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Before and after of a woman showcasing the results possible with a tummy tuck

That “Miraculous” Weight-Loss Remedy Might Actually Be a Tummy Tuck

Social media is filled with products that promise "miracle" results for everything from breast enhancement to getting rid of acne. You should especially be wary of detox teas, 1 of the most prominent health fads, which often feature before-and-after photos of people who have "lost weight" as a result of drinking detox tea. In reality, …

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Tummy Tuck Drainage: What Do I Need to Know?

Few plastic surgery procedures can create as dramatic a physical transformation as a tummy tuck. In Columbia, MO, tummy tucks are one of the most popular procedures I perform because the patients are so thrilled with the results. Even so, women and men considering tummy tuck surgery may be worried about the surgical drains often …

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When to Start Exercising After a Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck patients are among the most motivated exercisers I see at my Columbia plastic surgery practice. Many are women who have had children and are looking to regain their pre-pregnancy shapes. Others may be men or women who made the commitment to lose significant weight, either through surgery or lifestyle changes, and are now …

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Pregnancy AFTER a Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy isn’t always planned. But we understand that life can be unpredictable. So, whether you've had a tummy tuck at my Columbia, MO, practice, or with another tummy tuck surgeon, getting pregnant after the procedure is not an ideal situation for several reasons. But if it does happen, educating yourself and communicating with your physician …

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Thinking About a Tummy Tuck? Consider the Timing

If you're considering tummy tuck surgery, you want to make sure that you're planning ahead to have the procedure at the right time. At our Columbia practice, we encourage tummy tuck patients to think about several factors when answering the question, "When is the right time for a tummy tuck?" First, it's important to have …

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