How Can a Tummy Tuck Repair Muscles in My Abdomen?

Most Clearwater patients seek out a tummy tuck to address drooping, sagging skin in their abdomen. But other potential patients have a different problem they are trying to resolve. They have an unwanted, protruding “pooch” in their abdomen that just won’t go away, no matter how many planks or crunches they do. These plastic surgery candidates may actually be experiencing something medically known as diastasis…

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4 Tummy Tuck Myths Debunked

Dr. Moraitis of Moraitis Plastic Surgery sees many potential Clearwater tummy tuck patients every year. And during his initial consultations with them, he spends a significant amount of time trying to understand their concerns and goals for abdominoplasty, so he can determine if the procedure is right for them. During these appointments, Dr. Moraitis often hears statements, or shall we say myths, about the procedure…

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Tips for Tummy Tuck Recovery

Patients who undergo tummy tuck surgery do so to eliminate excess skin and fat in their abdominal region for a smoother, slimmer figure. Many patients focus solely on the procedure itself, but recovery is a vital part of obtaining optimal results. Here are some tips for a safe and quick tummy tuck recovery. Eat normally before surgery It is recommended that patients eat a normal,…

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What do laughing and sneezing have to do with a tummy tuck?

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a common type of bladder control problem in women characterized by uncontrollable leakage of urine with increased abdominal pressure. It is triggered by physical activities such as coughing, sneezing, exercise and laughing. Postpartum stress urinary incontinence can occur even among women who have given birth to only one child. It is an important and often overlooked post-pregnancy condition common in…

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You’ve Lost The Weight. Now What?

Congratulations! You’ve won the battle of the bulge and have reached your goal weight. However, you probably are still not happy with your appearance, because the dramatic change in your weight has left you with saggy skin. At this point, it may seem like you just can’t win. You did everything right, and yet your body still isn’t where you want it to be. With…

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Getting Rid of Your Post-Pregnancy Belly: Liposuction & Tummy Tucks

While becoming a mother is an incredible experience for many women, the bodily changes that accompany pregnancy are certainly something that those women would prefer to do without. Although it is possible to reverse many of these changes through diet and exercise, some changes are extremely difficult to resolve. One of the most common issues that women face after pregnancy is a significant paunch in…

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Are You a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

An abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a popular plastic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of one’s abdominal area. Tummy tucks are frequently taken advantage of by women who have had children, as they can eliminate excess abdominal skin and help tighten muscles that have become weak. However, not everyone is a good candidate for a tummy tuck. While many men and…

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The Benefit of Combining Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Procedures

Is it possible for a “cosmetic” procedure to produce tangible health benefits? Typically, when we think of liposuction or tummy tucks, it’s easy to imagine people pursuing the look that they want. The reality, however, is that the combination of liposuction and tummy tuck procedures creates long-term physical and financial benefits for the patient. A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American…

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