Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck & Tattoos: What You Need to Know

A significant number of my tummy tuck patients from the Scottsdale and Phoenix area have tattoos.  These range from small, discrete tattoos to large sleeves and full back pieces. While these tattoos usually have little impact on surgical choices, sometimes they need to be carefully worked in to my surgical plan. With abdominoplasty surgery, a large …

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Why Is Activity So Important After Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, at my Scottsdale-area medical office is a very popular and dramatic surgery I perform frequently. Whether alone or in combination with breast surgery as part of a "mommy makeover," abdominoplasty is definitely a transformative procedure. Abdominoplasty is also associated with more possible surgical risks, and as a result, it must be …

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Scars: What to Expect After Plastic Surgery [Part I: Controllable Factors]

As a plastic surgeon in the Scottsdale area, one of the questions I often hear from patients is: "What will my scars look like?" Obviously, scars will be a concern for patients having extensive surgery, such as a tummy tuck or a breast lift, but patients having less invasive surgery, such as liposuction or breast …

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Do I Need Liposuction or Abdominoplasty?

This is a question I encounter quite frequently. Women and men often come to my office in Scottsdale for liposuction thinking that it will help to correct their protruding belly. Liposuction is a far more common procedure than abdominoplasty, so it makes sense that people are more familiar with this option. And, frankly, liposuction has …

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Getting Behind the Wheel

You wouldn't drive drunk, and you'd pull over if you were falling asleep while driving. So, if your surgeon tells you it's not safe to drive after surgery, you'd follow their instructions, right? After plastic surgery some patients choose to get behind the wheel before being given the green light from their surgeon, but it's …

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10 Tips for Making Your Home Recovery-Friendly

Recovery after plastic surgery can be a time of excitement and even relaxation. If patients plan properly and treat themselves with kindness, the days that follow their surgical procedure can be peaceful and full of positive thoughts for their beautiful results. Here are 10 tips that can help prepare you to have just this kind …

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