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

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Dr. Gary Tuma
Plastic Surgery 25 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.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Abdominoplasty: A tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure to remove loose, excess skin from the abdominal wall (including lower stretch marks) and tighten muscles of the stomach that typically loosen with changes in weight or pregnancy. This is not a substitute for weight loss and is very common to fix a woman's waist after finishing having children. Pain is moderate but controlled with oral medication.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Yes and yes: Tummy tuck may hurt for a couple of days although pain sensation is variable from patient to patient. You will feel more "tightness" than pain. However if you cough or sneeze you may feel some pain. All of the stretch marks below the belly button will go and those above the belly button, will be pulled lower.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes and Yes: Generally, tummy tuck surgery will remove stretch marks that are present at/below the level of the bellybutton. Some pain is to be expected; the operation is associated with a significant physical and emotional recovery period. Patients often underestimate the amount of recovery time necessary.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
tummy tucks (witch hazel): Pain can be well controlled with postoperative analgesic medication and devices called pain pumps. The goal of the surgery is to remove excess abdominal tissue typically stretch marks will be removed with this tissue however there is a limit to the extent that can be performed. Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon. Vipplasticsurgery.Com.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 20 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.
A 35-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Gary Tuma
Plastic Surgery 25 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:

How much does tummy tucks (witch hazel) cost?

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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 20 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.

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