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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Should I have the tummy tuck, before or after weight loss?

Should I have the tummy tuck, before or after weight loss?

After weight loss: If you do tummy tuck and then loss significant weight you will end up with loss abdominal skin. It is best that you follow up with a doctor specializing in medical weight loss. Some times medical weight may result in less lose skin reducing need for tummy tuck. ...Read more

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Do I need to lose weight before I can have a mini tummy tuck? I’m about 40 lbs. Overweight. Do I need to lose weight before having a mini tummy tuck, or can I get one now? .

Do I need to lose weight before I can have a mini tummy tuck? I’m about 40 lbs. Overweight. Do I need to lose weight before having a mini tummy tuck, or can I get one now? .

If: If you are planning to lose 40 pounds, it is best to do so before having a tummy tuck, even a mini tummy tuck. This will enhance your results and could potentially make your surgery safer. ...Read more

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I am having a very very hard time losing weight and I am thinking about doing a tummy tuck. I weigh 200.2 or up and never dropped. It's been 3 months?

I am having a very very hard time losing weight and I am thinking about doing a tummy tuck. I weigh 200.2 or up and never dropped. It's been 3 months?

See endocrinologist: You should have your thyroid and hormone levels checked. I'll bet you need free t3 (liothyronine) and progesterone, but a careful and thorough work up is needed to see why you can't lose weight. Liposuction or tummy tuck won't work! Honest! ...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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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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Where does the weight go after you get a tummy tuck and lipo?

Where does the weight go after you get a tummy tuck and lipo?

The fat is gone: The fat that's been removed is gone forever. But, if you gain weight - the body will make new fat, which will tend to go to other areas (where there are more untreated fat cells). So, it's best to be good about diet & exercise after any body contouring operation. ...Read more

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How much willa tummy tuck cost on average and what is the pain level?

How much willa tummy tuck cost on average and what is the pain level?

Varies.: Tummy tuck surgery costs will vary from one practice to another; definitely do not make cost considerations a primary factor when choosing plastic surgeon.
The operation tends to be quite uncomfortable for several days and requires several months for full recovery. Results may take up to one year to see. ...Read more

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Will weight gain after a tummy tuck make my belly button hurt?

Will weight gain after a tummy tuck make my belly button hurt?

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 more

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If you are 25 lbs over weight, can you still get a tummy tuck?

Yes: Typically the best candidates for tummy time surgery have a body mass index less than 35. To calculate your body mass index there are a number of online calculators. This number takes into account your height and weight. A 25 pound excess weight is typically not significant enough to preclude surgery. ...Read more

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How much will a tummy tuck cost on average and what is the pain level?

How much will a tummy tuck cost on average and what is the pain level?

Cost will vary: The cost will vary by region and experience of the surgeon/reputation. In nyc, the price will be between 8, 000-12, 000 for a tummy tuck. It will definitely hurt a lot for the first 4-5 days and then will get better. Pain is very subjective and will vary. ...Read more

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I'm torn between having a tummy tuck versus the gastric sleeve. Which one will be more beneficial. I weight around 190lbs and 4'11.

I'm torn between having a tummy tuck versus the gastric sleeve. Which one will be more beneficial. I weight around 190lbs and 4'11.

Not equivalent: A gastric sleeve is performed to help curb your appetite and help you lose weight. A tummy tuck is ideally performed on someone who has obtained their ideal weight and has redundant skin and/or a rectus diastasis. ...Read more

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Will I gain weight in weird places after a mini tummy tuck? I’ve heard that liposuction sometimes causes fat to accumulate in weird places on the body. Is this a risk with a mini tummy tuck? .

Will I gain weight in weird places after a mini tummy tuck? I’ve heard that liposuction sometimes causes fat to accumulate in weird places on the body. Is this a risk with a mini tummy tuck? .

No: Removing lower abdominal skin and fat, done by mini tummy tuck does not make the fat go somewhere else. However if you gain weight, you will enlarge body areas that still have fat tissue left: upper abdomen, thighs arms, neck etc. It's not the fat traveling in weird places, it is that your body proportions have changed. ...Read more

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Do I have to wait until I'm all the way to my goal weight for a tummy tuck? I'm about 30 pounds from my goal weight after a large weightloss. Can I get a tummy tuck now, or do I have to get to goal first? .

