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Featured Video: Amanda Pearson, Mommy Makeover

“The procedure, a mommy makeover, is to become that person you were before you had children on the outside, and have your own identity, and feel beautiful, because that’s so important as a mother, to feel beautiful.” -Amanda Pearson, Issaquah, WA After 2 years, we are circling back to Amanda’s story:  Dr. Salemy’s “mommy makeover”…

Custom Tummy Tucks?

Abdominoplasties, also known as “Tummy Tucks”, are often employed by men and women after their bodies have suffered the effects of aging, heredity, prior surgeries, heredity and pregnancy.  Tummy Tucks are quite popular cosmetic procedures, can be an excellent option for individuals with otherwise normal weight and body proportion but who suffer from saggy abdominal…

FAQ: Do I Need a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

  I already know I’ll need plastic surgery to have the flat, toned tummy I want, but should I get a tummy tuck or liposuction? Even after regular dieting and exercise, achieving a flat, toned abdomen is often out of reach for many people, especially those who have undergone a pregnancy or have experienced dramatic…

Mommy Makeovers Can Often Transform Lives

This Seattle patient regained her self-confidence and reclaimed her life after having undergone a Mommy Makeover by Seattle Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shahram Salemy.  Many moms, despite a commitment to dieting, exercising and leading a healthy lifestyle, are often unable to overcome all of the effects of pregnancy (skin and muscle laxity, fat redistribution, stretching, and…

Many Women Have Long-Term Weight Loss after “Tummy Tuck”

Most Overweight Patients Show Lasting Weight Loss One Year after Abdominoplasty A preliminary study revealed that many abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck“) patients may experience significant and long-term weight loss, especially those who were obese or overweight before their procedure.  The study was detailed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the world’s largest organization of…

Celebrities Bouncing Back Quickly After Pregnancy: Did They Have a Mommy Makeover?

With celebrities seeming to bounce back quickly after pregnancy, you may be wondering if they have undergone a “mommy makeover”.  While we continue to wonder, here are the basics of a “mommy makeover” if you are considering undergoing one yourself. A “mommy makeover” is becoming an increasingly popular option for women who want to reclaim…

Most Popular Tummy Tuck Questions Answered

Considering a Tummy Tuck?  Dr. Salemy always advises potential candidates to consult with a Board-Certified plastic surgeon, one who has had particular success with the procedure, and to ask lots of questions!  Here now are some of the most popular and frequently asked questions and Dr. Salemy’s answers regarding the popular tummy-slimming procedure. How much…

Dr. Salemy’s Patient: Sara Hagen, a Mommy Makeover Success

Sara Hagen, one of Dr. Salemy’s patients, appeared on The Scene magazine that covers Seattle’s Eastside. With the help of Dr. Salemy, Hagen, a 36 year old mother of two from Bozeman, Montana, underwent a mommy makeover procedure that restored her pre-pregnancy body and self-confidence. The plastic surgery included a tummy tuck, breast lift and…

Tummy Tuck 101: Five Keys to Getting the Best Results

A tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) is a really common procedure with the goal being to improve the contour and shape of the abdomen. Often the abdomen really changes with age, weight loss, or pregnancy, and although diet and exercise can help, sometimes it’s not enough. Each tummy tuck involves removing excess skin and fat and…