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Abdominal Exercises After A Tummy Tuck
No, not a good idea: Actually the opposite is true. Although you may feel and look thinner while wearing a tummy belt, wearing the belt regularly will weaken the underlying muscles, resulting in lose of muscle tone. On physical examination, older women who wore girdles for years stomachs protrude due to weakness of abdominal muscles. It is far better to strengthen the muscles through exercise. ...Read more
Post Surgery: I always defer this question to the surgeon who performed the procedure and who will likely do a follow up examination. The surgeon knows what procedure was done, possible complications and how you are healing. Take care. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: However if you have gained a significant amount of weight, you may be putting undue stress on your diastasis repair which could be associated with umbilical pain or you may have a hernia. I would discuss with your surgeon, you may need to perform diagnostic imaging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Best to wait: No, best to wait especially if you had an open hernia repair. If i see a a patient with a hernia who also has excess skin, then we do a combined procedure with the surgeon as it limits upper abdominal scars, gives a stronger repair as the divarication is repaired first, the hernia is repaired with a laparoscopic mesh, and an abdominoplasty is carried out as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will a mini tummy tuck restore my belly after pregnancy? My belly is a droopy, stretched-out mess after having my son. Will a mini tummy tuck restore it to its former glory?
It : It all depends on where the laxity is and how far up your abdomen the loose tissue extends.If the excess tissue is well above your navel then you have to undermine all the way up north to get it to come down and smooth out.So how much and how up the excess occurs determines this.www.beautyby brueck.Com. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Not always: If you have a true ventral hernia this is sometimes best corrected laparoscopically. This can be done at the same time as a tummy tuck. Hernias can always be repaired when doing a tummy tuck, however some repairs hold up better if done from the inside (internally). ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Spot fat loss does : Ot occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: In a patient who is close to their ideal body weight and in good physical condition with a rectus muscle diastasis and pronounced skin laxity, the tummy tuck can produce outstanding results that are greatly appreciated by the patients undergoing these procedures. Surgery is not without risk and one must carefully consider the risks, alternatives and benefits of any procedure. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Will a tummy tuck make my abdominals stronger? Will a tummy tuck improve the strength and condition of my abs?
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