How to Avoid DVT After Abdominoplasty

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT for short, refers to the development of a blood clot in a vein located deep in the body. This condition is the result of blood not being able to circulate normally or clot appropriately due to limited movement, immobilization, certain medications, surgery, injury and/or a…

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What Will My Tummy Tuck Scars Look Like?

The final appearance of tummy tuck scarring will be influenced by several different factors including the specific procedure performed (full or mini abdominoplasty), the quantity of skin excised, meticulousness of and the surgical technique employed for wound closure, nutritional status, the particular scar care products used, sun exposure and how…

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How Long Is Recovery After a Mommy Makeover?

Recovery following a Mommy Makeover will depend on several different factors including the specific procedures performed as part of your Mommy Makeover, the number and extent of such procedures, the severity of the issues to address, the specific techniques employed and the skill with which they are done, operative time…

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When Should I Consider a Mommy Makeover?

Having children can be one of life’s greatest gifts. However, it is also one that usually comes with some undesirable and permanent changes to one’s body. These physical changes frequently include breast drooping and/or volume loss, lax and excess abdominal skin, a disruption of abdominal wall musculature, stretch marks and…

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How to Eliminate the Post-Pregnancy Stomach Bulge

A common aesthetic concern many women have following pregnancy is the prominent bulge or “pooch” of the mid and lower abdomen that usually proves resistant to a healthy diet and exercise. In severe cases, this bulge can be so substantial that it can often cause one to still look pregnant….

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Phoenix Plastic Surgeon Highlights Two Different Tummy Tuck Options

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Dr. Steven Turkeltaub of the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery details the distinctions between a mini and full tummy tuck, as well as what to expect during recovery. Phoenix, AZ — Tummy tuck surgery, medically referred to as an abdominoplasty, can be an ideal solution for patients seeking to…

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Tummy Tuck Recovery

The recovery period following a tummy tuck procedure should be considered to be an important and integral component of the overall experience and results. Though the recuperation varies among individuals, the information below can provide you with a general idea of what to expect during recovery from tummy tuck surgery….

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Mini Tummy Tuck Vs. Full Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is an excellent cosmetic option for the treatment of loose and excess skin of your abdomen as well as of its bulging. Depending on your specific concerns, goals and anatomical issues, you may be a candidate for either a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy…

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How Soon After Childbirth Can You Have a Mommy Makeover?

Perhaps you recently gave birth to either your last child or your first and only one and are still carrying around your baby weight. Maybe you are also breast feeding or just recently stopped. What an exciting and wonderful but exhausting time! And your baby is absolutely gorgeous. But then…

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The Increasing Popularity of Mommy Makeovers

Mommy makeovers are becoming increasingly popular as more and more women realize that they have wonderful plastic surgery options available for improving the appearance of their bodies following completion of their families. You might have worked diligently to lose most or all of your baby weight, exercised religiously and scrupulously…

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Can Undergoing a Tummy Tuck Also Help You to Lose Weight Long-Term?

  A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is the very common and effective plastic surgery procedure employed to help rejuvenate the appearance of the abdomen. By tightening the muscles and tissues of the abdominal wall, removing excess skin and fat and contouring the remaining tissues, a flatter, tighter…

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Do the Results from Liposuction and Liposuction Combined with a Tummy Tuck Last a Long Time?

Two questions that I’m frequently asked by my patients regarding liposuction are whether or not the results last a long time and if the fat grows back over time or if it is redistributed to other external areas. A scientific study just published in the August 2012 edition of the…

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Combining a Tummy Tuck with a Hysterectomy

Your abdomen is loose, flabby and protuberant and you have been contemplating pursuing a tummy tuck. Meanwhile, your obstetrician-gynecologist doctor is recommending that you undergo a hysterectomy for medical reasons. Should you undergo the hysterectomy and then sometime later on have plastic surgeon perform your tummy tuck or can they…

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Study Finds Tummy Tucks and Liposuction Improve Self Esteem and the Quality of Life

Though cosmetic surgery procedures have been considered mainstream for years and have achieved a high level of popularity in this country, some are still of the opinion that in many ways, these procedures are somewhat frivolous or superficial in nature. A study just published in the April 2012 edition of…

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What to Expect Regarding Swelling and Appearance Following a Tummy Tuck

Wouldn’t it be nice if you finally had the tummy tuck that you have always been dreaming about – the surgical dressing comes off and … BAM! There it is: a flat and drum tight tummy that you have waited so long to have. Minimal swelling. Awesome looking belly button….

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How Long are Drains Left in for a Tummy Tuck?

Drains, which are flexible silicone tubes that are connected to a reservoir known as a bulb, allow for the egress of fluid which could accumulate between the skin-fat layer and the underlying muscle. They have been used in abdominoplasties (tummy tucks) for decades for the purpose of minimizing the incidence…

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When Can You Resume Full Unrestricted Activities Following a Tummy Tuck?

A very common question that women have regarding activities following a tummy tuck is: “When can I do everything that I want to do?” This also can be asked as “When will I not have any restrictions of my activities?” Interestingly, if you ask around, you will obtain quite a…

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Arizona Plastic Surgeon in the News Discussing Tummy Tuck

144,929 tummy tuck procedures were performed in 2010, making it the fourth most popular cosmetic enhancement procedure, according to the latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Arizona, discusses the 13.3% increase compared to 2009, as well…

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Questions Regarding the Impact of a Tummy Tuck on Possible Future Pregnancies

A great question that I occasionally get asked from women who are considering undergoing tummy tucks in Scottsdale goes something like this: “I am really unhappy with the appearance of my tummy and want to have a tummy tuck now. I am not planning on having any more children at…

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A Scottsdale Tummy Tuck Can Be Performed Even If You Are Not At Your Ideal Weight

Results from a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) in Scottsdale are superior for many reasons when a person is at or near her/his ideal body weight. Unfortunately, a substantial percentage of the patients seeking this surgery whom I see in consultation, are not exactly in the general vicinity of this weight. They…

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