optimal amount of weight and still have stubborn pockets of excess fat and sagging skin.

For more information on the abdominoplasty, including Before and After photos, please visit My Plastic Surgeon USA to read more about Tummy Tuck surgery and see if it is right for you!

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Information on Plastic Surgery Procedures

Are you searching for information on certain plastic surgery procedures such as Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck or Liposuction? If so, you've come to the right place. My Plastic Surgeon USA provides a plethora of information on some of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures out there today.

Click on a procedure to learn more

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Considering Tummy Tuck Surgery? Find Out If You Are A Candidate For Surgery Here

Considering Tummy Tuck Surgery? Are you a Good Candidate?

The best candidates for Abdominoplasty are both men and women, who are not excessively over weight.

Is this you?
  • In pretty good shape, but having trouble losing a large fat build up that either diet, or exercise, or the combination of the two can not lose;
  • Have you given birth and you body is not returning back to normal? Pregnancy stretches out abdominal muscles and skin, usually beyond the point where they can return to normal.

If you:

  • Intend to lose a lot of weight in the near future, you should not have this surgery until you lose the weight;
  • If you intend to have a child, or additional children, you will want to wait because vertical muscles in the abdomen, which are tightened during this plastic surgery procedure, can separate during pregnancy;
  • Are you in good health? For any surgical procedure, it is important that your body can handle it, so you must be in good health;
  • Have you had abdomen surgery before? You will want to point this out to your plastic surgeon, as you may be cautioned in reference to unusually large scarring.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tummy Tuck: What to Expect After Surgery

The first few days your abdomen will be swollen and you will be in some pain and discomfort. Your plastic surgeon will prescribe you with some medication for this pain. Typically, but dependant on the degree of your surgery, you will be released within a few hours.

Before you leave, you plastic surgeon will give you instructions on exactly what you can and can not do. To answer a couple of common questions, your plastic surgeon will direct you on how to change your dressings, how to shower, and how to be most comfortable. Your surface stitches will be removed within one week, and the others will come out within 3 weeks.

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

How is the Tummy Tuck Procedure Performed?

Your plastic surgeon will make an incision from hipbone to hipbone. This is done right above the pubic area. A second incision is then made to free the navel from the surrounding tissue. With partial abdominoplasty, the incision is much shorter and the navel may not be moved, although it may be pulled into an unnatural shape as the skin is tightened and stitched.

Your plastic surgeon will then separate your skin from the abdominal wall, all the way up to your ribs. This will then reveal the vertical muscles in your abdomen. The muscles are then pulled close together, and then stitched into the new position. This is known as muscle tightening and will give you a firmer abdominal wall, and a narrower waistline.

The skin flap, is then stretched down and the extra skin is removed. For your navel, a new hole is cut and stitched in place. The incisions will then be stitched, and a temporary tube may be inserted to drain any excess fluid from the surgical area.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

How is a Tummy Tuck Performed?

Your plastic surgeon will make an incision from hipbone to hipbone. This is done right above the pubic area. A second incision is then made to free the navel from the surrounding tissue. With partial abdominoplasty, the incision is much shorter and the navel may not be moved, although it may be pulled into an unnatural shape as the skin is tightened and stitched.

A full abdominoplasty will take anywhere from 2-5 hours. A partial abdominoplasty usually will take less than 2 hours.

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Plastic Surgery Term: Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

What is a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that dramatically reduces the appearance of a chubby abdomen.

A Tummy Tuck will remove excess fat and skin, and tighten the muscles of your abdomen, making a more flat abdomen. This plastic surgery procedure can take anywhere from 2-5 hours. Most patients are back to work within 3-4 weeks.

Most people who undergo a tummy tuck do so after a pregnancy which may leave them with excess skin or after they have lost an optimal amount of weight and still have stubborn pockets of excess fat.

There's a lot more information on Tummy Tucks to digest. Visit My Plastic Surgeon USA to read more about Tummy Tuck surgery and see if it is right for you!

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