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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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Will a tummy tuck help me get rid of stretch marks and loose skin?

Yes: Your stretch marks and loose skin will be removed if they are are in the part of your abdominal skin that is removed as part of your tummy tuck. Typically this is the skin between your belly buttom and pubic area. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's any way to get rid of loose skin after pregnancy other than tummy tuck?

Help! Need to know if there's any way to get rid of loose skin after pregnancy other than tummy tuck?

Loose Skin?: If it is loose skin you are wanting to eliminate, a tummy tuck would not be necessary. If, however, you are also wanting to tighten the muscles (repair a muscle separation), then yes, a tummy tuck is your only answer. A panniculectomy would address loose skin. Diet and exercise always helps, but it won't help a separated muscle or excessive, loose skin. ...Read more

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Can a tummy tuck help a post-pregnancy belly? I recently gave birth to twin girls. Right now, I am five months postpartum, but none of the exercises that I am doing are helping get rid of my saggy belly skin. Can tummy tucks actually get rid of all this e

Can a tummy tuck help a post-pregnancy belly? I recently gave birth to twin girls. Right now, I am five months postpartum, but none of the exercises that I am doing are helping get rid of my saggy belly skin. Can tummy tucks actually get rid of all this e

Yes: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) or adominoplasty is great at rejuvenating the post oartum abdomen. This procedure will realign your rectis muscles in the midline limiting the diastasis typically created by your pregnancy as well as remove excess skin laxity and unsitely stretch marks. Remember, however, if you plan to having more children this will typically recur. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of loose skin on my abdomen?

What can I do to get rid of loose skin on my abdomen?

No easy fix: Traditionally a abdominoplasty, tummy tuck is used to remove excess skin. However there ia a scar usually under the panty line. There are lasers and other devices that may firm the skin a little but if you have alot of stretch marks then usually tummy tuck is the answer. You need to be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon. ...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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How do I get rid of loose skin around my stomach?

How do I get rid of loose skin around my stomach?

Probably surgery: Althougj some lasers, ultrasound or radio frequency devices may claim to tighten skin, they are likely to achieve onlyodesr improvements (2-3 on a scale of 1 to 10). Surgery is likely your best option for anything other than mild laxity and the length of the scar will depend on the extent of the laxity and can extend all the way around your body if necessary. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of loose skin on my stomach area?

How do I get rid of loose skin on my stomach area?

Tuck: The only way of getting rid of loose skin to remove it surgically. Those procedures are known collectively as tucks (witch hazel). The tummy tuck is probably the most common and effective. Some lasers will tighten skin but only a little bit. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of loose skin on my stomach and love handles?

How can I get rid of loose skin on my stomach and love handles?

Loose skin: Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. This type of surgery is usually sought by patients with loose tissues after pregnancy or individuals with sagging after major weight loss. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of the loose skin on my belly?

Skin thightening: Depending on the degree of elasticity and laxity of the skin some doctors are using skin thightening devices such as ultherapy by ultera. It has been fda approved for facial area but has been used of label for the abdomen. That said most cases will require a surgical procedure such as a tummy tuck if the laxity is severe!

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What can I do post-pregnancy to get rid of the loose skin around my stomach?

What can I do post-pregnancy to get rid of the loose skin around my stomach?

Tummy tuck: Some skin retraction will occur during the first six months after pregnancy however, after that, the only way to remove the remaining extra skin is with a tummy tuck. Before considering a tummy tuck make sure that you have completed your family since another pregnancy will stretch everything out again. ...Read more

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I had a tummy tuck back feb 2013 an I have a peice of skin on my left side how can plastic surgeons get rid of it my pics of it r in my files please help?

I had a tummy tuck back feb 2013 an I have a peice of skin on my left side how can plastic surgeons get rid of it my pics of it r in my files please help?

Dog ears?: It sounds as if you have a dog ear. This is an extra piece of skin when a tummy tuck is performed. It commonly results from trying to keep the scar as short as possible or when a patient needs an extended tummy tuck or body lift to remove marked excess cutaneous redundancy. I typically recommend waiting 6-9 months before considering a touch up excision in order to allow time for skin contraction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a tummy tuck to remove streth marks and loose skin and to repair a colapsed stomach wall was it?

Can you tell me about a tummy tuck to remove streth marks and loose skin and to repair a colapsed stomach wall was it?

