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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
Wait until older: Before resorting to surgery, see if exercises will achieve a similar result, particularly at your age. As you get older, exercise may not be as effect ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
At least one: Year. It is a good operation for certain conditions, but not for others. It is best to get opinion from plastic surgeon. It will not treat obesity.
Dr. Gregory Buford
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
It depends: I perform a significant number of tummy tucks (witch hazel) each year for my young mothers and feel that this is a great procedure when done by a qual ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
56 years experience Plastic Surgery
I : I always use drain in tummy tuck surgery.
Dr. Michael Edwards
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
It : It is a matter of personal preference but I use drains in abdominoplasty cases in an effort to decrease the chance of fluid clooecting. Dr. Edwards.
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Dr. Robert Brueck
48 years experience Plastic Surgery
For : For the most part there will be drains unless the surgeon is not doing alot of undermining where you separate the skin and fat from the muscles.But fo ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
25 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tummy tuck recovery: Most women need about 2-3 weeks before they can travel after a tummy tuck and about 6 weeks before vigorous exercise or heavy lifting. So, careful wi ... Read More
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Dr. John Di Saia
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends...: If you are talking about traveling to a remote area (without access to good health care, ) i would wait a month or two until you are in less potential ... Read More
Dr. Azita Madjidi
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
4 to 6 weeks: Walking long distance ( airport corridors) or lifting luggage can be safely done after 4 to six weeks. Check with your surgeon.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Scars will fade over time. It depends on how long ago your surgery was as to whether it will continue to fade.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Chen
Dr. Alan Chen answered
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
No: A tummy tuck without complications has no effect on one's bowel function.
A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
56 years experience Plastic Surgery
Early : Early ambulation - I am for it and make the patient walk, usually within two hours. But, i ask my patients to wait 2-3 days before going up and down ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
23 years experience Plastic Surgery
4-6 weeks: I usually recommend to my patients to go at least 4-6 weeks after a tummy tuck before any vigourous exercise or strenuous activity. Sex would put th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not usually: However if you have gained a significant amount of weight, you may be putting undue stress on your diastasis repair which could be associated with umb ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Probably harmless: The laws against cannabis were written with an eye to politics rather than demonstrated health dangers, and unlike the other illegal drugs, efforts to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
56 years experience Plastic Surgery
Deep : Deep vein thrombosis can occur during tummy tuck preventive measures that reduce the possibility --- 1. Pneumatic compression stockings during sur ... Read More

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