Your surgical consultation wi th Dr. Bruce Freedman is an important first step in developing a relationship with Plastic Surgery Associates of Northern Virginia. This is the time for us to identify your specific concerns so that we can meet your aesthetic expectations. Our primary goal is to educate you as a patient so that you can leave your consultation feeling well-informed, comfortable and positive about your procedure options. The surgical consultations are designed to gain the best understanding of the benefits you’d like to see from your cosmetic surgical procedure. Dr. Freedman and his staff will then carefully guide you through the entire process of the procedure and discuss all of your options with you.
Sometimes simply dieting and exercising are not enough to take care of waistline problems. In such cases, a patient may consider having a tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty). A tummy tuck involves the surgical removal of excess skin and/or fatty deposits from the abdomen and may also include abdominal muscle tightening. This body enhancement procedure is designed for those who wish to have a flatter and tighter abdomen. It is also helpful in remedying the vertical separation of abdomen muscles known as diastasis. Some studies have shown that an abdominoplasty can improve some lower back pain. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and the recovery can be lengthy.