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3 Reasons to Get a Tummy Tuck

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3 Reasons to Get a Tummy Tuck

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Woman measuring stomach after tummy tuck

Whether you’ve just given birth, lost a significant amount of weight, or simply don’t want to deal with loose, sagging, excess skin around your abdomen anymore, a tummy tuck could give you the look you desire. A tummy tuck can deliver a flat, toned appearance to your stomach and abdomen when diet and exercise alone may not accomplish that.

At Burgess Plastic Surgery, board-certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon Dr. Elisa A. Burgess is dedicated to helping you achieve your dreams of natural beauty and self-confidence. She is one of the Portland area’s premier plastic surgeons. Here are three reasons why a tummy tuck from Dr. Burgess may be the right move for you.

You Recently Gave Birth

Pregnancy expands your stomach to create room for your growing child. For some women, this isn’t an issue as their stomachs naturally regain their pre-pregnancy shape after they give birth. Other women, however, may be left with loose, excess skin and damaged abdominal muscles. You may also have stretch marks or C-section scars that you don’t want to see the light of day.

These issues may not be fixable through diet and exercise. A tummy tuck from Dr. Burgess, however, could correct these problems and help you regain your pre-pregnancy body. The procedure won’t just improve the appearance of your stomach. It can also repair abdominal muscles that were stretched, torn, or otherwise damaged during pregnancy.

You’ve Lost a Significant Amount of Weight

Substantial weight loss is something you should absolutely be proud of. It is the product of your hard work, and the choice you made to change your diet and exercise routine will help you live a happier, longer, healthier life. However, after weight loss, you may be left with loose skin and excess fat deposits that your lifestyle changes can’t eliminate.

This can be embarrassing and unsightly. It can serve as a painful reminder of how your body used to look. It can also prevent you from fully actualizing the benefits of losing all that weight by keeping you from wearing a bikini or going shirtless by the pool. A tummy tuck will eliminate that excess skin, and Dr. Burgess can perform liposuction as part of the procedure to remove remaining fat deposits in your abdomen.

You’re Self-Conscious About the Appearance of Your Stomach

A big, bulging stomach can negatively impact your self-confidence and make you feel embarrassed during romantic, social, and professional interactions. Consider these issues:

  • You feel embarrassed to wear a bikini.
  • If you’re a man, you’re uncomfortable going shirtless at the beach or by the pool.
  • You don’t wear form-fitting clothing because it accentuates your gut.
  • You don’t like taking your shirt off around intimate partners because you’re afraid of how they’ll perceive the way your stomach looks.
  • You suck in your gut when you meet new people or pose for pictures.

A tummy tuck could alleviate all of these issues.

Schedule Your Portland Tummy Tuck Consultation Today

Dr. Burgess has more than 15 years of experience helping her patients attain bodies they want to show off. She is a compassionate surgeon and attentive listener who will hear out all of your needs, goals, and concerns, then craft a treatment plan to help deliver the results you desire.

Dr. Burgess serves Lake Oswego, Portland, and nearby areas of Oregon. Call (503) 699-6464 today to schedule a consultation.

4 Procedures to Sculpt & Shape Your Body

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Woman in white underwear after body contouring at Burgess Plastic Surgery

Warmer weather is on the horizon, which means it’s time to consider the body you’d like to be showing off this spring and summer. At Burgess Plastic Surgery, we offer surgical and non-surgical solutions to help you tighten and tone your body. The following body contouring procedures can complement your healthy habits, giving you the figure you deserve.

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Three Body Contouring Options to Transform Your Shape Before Summer

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Woman on Beach After Body Contouring

Spring break and summer vacation will be here before you know it, which means now is the time to think about trimming down from the holidays and getting your beach body ready. By scheduling body contouring procedures this winter, you’ll be fully healed and ready to show off your newly-enhanced figure when the warm weather arrives. Burgess Plastic Surgery offers a variety of body contouring procedures in Portland to remove loose skin and localized fat deposits while tightening and lifting.

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Restore Your Figure with a Mommy Makeover

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

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Beautiful and truly wondrous, bearing children is one of life’s miracles. Miraculous as it is, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can each take a toll on a woman’s body. Disheartened by their now-changed figure, mothers are increasingly turning to cosmetic surgical solutions in hopes of restoring their post-baby body.

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CoolSculpting Wins “Best Fat-Reducing Treatment” of 2015

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

CoolSculpting Wins “Best Fat-Reducing Treatment” of 2015
If you’re still having a hard time losing those extra inches of fat around the hips, thighs, or waistline, liposuction might not be the only way to achieve the results you want. Dr. Burgess offers the innovative CoolSculpting procedure at her practice—a non-surgical alternative to liposuction that can eliminate fatty deposits permanently. This procedure only takes about an hour to perform and could be just what you need to say goodbye to your stubborn fat.
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