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Should You Get a C-Tuck?

Mothers who are scheduled to have a baby via cesarean section delivery may hear about combining the birth with a tummy tuck—a procedure sometimes called a "C-tuck." Even though it sounds promising, this concept falls into the category of too good to be true. I wouldn't recommend following a C-section with a tummy tuck to …

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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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The Best Scar Treatment Options After Tummy Tuck

At my Columbia, MO, practice patients considering plastic surgery often worry about the long-term appearance of their scars. This is especially true for patients getting tummy tucks. That's why it's important to look at several before-and-after photos of a plastic surgeon's actual patients before choosing a doctor. You'll see how their belly buttons and incisions look …

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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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