Will My Belly Button Look the Same After a Tummy Tuck?

When excess skin and fat stops responding to diet and exercise alone, a tummy tuck can deliver a smoother, tauter profile to the abdomen. The procedure is relatively quick, and recovery is short, making the tummy tuck one of the most sought-after reconstructive surgeries with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Armijo.   One question… Read More »

Who Is a Perfect Candidate for a Tummy Tuck Procedure?

Widely known as a tummy tuck procedure, abdominoplasty is a highly sought-after way to reshape and refine your abdomen’s appearance. To help you achieve your ideal figure, the procedure uses targeted processes to restructure skin and remove pockets of fat across the abdomen. As a result, you can look as healthy on the outside as… Read More »


The goal of a body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, is to remove excess skin or fatty tissue on the body that results from age or extreme weight loss. More extensive than a tummy tuck alone, the body lift targets the lower torso and upper legs and resculpts the abdomen, hips, back, buttocks,… Read More »

Top 5 Non-Surgical Options That Would Be Best for You

Three of the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures in the U.S. are breast augmentation, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. While these techniques carry immense aesthetic and medical improvements, the recovery time and cost associated with cosmetic surgeries is often a deterrent for those wanting to look their best. Non-surgical options offer an ideal alternative. With… Read More »

How Pregnancy Affects a Tummy Tuck

If possible, Dr. Bryan Armijo always recommends getting a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) after you’ve completed childbearing. That said, tummy tucks by no means stop a woman from being able to have children. If you’re healthy and of childbearing age, a tummy tuck won’t prevent you from getting pregnant or carrying a baby to full term. With that… Read More »

The Tummy Tuck’s 4 Surprising Medical Benefits

For many, the tummy can be a part of our bodies that we don’t want others to see. Weight loss, advancing age, or post-pregnancy can leave the stomach region saggy and weak. In such cases, people often turn to a plastic surgeon for a tummy tuck – also known as an abdominoplasty.   Last year, 130,000 Americans… Read More »