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Am I a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

Are you interested in undergoing a tummy tuck procedure (also known as an abdominoplasty), but not sure if you’re a good fit for the surgery? Dr. Barnett sees many patients interested in Tummy Tucks, either alone or with a simultaneous breast procedure of liposuction (the “Mommy Makeover”). Based on his extensive experience he’s “Seen it […]

Can Liposuction be Safely Combined with Abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty is an excellent procedure to correct a prominent tummy area.  The procedure addresses the three components of a prominent tummy – excess and stretched skin, laxity in the muscular “girdle”, and excess fat.  Every surgery I perform is customized to the individual patient, and through an examination prior to surgery, I can determine which […]

Will a Tummy Tuck Leave Scars?

Scarring is inevitable with any surgical procedure – it’s part of our skin’s way of healing a wound by building new tissue. An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is no different. If you’re getting a tummy tuck, you can expect to have a scar. Still, there are steps you can take to minimize their long-term visibility before […]

Is A Tummy Tuck Part of a Mommy Makeover?

More and more women are turning to mommy makeover procedures to restore their pre-pregnancy figure. It’s very common for women to feel uncomfortable with the way their body looks after childbearing and nursing. While motherhood is a natural and beautiful process, many women find that their body doesn’t bounce back from the weight change, the […]

How Long is the Recovery from a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck procedures (abdominoplasties) are highly sought after among both men and women. The one-time procedure effectively contours the abdomen in a way that diet and exercise alone cannot. If you have an unwanted belly bulge or excess skin that simply won’t go away, it might be time to consider enlisting the help of surgical […]

What is the Difference Between Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck?

As a board-certified surgeon and body contouring specialist, I see many men and women who are unhappy with the physical appearances of their waistline. Excess fat and skin can lead to feelings of inadequacy, especially for those who are otherwise healthy, fit adults. Many patients turn to surgical procedures to address concerns that diet and […]