A tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdomen wall. The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen or excess folds and fatty accumulation as a result of pregnancy or weight loss. Persons who are severely overweight are not candidates for tummy tuck.Request a Consultation
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At Mesos Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center our mission is to provide our patients with innovative, safe and effective cosmetic treatments that reduce visible signs of aging for healthier, more youthful looking skin. Our medically-trained team of doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, aestheticians, and dietitians use the latest in laser, skin and healing technologies to design an individual program just for you, based on your particular health and skincare needs. Our services start with a thorough medical consultation which enables us to recommend the most appropriate course of treatment for you.
Mesos Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center is unique in that it offers both an innovative collection of the latest FDA-approved anti-aging, skincare and cosmetic laser therapies combined with a variety of health and wellness programs to meet not only your esthetic and skincare needs, but your nutritional needs as well.
What’s in a name?
The word "mesos", meaning middle or moderation, is reflective of Aristotle's teachings on health and moderation. Aristotle believed that too much, too little or the wrong kinds lifestyle components leads to poor health, while balance and moderation were keys to good health. He also believed in treating the whole person, a philosophy we embrace here at the Mesos Center.
Dr. Todd P. Ginestra, MD
About Dr. Ginestra
Dr. Ginestra was born in Rockford, Illinois. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and his medical degree from University of Illinois-Rockford in 1992.
He completed a general surgery residency in Akron, Ohio and was board certified in general surgery in 1998. He then completed a three-year residency in plastic surgery at the University of Illinois-Chicago. During his plastic surgery residency, Dr. Ginestra had extensive training in a wide variety of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. He was board certified in plastic surgery in 2001. After completing his plastic surgical training, he practiced in Paducah, Kentucky for 7 1/2 years and Fredricksburg, Virginia for three years.
Dr. Ginestra has an eye for detail in performing reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery. He's an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and past President and Secretary/Treasurer of his county Medical society. He keeps current on the latest advances in plastic surgery.
Patient safety is of utmost importance to Dr. Ginestra. He holds certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. He was rated "instructor potential" for Advanced Cardiac Life Support and is an instructor in Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
In his spare time, Dr. Ginestra enjoys spending time with his wife and son as well as traveling, weight lifting, swimming and scuba diving.
About Larry W. Blevins, PA-C, MHA
Larry Blevins is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mesos, LLC. Larry is a NCCPA Board Certified PA specializing in General and Cosmetic Surgery. Larry received his surgical training at the University of Nebraska while serving as a medical officer in the US Army. He has 14 years experience in Family Medicine with a special interest in Dermatology and General Surgery.