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Do you need help from a family member or friend after a tummy tuck?

Do you need help from a family member or friend after a tummy tuck?

Yes: I think it is a good idea to have someone stay with you for the first 2-3 days - you will be mobile but it's a good idea to have someone help if you need it. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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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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What do they do with the excess skin after a tummy tuck?

What do they do with the excess skin after a tummy tuck?

Dispose or other use: In the vast majority of instances the tissues are discarded as medical waste and incinerated. On occasion the tissues may be used in the same individual as a pedicled flap as seen in the tram flap procedure for breast reconstruction. The component tissues can be used as a skin graft or the fat can be harvested and used for breast or buttock augmentation. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I have to wait after my tummy tuck before i can go travelling?

For what length of time do I have to wait after my tummy tuck before i can go travelling?

Miminum 2 weeks: A tummy tuck is a big operation that can have complications... You need to be close to your surgeon in case there are any problems. ...Read more

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Do I have to wait to travel after a tummy tuck?

Probably: Tummy tuck is a major surgical operation. You'll want to be nearby your surgeon. Also, you'll probably be sore for a few weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time before i can travel after a tummy tuck?

Depends...: If you are talking about traveling to a remote area (without access to good health care, ) i would wait a month or two until you are in less potential need of it. ...Read more

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Should I continue to do crunches even after my tummy tuck?

Should I continue to do crunches even after my tummy tuck?

Ask Surgeon: Your plastic surgeon will be your best guide when it comes to returning to specific exercise/activities. Generally speaking, a gradual ("listen to your body") return to cardiovascular/weightlifting/flexibility exercises along with a careful attention to healthy diet, will help you achieve/maintain the best long-term results possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will I be able to wear high heels after a tummy tuck?

Will I be able to wear high heels after a tummy tuck?

If you could before: There is an old joke about a patient asking if they can play piano after surgery and the surgeon answers "yes" but the patient says: "good, cuz i couldn't play before" if you camera heels before you should be able to wear heels after when you are sufficiently healed. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a tummy tuck and lipo?

Everyone varies: 5 percent of my patients will tell me it was the worst experience of their lives and took weeks to recover and 5 percent will say they were dancing the next night. 90 percent are somewhere in between. Since we don't cut muscles it usually hurts less than common operations like c-sections which do. Desk jobs can usually be back in one week but no sit-ups for 6 weeks. Strenuous jobs take longer. ...Read more

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