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Can Obese People Get A Tummy Tuck
How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
General Best: The tummy tuck operation is a major operation best done under general anesthesia in my opinion. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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?
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
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
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