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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, or abdominoplasty, 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 or torn 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 make people feel uncomfortable. It can serve as a reminder of how your body used to look. It can also prevent you from fully actualizing the benefits of losing all that weight. 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 larger, bulging stomach can negatively impact your self-confidence and make you feel embarrassed during romantic, social, and professional interactions.

A tummy tuck can help build self confidence, and patients may become more comfortable in their own skin.

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.

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.


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.


Restore Your Youthful Figure with Tummy Tuck Surgery

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Portland Oregon Tummy Tuck
Are you tired of trying to hide that stomach pooch or extra bulges around the midsection? If you have loose skin or a protruding stomach after pregnancy or extreme weight loss, you may be a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery. For many women struggling with figure flaws around the midsection, plastic surgery is one of the most effective ways to achieve a flat stomach and slim figure. Whether you are dealing with loss of skin elasticity or outstretched muscles around the abdominal area, we can correct those figure flaws with a targeted procedure.


Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

A common misconception about the tummy tuck is that it is intended as a substitute for weight loss, but really, it is intended strictly for the sculpting of the abdominal area. However, there is a new perk that has been linked to the tummy tuck after surgery.

Learn how the tummy tuck has been helping patients manage their weight loss after their procedure.


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