Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a plastic surgery procedure that eliminates loose skin and fat and tightens muscles in the abdomen. The goal of a tummy tuck is to provide a flatter, toned figure. Although this procedure has mostly cosmetic benefits, there are several medical benefits to be gained by the procedure as well.
4 Tips for a Successful Tummy Tuck Recovery
An abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a safe and effective procedure to eliminate stubborn excess skin and fat resistant to diet and exercise. However, it is common for plastic surgery patients to forget the long recovery period that requires plenty of rest. Here are a four things you can do to ensure the best
3 Tips for Your Ideal Tummy Tuck
Even for men and women that regularly diet and exercise, having a tight, toned, and sculpted abdomen isn’t always easy to obtain. This concern is especially common in dramatic weight loss journeys and women attempting to restore their pre-pregnancy body. Abdominoplasty, or more commonly known as a tummy tuck, can help them achieve a youthful,
Plastic Surgery and Pregnancy
Pregnancy can have all kinds of emotional effects on women, whether it be drastic body changes or crazy hormones. It is also a time where many women lack in self-confidence and attempt to restore their pre-pregnancy self. Occasionally at our Portland, OR office, we get the question if plastic surgery can be safe during pregnancy.
3 Best Tummy-Toning Moves
Generally, the best way to tone your tummy is to eat a healthy diet that’s free of processed foods and foods that are high in empty calories, sugar, salt and fat, and practice both cardio and strength-training exercises. Unfortunately, you cannot reduce fat in certain areas of the body — such as the abdomen —without
Celebrities Who Are (Openly) Thankful for Mommy Makeover and Other Cosmetic Surgery
It seems as though female celebrities with children are able to get back into shape rather quickly after giving birth. You may wonder how they get their pre-baby bodies back so fast. Although some of them simply have amazing genes to start with, others have talented plastic surgeons to thank for their toned appearance. Here
Can I Improve the Look of Stretch Marks With Tummy Tuck?
At the Portland Plastic Surgery practice of Dr. Michael Bohley, many of the patients who request tummy tuck surgery wonder whether the procedure will help improve the look of stretch marks on the stomach. Dr. Bohley discusses the answer. What Tummy Tuck Entails To understand whether tummy tuck surgery will help improve the look of
Are Tummy Tucks for Men Too?
Many male patients wonder if tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is just for women. When to Pursue Tummy Tuck Often, women pursue tummy tuck surgery because their abdomen just does not look the same after having children. Pregnancy often causes the abdominal skin to stretch out, and it is unable shrink back to its former size/shape
The Importance of Maintaining Your Ideal Weight After Tummy Tuck
Sometimes, following a healthy diet and regular fitness plan is not enough to tighten and tone the tummy. Pregnancy, substantial fluctuations in weight or simply the natural aging process can cause the skin to lose its elasticity, leading to sagging abdominal skin. Also, pregnancy can damage the abdominal muscles, often causing them to separate. Once
What Are the Options for Body Contouring?
Sometimes, you can eat right, exercise often, be at or slightly over your ideal body weight, and still have certain areas on your body that are resistant to your healthy efforts. These trouble areas may include stubborn pockets of fat under the skin in your midsection, thighs, hips, buttocks, back, upper arms or even neck