Tummy Tucks… “It’s a Skin Issue”

“Dr. Cohen, I’m trying to get a flat tummy, but diet and exercise are not working!” This is a common concern among my patients who have had kids, significant fluctuations in their weight, or are simply seeing the effects of aging and gravity. For women who are done having kids or have lost a significant amount of weight, it is usually a skin issue. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, as it is known, is done by making a very low ... Continue Reading

Are You A Mommy Makeover Candidate?

If you’ve had kids, then you have probably noticed changes in your body including saggy breasts, a stretched out tummy, and random excess fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. I can help you regain your pre-pregnancy body with a Mommy Makeover, which is a catch-all phrase for breast and tummy surgery. After a decade of operating in Los Angeles as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, I feel that I have perfected my techniques. As bathing suit styles ... Continue Reading

What’s the Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and a Panniculectomy?

While both surgeries remove excess skin and fat, a Tummy Tuck includes tightening of the abdominal muscles for aesthetic purposes. You’re a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck if you are in relatively good shape, but your abdominal muscles have stretched out to the point where they are resistant to exercise (common after pregnancy).  Panniculectomy is often the surgery of choice for people who have lost a significant amount of weight and are left with an apron of hanging skin ... Continue Reading