The Tummy Tuck Belt Totally Works, Right? Yeah, Maybe Not

So you want a flatter tummy and think you have just the belt to do it? Well, the popular tummy tuck belt that you probably have in mind isn’t likely to give you the dramatic results you’re looking for, if any at all. Check out why these types of contraptions just flat out don’t work […]

Could Your Results Look Fake after a Tummy Tuck?

Since the last thing you want out of your tummy tuck is a fake-looking stomach, there are a few steps you should take to ensure the lovely, natural-looking results you’re after. And help prevent that creepy plastic Barbie doll look! 1. Go for Board Certification The quality of your tummy tuck is directly related to […]

Bad Habits to Ditch Before Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is amazing because it’s transformational. So it’s a great chance to grab life by the horns and transform your way out of a few bad habits. These are bad habits to ditch before plastic surgery even starts—but as long as you leave them behind at some point, we’re in business. Think about it […]

Is There Really a Finger Test to Know If You Need a Tummy Tuck?

Having trouble deciding if a tummy tuck is right for you? It turns out that there may be a fingertip test to help you see if you have a complicated-sounding condition called diastasis recti and may be in need of a tummy tuck. Intrigued? Read on to learn more. Diastasis What? Diastasis recti is just […]

3 Ways to Hack Your Tummy Tuck Recovery Like a Boss

There are a ton of tummy tuck recovery tips out there, but if you want to hack your recovery like the boss that you are, there are a few more that you need to know to get the best results. Get Yourself Some Help Being a boss is hard work, and so is recovery from […]

What Your Belly Button May Be Trying to Tell You

Interestingly enough, more and more women are requesting cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of their belly buttons. But the fact of the matter is that the saggy belly button you’re dealing with after pregnancy might be a smaller indication that it could be time for a tummy tuck. Here’s what you should know. When […]

You Can Have a Baby after a Tummy Tuck, but Should You?

There are a lot of things you can do, but probably shouldn’t. Like expressing your love for tropical birds through your fashion choices. Or using plastic surgery to fix your mommy issues. What about having a baby after you’ve had a tummy tuck? Where does that fall on the “can but shouldn’t” spectrum? Babies Don’t […]

3 Lazy Hacks for a Flatter Tummy & One that Definitely Works

The internet is full of self-proclaimed “miracle” cures for getting rid of pesky belly fat, but most of them are just lazy hacks that aren’t going to give you the dramatic stomach-flattening results you want.  So do yourself a favor and skip these so-called fat-busting hacks and go right for the solution that will actually […]

You Might Regret Your Tummy Tuck If You Don’t Add Lipo

Liposuction or tummy tuck? Tummy tuck or liposuction? The correct answer is BOTH. Tummy tuck and liposuction tackle different issues but can be great for complementing each other. In fact, you could go so far as to say that you could regret a decision not to add lipo to a tummy tuck and here’s why. […]

Is a Post-Tummy Tuck Pregnancy Ever a Good Idea?

Ok, so you want to have a tummy tuck. But you also might want to have a baby. You may have heard dire warnings from finger-wagging experts telling you that you should never have a baby after having a tummy tuck. What’s the real deal? Is a pregnancy after tummy tuck advisable? Is it even […]

Say Hello to Your Belly’s New BFF

If you’re sick and tired of struggling with pesky belly bulges that just won’t make like a tree and leave, then you might be looking into cosmetic surgery to make them go bye-bye for good. Before you opt in for a traditional tummy tuck, though, you’ve got to hear about the Avelar tummy tuck and […]

How Not to Stress at Your Tummy Tuck Consult

A tummy tuck is a big thing, so it’s not unusual to feel a little nervous before your initial consultation with a plastic surgeon. Of course, if you get to the point where you’re too stressed to consider your options and actually get to the point of having the tummy tuck, you’ve got a problem. […]

Should We Get Tummy Tuck or Liposuction? Maybe Both!

