Category Archives: Weight Loss

Drainless tummy tuck

Drainless tummy tuck is not just a traditional tummy tuck performed without the use of drains. Specific techniques with either quilting sutures or sparing the scarpas fascia which has the most lymphatic drainage tissue in the abdominal wall deep to the skin. By preserving the scarpas fascia the bodies own internal drainage system can absorb […]


Tummy tuck. NO DRAIN, drainless tummy tuck

Tummy tuck without the use of drains is a novel concept which involves modifications to the classic tummy tuck procedure. It is not simply the same operation just without the use of drains. One of the modifications involves placing quilting sutures. While this is a widely used technique it too has some shortcomings. First, it […]


Drainless vs Drain Tummy Tuck

The traditional procedure for a tummy tuck involves using drains. As plastic surgery residents training more often than not utilizes the most conservative techniques. As such using a drain generates suction force which draws of the fluid which can accumulate following a tummy tuck. However, leaders in the field of plastic surgery in Brazil pioneered […]


Is Coolsculpting a good treatment for a patient who has had 2 children and has some excess tummy flab?

A patient with excess abdominal fat following a pregnancy or two can expect to have some difficulty losing the fat after delivery. To determine if Coolsculpting is an appropriate treatment option, go to a plastic surgeon who has the capability of taking care of your condition both surgically and non-surgically. This ensures that you will […]



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. […]



Your weight loss can look better

If losing weight was the New Year’s resolution you kept throughout 2015, you may be ready to celebrate the hard work you put in over this past year. If you hit your weight loss goal, or close to it, that likely means you’re eating a healthier diet, including lots of lean protein, fruits, and leafy […]


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