Do I have to wait until I'm all the way to my goal weight for a tummy tuck? I'm about 30 pounds from my goal weight after a large weightloss. Can I get a tummy tuck now, or do I have to get to goal first? .

You: You can get a tummy tuck now, but why not wait until you reach and maintain your goal. The payoff is that your long-term result is even better because the starting point is your new improved figure, and it just gets better. ...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

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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Lost lots of weight and have rolls of fat now. Should I get a tummy tuck and an arm lift to get rid of them?

Lost lots of weight and have rolls of fat now. Should I get a tummy tuck and an arm lift to get rid of them?

Maybe Body Lift: If you have lost a great deal of weight you might be a body lift candidate, but there is no "should" about it. You need to review the risks and benefits and have your overall health examined to figure how right this surgery might be for you. :). ...Read more

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Hi doc weight is about 140kg considering tummy tuck surgery / apronectomy will I be ok Dr said he will take of 5-10kgs from my abdoman?

Hi doc weight is about 140kg considering tummy tuck surgery / apronectomy will I be ok Dr said he will take of 5-10kgs from my abdoman?

Bariatric surgery?: You may want to consider a bariatric surgery as the apron is probably the least of your medical health concerns. At this weight and age, you are placing yourself at high risk of complications including long term cardiac risks.
You may be better served by a bariatric surgery procedure first.5-10 Kg from 140 kg presently, is unlikely to make a substantial difference in overall body contour. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a breast reduction and tummy tuck to reduce back pain? My back kills me most of the time, mainly my lower my weight has fluctuated a bit. I was 160 in high school and when I graduated and by the time I was 20 I was 211 pounds. Whe

Is it possible to get a breast reduction and tummy tuck to reduce back pain? My back kills me most of the time, mainly my lower my weight has fluctuated a bit. I was 160 in high school and when I graduated and by the time I was 20 I was 211 pounds. Whe

Yes...: Combination surgical procedures are done regularly. However,   it is best to evaluate each patient on an individualized basis. During this consultation process, after a complete history and physical, the safety  of combining these surgical procedures becomes of paramount importance. Best to achieve long-term stable weight prior to proceeding with surgery; make sure you have realistic expectations. ...Read more

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I have no incurance having a tummy tuck with a groin hernia repair. A general surgeon is assisting in hernia repair. Average cost of general surgeon?

I have no incurance having a tummy tuck with a groin hernia repair. A general surgeon is assisting in hernia repair. Average cost of general surgeon?

Speak with surgeon: A surgeon may be willing to adjust the fee for a full prepay and will be willing to discuss this with you. However there is more than just the surgeon's fee which includes operating room, special equipment, as well as implants such as mesh. ...Read more

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I just found out I have herpes and I'm having s tummy tuck will this cause complications I've never had an outbreak

Herpetic: Herpetic outbreaks are often sporatic but can be spurred on by stress. Any surgery can be both emotionally and physically stressful. I suggest that you contact your plastic surgeon and see if they feels a course of antivirals pre and post operatively might minimize your risk of an acute outbreak. There is no need to make you more miserable than you need to after a tummy tuck. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tummy tuck to heal?

2-8 weeks: 2 weeks for most to return to a desk job. 8 weeks to resume all strenuous activity. ...Read more

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How long does it take for recovery on a tummy tuck?

How long does it take for recovery on a tummy tuck?

Tummy Tuck Recovery: Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty recovery can vary based on the size of the incision, the type of muscle plication and the amount of liposuction done with the procedure. It takes one year to see the final result (complete healing). After about six weeks you are back to exercise assuming no adverse events or complications. Drains are out at 2 weeks post op and you can resume some activity. ...Read more

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How can I get health insurance to pay for tummy tuck?

How can I get health insurance to pay for tummy tuck?

Insurance: Health insurance will pay for excision of overhanging skin if it is severe and hangs way down.
Pictures sent to the insurance company may help. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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