The cosmetic benefits of tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) are well-documented. By removing excess, flabby skin and fat, tummy tuck creates a more sculpted and toned abdomen that men and women can feel confident about. Unbeknownst to some patients, the procedure also offers several medical benefits. Read on as Portland plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald DeMars discusses these
Are you wondering the difference between a “Tummy Tuck” and an “Extended Tummy Tuck”? Dr. Ronald DeMars, Portland Plastic Surgeon, has a busy tummy tuck practice and often informs patients of the difference. Starting with the basics: a “Tummy Tuck”, also known as an Abdominoplasty, is done to tighten and flatten the tummy and is
Dr. Ronald DeMars, a highly experienced Portland Plastic Surgeon, sees many patients every month for Abdominoplasty, or Tummy Tuck, surgery. The procedure is performed to remove excess skin and fat from the tummy as well as tighten the muscles when necessary. Most of Dr. DeMars’ patients seek his expertise to regain their youthful tummy after
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure designed to reverse the effects of pregnancy on the stomach. Most tummy tucks involve removing hanging abdominal skin, tightening the remaining skin, eliminating pockets of stubborn fat and repairing separated or damaged muscles. One of the most commonly asked questions about tummy tuck is whether a woman
The Tummy Tuck surgery, more formally known as an Abdominoplasty, is one of the most common procedures done by Dr. DeMars. Many of our patients, upon completion of their family, want to get back to the young and tight abdomen they had prior to their pregnancies, with flatter and tighter muscles and tighter skin with
Patients frequently see Dr. DeMars to request Liposuction to flatten their abdomen when what they really need is a Tummy Tuck. Although Liposuction and Tummy Tuck are two operations that have the ability to flatten an abdomen, some patients will get nice results from Liposuction alone while others need the bigger procedure of a Tummy Tuck.
Here at our plastic surgery practice in Portland, we often perform Tummy Tuck surgery at the same time as a Breast Enhancement, which is called a Mommy Makeover. Because the greatest majority of Tummy Tuck patients are moms, and many deliveries are done by C-Section, it is not surprising that we are commonly asked if
One of the common concerns among patients getting a tummy tuck is the scarring from the surgery and it is an important consideration. Surgery cannot happen without a scar since it is the only way skin has to heal. Therefore, it is a trade off for patients; is the scar a worthwhile trade for removing
The question is sometimes asked, “Do men get tummy tucks?” As most people know, the common reason to have a tummy tuck in Portland is to tighten the extra skin and remove the fat that can accumulate on the abdomen after one or more pregnancies. These are problems that usually cannot be corrected simply with diet and exercise.
As a leading plastic surgeon in Portland, Dr. Ronald V. DeMars has met with countless patients seeking the tummy tuck procedure for flatter, more toned abs. In this blog post, Dr. DeMars shares the truth behind the most common misconceptions about this body contouring procedure. Fiction: Tummy tuck surgery is for weight loss. Fact: Tummy