Best Tips for Taking Care of Your Tummy Tuck Scars

Tummy Tuck Portland

Many women undergoing a tummy tuck procedure are concerned about surgery scars. A horizontal incision across the hip bone is needed to perform a tummy tuck, which can leave a visible scar if you do not take care of your skin post-procedure. Dr. Workman will provide you with detailed post-op instructions to ensure a healthy recovery and reduce the risk of excessive scarring. You can use silicone sheets and other products to help the scar heal flat and reduce the risk of skin discoloration.

Here are some tips for taking care of tummy tuck scars:

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Where does the fat go?!

"Where does the fat go?" This is the most popular question I have been asked regarding CoolSculpting. Therefore, I thought it would be useful to take a minute to answer THE question and give those interested a better understanding of the treatment.


Where does the fat go?

Let's take a moment and think about how the fat consumed in your diet gets digested in the body. The fat from food travels through your digestive system to your liver to be metabolized. The processed fat is used as an energy source for your body. Any excess fat that is not used will be stored in your adipocytes (fat cells).

Now, if one were to receive CoolSculpting treatments, controlled cooling is applied to the fat cells. The fat cells are then frozen and damaged, causing them to undergo natural cell death through apoptosis. You can think of this process as the fat cells commiting suicide.. and who doesn't want that right? The fat cells that die by apoptosis begin to collapse. At this point, macrophages from all over your body are activated to come digest and consume the dead fat cells along with their lipid contents. The dead fat cells and their contents are cleared through the lymphatic system. Everything then goes to the liver where it is processed as waste. So, every time you go to the bathroom or work up a sweat, you can give yourself a pat on the back because you are successfully getting rid of those dead adipocytes.


The idea is so simple yet mind blowing at the same time. Who would have thought that you could decrease the number of fat cells without having to undergo surgery? CoolSculpting is truly a NON-INVASIVE treatment. Meaning that there will be no needles, no anesthesia and no cutting. The downtime is also about little to none, since most of our clients reported being able to resume their daily activities after receiving the treatment. 

With this post, I hope to give you a better understanding about CoolSculpting and get you excited about this new technology!

Cosmetic & Surgery Seminar

Hi all,

We are hosting a seminar for body plastic surgery and facial injectables at the Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla, WA on the evening of October 2nd from 7pm-9pm. The event will be hosted by Stacy Lee, the host of 98.3 in the Tri-Cities! Come learn about the many surgeries that Dr. Workman offers and injectables by Natalia Barko, an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner working at Lazuli Blue Med Spa. There will be door prizes, food and drink, and special seminar discounts toward certain procedures!

Please call (509) 321-9099 to RSVP.

CoolSculpting in the Media

First, the “E” channel, NOW “The Doctors” is airing a segment on CoolSculpting TODAY! Love to know that we carry the "COOLEST" technology around!


The CoolSculpting segment aired today:!


The segment is extremely strong.  The patient reveals her results and discusses how she has since lost weight after having the procedure.  Host Dr. Stork emphasizes she approached this the right way – having a procedure to treat areas that do not respond to diet and exercise, but still continuing to live a healthy lifestyle.  Dr. Stevens then demonstrates the procedure on a different patient and explains the science and technology. 


5 Ways a Breast Reduction in Portland Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Breast Reduction Portland

Have you always been self-conscious about having very large breasts? Aside from the physical discomfort and trouble finding clothes, many women with large breasts also struggle with their body image and may even hide their figure under baggy clothing. If this sounds like you, talk to Dr. Workman about the benefits of a breast reduction procedure. Breast reduction surgery can balance out your figure and help to increase your self-confidence. Many women who undergo this procedure also report a significant improvement in their quality of life.

Here are just five ways a breast reduction procedure can improve your quality of life: