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can obese people get a tummy tuck

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 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
44 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
26 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. MICHAEL VINCENT
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: If you mean, can you have a tummy tuck and abdominal hernia repair at the same time, the answer is yes. If you are asking, can a tummy tuck give you ... Read More
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Dr. Husam Elias
13 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Hernia can be fixed simultaneously with tummy tuck surgery.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hernia repair: An abdominal hernia will need to be repaired if you plan on having a tummy tuck. Some plastic surgeons may be, will performing both procedures by the ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma answered
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Anesthesia: Usually the type of anesthesia has more to do with the surgeon than the patient. I would only recommend having an anesthesiologist in an accredited f ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Always risks: Patients often ask about having surgery under local to "avoid risks." any surgical procedure carries risks, and tummy tuck is no exception. The thin ... Read More
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Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes : It is my personal belief that patients and doctors alike benefit when the patient has a combination of sedation and excellent local anesthesia. This w ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
You : You can undergo tummy tuck surgery now. But, if you loose 30 pounds after the surgery - you will loose part of the results that you had gained from ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Adult: Cosmetic surgery involves trade offs and potential risks. I believe you need to be mature to access these risks before you can have surgery. I would o ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Body Contouring: Initially the weight may go up after surgery because of the IV fluid given in surgery and inflammation associated with normal healing. In general nei ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. MICHAEL VINCENT
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
A conditional Yes: A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty can be desirable for any patient with excess abdominal tissue or laxity of their abdominal muscles. The ideal is to lo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rene Perez
10 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Most people: aren't in the category of "should have" a tummy tuck. Most people are in the category of would look better with one. All surgeries have risks but in t ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes ,can be done: First reach the ideal weight goal , tune up your body ( and possibly this is lost C section ! ) See trained plastic surgeon and you will be happy wi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Depend: it really depend what kind of hernia you have. if you have a large incisional hernia, or a ventral hernia, then they can do the tummy tuck at the sam ... Read More
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