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Posted October 19, 2013 in Home, Scar Revision (Keloids), Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Videos

Last week we started the discussion on Tummy Tucks with lots of Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures. This week, I’ve got video.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Videos

I’ve had the opportunity to discuss Abdominoplasty on television before. Below is the latest installment, with the latest news and innovations. In addition, I want to introduce you to a new scar treatment that provides a clinically significant improvement in the appearance of the Tummy Tuck Scar.

Embrace - A novel scar treatment.

Embrace – A novel scar treatment for Tummy Tucks, and more, is now available in our San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery office.

Embrace – Scar Treatment Patches

Earlier this year I reviewed the Latest technology in Plastic Surgery on display at the annual American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meeting. The Embrace Scar Treatment System is one I had insider knowledge about, but first, the Abdominoplasty Video.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Video

Dr. Joseph Mele appears on KRON4's Body Beautiful to talk about Tummy Tucks.

Dr. Joseph Mele appears on KRON4’s Body Beautiful to talk about Tummy Tucks.

This month, I had the opportunity to discuss many popular Plastic Surgery procedures like face lifts, eyelid lifts and Breast Implant Revision Surgery on KRON4‘s Body Beautiful with Janelle Marie. Links for the other segments are located at the end of this post. Unfortunately, like the breast revision segment, we ran out of time during the Abdominoplasty segment to show the before and after pictures. I include some in last week’s post, and many more before and after photos are available on my main website: DrMele.com.

Tummy Tuck Video Details as seen on KRON4 TV

The (415) number displayed in the video was for viewers to call in during the live show. If you have questions, call my office directly at (925) 943-6353, or send us an email via the contact form in the margin.

Frequently Asked Tummy Tuck Questions

Many of the commonly asked questions about Tummy Tucks and abdominal tightening are answered in the above Abdominoplasty Video Presentation including:

  • What is a Tummy Tuck?
  • What is a Mommy Makeover?
  • Who is a candidate for Abdominoplasty?
  • What are the options for tightening the belly?
  • What is the difference between a Mini Tummy Tuck and a Full Tummy Tuck?
  • Can Liposuction be combined with a Tummy Tuck
  • How is the Tummy Tuck performed?
  • What are “Dog Ears”?
  • Can a Tummy Tuck help after weight loss?
  • Can the muscle and skin be tightened?
  • What is a Body Lift?

Embrace Scar Reduction Research

Neodyne Biosciences announced the latest in scar management just before the annual national meeting of the ASAPS — Board Certified Plastic Surgeons dedicated to the Cosmetic aspects of our profession.

Evidence for clinically significant scar reduction was collected by several Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, including my office in the Bay Area. The study was performed on volunteers undergoing Tummy Tucks. On one side the usual scar treatments were performed: meticulous surgical closure, steri-strips, scar massage, topical silicone creams and sun avoidance. On the other side, once the steri-strips were removed, the Embrace scar patch was applied. The Embrace scar patches were changed weekly, for a total of twelve weeks of treatment. When the results of the 100 volunteers were pooled, clinically significant reduction of redness and scar appearance were noted by patients and plastic surgeons alike. The research should be published early next year.

More Abdominoplasty Information

More information about Tummy Tucks and many other Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures is available by clicking on the headings under “Categories” in the column to the left.

Other Segments from This Month’s Body Beautiful

To view other plastic surgery video segments from this month’s Body Beautiful show, click on the following links: