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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. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction? I don't think I am obese but I definitely have the proverbial "spare tire" around my waist. I wanted to know whether liposuction or a mini tummy tuck would be best for someo

Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction? I don't think I am obese but I definitely have the proverbial "spare tire" around my waist. I wanted to know whether liposuction or a mini tummy tuck would be best for someo

Tummy tuck options: The best answer for you would require a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon experienced in all of the procedures. Liposuction is not a good idea if there is skin laxity, and the decision of a mini vs a full tummy tuck is not usually one you can determine on your own. ...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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Is it possible to get a tummy tuck at the age of 63?

Is it possible to get a tummy tuck at the age of 63?

See MD first: You should have your real age evaluated and your overall health assessed as well as your candidacy for general anesthesia and preoperative risks. If you are otherwise in good health and can achieve results that meet with your expectations, I do not see any reason why not to proceed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tummy tuck?

Is it safe to get a tummy tuck?

Usually...: The majority of complications that may occur with tummy tuck surgery occur within the first 2 weeks. These may include deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, infection, bleeding, and even death. Other types of complications such as superficial incision line healing problems (wound healing problems) may occur during the first 2 months after the procedure is performed. ...Read more

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I'm teased at school so I was woundering if you can get a tummy tuck at 14?

I'm teased at school so I was woundering if you can get a tummy tuck at 14?

No: I am sure you are a smart girl. But if you actually knew what was involved in getting a tummy tuck, I believe that you would not undergo this procedure until you are over 18 and done with having children. Others will always find a reason to tease you. Do not feel that you have to change yourself to please others. Surgery will never make you happy in this instance. ...Read more

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Can I get a tummy tuck and have a hernia?

Can I get a tummy tuck and have a hernia?

Hernia repair: An abdominal hernia will need to be repaired if you plan on having a tummy tuck. Some plastic surgeons may be, will performing both procedures by themselves while others may bring a general surgeon to perform the repair. ...Read more

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Can someone withh herpes get a tummy tuck surgery?

Can someone withh herpes get a tummy tuck surgery?

Herpes & Tummy Tuck: Genital herpes should have no effect on your qualification for abdominoplasty. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after giving birth to get a tummy tuck?

How long do you have to wait after giving birth to get a tummy tuck?

6 months: Returning close to a pre-pregnancy and maintainable weight is important before undergoing a tummy tuck. Some women bounce back quickly in this area after a pregnancy and others take longer. My average weighting period is six months after birth but this is a general guideline only. Good luck with the new baby! ...Read more

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Can I get a tummy tuck under local anesthesia are does it have to be done under general?

Can I get a tummy tuck under local anesthesia are does it have to be done under general?

General Best: The tummy tuck operation is a major operation best done under general anesthesia in my opinion. ...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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How dangerous is it to get a tummy tuck?

How dangerous is it to get a tummy tuck?

Very safe: In expert hands this is an hour and a half to two hour operation that gives a very long lasting improvement in the function and appearance of the abdomen. Studies show that many cases of low back pain are markedly improved after repositioning of the rectus abdominis muscles which are typically splayed after pregnancy or weight gain. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the minimum age to get a tummy tuck?

Help please? What is the minimum age to get a tummy tuck?

There is none,: Per se. Depends more on past medical history. That said, few ASPS/ASAPS surgeons would do the operation before 21 and done having kids. ...Read more

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

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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Should I get a tummy tuck after having a baby? Is that safe? Are there alternatives?

Should I get a tummy tuck after having a baby? Is that safe? Are there alternatives?

Comprehensive v fat: Whereas the abdominoplasty treats all components of the abdominal wall (skin, fat and muscle), liposuction only removes fat and does not address loose skin or separated muscles.
The procedure is generally safe but risks occur with all surgery and may depend on several factors which should be discussed at consultation ...Read more

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My stomach is really flabby and I want to get a tummy tuck. What are some things I should know before doing so?

My stomach is really flabby and I want to get a tummy tuck. What are some things I should know before doing so?

Homework needed: There are many resources available online. Most plastic surgeons, like myself, have information on tummy tucks (witch hazel) available on their web site. This can provide good general information about the procedure, what it fixes, what it doesn't and the usual recovery. However, there is no substitute for an in-person consultation with a quailified surgeon. Research your doctor, more than your procedure. ...Read more

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Can u get a tummy tuck if I had 3 c section?

Can u get a tummy tuck if I had 3 c section?

Yes, can be done: First reach the ideal weight goal, tune up your body (and possibly this is lost C section!) See trained plastic surgeon and you will be happy with out come (results) ...Read more

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If I get the surgery for my hernia can I get a tummy tuck too?

If I get the surgery for my hernia can I get a tummy tuck too?

