Dr. Yale Popowich, Portland Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Yale Popowich
Sometimes exercise and diet are just not enough. Pregnancy and childbirth, weight changes, and other life changes can cause people to gain stubborn fat around their abdomen. Dr. Popowich performs tummy tucks on patients who wish to achieve a slimmer profile by removing fat and skin, and tightening abdominal muscles. Liposuction may be combined with a tummy tuck to fine-tune the results. If loose skin is not a concern and your primary concern is excess fat, a tummy tuck may not be necessary and Dr. Popowich may only need to perform liposuction.

Each person's circumstance is different. Dr. Popowich offers a less invasive "mini tummy tuck" for people who are mostly concerned by fat in the lower abdomen. Unlike a full tummy tuck that requires two incisions, a mini abdominoplasty only needs a single, smaller incision. Because a smaller area is treated and the incision is shorter, many patients find that recovery from a mini tummy tuck is more comfortable than it would be after a full abdominoplasty.


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