When we reach down and grab a handful of belly, our first instinct is usually to diagnose ourselves with a case of the holiday munchies and prescribe a few extra minutes on the treadmill. But our assumptions might be flawed. Because that might not be fat at all—it might be skin. Generally, people (ourselves included) […]

Tummy Tuck Scar Tattoos & Other Embarrassing Questions

Sometimes you have questions that are a bit outside the usual “how long will my recovery be?” neighborhood. When what you’re wondering wanders into embarrassing territory, don’t worry. It’s okay to ask about it. We’ll get you started by addressing three things you need to know about tummy tucks. How Soon Can I Be Intimate […]

Don’t Love Your Belly Button? You’re Not Alone

Innie, outie or otherwise, chances are you aren’t too big on your belly button. It turns out that a lot of people want to change the way their belly buttons look. What Makes Our Belly Buttons Look Like They Do? No two belly buttons are exactly the same. Just like that freakishly long second toe, […]

Do You Need a Marble in Your Tummy Tuck Recovery Kit?

You know what would spoil your tummy tuck? A weird-looking belly button. Do you really want to be on the beach hiding your sleek abs and taut tummy skin because your belly button didn’t make it to the other side in its original condition? Yeah, us neither. And a Marble Helps How? If your belly […]

One Unexpectedly Big Perk of the Male Tummy Tuck

Through a tummy tuck, men can expect to get rid of unwanted excess skin, feel more confident about their appearance and maybe even stack up a little larger in the bedroom. That’s right. If loose skin has been keeping you from showing off all that you’ve got, a tummy tuck may just be the answer. […]

Would You Spend Half a Million to Look Like Barbie?

It seems the internet has room for one more real life Barbie doll. Nannette Hammond, a 42-year-old mother from Cincinnati, is garnering quite the social media following thanks to her Barbie-Esque looks that she says have cost her half a million dollars. Beyond the Boobs and Blonde Hair Hammond says her obsession with the iconic […]

Tummy Tucks: The Case of the Missing Belly Button

Did you hear the one about the Houston woman who lost her belly button? She went in for a tummy tuck to send her post-pregnancy pooch packing and “bring sexy back,” but came out without the pooch AND her belly button. Apparently, the belly button was the victim of removing an umbilical hernia, as she […]

How to Fix the Dreaded Post-Pregnancy Pooch

So, you’ve been through a pregnancy (congratulations!) and have likely tried everything under the sun to finally rid yourself of that dreaded post-pregnancy pooch. Even with all that uphill jogging while toting stroller and baby along with you, you just can’t seem to lose the pooch. Now what? Don’t worry, lots of new moms are […]

Don’t Bother Buying that Tummy Tuck Belt Thingy

They say there’s a sucker born every minute, which explains the existence of the tummy tuck belt. This spandex contraption wraps around the stomach and promises to instantly remove inches from the tummy without diet or exercise. It even comes with a thermal accelerator cream, which sounds more like rocket fuel than something I’d ever […]

Can a Tummy Tuck Give You a Teeny Tiny Corset Waist?

What do Scarlett O’Hara, Freida Pinto and Zendaya have in common? Itsy bitsy waists, that’s what. Though Scarlett may have gotten some help from a corset, the real trick to having that impossibly tiny waist is all in the genetics. So what’s a girl to do? Phone your plastic surgeon, of course! What a Tummy […]

Should You Really Shoot for a Flat Tummy?

Beauty standards just never give us a break, do they? But as anyone knows, there’s a difference between an ideal and the reality, and the reality is that unless you’re going for the emaciated look, you really shouldn’t shoot for a flat tummy. Here’s why. The Earth Isn’t Flat, and Neither Is Your Stomach The […]

Tummy Tucks for Tourists?

It’s a story we’ve all heard before. A young plastic surgery enthusiast with a head full of dreams and a self-conscious demeanor considers getting liposuction or a breast augmentation to boost her or his appearance, only to get sticker shock at the exorbitant price and call off the process entirely…until they hear about the value […]

Recovering from Turkey Day with a Tummy Tuck

It’s no secret, plenty of folks look forward to the holidays for the scrumptious food just waiting to be devoured. That succulent turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy and all the traditional trimmings are probably making you salivate just thinking about them. You’re not alone, and you’re definitely not alone when in the throes of those […]

Is Plastic Surgery the Last Step after Weight Loss?

