A 34-year-old member asked:
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are there any alternatives to tummy tuck?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
40 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 excess taken away. Some just want to fit into pants better. The abdominal muscles may also have spread out with pregnancy or just over time. The plication sews them back together. This flattens the tummy. See a board certified plastic surgeon.
Answered on Mar 13, 2014
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Depends…: What operation, if any, will help you achieve your goals will depend on your physical examinations and your personal goals. Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss the your concerns, goals, options, as well as pros/cons/risks/complications associated with each option. Best wishes.
Answered on May 23, 2016
Dr. Henry Mentz
36 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Tummy Tuck: Tummy tuck is a safe and effective procedure. It's a suitable procedure for people with excess, loose skin and stretch marks around the abdominal area. Be sure to find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs at least 100 of these procedures per year.
Answered on Apr 20, 2015
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not really: To improve excess fat, one could try weight loss, liposuction, CoolSculpting or Vanquish - but none of these really tighten the abdominal skin or repair the muscle separation like is done in a tummy tuck.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not exactly: A tummy tuck repairs muscle and eliminates excess skin. There's diet, exercise, and other surgical and non-surgical procedures that address fat, excess skin, or muscle repair - but none that addresses all of those concerns. (http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/procedures/tummy-tuck/)
Answered on Feb 27, 2017

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Dr. Alex Lechtman
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes..: I'm told by my patients that it's similar to a c section.
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
19 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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Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Costly: Depend on what you think is costly. Depends also on the benefit you get from the surgery.
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Safe procedure: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are generally safe procedures in healthy patients. Risks include bleeding, infection, delayed wound healing, swelling, and b ... Read More

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