Category Archives: Abdominoplasty

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Mommy Makeover: Do it for Yourself

Having and raising children is the most rewarding experience of their lives for many women. It can also be the most physically challenging and transformational experience, and the toll taken on the body by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can be significant. Many of my Mommy Makeover patients from throughout Hawaii say they don't have the …

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Need a Lift? We Can Help

If your recent bariatric surgery has resulted in pounds of excess drooping skin, you may be feeling like you've exchanged one problem for another. The solution is a body lift, a type of  surgery that affects large portions of the body. It's a great way to remove excess skin and fatty deposits. The ideal candidates …

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What to Do (and Not Do) After Your Tummy Tuck

Getting a  will make your abs look toned and firm - but how do you make sure those results last indefinitley? Here are a few things you should and shouldn't do after your tummy tuck procedure: DO Wear your compression garment and follow the post-op instructions given to you by your plastic surgeon Drink a lot …

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Solution to Excess Skin: Tummy Tuck

If you’re experiencing low self-esteem as a result of too much excess skin in the abdominal area, a  may be just the solution for you. How does this excess skin form in the first place? When you gain weight, fat cells accumulate in various areas of the body. Your skin stretches to accommodate the new …

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Am I a Candidate for Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)?

Men and women who have recently undergone a dramatic weight loss, women who've had multiple pregnancies, as well as people who have a difficult time losing weight in their midsection may be good candidates for  (tummy tuck) with Honolulu surgeon Dr. Shim Ching. Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, is a procedure in which the excess …

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