Posted on November 24, 2014 in

San Jose, CA—The fall and winter holidays can be a convenient period to address the desire for cosmetic enhancement, explain San Jose plastic surgeons Jerome Liu, MD, and Tom Liu, MD. With so many individuals taking vacation from work to spend time with friends and family, the plastic surgeons suggest this season may provide the right opportunity for many patients to undergo an abdominoplasty, also called tummy tuck surgery, if they have been considering the procedure. Designed to remove excess, inelastic skin and tighten loose abdominal muscles, the cosmetic surgeons indicate many individuals who have had children or lost significant weight may wish to gift themselves this treatment, which could potentially enhance not only their appearance but also their self esteem.

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Dr. Jerome Liu explains that many patients report a desire to feel and look their best during this season. There are several potential benefits of tummy tuck surgery being performed over the holidays, he states, including having numerous caring individuals nearby who can aid recovery, as well as receiving extended time off from work and other typical obligations.

To help patients become well-informed about the procedure, Dr. Tom Liu details what to expect from tummy tuck surgery, saying the operation typically requires about two to three hours to complete. Not all patients will need the abdomen muscles tightened, he notes, and some may require liposuction to help achieve optimal results, so a customized treatment plan is always recommended. The San Jose plastic surgeon says the incision is generally made low on the stomach, below the waistline of today’s fashionable garments if possible. After the procedure is finished, patients are encouraged to take time off work, rest, and avoid exercise for at least one to weeks—longer if they had their muscles tightened.

Ultimately, Dr. Jerome Liu and Dr. Tom Liu advise patients considering tummy tuck surgery to examine whether the holidays may be the right time to achieve their cosmetic enhancement goals, noting,“Since it’s easy to get an extended block of vacation, it’s a great time to recuperate after a body transforming surgery.”

About Liu Plastic Surgery

Liu Plastic Surgery was founded in 2010 by board-certified plastic surgeons Jerome Liu, MD, MSHS, and Tom Liu, MD, MBA. Located in the San Jose and Palo Alto, CA area, the aesthetic plastic surgery practice offers a wide range of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic enhancement procedures, including breast augmentation, facelift, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and Ultherapy®. Emphasizing exceptional patient care, Liu Plastic Surgery prioritizes professionalism, technical excellence, and compassion. Dr. Jerome Liu and Dr. Tom Liu are available for interview upon request.

For more information about Dr. Jerome Liu, Dr. Tom Liu, and their practice, please visit

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Los Gatos, CA 95032
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