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Of abdominoplasty versus panniculectomy?

Of abdominoplasty versus panniculectomy?

Abdominoplasty=10/10: An abdominal panniculectomy implies excision of an ellipse of skin in the lower abdomen without affecting a change in the belly button or in the upper abdominal tissues. An abdominoplasty implies excision of a larger ellipse of skin, repositioning the umbilicus, elevation of the ptotic mons, tightening or repair of the central muscles (divarication of recti) and achieving a more esthetic result. ...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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Is abdominoplasty versus panniculectomy better?

Is abdominoplasty versus panniculectomy better?

Very Different: The operations are very different. Tummy tuck operation typically involves excision of excess skin/adipose tissue, re approximation of abdominal wall muscles that may have spread with weight gain/loss or pregnancy, and sometimes liposuctioning. Panniculectomy, on the hand, involves ONLY removal of excess skin/adipose tissue of the lower abdominal wall; much less of an aesthetic outcome... ...Read more

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Will a mini tummy tuck remove stretch marks?

Will a mini tummy tuck remove stretch marks?

Yes but limited: Stretch marks located on the lower half of your bebelow rom 4 inches below the umbilicus to the pubic hair line will be removed. ...Read more

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Is panniculectomy cheaper than tummy tuck?

Is panniculectomy cheaper than tummy tuck?

Panniculectomy cost: A tummy tuck is basically a panniculectomy (remove skin and fat) *plus* the muscle repair. Therefore, a panniculectomy takes less or time to perform. It generally takes ~3 hours for a panniculectomy, whereas a tummy tuck takes ~4 hours. Most surgical costs are a function of time, therefore the tummy tuck can cost 25-30% more. So yes, the panniculectomy is less expensive. Dr. Ricardo rodrigue. ...Read more

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Recovery from laparoscopic ventral rectopexy surgery?

Recovery from laparoscopic ventral rectopexy surgery?

What: What about it? You mean recovery time form ventral hernia repair. About a week to two depending on size. ...Read more

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Is the tummy tuck belt effective?

Belt lipectomy: A belt lipectomy is particularly effective for those people who have had a lost of weight loss due to the extra skin. It can lift the outer thighs and buttocks in addition to tightening the belly. ...Read more

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Buccal fat removal/chin implants/neck liposuctions post-surgery symptons!?

Buccal fat removal/chin implants/neck liposuctions post-surgery symptons!?

Too Many.: Each one of the procedures you listed have their specific indications as well as a potential risk/complications associated with it. There is simply not enough space here to outline the information you should receive. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons, and ask to see lots of examples of their work and learn about pros/cons/risks/complications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is liposuction effective for tummy tuck?

Apples and Oranges: Liposuction only removes fat, while a tummy tuck removes fat, excess skin and tightens the muscles that make up the abdominal wall. They are different procedures with different indications and results. http://www.drmele.com/liposuctionortummytuck.html ...Read more

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Can the tummy tuck work?

Can the tummy tuck work?

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 more

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How safe is the mini tummy tuck surgery?

Safe for Most: A tummy tuck is a safe procedure for a healthy patient. There are other factors that are important such as having a fully trained plastic surgeon do your procedure and appropriate physicians overseeing your anesthesia and postoperative care. ...Read more

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Can a tummy tuck fixed a ventral hernia?

Can a tummy tuck fixed a ventral hernia?

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 more

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Can the tummy tuck belt really work?

Can the tummy tuck belt really work?

Not likely: In all probability, all this belt does is help to make you more self conscious of the core muscles by promoting abdominal muscle tone which have secondary benefits of i proving your abdominal appearance without reducing loose skin. ...Read more

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Abdominal exercise after umbilical surgery please?

Abdominal exercise after umbilical surgery please?

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

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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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Uplift sagging breast without surgery?

Uplift sagging breast without surgery?

A bra or support: The only way to truly lift the breast without surgery is by using a bra or some form of external support such as adhesive tape or supports. There is no magic wand. ...Read more

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Abdominoplasty versus panniculectomy - which is better?

Abdominoplasty versus panniculectomy - which is better?

Abdominoplasty: An abdominoplasty will result in a better abdominal contour and would be more aesthetically pleasing. Although the scars are the same for both procedures, the similarities end there. A panniculectomy is a procedure which removes the excess skin of the abdominal apron or pannus below the belly button. An abdominoplasty does this and also removes excess skin above the umbilicus. An abdominoplasty al. ...Read more

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Do tummy tuck belts actually work?

Do tummy tuck belts actually work?

No: It's a compression garment. It hides fat while you're wearing it. The minute you take it off everything is the same. It will not alter the appearance of your abdomen at all. ...Read more

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Mini tummy tuck is different from a regular tummy tuck in what way?

Mini tummy tuck is different from a regular tummy tuck in what way?

Upper vs. Lower: A mini-tummy tuck will not address looseness of the upper abdomen, only the skin below the belly button. It is still surgery, usually done with general anesthesia, so it should not be thought of as a less invasive procedure. There are still surgical risks which is why you should make sure to discuss this, or any plastic surgery procedure, with a board-certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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