Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tummy Tuck - Questions and Answers

Q. My friend had liposuction performed on her stomach. Isn’t a tummy tuck the standard surgery for a “poochy” stomach?

A. Liposuction alone is performed when the underlying abdominal muscles and skin are fairly taut. A tummy tuck however, which can be done in conjunction with liposuction, tightens the skin and repairs weakened abdominal muscles.

Q. How soon can I have a tummy tuck after having a baby?

A. “Abdominoplasty” can be done as early as 6 weeks after pregnancy, but unless you have someone reliable to help with the baby, it’s best to wait 6 months to give your body time to recover from the pregnancy and delivery.

Q. I have always wanted to wear a bikini, but am self-conscious about my “poochy” stomach. Is getting a tummy tuck the answer?

A. If diet and exercise have not helped flatten your stomach, a tummy tuck can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen, giving you flatter and firmer stomach.

Read more information on the Tummy Tuck body contouring procedure at www.drgibby.com

Diane Gibby, M.D., P.A., F.A.C.S Licensed in Texas, Dr. Diane Gibby is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and the founder of The Women's Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American Medical Association (AMA), Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons (TSPS), Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS) and the Board Certified Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons of Dallas. She is also a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). Dr. Gibby's office is located at Medical City Dallas, Building C, Suite 820, (972) 566-6323.

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