Category Archives: Abdominoplasty

A recent question from a patient about surgery on her breasts and abdomen after 100 pound weight loss

Patients who are massive weight loss patients often have multiple issues to contend with. Frequently the skin is redundant and will not spring back after the weight loss. This is very frustrating after having accomplished such a heroic challenge. In addition, the skin may chafe and you may have areas of irritation or even ulceration. […]


Scars on the Abdominal Wall with Plans for Tummy Tuck

Scars on the abdominal wall may cause contour deformities and adhesions. These may result in undesirable aesthetic appearance. Treatment for scar adherence and cicatricial tethering may also indicate reduced tissue mobility which may also be undesirable. Scars have altered blood flow and thus consideration to changes in vascular supply are part of the consideration while […]


TIME magazine; Nip, Tuck or Else…..

The recent Time magazine article by Joel Stein which examined America’s enthusiasm with plastic cosmetic surgery is well written and chronicles the evolution of safety and improvements in plastic surgery. A review of some of his statistics shows that the USA ranks #2 after only Brazil by the percentage of plastic surgery procedures performed in […]


Reverse Tummy Tuck, Is It Worth It?

  For abdominal rejuvenation there are 4 types of abdomen anatomy. Type 1 is amenable to liposuction alone. Type 2 is best suited for a mini tummy tuck which takes out loose skin from below the belly button and does not address the upper abdomen. Type 3 is a limited situation where the belly button […]



Tummy Tuck Swelling; How Long Does It Last?

The operative swelling has a progressive resolution over time. Your best results should be more apparent at 3 to 6 months. More extensive surgery will often require longer time to achieve final results. This is also a great time to consider your nutritional choices and exercise program. Once you clear these with you plastic surgeon […]


Tummy Tuck Recovery

Recovery from your tummy tuck is both physical and emotional. The physical recovery is significant and blocking out time from work and ensuring that you have the right support system in place prior to undergoing surgery will promote your success in your transformation. Often is will take 4 weeks before you are able to resume […]


What Procedure Is Best for You in Terms of Abdominal Rejuvenation?

What option you choose to take is based on your anatomy and your desired outcomes. Some patient’s are concerned about keloid scars. Keloiding scars are often associated with individuals who are higher Fitzpatrick number. Meaning that patient’s with more melanin in their skin have darker skin and are more prone to keloiding. Some patient’s mistake […]


Dr Claytor teaches MOC course at ASAPS in Montreal | Bryn Mawr PA

Dr Claytor teaches MOC course at ASAPS in Montreal

Dr Claytor teaches the advanced course in abdominoplasty and liposuction at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The meeting is the national meeting for aesthetic plastic surgeons and brings together the thought leaders to teach the membership of the society the latest and safest innovations in cosmetic surgery. This year the meeting has a […]


ASAPS meeting in Montreal

The ASAPS meeting in Montreal has been amazing. We have been here with the office staff connecting with the latest techniques and devices with Plastic Surgeons from around the USA and the world. My course on abdominoplasty with liposuction was well received and was videoed for the ASAPS resource video library for education. We had […]


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