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Does having a tummy tuck get in the way of having more kids?

Does having a tummy tuck get in the way of having more kids?

Skin only: Its best to wait, but if you don't see yourself having kids for several years, you can have a skin only tummy tuck- the muscles are left alone- which makes future pregnancies easier. ...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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I had a c.Section done 2yrs ago yes i want more kids & i want a tummy tuck does it make a difference if i get preggo now & a tummy tuck a year after?

I had a c.Section done 2yrs ago yes i want more kids & i want a tummy tuck does it make a difference if i get preggo now & a tummy tuck a year after?

Timing helps: Having your kids first, all of them, before such a cosmetic procedure is a wise consideration.The plan you list will allow you time to shed some pregnancy weight and obtain an outcome you are more likely to be happy with. ...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

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Is it possible to get stretch marks from having a tummy tuck procedure?

Is it possible to get stretch marks from having a tummy tuck procedure?

Unlikely: I have not heard of or seen stretch marks resulting from a tummy tuck. However, some of the stretch marks that were present before the tummy tuck may still be there afterwards but in a different location. Most of the time this improves the appearance or makes the marks smaller because much of the involved skin is removed. ...Read more

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How old must you be to get tummy tuck?

How old must you be to get tummy tuck?

Age is not factor: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are done to repair muscle defects or weakness and to remove lax, excess skin. Age not as important as the skin and patient history. Young people have more elasticity, therefore less excess skin. Following final pregnancy is a common time to begin to think about it. Tucks (witch hazel) are not for weight loss, and are a serious surgical undertaking. ...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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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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Hello! Disadvantages of tummy tuck before having kids?

Hello! Disadvantages of tummy tuck before having kids?

Stretch marks: Have your kids first then, if you want tummy tuck the surgeon can target stretch marks when he plans where to cut. ...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

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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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Why should or shouldn't I get an abdominoplasty/tummy tuck?

Why should or shouldn't I get an abdominoplasty/tummy tuck?

Good Candidate?: The “ideal” patient for tummy tuck surgery is one who has completed pregnancies, is medically/psycho socially/emotionally/financially stable,  has an excellent social support system surrounding him/her,  does not smoke, is capable of arranging enough recovery time and who has reached a long-term stable weight. ...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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Will I be able to get time off from work to have a tummy tuck?

Hope so: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are major surgical procedures which take time to recover from. The quickest i've seen people get back to work after a full tummy tuck is probably 1 1/2 to 2 wks. The average time out of work is usually 3+ wks. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a free tummy tuck since child bearing has caused my tummy to stretch, and have a pouch?

Low cost not free: Some plastic surgery training programs offer low cost alternatives to tummy tucks (witch hazel) by having qualified staff performed by residents supervised by professors. ...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?

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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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What happens to bany if i get pregnat after tummy tuck?

What happens to bany if i get pregnat after tummy tuck?

Will stretch again : That is why it's best until you've completed having children before proceeding with a tummy tuck unless you don't mind possibly having to repeat it. On occasion, i've done this on young individuals following massive weight loss prior to anticipated child birth. Of several hundred patients, i've had a few who have gone on to become pregnant with no adverse effects other than a diastasis & lax skin. ...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?

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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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