Can I Get a Tummy Tuck During My C-Section?
Pregnant mothers who are scheduled to deliver their baby via cesarean section may have concerns about how their abdomen will look after surgery. Since a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is intended to address changes caused by pregnancy and childbirth, it would seem that a c-section and tummy tuck could be performed during the same procedure. Sometimes referred to as a “C-tuck,” this combination may sound ideal, only requiring one operation instead of two, but our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Behzad Parva, […]
How Soon After Giving Birth Can I Get Plastic Surgery?
Most women recognize that pregnancy can have lasting effects on their body, but the extent of these changes is often not fully understood until entering the postpartum period. Pregnancy affects everyone differently based on factors like their overall health, their age, degree of weight fluctuation, and how many past pregnancies they have had. Despite knowing it may take time to recover from their pregnancy, new mothers can often feel discouraged if they struggle to restore their pre-baby figure. While having […]
Treatment for Diastasis Recti Following Pregnancy
An aesthetic concern many women experience following pregnancy is an apparent bulge in the abdomen that remains immune to a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen. Depending on its severity, this bulge can be so prominent that new mothers feel they still appear pregnant, particularly when wearing tight-fitting clothing. Medically referred to as diastasis recti, this relatively common condition occurs when pressure put on the abdominal wall during pregnancy is so significant that the muscles separate down the middle, creating […]
Loudoun County Plastic Surgeon Clarifies Distinctions Between Tummy Tuck, Liposuction
Dr. Behzad Parva compares abdominoplasty and liposuction, revealing the benefits and limitations of each procedure. Leesburg, VA — According to Loudoun County plastic surgeon Behzad Parva, MD, two of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the nation are abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) and liposuction. These techniques have some similarities, but he says each one offers unique benefits, and the right option for every patient will depend on several factors. Dr. Parva indicates that a highly qualified and extensively trained plastic […]
Liposuction or Tummy Tuck: How Do I Know Which Is More Appropriate?
The right cosmetic procedure can vary from person to person, even if two patients have similar concerns. This is why I encourage individuals to discuss their goals with a board certified plastic surgeon who will customize a treatment plan to best suit their needs. Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) have some overlapping benefits; however, they are designed to address different issues. One or the other – or even both – may be the right choice for you, depending on […]