Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Before and After Photos

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Posted on June 8, 2017 under Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, clinically known as abdominoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to make the abdominal area flatter and firmer. Cosmetic Surgery Associates, with offices in Bethesda, MD, and McLean, VA provide tummy tuck plastic surgery in Virginia and Maryland.

Board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Franklin Richards and Dr. Dean Jabs make use of tummy tuck before and after photos during the initial consultation. Patients in Fairfax, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive tummy tuck treatment at their practice.

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What is Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures?

Before and after images for tummy tuck surgery refer to a set of photographs belonging to an earlier patient who has successfully received the treatment. The set constitutes photographs taken before the procedure and after the procedure at a stage when the swelling and bruising have subsided and the full effects of a tummy tuck are visible.

Dr. Richards and Dr. Jabs photographs of tummy tuck cosmetic surgery in Maryland and Virginia to their patients during the initial consultation to help them make informed choices. These pictures are taken with the consent of the previous patient and used discreetly. The goal of the surgeon is to educate new patients about various aspects of tummy tuck surgery.


When a new patient walks into the surgeon’s office for an initial consultation regarding tummy tuck plastic surgery in Maryland, Virginia, or elsewhere, in many cases they may have only a vague idea of what a tummy tuck can or cannot do for them. The surgeon can use before and after pictures as an effective visual aid at that time to explain clearly the effectiveness of tummy tuck and its suitability in the case of a particular patient.

In some cases, the patient may only need a partial or mini tummy tuck, while in some other cases, the surgeon may recommend a combination of tummy tuck and liposuction or other surgical procedures. It can become difficult for a patient to visualize what kind of impact a particular treatment approach may have on their appearance. This is where tummy tuck before and after photos can play a key role and help the patient make informed choices.

Staying Realistic

The tummy tuck procedure’s benefits are limited only to the waist region. It is not a weight loss surgery, and it is not even designed to be a surgery that can remove stretch marks. Therefore, it is necessary and certainly helpful that during the initial consultation for tummy tuck cosmetic surgery in Virginia, Maryland, and other places, the surgeon provides before and after photos. These photos can ensure that the patient knows clearly at the outset about what the procedure can or cannot do for them. It helps the surgeon cover their bases and avoid any ambiguity throughout the process and mitigates the chances of patient disappointment and surprise after the surgery.

Patients with a positive outlook, clear aesthetic goals, and realistic expectations will usually have much better satisfaction levels in the end. If the patient forms wrong expectations, it can lead to disappointment in the end, even the procedure may have been performed very well.

If you would like to learn more about plastic surgery procedures performed by Plastic Surgeons Franklin D. Richards, M.D. and A. Dean Jabs, M.D.  please visit https://cosmeticplastics.com/  or  http://breastaugmentationmd.com/

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Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers