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Learn about body contouring procedures including tummy tuck and liposuction offered at my Nashville, TN, plastic surgery practice.

Tummy Tuck: What About the Belly Button?

At my plastic surgery practice in Nashville, I see a lot of prospective tummy tuck patients. Throughout the process of planning their surgeries, we cover a lot of ground — from muscular repair to incision placement. But when you think about it, the belly button is really the focal point of your new midsection, and it deserves special attention to ensure it looks its best. Before we get into the specifics around the navel, let’s briefly refresh ourselves on what exactly a tummy tuck entails. Rather than just reducing excess fat around the abdomen, a tummy tuck goes deeper by … Continue reading  

Ask the Plastic Surgeon: What Makes a Good Tummy Tuck Candidate?

I’m often asked, “What is the most rewarding plastic surgery procedure for patients?” As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I can easily say that tummy tuck surgery is near the top of the list. The results help my Nashville, TN patients restore their contours and confidence in so many ways. During a tummy tuck, I remove loose skin and tissue surrounding the lower abdomen, or tummy area. The extra skin, often caused by pregnancy, weight changes, or even just aging, can lead to discomfort, irritation, and distraction from every day activities. Before anyone begins planning for a tummy tuck surgery, it’s … Continue reading  

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