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How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

It depends: I perform a significant number of tummy tucks (witch hazel) each year for my young mothers and feel that this is a great procedure when done by a qualified plastic surgeon with experience in this area. I generally recommend waiting a few months following a c-section so that soft tissue swelling has gone done and your hormones have returned to a more natural state. Read more

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Tummy Tuck (Definition)

A tummy tuck involves enhancing the appearance of the abdomen. In order to provide the best results there is skin resection, liposuction and muscle tightening ...Read more


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If you lose weight and exercise can you get rid of the excess abdominal fat called an "apron? " or is a tummy tuck the only permanent solution?

If you lose weight and exercise can you get rid of the excess abdominal fat called an "apron? " or is a tummy tuck the only permanent solution?

Depends.: It depends not on exercise, but more on the elasticity of your skin. If your skin has lost its elasticity, it won't automatically reshape around the smaller layer of fat, and you'd need an abdominoplasty to remove the redundant skin. Read more

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Is a tummy tuck possible after multiple previous abdominal surgeries?

Is a tummy tuck possible after multiple previous abdominal surgeries?

Yes, but...: Tummy tuck surgery is possible after previous abdominal operations, but whether a specific patient is a good candidate will depend on many factors. The length, location, and length of time since previous surgery all will play a role. There are certain maneuvers that can be utilized to help prevent complications associated with decreased blood flow, which is the main consideration involved here. Read more

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I had a tummy tuck about two years ago, is it normal for my abdomen to feel that is retaining water and when I touch it I feel the water move?

I had a tummy tuck about two years ago, is it normal for my abdomen to feel that is retaining water and when I touch it I feel the water move?

No: What you are describing is not “normal”. Based on your description, you may be dealing with a fluid accumulation such as a seroma. These fluid accumulations are more common early after surgery but may become a “chronic” problem. Best to see your plastic surgeon in person for evaluation. Best wishes Read more

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During abdominal hysterectomy, do they also do a tummy tuck?

During abdominal hysterectomy, do they also do a tummy tuck?

Pannus op. Not by GYN: A tummy tuck is not a procedure that is performed by an ob/gyn. And if you have consulted with a plastic surgeon who has agreed to do a panniculectomy at the same time as the abdominal hystrectomy, then it is likely for access issues and s/he will have reviewed with you the increased risk of complications associated with performing the combined procedures. Read more

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It's been a month after my sergury (tummy tuck) is it normal for my abdomen to feel that is retaining water and when I touch it I feel the water move?

It's been a month after my sergury (tummy tuck) is it normal for my abdomen to feel that is retaining water and when I touch it I feel the water move?

Seromas are annoying: If you can see your doctor in a few days its ok to wait... If not, you will need to find a local surgeon to remove the fluid. The liquid in a seroma is slowing down your healing by preventing the skin from adhering to the underlying muscles so you should get it taken care of soon. Read more

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Does a tummy tuck remove the fat from all of the abdomen inside and out?

Does a tummy tuck remove the fat from all of the abdomen inside and out?

No: A tummy tuck usually only removes skin and fat from the belly button down. It is not possible nor wise to remove all the fat from the abdomen "inside and out". You do however have a flatter tighter abdomen after a tummy tuck that makes it appear you have lost weight. Read more

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Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction?

Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction?

TT and Fat Red: Liposuction reduces fat, tummy tuck mainly reduces excess skin and tightens muscles. Both often used at same procedure for best results. Read more

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I'm 5'5 & 113lbs. My abdominal diastasis is still 2 1/2 finger breaths 18 months after my 2nd baby. Will it go away or is a tummy tuck the only way?

I'm 5'5 & 113lbs. My abdominal diastasis is still 2 1/2 finger breaths 18 months after my 2nd baby. Will it go away or is a tummy tuck the only way?

Only a Tummy Tuck: Only a Tummy Tuck can address abdominal muscle separation. Unfortunately, no amount of exercise can help this, and it needs to be surgically repaired. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and concerns. Read more

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Excess skin in lower abdomen after wieght loss surgery. Options besides a tummy tuck?

