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Does a tummy tuck remove the fat from all of the abdomen inside and out?

Does a tummy tuck remove the fat from all of the abdomen inside and out?

No: A tummy tuck usually only removes skin and fat from the belly button down. It is not possible nor wise to remove all the fat from the abdomen "inside and out". You do however have a flatter tighter abdomen after a tummy tuck that makes it appear you have lost weight. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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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: After pregnancy, particularly after twins, the skin and fascia of the abdomen have often been stretched beyond their ability to shrink back. Exercising the muscles will tighten them but won't remove the excess skin or separation that may exist between the muscles. A tummy tuck is a reliable way to get rid of the skin and tighten the fascia. See a board certified plastic surgeon for a consult. ...Read more

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Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction?

Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction?

TT and Fat Red: Liposuction reduces fat, tummy tuck mainly reduces excess skin and tightens muscles. Both often used at same procedure for best results. ...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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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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Is running a good way to help lose belly fat? I do not plan on getting a tummy tuck so need ways to help with belly fat.

Is running a good way to help lose belly fat? I do not plan on getting a tummy tuck so need ways to help with belly fat.

No local fat control: Unfortunately running will not target localized fat control or loss especially the stomach following pregnancy in which fat is only part of the problem. Separated muscles and lax skin are the real problems followi g pregnancy. Pilates and core strengthening are more likely to produce localized contour improvements. ...Read more

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Lower belly fat will not go away. Will a mini tummy tuck take care of my problem?

Lower belly fat will not go away. Will a mini tummy tuck take care of my problem?

1 option but others : If this is is truly localized fat without skin laxity (particularly following pregnancy), then liposuction may be an excellent option for you. If you do have skin laxity limited to the area below the umbilicus or have an unacceptable c-section scar then a mini tummy tuck may be an excellent option. For before/after photos, visit: ...Read more

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