Reduce Excess Skin and Fat with a Tummy Tuck

The body’s skin is resilient. As we grow, it stretches to accommodate our new size. When a Clearwater woman is pregnant, her breast and belly skin grow to accommodate the physical changes in her breasts and abdomen, then stretch back after breastfeeding and pregnancy have ceased. And when we gain or lose a significant amount of weight, our skin adjusts then, too. But our skin…

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Can I Get a Tummy Tuck After a C Section?

For many Clearwater women who get a C section, this serious, life-changing abdominal surgery is the first time they’ve ever had a surgery at all. It can also happen on short notice, making the happiest day of their lives a tad bit dramatic, too. One moment, you’re awaiting that time the nurse will say, “Push!” and the next you’re being quickly rolled into an operating…

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Can a Tummy Tuck Correct Diastasis Recti?

One of the most common complications from pregnancy that Pinellas County moms experience is called diastasis recti, also known as separated abdominal muscles. This common complication occurs when there’s a vertical separation between the abdominal muscles which happens as a result from the strains of pregnancy on the abdomen, often leaving moms with a telltale gap or bulge in their abdomen. Every year, Dr. Moraitis…

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5 Tips to Prepare for Tummy Tuck Surgery

If you’re a man or woman who’s considering or has decided to get tummy tuck surgery (also known as an abdominoplasty), you may be wondering what you can do to make your surgery and recovery time easier. Well, you’re in the right place! Here’s a list of 5 tips to prepare for an abdominoplasty surgery. If You Smoke or Vape, Quit Now Nicotine is known…

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Why Is It Necessary to Tighten the Abdominal Muscles?

Do you have separated abdominal muscles, medically known as diastasis recti? Have you tried all the recommended exercises, but the bulge and separation between your muscles are still visible on your abdomen? If so, you may want to consider getting a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, by Pinellas County plastic surgeon Dr. Moraitis. What Are Separated Abdominal Muscles? Separated abdominal muscles are just that…

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Can I Have Kids After a Tummy Tuck?

Are you trying to get that pre-baby tummy back, to no avail? Have you done more sit-ups and planks than you can count, but still have loose and sagging skin in your abdomen? Do you have a bulge in your belly that doesn’t seem like it’s fat, but won’t go away? If so, join the club. Many Pinellas County women visit Dr. Moraitis in the…

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Where Are the Incisions Placed When Getting a Tummy Tuck?

If you’re a Clearwater resident and you are considering a tummy tuck procedure, it’s likely because you are disappointed with the appearance of your abdomen. Whether you are a mom who’s midriff never bounced back after having your child, or you’re a man who just can’t seem to shed those extra pounds on your belly, Dr. Moraitis understands and wants to help you become the…

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Tips To Maintain The Results Of A Tummy Tuck

A nice, flat abdomen is something many men and women in Clearwater long for, and will his skill and artistic touch, Dr. Moraitis provides just that too many of his patients each year. But choosing to undergo a tummy tuck is a major commitment. No one wants to have surgery and make such a financial investment, only to lose their tummy tuck results due to…

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How Will Weight Gain After A Tummy Tuck Affect The Results

Clearwater residents who are interested in a tummy tuck often find themselves researching the ins and outs of the procedure for weeks or months before making the decision to move forward. And how wise! A tummy tuck is a major procedure and a big investment to boot. It’s not a decision to take lightly. One thing many men and women worry about when considering a…

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How Can A Tummy Tuck Repair The Muscles In My Abdomen?

Many women in the Clearwater area are affected by the unfortunate, and often painful, side effects of separated abdominal muscles after pregnancy. Separated abdominal muscles is a very common condition with about two-thirds of women experiencing it after their pregnancy, and if you have more than one child, you are more likely to experience diastasis recti. Keep reading to learn more about how Dr. Moraitis…

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