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what are the pros and cons of having a tummy tuck?

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Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma answered
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tummy tuck: The benefits are a flat abdominal region with smooth skin. The cons is recovery, risk of complication and anesthesia. The benefits far outweigh the cons but only the individual can make that decision. Make sure to be seen by a board certified plastic surgeon.
Answered on Jan 24, 2013
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Abdominoplasty: An abdominoplasty, commonly called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure to remove loose, excess skin from the abdominal wall and tighten muscles of the stomach that typically loosen with changes in weight or pregnancy. Risks are that this is a surgical procedure with the possibility (small) of complications such as bleeding, scarring, infection or blood clots.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many pros & few cons: The primary cons are the risks of surgery which depend to a large degree on your health and the extent of surgery (and there are many types of tummy tucks) and the resulting scar. The pros are removal of lax skin refractory to diet and exercise, repositioned abdominal muscles, and enhanced self image.
Answered on Mar 2, 2013
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Have a consultation: Any surgery has benefits and potential risks. Having a contoured abdomen that allows you to fit into clothing and wear a greater variety of clothing is a benefit. The lower abdomen scar may widen or thicken. Likewise, all surgery carry the potential risk of bleeding and infection. If you are in good health and you have loose tissues of the belly then a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is best.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Pros / Cons: Pros: tight skin flat muscles definition of the waist cons: scar complications (blood clot) contour irregularities talk to your surgeon about your particular risks vs. Benefits to see if you are a good candidate.
Answered on Apr 9, 2013

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Dr. Alex Lechtman
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Yes..: I'm told by my patients that it's similar to a c section.
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
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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
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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
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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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