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i need a tummy tuck

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Go see a doctor: Before undergoing a mini or full tummy tuck.Slow down.Try on a bikini and look in a full length mirror. Do you see bulges?Weigh yourself and look up ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
See video 4 answer: There are at least 10 different types of tummy tucks (witch hazel) and the procedure you undergo will have great impact on the extents surgery as well ... Read More
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Seek Consultation: Mini tummy tuck is an operation that produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address t ... Read More

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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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
37 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
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
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Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
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
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Mentz
37 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
No: Insurance does not cover cosmetic surgery. However, some plastic surgeons offer installment plans to pay for surgeries.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: It's a scam.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Lose weight: Not to sound unkind, but weight loss is the only alternative.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
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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