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A 45-year-old member asked:

How much do tummy tucks (witch hazel) usually hurt?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Moderate pain: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are painful mainly because the abdominal muscles are repaired. Pain is usually well controlled with medications. Count on a 2 week period for recovery.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Some more thn others: It will vary on the extent of the procedure ( skin resection, areas of lipo, and the extent of the rectus diastasis). Pain meds and muscle relaxants will be commonly prescribed and used for the first two weeks. A pain pump may also help to diminish the clearly post-operative pain.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
TT pain: The pain pump adds additional fees in range of $800 to $1, 000. Most are controlled by PO meds.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Significant.: Tummy tuck surgery is associated with a significant amount of discomfort especially during the first few days after the procedure is performed. Most patients tolerate the discomfort well, especially with the help of pain medication, and/or pain pump. Patients considering tummy tuck surgery should not underestimate the length of recovery and the amount of postoperative help necessary.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How much does tummy tucks (witch hazel) cost?

5 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Varies: Tummy tuck cost will vary by geographic location. The price ranges between $6500-$10000 depending on the extent of the tummy tuck.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Do tummy tucks (witch hazel) hurt? Will they remove stretch marks?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Pain: The operation is uncomfortable but most surgeries are. The operation wll remove stretcatks that are below the belly button. Not all the stretch marks can be removed. See a board certified plastic surgeon. For a complete evaluation.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Do tummy tucks (witch hazel) hurt? Is it worth it to remove my stretch marks?

5 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Abdominoplasty: Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a great operation for the right candidate to address the abdomen. It removes excess skin and fat in that region and creates better contour of the abdomen. All surgical interventions have pain associated but it is controlled with medications. You should see a board certified palstic surgeon to go over teh details.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Are tummy tucks (witch hazel) painful?

5 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes..: I'm told by my patients that it's similar to a c section.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Do tummy tucks (witch hazel) have to be costly?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
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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