The techniques for tummy tuck and liposuction surgery are very different, but the benefits of the two slimming procedures are often mistaken for each other. Many patients are also conflicted when deciding between tummy tuck and liposuction surgeries if the area they are targeting to trim on their body is near the abdomen and stomach. Tummy tuck surgery focuses on eliminating excess and loose skin near the abdomen, which is why it’s also known as abdominoplasty, while liposuction is a ... Continue Reading
Mommy Makeover Patient Raves About Dr. Cohen in Ventura Blvd
With a passion for helping patients look and feel beautiful, Dr. Andrew Cohen was recently featured in Ventura Blvd for helping a patient, Linda, through a custom mommy makeover. The article, titled, “Making Over Mommy,” details how Linda suffered from low self-esteem due to the body changes caused by her two pregnancies. Although she had wanted surgery for a while, she hadn’t committed until she consulted with Dr. Cohen, which is when she knew she had found the right fit. ... Continue Reading
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