Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

How to tummy tuck drains work?

Tummy Tuck Drains: What Do I Need to Know?

Tummy tuck surgery is known for toning the midsection and creating flattering, transformative results. However, it is an extensive surgery and often requires a more challenging recovery period. Drains are used after tummy tucks in our Guilford, CT, practice to help patients heal cleanly and safely. But many patients have questions about tummy tuck drains …

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Woman recovering after a tummy tuck procedure

Your Ultimate Tummy Tuck Recovery Guide

A tummy tuck at my Guilford practice near New Haven, CT, is one of the most powerful ways to transform your body by removing loose, sagging skin and excess fat. However, the surgery is also known for requiring a longer recovery time than other procedures. While tummy tuck recovery can seem daunting, being prepared and …

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Pregnant woman contemplating a tummy tuck during a C-section

Why a “C-Tuck” Tummy Tuck Is a No-No

Pregnant women planning to get a C-section may come across discussions of the "C-tuck," or getting a tummy tuck immediately after a C section. Even though the idea sounds appealing, there’s a lot wrong with the concept.  As a plastic surgeon who frequently performs tummy tuck surgeries here in New Haven, I’m hesitant to recommend …

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New Study Reveals Benefits of Waist-to-Height Ratio

Body mass index (BMI) is “out” and waist-to-height ratio is “in”, at least according to new research presented at an obesity conference in France. BMI – The Current Standard There are many health risks associated with being overweight and BMI has traditionally been used as a health screening tool. Using a simple conversion formula, BMI …

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