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How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in 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 effective and if it really bothers you, in the hands of a good surgeon, it's fine.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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Dr. Gregory Buford
26 years experience in Plastic Surgery
With all due respect, I completely disagree. The tummy tuck procedure achieves what can never be done with diet and exercise alone and that involves tightening of the midline rectus muscles. No amount of exercise will ever address a diastasis. You should wait until you're done having kids but there is really no appropriate age for this procedure. It really depends on your situation.
Mar 20, 2014
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
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It's not surprising that a surgeon who performs the procedure would disagree with a wait and see approach.
Mar 22, 2014

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