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How is tummy tuck performed

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
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
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
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
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
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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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
I don't think so: plus his fee is only a fraction of the costs involved. Good luck
Dr. Jennifer Hwang
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Unlikely: Few surgeons will perform pro bono work unless he or she is doing it for charity.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
You can find: anything you look hard enough for. The question is would you want to? There isn't a critical-enough shortage of skin for that to happen and the freebi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Several things: Abdominoplasty is done to tighten the muscles of the abdomen, which have usually been stretched by pregnancy or massive weight gain, and to remove exc... Read More
Dr. Henry Mentz
Cosmetic Surgery 37 years experience
Tummy Tuck: Weight loss, pregnancy, genetics are all factors that can cause the tummy to develop loose, sagging skin. The Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) procedure ca... Read More
Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
Varies: Most have the skin and fat between the belly button and pubis all the way across the front of the abdomen removed then the 6 pack (rectus) muscles are... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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2 hours: The tummy tuck takes about 2 hours. The actual name is called panniculectomy. Insurance usually covers this procedure when the following condition i... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Mohebali
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Helps in many ways: A 'tummy tuck' or abdominoplasty is designed to help in multiple ways. It allows for removal of excess skin and fat of the lower abdominal area, give... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Mentz
Cosmetic Surgery 37 years experience
No: Insurance does not cover cosmetic surgery. However, some plastic surgeons offer installment plans to pay for surgeries.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
No.: Nothing works like a tummy tuck except a tummy tuck. It can be a very powerful operation. It's for those folks with extra skin and soft tissue. You m... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Lose weight: Not to sound unkind, but weight loss is the only alternative.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: Some modalities can tighten skin. Tummy tuck can be a very powerful operation. It's for those folks with extra skin and soft tissue. Many want the ex... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Abuzeni
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Not exactly: It would be unlikely to work due to the limitation of the blood supply. There are however ways to augment the buttocks by rotating similar flaps from ... Read More

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