Studying tummy tuck before and after images is an excellent way to gain a general understanding of what this surgical procedure can and cannot accomplish. For instance, some patients refer to abdominoplasty and liposuction interchangeably, but these two procedures are actually intended to address distinct – and very different – issues. Dr. Daniel Greenwald, a Board-certified cosmetic surgeon at Bayshore Plastic Surgery, maintains a comprehensive gallery containing photos of patients he’s cared for. To help prospective patients decide if cosmetic surgery is right for them, and also to help illustrate the differences between various procedures, such as liposuction and a tummy tuck, Dr. Greenwald has made his photo collection available for viewing at his office in Tampa, FL. Additionally, for general planning purposes, a limited selection is accessible via an online gallery.

When looking at the images of Dr. Greenwald’s patients, you’ll notice that a tummy tuck can help firm and flatten the midsection by:

  • Trimming away loose, sagging abdominal skin along with the attached, underlying fatty tissue
  • Tightening overly stretched or weakened abdominal muscles
  • Restoring a degree of youthful contour

Of course, Dr. Greenwald’s photographs are intended to convey typical results only. The actual effect of any cosmetic procedure is dependent on a number of factors that are unique to each patient.

Additionally, while a tummy tuck can effectively reshape a protruding abdomen that has resisted diet and exercise, it’s important to keep in mind that it is not a weight loss method. Rather, the procedure is best suited for patients who have achieved a healthy, stable body weight and have realistic aesthetic goals. A personal consultation with a surgeon is always the best source of information about potential surgical results in an individual case.

If you’d like to see Dr. Greenwald’s complete portfolio of tummy tuck before and after images, you can schedule an appointment with him at his office in Tampa, Florida. Call Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 1-888-840-3199 today.