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When Is the Best Time for a Tummy Tuck?

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Choosing the right time for a tummy tuck at our Los Angeles-area practice is essential when it comes to having a rewarding experience and enjoying strong, long-lasting results. Being prepared both mentally and physically for your transformation is one of the most important steps you can take to make sure your surgical journey is as low stress and high reward as possible. So when is the best time to pursue a tummy tuck? Let’s take a closer look. When you can comfortably afford the time …

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It’s Called a Panniculus, and You Can’t Remove It By Working Out

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You might know it by another name—a pooch, a pouch, or even the tasteless FUPA. But this bothersome bulge has a technical name: panniculus. It's defined as the apron of sagging skin and sometimes a bit of fat that hangs below the navel. Although many people, especially women, are prone to fat accumulation in this area, it can become quite significant after pregnancy or a significant weight loss. In these circumstances, the panniculus is mostly empty skin. When loose skin is to blame for a …

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