Surgical Drains Demystified

Many of my patients are understandably concerned when I tell them they may need to have a drain after their surgery.  There are concerns about how they work, how long they will need  to remain in place, how they will be concealed, and how they are removed.  They are commonly used after tummy tucks, facelifts, […]

Tummy Tuck Scar Length and Placement

Questions about scar length and location are among the most common concerns that are discussed during a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) consultation. A tummy tuck consists of removing excess skin and “tightening” or repairing the separation of the underlying abdominal muscles (diastasis recti). In order to achieve these goals, it is necessary to make a horizontal […]