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can a tummy tuck help a post-pregnancy belly?

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Dr. Vishnu Rumalla
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes!: I use tummy tucks (witch hazel) to reset many of the changes that pregnancy causes. Please seek the opinion of a board certified plastic surgeon in your area.
Answered on May 17, 2013
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Dr. Dennis Dass
13 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tummy tuck: Tummy tuck is designed to treat the post-pregnancy belly. It removes the loose skin and stretch marks, and also tightens the muscles. http://www.dassmd.com/tummy-tuck/index.html.
Answered on Dec 27, 2014
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Dr. Joshua Cooper
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tummy Tuck Can Help!: Often times after pregnancy, women are left with excess lower abdominal skin, stretch marks, and a protruding belly. No matter how many sit ups some women do, they will never be able to regain their pre-pregnancy abdominal contour. A tummy tuck can tighten up the abdominal muscles, remove excess skin and stretch marks, and reshape the belly button. http://www.dr-cooper.com.
Answered on Mar 12, 2013
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes.: Tummy tuck surgery is an excellent operation for many patients after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. This operation serves to remove “excess” skin/fatty. Muscles that have spread with pregnancy and/or weight gain are re-approximated. Bringing them together again in the midline helps to “tighten” the abdominal wall as well as to narrow the waistline. Best wishes.
Answered on Apr 2, 2013
Dr. John Di Saia
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes....: That is the main reason women seek the operation. :) http://psinteractive.Net/abdom3.Htm.
Answered on Apr 6, 2013
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Most certainly: That's the most common type of tummy tuck patient - a lady who has finished with having children, and wants to restore her tummy back to the shape it was "before kids".
Answered on May 12, 2013
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Several goals: The primary goals of a tummy tuck are the following: 1) correction of separated abdominal muscles by suturing them together to flatten the abdomen. 2) removing loose stretched skin. 3) +/- liposuction of the flanks for waist definition. 4) removal of lower abdominal stretch marks.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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