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the plank

FUPA is a slang term for fatty upper pubic area. Another name for it is panniculus or pannus. Causes for the FUPA include genetics, aging, pregnancy, weight changes, and stress. Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help to reduce the size of your FUPA. Plastic surgeons can treat your FUPA through surgery and minimally invasive procedures. Bikini season…

Tummy Tuck

Considering a tummy tuck procedure but you're concerned about the recovery time and potential complications? Your fears may be based more in fiction than fact. Tummy tucks, also known as abdominoplasty, are one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States, with some 130,000 procedures performed each year. Compared to other procedures, it does have a slightly higher risk of…

Tummy Tuck Scars

Scars are inevitable following tummy tuck surgery but will often fade over time. Different tummy tuck procedures produce different types of scars. Numerous factors can affect how tummy tuck scars form, heal, and fade. There are steps you and your surgeon can take to speed the healing process. If you underwent tummy tuck surgery, you’re probably thrilled with certain aspects…

liposuction vs. tummy tuck

Quick Facts About Abdominal liposuction is a surgical procedure. It removes localized fatty tissue from the abdomen. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure. Tummy tucks remove loose skin and produce a flatter abdominal wall by tightening slack abdominal muscles. Candidates Abdominal liposuction may be appropriate for those wishing to address localized deposits of fat around their abdomen.…

Seroma Treatment

Seromas are fluid collections that can appear under the skin following a surgical procedure. It is important to recognize the early signs and to alert your doctor to help to prevent more serious issues like a secondary infection. A seroma, which is generally considered benign, is not to be confused with a hematoma which in some cases can be life-threatening.…

Compression Garments

Compression garments are most commonly associated with body contouring procedures, but they are also used after facial plastic surgery. By providing increased comfort and circulation, surgical compression garments help speed up the healing process. Popular brands include Marena, Caromed, and Isavela, but in some cases a simple roll of ACE bandage is all it takes. Most invasive cosmetic procedure, like…

Drainless Tummy Tuck

Drainage tubes are a major source of discomfort after a tummy tuck. A no-drain tummy tuck can achieve the same or better results. Not everyone is an ideal candidate for a drainless tummy tuck Consult your surgeon to find out if this is a good option for you. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the tummy tuck was…

exercise after pregnancy

Following pregnancy, women may develop a “pooch,” caused by stretched abdominal muscles and sagging skin. Manufacturers claim that postpartum girdles can help reduce post-pregnancy sag, alleviate back pain, and even fix diastasis recti. While these garments may hide excess tissue and boost self-confidence, surgeons question their purported medical benefits. If you've ever been asked if you’re expecting -- after delivery…

bmi

Tummy tuck surgery is not a permanent weight loss solution or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. Potential candidates with a BMI above 30 may need to lose weight before the procedure. A positive outcome is more likely in patients who maintain a healthy weight before and after surgery. An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck entails the surgical removal of…

after plastic surgery

Swelling is an expected and normal part of the healing process following any surgery, including invasive cosmetic procedures. Depending on the procedure and the patient's overall health, most swelling generally resolves within six months or less. Following your surgeon's aftercare instructions will improve your recovery time and help minimize swelling. Post-surgical swelling is unavoidable, as the body's natural response to…

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