Tummy Tuck in Scottsdale and Phoenix



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Ultrasonic Liposuction at The SHAW Center

When even your best diet and exercise efforts are not lessening the bulge of your trouble spot? Is there a disproportionate contour on your body that simply won't go away no matter how much curb your caloric intake or how much you rev-up the time you sweat? These stubborn fat deposits may be more related to hereditary factors and less to weight control and exercise than you think.
Scottsdale liposuction expert, Dr. Lawrence Shaw, relies on ultrasonic liposuction (UAL) to remove fat from even the hardest to treat places on your body. The UAL technology uses ultrasonic sound waves to liquefy fat before it is removed. Once melted, the fat is combined with an injected tumescent fluid. This emulsifies the fat and makes its removal easier.

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Lawrence W. Shaw, MD
8913 E. Bell Road #201
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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What are the incisions used in a tummy tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty is the surgical excision of excess skin to the abdomen. An ellipse of skin is removed between the umbilicus (navel) and the hairline of the mons area. This also means that C-section scars are removed as well. This skin above the umbilicus is then lifted off the abdominal wall muscles up to the level of the rib cage and then pulled down to the level of the mons and closed. Before this is done, however, the loose abdominal wall muscles are tightened - which, also narrows the waistline. It does produce a permanent scar.

What is a mini tummy tuck?
In selected patients, a limited skin excision can be performed, which can then be combined with direct liposuction of the abdomen (this is usually not advised in a traditional abdominoplasty as it can significantly compromise the blood supply and increase risks of wound development). The umbilicus is not cut out but only relocated and the abdominal wall is tightened before completing the procedure. Although the scar length is shorter, the final result is usually not as tight and so most candidates for a tummy tuck elect to undergo the traditional abdominoplasty.

Can other procedures be performed with a tummy tuck?
Patients often have multiple procedures at the same time. The most common include breast augmentation, breast lifts and/or liposuction. This saves both time and money since costs are often reduced when multiple procedures are combined.




The SHAW Center
8913 E. Bell Road #201
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


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Dr. Lawrence Shaw offers cosmetic breast and plastic surgery for Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, including procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, rhinoplasty, cosmetic facial and eyelid surgery. He serves Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler and cosmetic surgery patients from across Arizona. With the exception of the photo gallery which are all patients of Lawrence W. Shaw, MD, all other photos on this website are models and not actual patients unless stated otherwise. © 2012 Lawrence Shaw, MD

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