Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

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Which Tummy Tuck Is Right for You?

If you've been thinking about getting a tummy tuck in Portland, OR, and researching online forums such as RealSelf for details about the procedure, you've probably noticed that a lot of people ask about which tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) is right for them. Most patients are wondering if they're good candidates for a technique called …

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Mommy Makeover 101: What You Need to Know

If you've been thinking about getting a Mommy Makeover after having children and feel a bit overwhelmed by the amount of information available online, you're not alone. It can be difficult to find a resource that provides an easy-to-understand overview of what patients should know, besides that the procedure usually includes a tummy tuck and …

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Is Getting a Mommy Makeover Selfish?

Even though many moms juggle work and raising a family with trying to take care of themselves by exercising and eating a healthy diet, some patients considering a mommy makeover procedure at our plastic surgery practice in Portland admit they have a twinge of guilt about putting their needs first. There's no need to feel …

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Feel More Comfortable During Exercise With a Tummy Tuck

Bouncing back after baby or getting into shape can be a challenge. Sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough to tone the body, and you now struggle with loose, saggy skin instead. This extra tissue makes exercise uncomfortable and trips to the gym awkward. We believe no one should feel uncomfortable in their own bodies—especially when …

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Mommy Makeover: It’s Not Just for Moms

Though the name seems self-explanatory, the reality is Mommy Makeovers aren’t just for moms. While moms can certainly benefit from the combination of liposuction, breast augmentation, and a tummy tuck, our Portland team of doctors often performs the group of procedures on all kinds of patients who want major transformations without multiple operations. By combining …

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Why Tummy Tucks Aren’t as Scary as You May Think

While a tummy tuck can be a confidence booster for anyone struggling with the appearance of their midsection, the procedure does come with various risks associated with a surgical procedure. I often meet with prospective tummy tuck patients at our Portland practice who are excited about the results the surgery can achieve for them—but are …

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Your Options for Overcoming Dad Bod

With summer around the corner, many male patients are asking about ways to work on their “dad bods,” a combination of concerns related to aging, stubborn fat, and excess breast tissue in men—a condition called gynecomastia. At our Portland plastic surgery practice, these patients want to feel young, sculpted, and confident as they get ready …

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Surprising Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Many women who are finished having children get frustrated because they can't get rid of the excess abdominal skin that often follows pregnancy. Getting a tummy tuck at our Portland, Oregon, practice removes that skin and creates a slimmer tummy. But a recent study shows that when tummy tuck surgery, also called abdominoplasty, includes repairing damaged abdominal muscles, …

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