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Tummy Tuck and Age: Here’s What Actually Matters

Even though women and men often think they’re too old for cosmetic surgery, age really isn’t a critical factor when I assess whether someone is a good surgical candidate. That’s especially true for my tummy tuck patients in Austin, many of whom believe abdominoplasty is a “young person’s procedure.” Not true. A patient’s overall health is much more important than their age. People consider having a tummy tuck for many different reasons and at various stages of life. Women who … Continue Reading

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Can a Mommy Makeover Be Non-Surgical?

When I think of a Mommy Makeover, the first thing that comes to my mind is cosmetic surgery.  More specifically with the patients I see in Austin, it’s breast augmentation, breast lift, and tummy tuck surgery.  These procedures allow me to correct distortions in breast shape, loss of breast volume, and the unpleasant tummy changes that often plague women after having children. So, can a Mommy Makeover be non-surgical?  Yes!  Let me explain.  A non-surgical Mommy Makeover focuses largely on … Continue Reading

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Tummy Tuck in Austin Transforms Disfigured Abdomen

The number of women getting tummy tucks has grown 85% from 2000 to 2010 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However sometimes the procedure is not about just trying to recapture a youthful appearance.  This patient had a complicated delivery of twins 19 years ago leaving her with a disfigured abdomen. She struggled with low self-esteem for nearly two decades before deciding to talk with me about the appearance of her abdomen.  She was extremely self-conscious about how … Continue Reading

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Belly Button Shape is Crucial in a Tummy Tuck

I think that one of the most important areas to address when performing a tummy tuck here in Austin—is the belly button.  Oftentimes, pregnancy and/or weight gain with subsequent loss can distort the belly button giving it a transverse, puckered appearance.   In consultation, I find that patients really don’t pay much attention to the shape of the belly button when I show them before and after photos of other patients.  In my opinion, when seeking a plastic surgeon, it is … Continue Reading

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The Mommy Makeover for Body Renovation

I recently wrote an article for Austin Beauty Guide regarding the “Mommy Makeover” for Body Renovation. With Mother’s Day around the corner, family members are scouring stores looking for the perfect gift. Yet, the gift that some moms are hoping for can’t be found in a mall or online. More women are consulting with plastic surgeons about “mommy makeovers” to find a way to get back to their pre-pregnancy state to recapture their self-confidence. Combining surgical and some non-surgical interventions, … Continue Reading

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