I have developed an approach to body contouring that takes into account concepts of abdominal wall laxity, skin excess, skin quality issues and fat excess (if present). Some patients present with one or more of these a issues. Individualizing treatments leads to potential for truly outstanding aesthetic results and remarkable change in body image. I take great pride in my outcomes here. I believe my approach to body contouring is unique, and hopefully sets me apart from others. This is an opportunity to dramatically improve female shape, aesthetically and artfully. Tummy tuck is not a skin and fat only surgery. It may be used as an opportunity to improve abdominal wall contour, strengthen the core an alow for further definition. The true success is success in form and function. I have developed a technique used for more than 16 years now where the abdominal wallfascia tension is restored over the underlying muscle. The evaluation of every patient allows for the determination of which type of tummy tuck best suits that individual patient. There are many types of tummy tuck procedures. Skin issues, whether laxity (quality) and stretch marks exist or excess amounts of skin (quantity) are present must be determined. Abdominal wall status has to be noted. If weak or loose or bulges or hernias are present they should be addressed. This requires abdominal wall repair (and or hernia repair). Finally, fat issues are addressed. Whether liposuction around the perimeter (flanks, hips, pubic) area is to be included is addressed. Umbilical float procedures where no visible incision is made around the belly button, or transposition umbilicoplasty (incision and scar around belly button) is beneficial and will be addressed. Finally length of scars on lowest abdomen is decided. This is based on amounts and quality of skin, abdominal wall laxity, and patient expectations.

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I had breast reconstruction over 20 years ago and one of my breasts collapsed. Since the doctor who performed the original surgery has since retired I made an appointment with Dr. Spiro. He explained everything in detail and made me feel …

Gloria Remelgado

It has been a long and exciting journey, 3 years and a total body lift later, Dr. Spiro met and far exceeded all of my expectations.  Dr. Spiro makes you feel special and deserving, that it is never too late and you are never too old to make a change.  He expects the best results, and with Dr. Sprio you are getting the best!

For many reasons, my journey took longer than expected, but throughout Dr. Spiro assured me that when I was ready for each stage of reconstructive surgery he would be ready, willing and able to get the job done.  When I look in the mirror each day I’m astounded at how wonderful and natural my breasts look — just as he promised they would.  As any mastectomy patient can tell you, this process makes you feel as if you are losing a piece of yourself.  Dr. Spiro made me whole again.

Susan S