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Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

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Combining Tummy Tuck Surgery, Breast Augmentation & More: Streamline Recovery, Costs

At UVA Plastic Surgery, we understand that achieving your aesthetic goals may involve more than one step. Whether you're seeking a flatter abdomen through tummy tuck surgery or enhancing your curves with breast augmentation, combining these procedures can streamline your recovery and the path to your desired results. In this blog post, I'll discuss the …

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Mini Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck: Which Is Right for You?

At UVA Plastic Surgery, we understand that choosing between a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck is a significant decision. Our goal is to provide comprehensive information to guide you in selecting the procedure that best suits your needs. This blog post will discuss what each surgery entails, the benefits and considerations, the …

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What To Do (and Not Do) During Tummy Tuck Recovery

Many patients considering tummy tuck surgery have more questions about recovery than the procedure itself. Besides wanting to know how long it takes to recover from a tummy tuck, they have questions about details such as how to sleep after a tummy tuck, what’s it like to wear a compression garment, and how to care …

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Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy: How Long Should You Wait?

Post-pregnancy is one of the most popular times to opt for a tummy tuck. But how soon is too soon? What is the best timing? As plastic surgeons, we strive to help women enjoy confidence-boosting transformations in the safest fashion possible. Part of this commitment is providing information about the right time to choose body …

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CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck: Recovery Time & Results (Pictures)

Body contouring procedures are some of the most satisfying procedures to perform. As a plastic surgeon in the Richmond, VA area, I love helping patients feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. CoolSculpting®, tummy tuck, and liposuction procedures are popular because they are extremely effective. These treatments slim and sculpt targeted areas and reduce …

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Navigating Common Tummy Tuck Myths

A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is an effective way to remove saggy skin and stubborn fatty deposits to create the firm, flat midsection most people covet. A toned midsection adds to the overall contouring of your body and gives you a sleeker silhouette. If you're looking to get a tummy tuck in the …

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Considering a Tummy Tuck? Here’s What You Need to Know

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that targets excess skin, stretched muscles, and fatty tissue along the abdomen. It is commonly performed after pregnancy or significant weight loss. During a tummy tuck at our Charlottesville or Fishersville practice, loose skin and underlying fat are removed and abdominal muscles are …

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Is CoolSculpting®, Liposuction, or a Tummy Tuck Right for You?

The introduction of effective, nonsurgical fat reduction procedures such as CoolSculpting is one of the most important advances in aesthetics in the past decade. These non-invasive body contouring treatments are increasingly popular, but it's important that patients understand who is—and who is not—a good candidate for CoolSculpting. Our board-certified plastic surgeons that you consult with at our …

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