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Category: Tummy Tuck

Panniculectomy Vs. Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck): Understanding the Difference

Posted On: April 03, 2023 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder

2 Minute Read:  Many patients are confused about the difference between a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, and panniculectomy.  All three of these are very similar operations. In fact, abdominoplasty is simply the medical term for the better-known tummy tuck. This procedure removes excess skin after undermining the abdominal wall and tightening and plicating the rectus sheath […]

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Staging Large Tummy Tucks for Better Results

Posted On: February 02, 2023 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder

Every week, patients come to our office for abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) consultations. These patients are evaluated for single versus double-stage abdominoplasty surgical procedures. In general, women with significantly large abdominal pannus require two-stage surgeries. Is Two-Stage Abdominoplasty Right for Me? All patients are evaluated during their consultation to determine whether or not they are a […]

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Posted On: June 02, 2022 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder

Interestingly, not a lot has changed over the last 30 years on tummy tuck surgery.  The gold standard is still a lower abdominal C-section-like scar which is extended all the way to the hips bilaterally. Notice this patient preoperatively has significant abdominal wall laxity, skin laxity and her muscles have been pulled apart, called rectus diastasis. […]

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What Should You Expect During Your Panniculectomy?

Posted On: April 05, 2022 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder

Patients requiring panniculectomy surgery show up weekly to my Beverly Hills office. The majority of these patients have had significant weight loss, some well over 150 pounds or half their entire body weight. A significant proportion of these men and women also have had gastric bypass surgery, including Roux-en-Y, weight loss procedures and now the […]

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Total Body Sculpting Beverly Hills

Posted On: November 20, 2020 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder

Patients present to my practice weekly for body sculpting and total body makeovers, including breast implants, breast lifts and tummy tucks.  These mothers have often had multiple pregnancies and have had significant weight fluctuations associated with the pregnancy. This patient is a very typical example of a women who has gained over 70 pounds with […]

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Posted On: October 21, 2020 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder

We perform abdominoplasty and tummy tuck procedures weekly in our Beverly Hills Surgery Center as our patients undergoing complete mommy makeover reconstruction, including augmentation, breast enhancement, mastopexy, body lipo contouring and abdominoplasty. The perfect tummy tuck requires multiple steps during the surgical procedure. The first step includes the incision site being made near the inferior position above […]

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Posted On: September 05, 2019 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder

Patients often present for large panniculectomy surgery, requiring multi-stage operations in order to obtain the perfect result. Large paniculectomies are performed on patients with a large abdominal pannus. These patients are instructed well prior to their original surgery that they will probably need a second surgery in order to perform secondary excision of dermoglandular tissue […]

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Mommy Makeover

Posted On: June 25, 2019 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder

This patient is a 39-year-old Asian female presenting for a mommy makeover after having her second child through cesarian section.  Her breasts show involutional upper pole atrophy, loss of fullness of her breasts with significant skin laxity and sagginess. Her left breast is significantly “saggier” than the right.  The patient gave me permission to perform […]

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Body Sculpting: Total Body Makeover

Posted On: May 14, 2019 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder

These examples show female patients who have had significant fluctuation in their weight associated with pregnancy, breastfeeding, and massive weight loss. As a result, they have undergone a combination surgical procedures like breast augmentation with breast lift surgery, breast augmentation with tummy tuck surgery, and breast reduction surgery. These women are excellent examples to how […]

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