Tummy Tuck

If you’ve been researching tummy tucks, you may have heard that in some cases, it’s necessary for plastic surgeons to tighten the abdominal muscles during the procedure. You may have even come across the terms “diastasis recti” or “separated abdominal muscles.” What does this all mean? Read below as we explain. The 411 on Separated…

Most Knoxville men and women who are considering getting a tummy tuck are doing so because they’re displeased with the current look of their abdomen. Whether they have a big bulge that just won’t go away caused by diastasis recti (also known as separated abdominal muscles), or they have loose and sagging skin as a…

As any mom can attest to, pregnancy is an amazing but painful experience with often permanent effects on their body. A very common issue after childbirth is something called diastasis recti. Pregnancy stretches the skin and muscles on the stomach to such a degree that the muscles on the left and right sides can separate….

An article in the October edition of the white journal (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – “the” plastic surgery journal) made the news recently.   In it, the authors claimed that patients who underwent body contouring after gastric bypass had better long-term weight control than patients who just had weight loss surgery without plastic surgery. Big News,…

Look around on the internet for plastic surgery after massive weight loss, and chances are that you’ll see lots of references to a “Body Lift”, a “Total Body Lift” or a “360 Lift”.  Many people think that this is the only procedure that is done to reshape the trunk after a weight loss procedure. While…

The “Mommy Makeover”.  The often talked-about but difficult-to-define plastic surgery operation.  The term can mean different things to different people, and no two “mommy makeovers” are alike.  In essence, the goal is to reverse the havoc childbearing wrecks on a woman’s body. For most women, a “Mommy Makeover” means: Breast Rejuvenation Abdominal enhancement Now…I don’t…