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A 43-year-old member asked:

What can i do post-pregnancy to get rid of the loose skin around my stomach?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Tummy tuck: Some skin retraction will occur during the first six months after pregnancy however, after that, the only way to remove the remaining extra skin is with a tummy tuck. Before considering a tummy tuck make sure that you have completed your family since another pregnancy will stretch everything out again.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of loose skin around my stomach?

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Tummy tuck?: Some tightening of skin will occur naturally after weight loss or pregnancy; in younger patients more than in older patients. If this is not enough, the excess skin can be surgically removed. Unfortunately, this results in a scar very low across the abdomen, but the scar can be hidden in many outfits that would reveal the loose skin. No other good options exist unless the amount is tiny.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of loose skin on my stomach area?

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Dr. Donald Kress
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Tuck: The only way of getting rid of loose skin to remove it surgically. Those procedures are known collectively as tucks (witch hazel). The tummy tuck is probably the most common and effective. Some lasers will tighten skin but only a little bit.
Last updated Mar 27, 2016


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