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What happens if your skin is pulled too tight during a tummy tuck

A 37-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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A female asked:
Dr. Qura Rashid
5 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Follow up: Follow up with the physician and discuss this issue to ensure proper wound healing.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
No: They do not stretch you that much
A female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
I don't think so: plus his fee is only a fraction of the costs involved. Good luck
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Too tight tummy: Pulling the skin too tight can cause a few different problems. The most concerning issue is compromising the blood supply in the central area below th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Variable: Some women tighten back down quite nicely after a pregnancy. Others require another abdominoplasty to tighten the abdominal wall and remove any additi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
That : That would be incredibly rare. I can understand your concern, so be sure that your doctor understands your concerns as well. If, under very rare cir ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
There : There are a few indications for a tummy tuck but it is less common for a patient to have an abdominoplasty and not have both the abdominal wall tighte ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
It : It is possible to try to do fat grafting in situations like this. Obviously, it's best to avoid the problem altogether. This is done by ensuring that ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Not necessarily so: If you look at the cover of a "bodybuilder" mag you can see the anatomy of the surface of your abdominal wall. It is composed of several muscles and a ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: I would prefer to call it a rectum, but if the tissue is torn or damaged so the natural seal no longer works yes it can leak fecal material.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
No effect: This should have no effect on muscle growth or weight gain.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: You need to take a pregnancy test to determine pregnancy. Pregnancy tests are most accurate 3 weeks after intercourse of one week after a missed perio ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Perhaps: I suppose it's possible, but tummy tucks (witch hazel) are generally done to remove as many stretch marks as possible, not to produce new stretch mark ... Read More
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A 33-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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Go nonsurgical: Depending upon the the number of pregnancies you have had, some normalization from recent pregnancy may be expected after resumption of daily exercise ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depending : Depending upon how much excess skin you have to remove, your scar will go from one hip to the other, as low as possible. Your plastic surgeon should b ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
A bubble/umbilicus: You need to be evaluated for umbilical hernia. If otherwise, you do not have symptoms it is not urgent, but see a doctor for a diagnosis and plans if ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Elastic "you tube": No , your vagina is not for public visualization, rather it is a oval collapsed tube with a surrounding layer of elastic constricting it unless expand ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
If so,time to stop: Swaddling is an easy way to transition a newborn from the comfortable "tight"feeling of the womb to the freedom of the crib.But it should be stopped a ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
The : The tummy tuck is indeed a trade-off...But most people are happy with the improvement achieved by removing the loose skin and tightening the abdominal ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: It depends on the type of tummy tuck you get, your body's own ability to heal, and how well your scar's normally heal. In general, the scar heals ver ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shareef Jandali
15 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: There are multiple reasons for bloating after an abdominoplasty. Narcotic pain medications can cause constipation and bloating. Also, there is a sig ... Read More
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