You have made the decision to have a tummy tuck and improve the contours of your abdomen, but you still have questions like, "will my belly button look weird after my tummy tuck?" The short answer is not in most cases. However, by taking a closer look at what happens to your belly button during and after a tummy tuck can help you better understand what occurs and how to support a good end result.
When it comes to a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, one question often asked is how to minimize the scar. While tummy tucks do create a scar, Dr Kolder does his best to place these scars in areas where they are less likely seen. While everyone heals differently, scars should heal and fade with time. But once your procedure is complete, there are some things that you can do to aid the healing process and help reduce the scar’s appearance.
(Updated for 2019) By now, all of America (and perhaps the world) has seen the amazing transformation of Mama June Shannon as documented in the recent WE TV reality series “Mama June: From Not to Hot.” Now meet the Doctor behind her amazing new body. Last fall, Dr. Daniel Kolder, a plastic surgeon in Ventura County met with the reality star after she had lost nearly 300 pounds via diet, exercise, and gastric sleeve surgery. While the 37 year old had achieved her weight loss goals, she[...]
Every woman knows that when you’re losing weight, your breasts are often the first place to show it. Like it or not, breast size can be closely linked to fluctuations in your weight. So, if you’re considering breast enhancement, but still have a little weight to lose, is it best to make it to your goal weight before having surgery? What is the ideal weight for breast augmentation?
How Does Weight Loss Affect Breast Implants?
Just like natural breasts, significant weight[...]
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.
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[...]
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.
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,[...]