Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a body contouring procedure that removes excess skin in your abdominal area and can also repair separated muscle tissue. This and other body contouring procedures like liposuction are not weight loss methods, though, so it’s important to come as close as you can to meeting your weight loss goals beforehand. Here’s what to know about your BMI before getting a tummy tuck.
What BMI Should You Be before Your Tummy Tuck?
Generally speaking, a BMI under[...]
The term ‘dog ears’ refers to the skin or tissue protruding from the ends of a closed incision and is a potential side effect of skin-tightening procedures such as a tummy tuck. In surgery, dog ears are unfortunately a common and sometimes unavoidable result following wound closure. Here are some things you can do to help avoid dog ears after tummy tuck surgery.
Do Your Research
After tummy tuck surgery
, also called abdominoplasty, if a portion of skin protrudes from the incision[...]
If you’re planning to have a facelift, you may be anxious about what to expect. It’s important to know what to do and what questions to ask before your facelift procedure in order to help calm your nerves. Here are a few more ways to ease your potential worries and gain a little reassurance.
Do Your Research
Look into online medical forums or group discussions to hear from others who have experienced a facelift themselves. Also try searching for reputable[...]
The confusion between cup size and CCs can make choosing the size of your breast augmentation complicated. How do you know which measurement to use? And once you know, how do you decide what would look best? Use this information to help you demystify breast implant sizes and guide your decision.
Think Results, Not Numbers
Plastic surgeons get requests for specific measurements all the time. “I want a solid C cup.” “My friend had 375 CCs and looks great! I want those, too.”[...]
After pregnancy, it’s not at all uncommon to carry some extra weight in your midsection. For some women, these extra pounds seem an easy fix with the right amount of exercise and healthy eating. For others, the post-pregnancy belly bulge just won’t go away, no matter how much they exercise. If this is the case for you, that tummy bulge after pregnancy might require tummy tuck surgery to correct a condition called diastasis recti.
What Is Diastasis Recti?
Also called abdominal separation,[...]
After your facelift, expect to come home with some swelling, bruising and tenderness.
While these symptoms are typically manageable and will gradually improve as your body heals, there are a few things you can do to reduce swelling and bruising after facelift surgery.
1. Keep Your Head Elevated
Try to keep your head elevated as much as possible in the first few days after your facial plastic surgery to reduce swelling. Some people find that sleeping in a recliner or propped up on several pillows[...]
Abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, remains one of the most popular plastic surgeries year after year.
But this highly sought after body contouring treatment isn’t all about looks. In fact, you could reap these three unexpected, yet welcome tummy tuck benefits in addition to looking and feeling your best.
1. Reduced Stress Incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a concern for lots of people, especially women who have had children. If you notice embarrassing leaks when you laugh, sneeze or cough,[...]
After getting a facelift, you can expect to still look like yourself—just a younger, revitalized version.
If you’re wondering how you can make your facelift last for many years to come, take a look at these four important tips to follow for great skin.
1. Protect Your Skin from the Sun
The sun’s UV rays can wreak havoc on your skin, causing lines, wrinkles, sagging and age spots. To help prolong your facelift results, avoid deliberate tanning, wear a wide-brimmed sunhat, use sunscreen and seek shade.[...]