Remember when you used to reward yourself for finishing off your to-do list with a delicious bowl of ice cream? Heck no. You busted your buns of steel to get to your goal weight, and comfort food is a thing of the past. But maybe a little bit of self-reward in other forms could do […]

Should You Get a Tattoo Over Your Tummy Tuck Scar?

Your tummy tuck is healing, your body’s looking great, and you’re just about ready to hit the pool… when you look down and notice that pesky white incision mark creeping up past your bikini line. This troublesome little scar feels like a scarlet letter for women who had a tummy tuck: “Hey everyone! That girl […]

4 Times When Crunches Just Won’t Cut It

You didn’t skip leg day. You tossed out all the gelato. You’ve put in the work, but you’re standing in front of the mirror and your frown is slowly turning into a scowl. “Where’s my six-pack already!?” There are four scenarios that may be getting you and your abs down: 1. Loose Skin after Pregnancy […]

Ready to Make that Tummy Irresistible?

Holiday feast season is just around the corner, and thoughts of packing on a few pounds to let the beach body hibernate for the winter may be trying to invade your brain. Don’t let them in! No time is a bad time to think about how best to slim down your waistline. When exercise and […]

3 Reasons a Tummy Tuck Is Perfect Post-Partum

Your darling baby is doing all kinds of impossibly precious things like cooing and giggling and smearing peas into her hair. Precious! Meanwhile, you’re stuck glaring at your once-firm tummy—which now closely resembles a lumpy hobo handbag. While you wouldn’t trade your children for anything, wouldn’t you love to wear a bikini again? The good […]

Kiss that Post-Baby Baby Bump Goodbye

Since you are no longer harboring a tiny human within your abdominal region, there is no reason to look as though you are. But how to get rid of a baby bump after pregnancy? There’s always weight loss – we’re willing to bet that you probably gained a few pounds during your pregnancy. Unfortunately, the […]

The Up-Top and Down-Low of Your Mommy Makeover

Yes, we’ve all heard about “mommy makeovers,” the miraculous plastic surgery that restores pre-mommy figures to new mothers. Tummies are tightened, love handles are slimmed, and breasts lifted gloriously high. But what about the face? Of course you’re radiantly happy about the new addition to your family, but age marches on nevertheless. And what about […]

Got Sag? The 3 Worst Types of Sagging (and 3 Solutions)

Honestly, there are no “good” types of body sag—few would rejoice at discovering sagging earlobes, elbows, or toes. However, some kinds of sag are depressingly inevitable. We get older, have children, gain and lose weight, and BOOM! Our posteriors are stampeding toward our ankles. But, we don’t have to weepingly accept the dastardly plans of […]

When Can You Officially Toast Your Tummy Tuck?

So you’ve just had a tummy tuck, you’re on the road to recovery and you’re starting to feel better. After finally getting back to your daily routine, you might be tempted to celebrate your slimmer midsection with a drink or two. If your recovery is coinciding with a holiday or a friend’s birthday, that temptation […]

6 Tummy Tuck Consultation Questions for Dummies

Can you make my stomach look just like Shakira’s? Will this be done in time for my 20-year reunion tonight? I can gain 50 pounds after this and not have it affect my results, right? All right, maybe these aren’t the best questions for a pre-tummy tuck consultation, but it is important to talk to […]

What’s the Deal with Tummy Tucks and Stretch Marks?

If your abdomen is beginning to look a bit zebra-like, you might think that a tummy tuck could give your belly a smoother, less obviously striped look. You could be right. Of course, you could also be wrong. Let’s find out, shall we? What Are Stretch Marks, Anyway? Stretch marks are actual scar tissue in […]

3 Answers to the Eternal Muffin Top Question

Can’t get rid of that annoying bulge at the top of your belt? Desperate to decrease your waist size? If you’ve been rocking the Ab Roller for months with only the feeblest of results, you might want to ramp up the attack with a cosmetic procedure. Here are three of the most effective fat busting […]

