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tummy tuck swelling after 6 months

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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Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Swelling : Swelling five days after a tummy tuck is normal; however, if the swelling is increasing and is associated with increasing pain you should call you pla ... Read More
Dr. Michael Edwards
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Swelling : Swelling can occur within reason but should not be excessive. I agree with dr. Petersen that you may not be able to stand up straight because of the t ... Read More
Dr. Marcus Peterson
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
It : It is normal to feel like your can not stand up straight after an abdominoplasty but it is not normal to have more and more swelling. You need to ret ... Read More
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
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
The difference...: Is that in a panniculectomy, the excess "apron" of fat and skin is removed from the abdomen through a long incision at the lower abdomen. In an abdomi ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Well,..: The common sense answer is that having children and being pregnant puts you at risk of having your Abdomen/stomach stretched as the baby grows inside ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samer Muala
15 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Ask them directly ... I know with a large Bmi they cover weight loss surgery in California. As part of that surgery some doctors will do a tummy tuck.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes..: I'm told by my patients that it's similar to a c section.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Lower tummy skin: A mini tummy tuck differs from a full tummy tuck ("abdominoplasty") in that the separated muscles ("diastasis") are not repaired as high up, there is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies: Tummy tuck cost will vary by geographic location. The price ranges between $6500-$10000 depending on the extent of the tummy tuck.

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