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Learning about tummy tuck drains in Annandale, VA and Chevy Chase, MD

What You Need to Know About Tummy Tuck Drains

Tummy tuck surgery is a transformative procedure that flattens and defines the abdomen and midsection. However, because many tissues and muscles are adjusted during surgery, the healing process is longer than some other cosmetic procedures. Many surgeons insert specialized items called “drains” after tummy tuck surgery. These thin plastic tubes are placed under the skin …

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What is a Mini Tummy Tuck? Is it Right for me?

Tummy tuck surgery is a popular procedure for trimming and toning the belly area. Like any other surgery, however, tummy tucks require a decent amount of rest and recovery time. Many  patients from the Washington, DC, area ask us if there are ways to streamline this downtime. Is a “mini tummy tuck” the solution for patients who …

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What Is Diastasis Recti Can a Tummy Tuck Solve It

What Is Diastasis Recti? Can a Tummy Tuck Solve It?

Major body changes, such as pregnancy or significant weight loss, can leave a permanent impact. Many patients develop diastasis recti during these times and struggle with a resulting “belly pooch.” Even though it’s a relatively common medical condition, many people are unaware of diastasis recti. They might not even know they have it—let alone know …

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Is Getting a Mommy Makeover Selfish?

Healthy food and exercise aren’t always enough to get your pre-mom body back. Saggy skin, stretch marks, and downturned nipples are genuine issues. Suggestions that you aren’t “working hard enough” are hurtful when no amount of healthy lifestyle choices can completely reverse these changes. Some patients worry that mommy makeovers are selfish or an “easy …

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We Answered the Web’s Most-Asked Tummy Tuck Questions

A at our Washington, DC, plastic surgery practice creates transformative results. But the procedure is more extensive than most elective surgeries. With different techniques and important recovery details that patients should keep in mind before surgery, many patients have numerous questions when beginning their research. To make things easier for those interested in a tummy …

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Can I Have a Baby After a Tummy Tuck?

For women considering a at our plastic surgery practice near Bethesda, MD, the question of whether future pregnancies will be possible is a common one. Because the surgery is so often considered a post-pregnancy procedure, many moms and moms-to-be aren’t sure whether they’ll need to wait to enjoy the many benefits. In this blog post, …

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Your Tummy Tuck Recovery Timeline

Tummy tucks can flatten your stomach by removing loose, saggy skin. But while everyone’s recovery timeline is unique to his or her situation, tummy tuck recovery periods tend to be longer than other cosmetic surgery procedures. Don’t fear—with proper preparation, you can help your surgery recovery go as smoothly as possible. This blog post outlines …

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