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6 Things You Should Do For Your Tummy Tuck Scars

Although it can be an exciting time as you wait for your tummy tuck results to emerge, it’s important to remember that scarring will be inevitable, even with an experienced plastic surgeon. However, there are some steps you can take to ensure your scars successfully fade and leave your skin clear. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your tummy tuck recovery.

1. Research your plastic surgeon

One of the first things you should always do is to select the right plastic surgeon. Doing so can be the difference between a minor scar and a major scar. You should make sure your plastic surgeon is board-certified and specializes in tummy tuck surgery. Additionally, look at the before-and-after photos of tummy tuck surgeries they have performed in the past and pay special attention to scarring.

2. Follow aftercare instructions

One of the most important things you’ll need to do is follow your aftercare instructions given by your plastic surgeon. The guidelines you’ll be given on proper hygiene and how to care for your incisions after surgery will help your skin heal with better results. If you do not give the right attention to your incisions, you will increase the chance that you will experience scarring.

3. Monitor for signs of infection

Be sure to always keep your incision area clean and well taken care of. Don’t neglect it. Be sure that you monitor the incision area daily for any signs of infection. If at any point during your aftercare you suspect your incision has become infected, let your plastic surgeon know immediately. An infected incision can result in visible scarring — or, in a worst case scenario, it can become deadly.

4. Keep your skin moisturized

After your incisions have fully closed, you should begin moisturizing the area regularly. Make sure your moisturizer contains Vitamin E, which can help reduce the chance of scarring. Scarring often results from dry skin, so make sure you don’t skimp on this step!

5. Avoid sunlight

Sunlight can cause unwanted pigmentation as your incisions heal, so it’s important to keep it covered and wear a broad spectrum sunscreen for at least one year after surgery. Additionally, you should avoid tanning at all costs.

6. Avoid irritation

After your tummy tuck, you should consider only using products that are gentle on your skin, especially near your scar area. You should also avoid any type of clothing or fabrics that can cause your skin irritation. Irritation can cause dryness and negatively affect your incisions’ healing progress.

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The best way to get started on your tummy tuck options is through a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons. To meet with our expert team, contact our South Miami office by calling (305) 520-9901 or filling out our online form.

How to Manage Your Pain After Breast Augmentation

Finally, you completed your breast augmentation surgery and your breasts look amazing. However, your chest hurts because of the pain that happens after this procedure is completed. Don’t be discouraged; the plastic surgeons at Mosa Surgery can help you to manage your pain. The following tips are recommended for helping you with your recovery.

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What is Gynecomastia and How is it Treated?

There are different standards of body types for women and men. Women are known for having nice round curves and shapely breasts. While men are known for being lean and chiseled with a flat chest. When a man’s breast tissue becomes enlarged and starts to replicate the look of female breasts, this is called gynecomastia.

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Liposuction & Body Contouring for Men

Plastic surgery is an increasingly popular option for men to get the face and body they want. Different procedures can address a variety of concerns and help you achieve the masculine ideal you most want to emulate. Our team at Mosa helps men get their ideal look through our various procedures.

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Recovering from Your Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a highly sought-after procedure for many women each year. People are often eager to undergo their breast augmentation so that they can finally get their ideal breast size, shape, and contour, as well as feeling better about themselves overall. One of the main things that you need to be prepared for when considering breast augmentation is the recovery period. Your surgeon at Mosa Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery will go over the recovery steps with you in detail to make sure you are knowledgeable and comfortable.

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Combination Procedures with Liposuction

One of the most popular and most versatile procedures in the cosmetics industry is liposuction. Liposuction is made for fat removal and helps with skin tightening. It also can enhance the results of other cosmetic procedures by doing combining the two. Liposuction is often done in combination with tummy tucks, facelifts, arms lifts, breast reduction, and body contouring procedures.

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Liposuction with your Tummy Tuck

So, you have scheduled a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon for a body contouring procedure. The next thing to do now is to ask your surgeon whether liposuction should be combined with your tummy tuck. If you have recently undergone massive weight loss, you may be struggling with excessive skin. Pregnancy also takes a toll on your body, specifically the abdominal area. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that will remove the excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. While liposuction is less invasive and reshapes your abdomen by removing fat from the area.

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Facts and Common Myths about Blepharoplasty

Even though there are many non-invasive procedures today that you can choose from to deal with different aging signs, there are certain issues which still require a surgical correction. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is one such surgical procedure for which there is no non-surgical alternative treatment. Technically, blepharoplasty is of two kinds – the upper eyelid surgery and the lower eyelid surgery.

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Liposuction and Fat- How Much Can I Really Lose?

One of the most popular questions that is asked of plastic surgeons is how much fat can be removed during liposuction. This is not a one-size-fits-all answer. It completely varies on the person, the amount of fat they have, and the amount of change they desire.  Although this is not a weight-loss procedure, it does help to contour your body. You’ll be amazed at the amount of fat that will be taken out when you see the results for yourself. It is definitely a procedure that is worthwhile for men and women who are struggling with excess fat pockets. 

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What to Know About the Causes of Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia affects an estimated 50 to 60 percent of American men throughout their lifetime, according to a JCEM study. Infants and pubescent boys of developmental age also experience transient gynecomastia. Outside of this window, male breast overgrowth causes incredible concern. Adult men aren’t often comfortable with their enlarged breasts. Called gynecomastia, here are some things to know about this condition and its treatment options.

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