Excess skin in lower abdomen after wieght loss surgery. Options besides a tummy tuck?

Slim Lipo: Will induce skin shrinkage. 877.377.4786 info@drsisto. Com website up this wk: drsisto. Com. Read more

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I am 16 days post op from mini tummy tuck and have wave like symptom in lower abdomen. I can't get to ps for a few days. What should I do?

I am 16 days post op from mini tummy tuck and have wave like symptom in lower abdomen. I can't get to ps for a few days. What should I do?

Inform Surgeon.: I may have just answered this question for you; it sounds like you may have a seroma. Let your plastic surgeon know (phone or e-mail). He/she will have a plan (and possibly activity restrictions) for you. This will likely involve aspiration of the fluid when you return home. Try to enjoy your vacation nevertheless! Best wishes. Read more

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Is abdominal muscle repair surgery same thing as a tummy tuck? Can a general surgeon do a tummy tuck?

Is abdominal muscle repair surgery same thing as a tummy tuck? Can a general surgeon do a tummy tuck?

MR with TT by GS??: Interesting question! A Full Tummy Tuck (TT) usually has correction of the diastasis recti separation (MR). But it is NOT aways done. This is a question each patient needs to ask/discuss with their PLASTIC SURGEON before doing the operation. It is called In formed Consent. The next issue of a General Surgeon preforming a TT is not whether the GS is able but one of liability. If something went - Read more

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Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction? I don't think I am obese but I definitely have the proverbial "spare tire" around my waist. I wanted to know whether liposuction or a mini tummy tuck would be best for someo

Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction? I don't think I am obese but I definitely have the proverbial "spare tire" around my waist. I wanted to know whether liposuction or a mini tummy tuck would be best for someo

Tummy tuck options: The best answer for you would require a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon experienced in all of the procedures. Liposuction is not a good idea if there is skin laxity, and the decision of a mini vs a full tummy tuck is not usually one you can determine on your own. Read more

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Does a mini tummy tuck address abdominal separation? My abs separated when I was pregnant. Would they be repaired as part of a mini tummy tuck? .

Does a mini tummy tuck address abdominal separation? My abs separated when I was pregnant. Would they be repaired as part of a mini tummy tuck? .

Mini results: Yes, abdominal muscles are repaired in a mini tummy tuck, below the belly button. They can be repaired above the belly button, but then your belly button moves down quite a bit. It is very rare to find a patient that is a good candidate for a mini, most need a full tummy tuck for the best results. Http://www. Dassmd. Com/tummy-tuck/index. Html. Read more

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Can a mini tummy tuck help me have smoother stomach, tighter skin? I have loose skin and separated abdominal muscles from two pregnancies. I am really embarrassed by the way they look. Can a mini tummy tuck help me get a smoother stomach back?

Maybe?: Generally, the mini tummy tuck is an  operation that  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation, after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for more precise advice. Read more

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Can a separation of the rectus abdominis muscle be repaired with a mini tummy tuck? During my pregnancy, I developed a split in my abdominal muscle. My son is 13 months old now, and the separation hasn't healed. I know it can be fixed during an abdominopl

Full Tummy Tuck: In my opinion, the mini tummy tuck is an  operation that  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation. For example, the area of skin excised is quite small and the abdominal wall muscle separation is only partially “repaired”. Read more

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I have had tummy tuck, fat transfer, lipo, and breast augmentation June 2nd 2017. I am experiencing extreme leg pain - soreness, abdominal discomfort and pain shooting down the leg. I was only prescribed supradol which I no longer have for the pain.

I have had tummy tuck, fat transfer, lipo, and breast augmentation June 2nd 2017. I am experiencing extreme leg pain - soreness, abdominal discomfort and pain shooting down the leg. I was only prescribed supradol which I no longer have for the pain.

Ask your surgeon...: Has the postoperative pain been subsiding as usually expected slowly and surely day by day? If not, but worsening, and for running out pain medication, you should report these in detail to your surgeon for possible evaluation and drug refill, not doing so online. To do these things better, follow instruction in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish... Read more

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