Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Plastic Surgery Before & After Photos

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Posted on October 11, 2018 under Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, clinically known as abdominoplasty, is a marvelous, clean, and awesome cosmetic surgery procedure to restore a flatter and firmer abdomen for a more youthful overall body contour. Candidates for a tummy tuck should discuss all their queries with the surgeon during the initial consultation process to make an informed decision.

An experienced plastic surgeon will usually try to provide tummy tuck before and after photographs to explain the potential effectiveness of the surgery. Pre-eminent plastic surgeons, Dr. Franklin Richards and Dr. Dean Jabs, with offices in Bethesda MD, and McLean VA, provide tummy tuck surgery to patients in Northern Virginia, Fairfax, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and surrounding areas.

What is Abdominoplasty Before and After Images?

Before and after images in case of abdominoplasty refer to a set of pictures belonging to a previous patient who has received the same procedure with satisfactory results. The set includes photos taken before the surgery and after the surgery at a time when the post-op swelling and bruising have disappeared and the full effects of tummy tuck cosmetic surgery are visible.

It is important to obtain the patient’s consent before taking such pictures and the privacy and confidentiality of the patient must be ensured. The plastic surgeon will take care of these aspects while obtaining the photos and will present them before new patients in an appropriate and discreet way.

The only goal of the surgeon at this stage is to educate new patients about various aspects of the tummy tuck procedure with the help of before and after photographs. Once the patients understand what the procedure can or cannot do for them, they are in a better position to make the right decision.


When new patient is considering tummy tuck surgery, they may only have a vague idea about how the procedure may improve their abdominal contours and how exactly it may help them accomplish their unique aesthetic goals. Some patients may need a partial tummy tuck, while others may need a traditional surgery or an extended tummy tuck combined with liposuction.

Among various surgical techniques and options available to the patient, it can be difficult to make the most appropriate choice that meets the patient’s needs most closely. This is where tummy tuck ‘before and after’ photos can play a vital role and enable the patient to make well-informed decisions.

Leading surgeons Dr. Jabs and Dr. Richards receive patients from Northern Virginia, Fairfax, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and nearby areas for tummy tuck surgery.

Staying Realistic

One of the important goals of the surgeon is to ensure that the patient maintains a positive perspective as well as realistic expectations about the procedure. When abdominoplasty before and after photos are shown to the patient, they will understand exactly what to expect and what not to expect from the surgery.

This precludes the possibility of any misunderstandings occurring at a later stage about the procedure. The surgeon also has the choice to provide before and after images on their website for free access to new patients even before they are ready to go for a tummy tuck consultation.

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/ Serving patients in and around Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, McLean, Bethesda, Fairfax County, Rockville, Alexandria, Chevy Chase, and Potomac.

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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