How One Tiny Suture Style Can Make a Big Difference in Your Tummy Tuck Results

When it comes to beautiful tummy tuck results, tiny details can make a huge difference. That’s why some surgeons are beginning to use the innovative new Quill™ device in their suturing technique during abdominoplasty. The Quill™ device is one suture style that simply can’t be ignored for the most up-to-date, natural looking tummy tuck results. […]

Put Down that Margarita after Your Tummy Tuck

As Shia LaBeouf might tell you if he ever sobers up, having the occasional drink is certainly fun, but it won’t really solve your problems. In fact, if you’ve just had cosmetic surgery, that innocent margarita will probably cause you some fairly significant problems. Here are a few reasons why you should set the cocktails […]

3 Body Contouring Procedures after Reaching Your Target Weight

Losing a significant amount of weight is a great way to get healthy again. However, in the process, you may notice that your body ends up different in appearance than what you had hoped. It’s not uncommon for the body’s skin to hang after rapid weight loss, but there are a few post weight loss body […]

What Makes a Belly Button Beautiful?

Whether your idea of a perfect belly button is small and narrow, deeper with a hood or completely open, most people can agree that a belly button should appear natural, not man-made. So how could a tummy tuck affect the appearance of your own belly button? A Repositioned Belly Button Even if you are perfectly […]

Does a Mini Tummy Tuck Deliver “Mini” Results?

When it comes to body contouring, you may have heard that a mini tummy tuck only delivers “mini” results, and a full abdominoplasty is the better option instead. This isn’t exactly true. Here’s a better explanation about how a mini tummy tuck can help (in the right patients), and how to know if this could […]

How to Choose the Right Tummy Contouring Procedure for You

When comparing body contouring procedures to flatten and smooth your midsection, you’ll need to consider your individual goals as well as your surgeon’s advice before you decide on which type of tummy tuck to have. Understanding the unique benefits each method offers is a great first step toward making that choice. Traditional Tummy Tucks Conventional […]

4 Rules to Follow for the Best Tummy Tuck Results

Seeing an ideal outcome after a tummy tuck is contingent on a lot of interdependent factors, many of which—like your surgeon’s skill—may feel out of your control. As a patient, though, there are four rules you can follow in order to help ensure that your body contouring results match or exceed your expectations. 1. Reach Your […]

Tummy Tuck or Mommy Makeover? 3 Questions to Help You Decide

Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body, causing many women to turn to plastic surgeons in hopes of regaining their pre-pregnancy figure. The mommy makeover is customized to meet each woman’s specific needs, typically combining both a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation, with or without a breast lift and possibly other procedures […]

The Best Candidates for a Mini Tummy Tuck

Everyone knows that a traditional tummy tuck can create a flatter, smoother midsection by removing excess skin and tightening lax abdominal muscles. Some people who do not need such an extensive surgical procedure but still want to tighten and tone their abdomen may also want to consider a “mini tummy tuck.” The ideal candidate for […]

4 Tips for a Faster Tummy Tuck Recovery

When preparing for surgery, I find many patients put all their attention on the lead-up to the procedure. After all, a tummy tuck may be a long-awaited end to a tough weight loss journey, or a way to reclaim your figure after pregnancy. But no matter why you choose this surgery, it’s equally as important […]

3 Ways to Reclaim Your Curves after Pregnancy

The body goes through many changes during pregnancy to accommodate the precious life growing inside, but the effects of those changes can last long after the baby is born. Although many mothers can be left unhappy with their post-baby body, there are three options that can help you feel sexy and confident again. 1. Breast […]

Benefits of a Drain-Free Tummy Tuck

The concept of using progressive tension sutures to eliminate the need for postoperative drains is not a new one, yet many plastic surgeons remain reluctant to commit to a drain-free tummy tuck. However, there are definitive benefits to going drain-free. Reduced Incidence of Seroma Seroma is the primary concern following abdominoplasty, so it follows that […]

Tummy Tucks: Not Just for Women

While many women choose tummy tucks following pregnancy to regain a toned and tightened look, women are not the only ones who can benefit from the procedure. For many men, a tummy tuck offers a solution for firming up loose abdominal muscles or resolving excess skin and tissue that remain behind following rapid weight loss. The […]