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Tummy Tuck Category

Healthy Foods for a Healthy Weight

Posted April 18, 2014

Excess body weight is a problem for many Americans. Extra weight in the form of body fat puts people at risk for a variety of diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is imperative to overall health, which is important when undergoing a plastic surgery procedure, such as […]

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Standard vs. Extended Tummy Tuck…Which Is Better?

Posted January 23, 2014

A great looking body is not complete without a stomach that appears flat and toned. Through strict dieting and exercise regimens, some people are able to achieve a midsection that they can feel good about. Unfortunately, others are forced to experience the daily frustration of living with excess fat and sagging skin on the abdominal […]

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The “Plastic” in Plastic Surgery

Posted December 12, 2013

It is a common misconception that the word “plastic” in “plastic surgery” means synthetic or fake. Some people believe it is used because plastic surgeons place breast implants which they think are plastic (they are actually made of silicone gel and rubber).  According to an article published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons titled, […]

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How to Prepare for Surgery

Posted December 9, 2013

Four Easy Steps to Prepare for Cosmetic Surgery and Recovery Cosmetic surgery provides excellent and natural appearing results when performed by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon.  Each procedure performed, however, does require a specific period of time for recovery.  There are some important factors to discuss that can slow the recovery process after cosmetic surgery. […]

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Abdominoplasty or Liposuction?

Posted August 20, 2013

Weight fluctuations can be frustrating and hard on the body. Although having tried natural means of weight loss, such as diet and exercise, you may find that there are stubborn trouble areas. For many patients, this is when they choose to visit my office to learn more about body contouring procedures. The most commonly discussed […]

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Tummy Tuck – A Permanent Solution?

Posted August 2, 2013

Often, women who have experienced pregnancy or, more commonly, multiple pregnancies, find that returning to their pre-baby body shape through natural means is difficult. Although a healthy diet and regular exercise can aid in weight loss and achieve a more slender appearance, loss of elasticity in the abdominal muscles cannot be repaired naturally. Additionally, stretched […]

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Tummy Tuck Scars

Posted June 19, 2013

Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed today. However, a question that many patients often ask relates to the scarring that may result from the operation. The truth is that every type of surgery gives you scars and a tummy tuck is no different. Conversely, how noticeable the […]

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Tummy Tuck Belts Cannot Remove Excess Skin

Posted June 10, 2013

An infomercial recently appeared on television marketing a tummy tuck belt. In a matter of minutes with no downtime required, this product can supposedly reduce the amount of fat around the midsection and leave individuals with a flat stomach and toned abdominals. How the Belt Supposedly Works Using the tummy tuck belt only requires four […]

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Tummy Tuck Recovery

Posted May 22, 2013

After any type of surgical procedure, a proper recovery is crucial to achieving the most favorable results. This holds particularly true for a tummy tuck procedure. Once tummy tuck surgery is complete, it is very important for patients to follow postoperative instructions to ensure a safe and effective recovery. Every patient is different, which means […]

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Compression Garments for Post-Operative Plastic Surgery Care

Posted April 9, 2013

At my Scottsdale cosmetic surgery practice, postoperative care is just as important as the surgeries that I perform. When it comes to invasive procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck, or thigh lifts, compression garments are always involved in the recovery process. Compression garments do more than just alleviate pain and provide comfort after surgery. They […]

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Dr. Spies is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and highly experienced in breast lift surgery for over 35 years. If interested in undergoing this procedure, please feel free to call 480-359-1019 to schedule a consultation.

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Dr. Spies' office is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona just adjacent to the Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center

Robert J. Spies, M.D.
5410 N Scottsdale Rd C 100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Tel: 480-359-1019