Understand options: The best procedure depends on several factors. Liposuction only removes fat and it depends on intact elastic skin and good underlying musculature to achieve a satisfactory outcome. A mini tumy tuck will treat lax skin or scar as well as widened muscles below the belly button. If you have either of the latter conditions, a mini tummy tuck may be a better option for you. See this video to understand ...Read more

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What makes a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck? Recently, I lost some weight. I was not huge to begin with, but I definitely have some loose skin especially around my belly. My current height is 5'6" and my weight is 135 pounds. Are they within range f

What makes a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck? Recently, I lost some weight. I was not huge to begin with, but I definitely have some loose skin especially around my belly. My current height is 5'6" and my weight is 135 pounds. Are they within range f

Rare Patient: 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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What are ways to get rid of loose skin?

Excision: Although there are many lotion, potions, creams, lasers and machines thatnmakr this claim and may accomplished minor improvements in the range of 0-15%, the only definitive way to treat loose skin is by excision. ...Read more

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How to get rid of loose skin after wieght loss?

How to get rid of loose skin after wieght loss?

Loose skin can be. .: Removed surgically in most areas of the body. Common procedures are arm and leg lifts breast lift and tummy tuck. Congratulations on you weight loss. A consultation with a Plastic Surgeon can help you decide if the trade off of a scar is worth removal of the extra skin., ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of loose skin from having a baby?

What do I do to get rid of loose skin from having a baby?

Tummy tuck: Sometimes some of the loose skin bounces back. I would have you wait at least a year after having had the baby. This gives you ample time to lose the weight and for your body to recover. Ultimately, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can help you tighten your abdominal muscles and get rid of excess skin. This is a great operation for the right candidates! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of loose skin and fat on my upper thighs?

Upper thighs: Depending on the amount excess fat and degree of loose skin there are several options. First diet and exercise, then possibly Exilis or CoolSculpt, then liposuction, and in more severe cases a medial thigh lift which combines liposuction and excess skin excision. ...Read more

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A doctor on here told me the "thermage device" is a good way to get rid of loose skin? Price range? I already lift/run/spar. I can't afford surgery

A doctor on here told me the "thermage device" is a good way to get rid of loose skin? Price range? I already lift/run/spar. I can't afford surgery

Don't bother: Therm age is a radio frequency device that was originally developed for facial laxity. It didn't work for that so they cranked up the power to be used on the body. It doesn't work there either. Most likely exercise and good nutrition will be of more benefit. If you have had dramatic weight swings you may need surgery. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a great exercise to get rid of loose skin?

Anyone know what is a great exercise to get rid of loose skin?

Loose Skin: Loose skin can be a sign of poor skin quality from aging, weight changes and sun exposure. Stretch marks are a sign of severe skin damage. Exercise by any means may not tighten up poor quality or damaged skin. If you exercise and the skin remains loose then see a board certified plastic surgeon to learn about your options. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of loose skin from weight loss?

Body contouring: Body contouring surgery can be done in stages to get rid of loose skin in arms by brachioplasty or arm lift, tummy tuck can improve midsection contour, it can combined with a back lift to get rid of loose skin in the waist and lower back, also known lower body lift. Thighs contours can be improved with thigh lift. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of loose skin from weight loss?

How can I get rid of loose skin from weight loss?

Surgery: Congratulations on losing the weight! But unfortunately, the only way to get rid of excess skin is to cut it away. Please read the information on this site about this http://ocps. Com/procedures/post-massive-weight-loss-post-bariatric-surgery/. ...Read more

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If I lose weight, how do I get rid of loose skin around my stomache and chest?

Ahh! The secret: That is the secret and one of the critical components of fat removal or reduction. It is very difficult to get skin to contract. Although lasers, ultrasound, radio frequency, infrared, freezing, lotions and potions can reduce or remove fat, they only provide limited ski contraction and oftentimes not enough. Surgically excising the skin is our best option for major skin redundancy or laxity. ...Read more

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How can I identify loose skin and how do I get rid of it?

How can I identify loose skin and how do I get rid of it?

Because it's loose?: Loose skin is not firm and may be redundant. How to get rid of it depends on the amount, location and how much trouble it is causing. ...Read more

Dr. Husam Elias
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Loose Skin (Definition)

Dermatochalasis - outermost layer of tissue covering the body may hang is folds due ...Read more