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Adam G. Tattlebaum M.D.

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What Happens To The Belly Button After A Tummy Tuck?

Patients sometimes seem confused about what happens to the belly button after a full or standard tummy tuck. The fate of the belly button depends on the type of tummy tuck performed. Some tummy tucks don’t impact the belly button, while others require more intensive work. In this post, we’ll explain what you can expect. Belly Button After Mini Tummy Tuck In a mini tummy tuck, a wedge of skin is taken out of the lower abdomen. The belly button remains in place, it may be pulled a little but stays for the most part as it started. Belly Button… Read More

How Small Can A Breast Reduction Go?

Before discussing how small a breast reduction can go, I first want to comment on breast reduction surgery itself. Breast reduction is perhaps one of the most gratifying operations that I perform for my patients. It is fascinating to me how long people wait before they choose to go ahead with it. Obviously, I know how scary it can be to consider any surgery, yet, breast reduction can be life-changing. I can never promise to resolve back, neck or shoulder pain in a patient through breast reduction, but I cannot tell you how many people have improved their symptoms or… Read More

Where Are The Thigh Lifts?

There are tons of liposuctions, tummy tucks, facelifts, rhinoplasties, and more. But the thigh lifts are often few and far between. Why is that?

A Patient’s Guide To Breast Implants

There are so many breast implant options available and factors to consider so this blog aims to provide any potential patients with a full guide to breast implants.

How To Achieve A Natural Breast Augmentation

The majority of women having breast enhancement surgery today are asking for a natural result as opposed to a decade ago when bigger was in. But how is a natural look achieved?

A Closer Look at Cosmetic Surgery Abroad

Whether it is Colombia, Mexico, or the Dominican Republic, traveling across borders for surgery is known as “medical tourism”. As a practising physician and surgeon, I just don’t get it. 

Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck: Anatomy of a Procedure

A fleur de lis tummy tuck is a type of plastic surgery you may never have heard of. It may be something you will never need, but for a large percentage of my patients, particularly patients who have lost a great deal of weight, it is at least something that they should be made aware of. The usual tummy tuck pulls lax abdominal skin downwards. This is fine for the average postpartum mom who has gone up and down in weight with pregnancy. But we are lucky that this works for most patients because it is not how weight loss… Read More

Capsular Contracture: All You Need to Know

Capsular contracture is a complication that can affect women after breast augmentation or reconstruction surgery. Numbers will vary from study to study, but overall it may affect as many as one in ten patients.

Achieving Your New Year’s Resolution: Diet, Exercise and Liposuction

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Given the holiday months are often about vacation, rest, and relaxation, most people find it hard to keep up with the workout routine. Having two holidays back to back that result in people eating a lot of eating and sweets it is no wonder why losing weight is always on top of the resolution list year after year. The fact of the matter is that if we don’t see results quickly with diet and exercise we tend to give up and wait till next year. The year passes, and all of a sudden it’s a new decade with no discernable weight loss… Read More

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