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If that Post-Baby Bulge Won’t Budge, a Tummy Tuck May Help

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Life changes after children. Your priorities are different, you see the world through new eyes and everything is a potential hazard that you need to help your children navigate.  Also different? Your body. The vast majority of mothers experience notable changes in their bodies post-baby, including looser abdominal muscles and muscle separation, loose skin and Read More.

All Tummy Tucks Aren’t Created Equal & More Need-to-Know Facts

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Tummy tuck: it is a term we have all heard, usually in reference to how celebrities manage to bounce back so well after having children. But most of us don’t know all that much about this procedure. Before you jump into the process of getting your own abdominoplasty, here are some key facts about tummy Read More.

The 1 Thing You Must Do for a Healthy Recovery from Abdominoplasty

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Although it’s a good idea to prepare before your procedure by doing a little homework, you should also prepare ahead of time for your recovery from abdominoplasty. Tampa patients who spend time and energy focusing on the healing process have an easier, healthier recovery.

Taking It Easy

In our society, there’s a lot of pressure to be constantly doing things and being productive. When something comes up, like recovering from an abdominoplasty, most Tampa locals feel like they should be up and about as soon as possible.The truth is, forcing your body to be active before it’s ready is a really bad idea. Your body needs time to just rest in order to heal properly. Surgery, and especially a fairly involved surgery like a tummy tuck, is a lot for your body to handle. Muscles have been stitched together, skin has been sutured or stapled, and fat has been removed. All of these things take some getting used to, and your body needs time to adapt.

Taking Time

In fact, time is the best healing agent around. Instead of pushing yourself to get better faster, instead try just relaxing and giving your body what it needs: time to rest, time to heal, and a lot of time to catch up on your sleep.By getting enough down time, your body will recover much more quickly than if you force yourself to get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible. Just remember, your body’s been through a lot with this surgery. Give yourself a break, and just get better.

3 Pretty Great “Side Effects” of a Tummy Tuck

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If you’re unhappy with excess skin or separated abdominal muscle tissue that don’t improve no matter how hard you work out, you might be thinking about getting a tummy tuck. This procedure can come along with a number of other benefits as well, which could explain why so many people get tummy tucks each year. Read More.

3 Questions Everyone Wants to Ask about a Tummy Tuck

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When planning your tummy tuck, it’s only natural to have lots of questions about the procedure and your expected results. Take a look at the answers to three frequently asked questions to help you find out all you need to know before your tummy tuck. 1. How Much Weight Will I Lose? Abdominoplasty and other Read More.

What Happens to Your Belly Button during an Avelar Tummy Tuck?

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While it’s probably easy to imagine the tighter, smoother contours that a tummy tuck could help you achieve, it might be a little more difficult to visualize what happens to your belly button after your tummy tuck.* Since this is a common question that many people ask before their Avelar tummy tuck, it can be Read More.

3 Times in Your Life that May Be Right for a Tummy Tuck

Each year, hundreds of thousands of men and women around the country visit their cosmetic surgeons to get a tummy tuck. This body contouring procedure continues to grow in popularity, and for good reason. Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that can eliminate loose stomach skin, remove pockets of fat and strengthen Read More.

3 Procedures to Get Your Body Ready for Beach Season

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Beach season is upon us, which may be cause for concern if you don’t love what you see in the mirror. If you dread hitting the beaches because you feel a swimsuit highlights your problem area, consider one of these procedures to ensure you feel sexy and confident by summer. 1. Breast Augmentation If having Read More.

3 Reasons to Include Liposuction with Your Tummy Tuck

Whether you’ve just celebrated achieving a substantial weight-loss goal, want to recover your pre-pregnancy waistline or just can’t seem to get the shape you want through diet and exercise alone, you’ve decided it’s time for a tummy tuck. But have you thought about combining it with liposuction as well? Besides the obvious advantage of looking Read More.

Tummy Tuck Timeline: When to Resume Your Workout

After surgery of any kind, proper recovery and plenty of downtime is invaluable. When a patient undergoes a tummy tuck, rushing back to the workplace or jumping into the gym can adversely affect the time it takes to heal and the overall results of a procedure. Following a personal tummy tuck timeline and easing yourself Read More.

Top Plastic Surgery after Pregnancy: Tummy Tuck

For many women in Tampa, a tummy tuck is one of the most popular procedures requested following pregnancy. While being a new mom is one of life's greatest joys, there are long-term physical tolls which pregnancy, childbirth and nursing all take on the body. A tummy tuck can resolve one of these issues: your post-pregnancy tummy.

Changes during Pregnancy

During your pregnancy, the uterus expands in order to accommodate your growing baby, and the muscles in the abdomen expand right along with it. Over the muscles, the skin stretches out as well. Some women seem to slim right back to their former silhouette after giving birth. Others battle to achieve flat tummies again.As we age, our muscles loosen and our skin loses elasticity. This effect is even more prominent in areas of the body which have already undergone drastic muscle and skin stretching, like the abdominal area of a woman who has undergone a pregnancy or several pregnancies. Although many women may think their bodies returned to normal after pregnancy, increasing age may reveal an unflattering look to the stomach as the loose muscles sag further.

How Surgery Helps

At my offices in Tampa, tummy tucks are frequently performed in order to address the post-pregnancy belly, whether soon after pregnancy or many years later. The procedure first tightens the underlying abdominal muscles in order to provide a taut framework upon which the skin will be draped. Excess skin is then cut away, and fat deposits are removed. The result is a firm, flat abdominal profile which may even look better than before you had children and can take years off your appearance.