Most Likely, Yes: Yes, you should be able to have a hernia repair and a tummy tuck in the same operative session. ...Read more

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How long after having a baby can I get a tummy tuck & implants?

How long after having a baby can I get a tummy tuck & implants?

One year: It is best to give your abdomen a year to recuperate, and you should have stopped breast feeding at least three months before any breast surgery. ...Read more

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Can I get a tummy tuck for around $3000? (my belly is in the way of everything I hate the way I look in clothes, my tummy is bigger than my behind)

Can I get a tummy tuck for around $3000? (my belly is in the way of everything I hate the way I look in clothes, my tummy is bigger than my behind)

Probably not: Prices vary depending upon where you live, but when you add the fees of the surgeon, the anesthetist, and the facility it will likely be more than twice that amount. ...Read more

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My mom wants to get a tummy tuck she's 48 and is 54 kilos she wants to know if it's ok and what are the dangers of such surgery?

Good candidate?: She needs a full examination to ascertain her risks of surgery but from your brief description she sounds like a good candidate. The dangers relate to her overall health and tolerance if anesthesia as well as extent of the procedure and risk assessment of cardiovascular status & consideration of potential for forming clots. Meet with at least 2 board certified plastic surgeons to review options. ...Read more

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Should I get a tummy tuck before or after having another baby?

Should I get a tummy tuck before or after having another baby?

After: Usually I recommend that women be done having children before getting a tummy tuck. Beyond that, I recommend waiting at least 3 months after finishing breast feeding and when your weight has stabilized before any body contouring procedures. ...Read more

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Are there any less invasive ways to achieve the same results as a tummy tuck? I would love to get a tummy tuck but I am afraid to go through such a drastic procedure. Are there any alternative procedures that achieve similar results as a tummy tuck? .

Are there any less invasive ways to achieve the same results as a tummy tuck? I would love to get a tummy tuck but I am afraid to go through such a drastic procedure. Are there any alternative procedures that achieve similar results as a tummy tuck? .

The: The first item to discern is to determine if there is extra skin, bulging fat above the muscles, separation of the vertical abdominal muscles or fat within the deeper cavity that is pushing outward. Once that is established then the proper procedure can be selected for you.

If only localized fat in the front and sides of the abdomen then liposuction can give be used to sculpt these areas. Otherwise the abdominal muscles need to be tightened with removal and contouring of the skin & fat.

A complete evaluation will choose the procedure that is optimal for you. ...Read more

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Can a person with a blood clot history get a tummy tuck?

Can a person with a blood clot history get a tummy tuck?

Possibly but…: Much will depend on your history and an assessment of risk factors. Best, if at all possible, to be “cleared” by your hematologist. If he/she feels that you are at high risk for recurrent blood clotting, and may be best to avoid elective surgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you get a tummy tuck if you have von willebrand disease?

Yes: Depending on the severity of the disorder will dictate if it is safe to proceed. How your coagulation profile responds to administration of dictates the effectiveness of treatment and safety of surgery. The costs of preventative treatment is very highland has risks as well, asking the decision to proceed with elective, cosmetic surgery more complex! ...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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How big is the scar from a tummy tuck procedure, and where will the scar be? I have not been able to wear a bikini in ten years, because my belly is very unattractive due to three pregnancies in a row. My friend suggested that I get a tummy tuck, but I am

How big is the scar from a tummy tuck procedure, and where will the scar be? I have not been able to wear a bikini in ten years, because my belly is very unattractive due to three pregnancies in a row. My friend suggested that I get a tummy tuck, but I am

incision: Incision for a tummy tuck procedure generally goes from hip to hip within the waistline, and is generally well hidden underneath clothing and even a bathing suit. There is a another incision around the bellybutton which also can be well hidden and inconspicuous. ...Read more

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Is 25 years old to young to get a tummy tuck & a breast lift?

Is 25 years old to young to get a tummy tuck & a breast lift?

No: If you are done having children and have loose skin in your breasts and abdomen, then no, you are not too young. ...Read more

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Can a mommy makeover get rid of stretch marks? After having two kids, my body isn't the same as it used to be. I have stretch marks on my upper thighs and all over my stomach and love handles. I would like to get a tummy tuck, but can a mommy makeover als

Can a mommy makeover get rid of stretch marks? After having two kids, my body isn't the same as it used to be. I have stretch marks on my upper thighs and all over my stomach and love handles. I would like to get a tummy tuck, but can a mommy makeover als

Possibly.: Removal of stretch marks will require direct skin excision. For example, stretch marks that are present along the lower abdominal wall may very well be removed during tummy tuck surgery. Of coarse, in person consultation with board certified plastic surgeons will be your best option for precise advice. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and communicate your goals clearly. Best wishes. ...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